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Cemetery

I need to buy rights to a cemetery plot/grave, where do I go first?
What is the cost for a grave?
What is the cost to open and close a grave (interment)?
When I have selected the plot/grave(s) that I wish to purchase a license for, how can I pay for it?  
Will I get a license for my plot/grave? 
Will each grave be marked with a permanent marker? 
Can I transfer this property to another person or persons?  

Inspections

Why do I need a permit?
I have a Clayton address, so do I come to the Town of Clayton for my permit?
I am the owner of my home and live in the home. Am I allowed to be my own contractor of work that I would like to have done?
When does my work need to be ready for inspection?  
Does someone need to be on job site to meet the inspector? 
I have a reinspection fee. Do I need to pay this before I can get my next inspection? 
How long does your office keep records of the Permit/Inspection for jobs?  
I have a storage building that I want to add receptacles and light in. Do I need a permit?
I need to speak to an inspector. What time are they in the office and in the filed doing inspections?
How can I find out what time the inspector will be at my job?

 

 

I need to buy rights to a cemetery plot/grave, where do I go first?

Come by the Town’s Operations Center located at 653 NC Highway 42 West, at the intersection of NC 42 Highway West and Guy Road, where you will be referred to a member of our Public Works staff. Our staff member will first need to determine which cemetery you are interested in and then identify plots or graves that may interest you. Upon request, an appointment can be made to visit the cemetery with our staff to view the site or sites that you have chosen. After selection of the plot(s) or grave(s), you would then go back to the Operations Center and complete the appropriate forms with the Public Works Administrative Support Specialist.

What is the cost for a grave?

The cost for a grave is currently $1,000.00 per grave.

What is the cost to open and close a grave (interment)?

Standard interment Monday through Saturday - $900 Standard interment Sunday and Holidays - $1,200 Cremain interment Monday through Saturday - $450 Cremain interment Sunday and Holidays - $900 No interments will take place on Good Friday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Interment costs can be prepaid, but must be paid in full before an interment is authorized.

When I have selected the plot/grave(s) that I wish to purchase a license for, how can I pay for it?

The Town offers two options: 1) pay in full (cash, check, or credit card) or 2) payment plan which requires a minimum deposit of $100 with the balance for one grave due on or before June 30th following the purchase. If more than one grave is purchased, the balance of each additional grave is due, annually, on or before June 30th, until all graves have been paid. For example, if you were to purchase a license for four (4) graves, you would have a maximum of three (3) years, from June 30th following the original purchase, to pay for the graves. No burial can take place and no license can be executed until the grave is paid in full. Any grave not paid for in full according to these terms will revert to the Town with no refunds being granted. Hardship cases will be determined by the Town Manager or his designee. Cemetery Ordinance 92.01.C

Will I get a license for my plot/grave?

Yes. After each grave is paid in full, a license will be completed and sent to the licensee, per Cemetery Ordinance 92.01.A. Please remember to retain this document for future reference.

Will each grave be marked with a permanent marker?

As part of the purchase price for the rights to the graves, effective October 1, 2012, the Town will provide a footstone for each grave that includes the name of the deceased, their year of birth, and year of death. In addition to the footstone, graves are still permitted to have a headstone. See Item No. 1 below for details as to the type of headstone permitted. Cemetery Ordinance 92.07.G

Can I transfer this property to another person or persons?

Yes. First, contact the Operations Center (919-553-1530) and request a Transfer of Cemetery Lot form. After completing this form, submit along with your deed or license to the Public Works Administrative Support Specialist. This form will legally document the transfer of said rights from the original owner(s) or licensee(s) to the person or persons that will become the new licensee of the property. The Town will prepare a new license for the site and mail to the new licensee. This will not take place until all applicable fees are paid by the licensee. Cemetery Ordinance 92.01.B

Why do I need a permit?

The purpose of a permit is to enforce minimum consistent requirements of nationally recognized good practices by providing a reasonable level of life safety and protection of hazards to all parties involved.

I have a Clayton address, so do I come to the Town Clayton for my permit?

Although you may have a Clayton address, we only cover the areas inside the city limits of Clayton and ETJ. If you are unsure whether you are inside the city limits, contact our office prior to coming in and we’ll be glad to let you know which jurisdiction you are in.

I am the owner of my home and live in the home. Am I allowed to be my own contractor of work that I would like to have done?

Yes. As long as you own the home and don’t rent it out, you can serve as your own contractor. There is one stipulation: you will need to live in the home for one (1) year after the work is completed.

When does my work need to be ready for inspection?

The work needs to be ready the day that you call to schedule the inspection.

Does someone need to be on job site to meet inspector?

For New Construction, this will be at the inspector's discretion. If the home is occupied, someone will have to be home. Our inspectors will not enter into an occupied home without a homeowner or contractor.

I have a reinspection fee. Do I need to pay this before I can get my next inspection?

Yes. Reinspection fees will need to be paid prior to scheduling your re-inspection. Our online system is available to assist with this.

How long does your office keep records of the Permit/Inspections for jobs?

Per the Retention Table established by the North Carolina Division of Historical Resources Archives and Records Section, we are obligated to keep records for only six (6) years.

I have a storage building that I want to add receptacles and lights in do I need a permit?

Yes. A permit is needed for any electric work.

I need to speak to an Inspector what time are they are the in the office and in the field doing inspections?

The Inspectors are in the office from 7-8 am and 3-4 pm. They are in the field from 8 am - 3 pm.

How can I find out what time the inspector will be at my job?

Call Our Inspection Department 919-553-5002 by 4:30 am the day you call in your inspection, and you’ll be connected with the inspector voicemail. He will be able to provide an estimated time based on his workload for that day.

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