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Town Offices are closed on FRIDAY!
Happy Independence Day! Town of Clayton Administrative Offices and Utilities & Billing (Customer Service) will be CLOSED Friday, July 3, 2015. Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library and Parks & Recreation will be CLOSED Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, 2015. Our offices will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 6, 2015.
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Voice Your Opinion about our Police Department!
The Clayton Police Department prides itself on professionalism and ensuring that our community stays safe. In 2009, our police department became the first law enforcement agency in Johnston County and one of only 5 departments of our size in North Carolina to earn the highly-prized recognition for professional excellence from CALEA, Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
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July 4th Celebration Saturday
Join us for the annual July 4th Celebration at Municipal Park THIS Saturday! Town of Clayton Parks & Recreation begins the fun at 4:00 PM and doesn't stop until after dark! There's free ice cream, watermelon and a concert by the Central Park Band. Click below for the full schedule and a map!
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Water Quality Reports Available!
Our 2014 Water Quality Reports are available for you! We have two reports that cover the Town - the main report and the Riverwood report, which is serviced by another system. We've been diligent over the years to provide ourselves with drinking water that meets all state and federal standards!
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Knock-knock! Door-to-door Sales
Have you ever had someone knock on your door in the middle of family dinner trying to sell you something? Ever worried that the people dropped off by a van in your neighborhood pushing magazine subscriptions are really just trying to scam you or case your home? The Town requires a permit for those kinds of sales, so click here and arm yourself with information about how to protect yourself!
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From the Library to your Living Room
Best-selling authors. New release titles. Classics and crowd-pleasers. Hocutt-Ellington Memorial's new digital eBooks are now LIVE and ready for you to start reading! We've just launched Overdrive, one of the top-rated eBook apps that allows you to borrow eBooks and stream videos...anywhere, anytime! Come by the library and get your NEW library card TODAY and start exploring our brand new catalog!
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New Face to Lead Downtown
"She has offered her time, service, ideas, sweat, creativity, ingenuity and much more to see downtown flourish" - that's how North Carolina leaders have bragged on the passion and dedication of Stephanie Ross. And that's why the Town of Clayton is excited to welcome her in the role of Downtown Development Coordinator. Get to know this new face in Downtown Clayton!
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Get to Know Our New Website!
Hope you enjoy our make-over! We've re-invented to be more organized, easier to navigate, and better able to show off all that the Town of Clayton has to offer! Click below to learn more about some of our website's new features and where to find your old favorites.
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  • Town of Clayton Administrative Offices & Utilities & Billing (Customer Service) will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015. Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library and Parks & Recreation will be closed...

  • Friday morning began with a call to Town Hall from Mayor Jody McLeod asking if anyone knew about the latest expression of public creativity on the popular  Before I Die... expression wall in Horne...

  • The Town of Clayton Police Department welcomes two new faces to the force.  On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Officers Daniel Evans and Erick Martinez were officially sworn in inside the Town Council Chambe...

  • Town of Clayton Police have zero tolerance when it comes to underage drinking.  Equally, they have no tolerance for anyone selling alcohol to minors. That's why this month, the Clayton Police Depa...

  • The Clayton Police Department prides itself on professionalism and ensuring that our community stays safe.  In 2009, our police department became the first law enforcement agency in Johnston County a...

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