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The Town of Clayton Engineering and Inspections Department is where you can get most Town permits. You can contact Engineering and Inspections at:111 E 2nd StreetClayton, NC 27520Phone: 919-553-5002Fax: 919-553-1720
Often, the first step to getting a Building Permit is a Zoning Compliance Permit to ensure the proposed work meets the requirement of the Unified Development Code. If this is the case, you'll need to apply for a Zoning Compliance Permit before any building permits can be issued. Visit the Planning Department Permits and Applications page to learn more.
Remember!! If applying for both a Zoning Compliance and a Building Permit, turn in the applications at the same time to the Planning Department. Then, when the Zoning Compliance Permit is approved, staff will pass on the Building Permit application and a copy of your Approval to the Building and Inspections Department. This saves you time!
First, you must receive a Zoning Permit from the Town of Clayton Planning Department. Failure to receive a Zoning Permit is considered a Zoning Violation and can result in a warning letter and possibly fines, so please don't forget this step!
The Planning Department will work with you to make sure the project will not encroach into any easements and meets all setback requirements, as well as any other Code requirements. Please contact the Planning Department to begin the process.
A Zoning Compliance Permit is required for:
A Zoning Compliance Permit allows staff to review a request for consistency with the Unified Development Code and ensure that a use is allowed in the location proposed. Contact the Planning Department for more information.
Most development is regulated under two different codes: the zoning code (Unified Development Code) and the Building Code. Receiving a Zoning Permit (Zoning Compliance Permit) is generally the first step in the development process, followed by applying for and receiving a Building Permit.
Before renovating a building, you should contact the Town of Clayton Engineering and Inspections Department to determine what permits are necessary. To expand a building, you will need to obtain permits and may need to go through the site plan approval process. To begin the process, please contact the Planning Department at:111 E 2nd StreetClayton, NC 27520Phone: 919-553-5002Fax: 919-359-1720
Temporary signs include banners, flags, balloons and other types of signage which will be used on a temporary basis. Temporary signs are subject to the rules and regulations of the zoning code (Unified Development Code - see Section 155.403) and require a temporary sign permit.
For a copy of the application visit the Permits and Applications page, or contact the Planning Department for more information and assistance.
To help preserve the character of our town by keeping it neat and clean, the Town of Clayton regulates signs through its Sign Ordinance. The Ordinance allows temporary signs to be placed on properties that are for sale, rent/lease, or where an activity is taking place. Signs placed at other locations, such as those on other properties or street right-of-ways, directing attention to the sale or activity, are not permitted.
All permanent signs and most temporary signs must be approved and permitted by the Town. The Sign Ordinance can be found in Section 155.403 of the Unified Development Code (UDC).