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As the Town grows, so do our reports! 

If you have any questions about these documents, please contact our Town Clerk at 919-553-5002.

Current Town Reports & Budgets
This is the first budget presented by new Town Manager Adam Lindsay. This balanced budget will be presented to Town Council on April 27th wtih no tax rate increase for Town of Clayton residents. The total General Fund budget is $21,368,728, a slight decrease ($79,031) from the $21,447,759 current year budget.

Our events, our parks & greenways, our proximity to Raleigh, our schools, our small town charm...Clayton is awesome! It must be...our population has increased 131% from 2000 to 2010. But if we don't plan for future growth, we risk missing opportunities AND we risk losing all that we love about Clayton. According to capital-area planners - the Town could DOUBLE in size in the next 30 years! Our Comprehensive Plan 2040 helps guide us into the future.

This is the Town of Clayton’s 276-page wish list. Yes, we have a lot planned for our great town. 2025 is just around the corner and this document lays out the projects, goals and challenges we want to meet by then. This is a guide for citizens and town leaders to make Clayton a beautiful town with a unique, alive downtown, a community with a growing economy and a reputation as an arts community. We want our residents to have choices of livable neighborhoods, easy mobility, and enjoy great leisure and cultural opportunities. Look through the report and learn how we’re going to make “The Premier Community for Active Families” even better.

Our Downtown Development Association is a group of people appointed by Town Council to strengthen the business, cultural and entertainment offerings in Downtown Clayton. To put this 2025 Vision Statement together, the DDA engaged the community who recognizes a vibrant downtown is the key to economic development in any town.

Previous Town Reports & Budgets


The CAFR is produced to provide the Mayor, City Council, City staff, residents, bondholders and the general public with useful information about the Town of Clayton's operations and financial position. We go well above and beyond the minimum accounting standards to make sure the work of our town is transparent and fully disclosed to taxpayers. In fact, we do such a good job, we’ve won an award every single year since 2001.

Described as one of the toughest budgets of his 18-year-career in the Town of Clayton, Manager Steve Biggs lays out the difficult decision to recommend a 2 1/2 cent tax increase, faced with a 24% increase in health insurance costs, a roughly $230,000 increase for salary adjustments to more fairly and competitively compensate 2/3 of Town employees and the loss of nearly $70,000 in revenues due to the General Assembly elimination of privilege taxes.

From playgrounds to potholes, the Town of Clayton needs to provide thousands of services to our more than 17,000 taxpaying residents and businesses. This 469-page document gives an accounting of every single penny in the $41 million dollar budget. And you’ll be glad to know, our leaders have found a managed to balance the budget WITHOUT raising taxes for more than 5 years, in fact, they’ve actually lowered taxes and still found a way to increase the quality of services.

The CAFR is produced to provide the Mayor, City Council, City staff, residents, bondholders and the general public with useful information about the Town of Clayton's operations and financial position. We go well above and beyond the minimum accounting standards to make sure the work of our town is transparent and fully disclosed to taxpayers. In fact, we do such a good job, we’ve won an award every single year since 2001.














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