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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're repairing damaged decking on the pedestrian bridge span over the Neuse River, thanks to a resident who reported the damage to us! Bicyclists, runners and walkers will not be able to cross the b...

  • NOTIFICATION OF WASTEWATER RELEASE IN JOHNSTON COUNTY General Statute 143-215.1C requires that the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works to issue a press release when a...

  • Town Council Approves 2019-2020 Budget Town Council marked Clayton's historic transition from a small to medium-sized town Monday night, with the 4-1 passage of the 2019 Fiscal Year Budget, which...

  • REGISTRATION CLOSED! Our 2019 Clayton Police Youth Summer Academy is FULL! Conducting traffic stops, going through an interactive police weapons simulation, and visiting the Johnston County jail ...

  • The Clayton Town manager presented his recommended FY 2019-2020 balanced budget at Monday’s Town Council meeting/public hearing on May 20th. Several Council members wanted more information about s...

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