5440 Route 5 & 20 West, Canandaigua, NY 14424     Main Desk Call: 585.394.1120    Receiver of Taxes Call: 585.394.1120     FAX: 585.394.9476
Welcome to the Development Office Online

office hours

Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Phone: 585.394.3300
Fax: 585.394.3767

Highway employees hours:
Monday - Thursday
6:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Waste and Recycling Transfer Station New Year’s Operating Hours:
Wednesday - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

whom to contact

James M. Fletcher
Highway and Water Superintendent
(585) 394-3300




The Highway and Water Departments provide highway and water services for the Town.

The Highway Dept. also receives and maintains reservations for the use of Town parks and rentals of cabins.

If our web site does not answer all of the questions you may have, please feel free to contact the office and we will be glad to help out!

Jim Fletcher
Highway / Water Superintendent




Comprehensive Plan Update Project


The Town of Canandaigua Highway Superintendent, James Fletcher, has announced that Hickox Road, between County Road 32 (Bristol Road) and Bliss Road will be closed starting Tuesday, June 23 through Tuesday, June 30. Traffic will be detoured using Bliss Road, State Route 21 South, County Road 32, and Hickox Road. Should anyone have any questions, please contact Superintendent Fletcher at (585) 394-3300 or jfletcher@townofcanandaigua.org.



Pavement Resurfacing Project Planned in Canandaigua, Farmington & Hopewell

The New York State Department of Transportation is preparing a capital project to mill and resurface pavement in Canandaigua, Farmington and Hopewell. This preventive maintenance project is designed to improve the riding surface and maintain a state of good repair.

The project involves the milling and resurfacing of the wearing surface from Route 332 between County Route 8 and I-90; Routes 5 and 20 between Sucker Brook Creek Bridge and Lake Shore Drive; and Route 96 between Route 332 and Glen Carlyn Drive. Construction for this project is currently expected to begin in the summer of 2015 and take one construction season to complete. Once a contractor is secured, a more detailed schedule will be shared.

Construction will be scheduled to minimize delays to the extent possible, but motorists should allow extra travel time in and around the project limits. At least one lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times. Some weekend work throughout the project is anticipated. Construction will be performed at night along Routes 5 and 20.

Construction work will cease during holiday weekends and work on Routes 5 and 20 will be limited during the concert season at Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands performing Arts Center (CMAC) in an effort to reduce traffic impacts.

For more information about this project contact the Project Design Engineer, Eric Thompson, at Eric.Thompson@dot.ny.gov or at (585) 272-3491.




To read the Daily Messenger article about the Canandaigua senior who wrote his college essay on the Town dump, please click here.



Please remember that Town residents are only allowed to bring brush or pick up stone during regular dump hours:

Wednesday - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please make sure to have your town residency sticker clearly visible in your vehicle



If you would like to receive notice about town roadwork, emergency water main breaks, transfer station closings or any other town news please sign up to receive town information via email:


Click below to see the you tube video of the Town of Canandaigua plowing operations during the Blizzard 3/12/14



Information Bulletin from the New York State Sheriff's Association. Yellow Dot is a free program designed to help first responders provide
life-saving medical attention during that first "golden hour" after a crash or other emergency.

Click above to read the bulletin

You an also learn more by going to www.nysheriffs.org/yellowdot



Comprehensive Plan Update Project

The Town of Canandaigua Highway Department is responsible for the general maintenance of all the town-dedicated roads. This includes ditching, paving, tree and brush removal in the town’s right-of-way, mowing roadsides and plowing and ice control during the winter months. In the spring and summer months we oil and stone roads, replace culverts, clean ditches and pave roads.

Superintendent Jim Fletcher coordinates the work for the crews and oversees the Highway, Water, and Recycling / Refuse Departments. He also works closely with the Director of Parks and Recreation on Park Maintenance. His office is at 5440 Routes 5 & 20 in the highway building. He can be reached at (585) 394-3300 or by email at jfletcher@townofcanandaigua.org.

The Highway Department also:

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Superintendent Jim Fletcher oversees the Town of Canandaigua Water Department. Water used by town residents comes from the City of Canandaigua water treatment plant and is distributed to the Town residents.

The Water Department have the following responsibilities: quarterly water readings, water billing , turn on and off water, install new water meters, replace old water meters with new ones, inspect water mains and water services, install new water mains, flush fire hydrants, maintain valves and pressure reducing valves, perform final water meter readings for a sale of a home or business, conduct water sampling.

The Water Department also:

  • Installs and maintains fire hydrants
  • Marks water lines for contractors
  • Maintains the pump stations and the water tank



click above for the report



click above for the report


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Transfer and Recycling Facility Hours
Wednesday - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Town residents may drop off yard waste and pick up mulch or stone ONLY during regular dump hours
You must have your residency sticker on your vehicle for these services

Click here to download a PDF of the price list and restrictions for the transfer station

The Transfer & Recycling Station accepts:

  • Milk cartons, drink boxes or pizza boxes
  • Newspapers: store fliers, "Shoppers Guide" type ads, news print used for packing. If it comes in the paper, it goes with the paper
  • Car batteries
  • Clothes
  • Used oil
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Plastic No. 1-7
  • Household garbage in CLEAR trash bags or emptied from open containers Kitchen trash compactor bags ARE acceptable.
  • Metal: tin & aluminum cans, aluminum pie pans, caps, lids, appliances
  • Cardboard: flattened corrugated cardboard, brown paper bags, brown movers wrap
  • Leaves, brush, Christmas trees, & yard debris
  • Batteries: Car, truck, boat, motorcycle & lawn tractor batteries only
  • Copper
  • Radiators
  • Construction and demolition debris (can be disposed of at a $2.00 per coupon charge based on a 55-gallon container purchased ahead of time at the Town Clerk's office)
  • Leaves, brush, and yard debris (can be disposed of also in our compost pile behind the facility)
  • Window glass, picture frame glass, perfume bottles, drinking glasses, opaque glass, or ceramics

The Landfill Transfer & Recycling Station does NOT accept :

  • Hazardous waste (propane tanks, paint, fuel, etc.)

Permits and Coupons:
Transfer and recycling is available with permit only for Town of Canandaigua residents. Permits are available from the Town Clerk's office in Town hall with proof of residency. Registration is needed for any vehicle using facility. Coupons are available to town residents from the Town Clerk during the hours of 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday or Wednesday from 8:00am - 7:00pm..

If there are any items not listed here, please talk to one of the attendants. If you have excessive amounts of demolition and construction materials to remove, please refer to your local yellow page listings for sources for renting roll-offs. All services are provided to the Town of Canandaigua residents only.

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Reservations for use of the Town of Canandaigua parks and rentals of cabins are made through this office at (585) 394-3300.
Please visit the Parks & Recreation Webpage for information on types of facilities and pricing.

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