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Grass is permitted up to 8" in height. Once the grass exceeds 8" the City will cite the violation on the property by posting a sign. If the grass is not cut within three days of the citation. The City will then cut the grass and bill the property owner. If the bill is not paid within 10-days the bill will be assessed to property taxes.
Setbacks requirements are dependent on the zoning district of the property. The zoning district can be determined by locating the property on the zoning map. The zoning ordinance specifies the setbacks based on zoning district.
Yes. Any improvements to a property requires at minimum a zoning certificate.
Yes. Dead trees are required to be removed according to the property maintenance code. To report a dead tree contact Code Enforcement Officer Darryl Swafford.
You can also visit www.usa.safekids.org for more information.
The Clayton Fire Department offers CPR and First Aid classes to residents, local businesses and other local organizations. The classes follow the American Safety & Health Institute guidelines. Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a certification card which is valid for two years. Because we need a minimum of five students to hold a class, there may be a waiting period before the class can start. Training will be held at Clayton's Government Center or staff may be able to come out to your facility. If you have any questions, contact Batillion Chief Creech at 937-836-3500 ext. 151.
Visit the Permits and Forms page to find all permits & forms.
Visit the Trash Collection & Recycle page.
Visit the Staff Directory to find all department and staff contact information.
The City of Clayton requires all homes sold within the City must first have an exterior inspections completed. For more information visit pre-sale inspection page.
Once, an application is completed to preform a pre-sale inspection, the code enforcement officer will preform the inspection within 3-5 business days. The inspection will review exterior only.
If a pre-sale inspection fails there are two options. The owner can make the repairs and the inspection can be repeated or the potential buyer can sign a 'transfer of responsibility' were they assume responsibility for the failed items and will make repairs in 6-months.
Every individual who is at least 18 years of age and who resides or works in Clayton must fill out and file a Form R by April 15th.