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Welcome the Town of Clayton, North Carolina

The Town of Clayton is the fastest growing town in Johnston County. The Planning Department is the front door for all of that growth and development activity. What we do is really about quality of life. We’ve got it here in Clayton and plan to keep it. From major developments to working with your home improvement contractor, we’re helping Clayton plan for the future.

PERMITS & APPLICATIONS

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Whether you’re just adding a new deck or need to submit a plat for review, find all the resources you need to get your building project complete here.

PROJECTS & DEVELOPMENT

There's a lot going on in the Town of Clayton from businesses expanding to new subdivsions being proposed. Here you can check the status of projects, find contact information and learn how you can be part of the process.

DOWNTOWN CLAYTON

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Being a small town means we have a wonderful Main Street that is always growing and changing. Want to be a part of downtown? Find out about façade grants and the small business support we provide.

CODE ENFORCEMENT

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Planning has the responsibility to enforce the Town of Clayton’s zoning code. This means making sure requirements are met and followed. So if you’re not sure what’s allowed and what isn’t, click here.

ECONOMIC & DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

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Thinking about moving or locating your business in the Town of Clayton? You’ll find population data, statistics, and other impressive economic information about us here.

MAPS & GIS

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Looking for the zoning map or a map of our greenways? Click here for all available town maps and a link to Johnston County’s online mapping tool.
Latest News
  • We hope you will join us 6 p.m. Monday, July 16 for the Clayton Town Council meeting at The Clayton Center/Town Hall,  111 East Second Street  in Downtown Clayton. You can view the  full agenda pa...

  • On Monday, Clayton Police are switching to a more traditional municipal police uniform: all Navy-Blue!   We’ve been testing different uniforms for nearly a year now – running sample uniforms throug...

  • Our Annual Water Quality Reports for 2017 are now available! Click here for the 2017 Town of Clayton Water Quality Report , which covers the majority of Town.  Click here for the 2017 Town of Clay...

  • All Town of Clayton facilities will be  closed Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day  – except for Municipal Park, where our 38th annual July 4th Celebration and Fireworks begins at 4 p.m.! ...

  • Town of Clayton leaders and staff are mourning the passing of former Planning Director James “Skip” Browder. According to reports from family and friends, Browder, 72, was driving to Oak Island Thurs...

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