Code Enforcement

Tall grass, illegal signs, graffiti...Code Enforcement is all about keeping Clayton looking great!

Code Enforcement, part of the Planning Department, helps maintain and improve the quality of Clayton's neighborhoods by operating programs that ensure public compliance with the Town's Code of Ordinances. Additionally, we respond to customer complaints of potential Zoning and Nuisance Code violations and initiate fair and unbiased enforcement action to correct those violations and educate property owners on how to maintain code compliance.

To ensure code compliance within Town limits and the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ), Code Enforcement works with residents, neighborhood associations, business owners, other Town departments, and Johnston County in order to ensure the heath, safety, welfare and quality of life are preserved. Zoning violations are enforced in the Town of Clayton's corporate limits and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction. Nuisance type violations are enforced within the Town's limits and a coordinated effort occurs with the Johnston County when nuisances occur in the ETJ.

Questions & Concerns

If you have questions about the Unified Development Code or a possible violation, or if you received a notice and would like to discuss a specific complaint with an Enforcement Officer, please contact the Code Enforcement Officer, Josh Cotten. You may also visit the Planning Department in person at 111 East Second Street.