Code Enforcement - Nuisance and Zoning ONLY

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 Johnston County when nuisances occur in the ETJ. 

Please note that the Code Enforcement Office does not handle noise complaints.

To report noise complaints citizens may call the Town of Clayton Police Department at (919) 553-4611 during the normal business hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Any complaint made outside of normal business hours will be directed to 911 at the time of the noise violation.

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.

Looking for information regarding building code or Town ordinances? Please visit the following pages: