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Online Access to Permits: 

ePermits is an online service that allows registered contractors to request permits, upload documents, schedule inspections and track results 24 hours a day! The system also allows anyone from the public to search for permits, however, the public can not yet create or request permits.  


At this time ONLY REGISTERED LICENSED CONTRACTORS can request RESIDENTIAL, SINGLE TRADE, HVAC permits. Contractors who are registered on the portal CAN upload documents, schedule inspections and tract results 24 hours a day.

Click to visit the zoning code or Unified Development Code (UDC).

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There are a number of projects and processes that require permits or approvals, including starting a new business, new development, subdivision of land, modifying a building (commercial or residential), putting up a fence, or installing a sign.

  • Not sure where to begin?
    Visit Frequently Asked Questions
    Or, just give us a call at 919-553-5002
  • Want to find out the deadline to submit?
    Check out our 2020 Submittal and Meeting Calendar
  • Do I have to go before Town Council?
    Review our Application Process
  • Want to determine the potential development fees should your proposal be approved?
    Please contact Rich Cappola for an estimate of these fees
  • Need a fence, shed, or garage permit?
    It’s all in our Accessory Structure Guide Sheet.

Applications, Forms & Permits

All the applications and permits you need - at your finger tips!  Many things that need to be done in our community need a form or a permit.

Re-opening Update: Beginning May 3rd, Town Hall will re-open to the public. Completed applications for development projects can either be dropped off in person to the Planning Department, or applications can be submitted digitally to Lbryant@townofclaytonnc.org. Applications submitted in person MUST have a copy of the site plan on a USB. *Please note: We will not accept any documents unless they are in PDF format only. Please DO NOT submit pictures of applications or site plans.

Administrative Amendment
Administrative Appeal
Annexation (Corporate)
Annexation (Individual)
Annexation (LLC)
Annexation (Partnership)
Cell Tower Application (New or Modifications)
Conditional Zoning
Conditional Zoning with Master Plan

Combined Building and Zoning Compliance Permit Application
Downtown Facade Improvement Grant
Neighborhood Meeting Information  *Virtual Meeting Information (Covid-19 Policy)*
Ordinance Amendment Application
Owner's Consent Form
Road Name Approval
Signs - Permanent Sign Permit
Signs - Alternative Sign Plan Application
Site Plan Application
Small Cell Application
Special Event
Special Use Permit
Street Name Change Petition Application *NEW*
Subdivision - Final Plat, Minor Subdivision Plat
Subdivision - Major Subdivision (Preliminary Subdivision)
Subdivision - Master Plan Phase Minor
Subdivision - Recombination Plat or Exempt Plat
Temporary Sign Permit
Temporary Use Permit
Tree Clearing Certificate
Urban Archery Application
Wastewater Allocation Policy & Request Form 
Zoning Compliance
Zoning Verification Letter Request *NEW*

REMEMBER - before you dig, always call 811!

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