Zoning Certificate

Zoning Certificates are required for various activities include new buildings, building additions, opening a new business, installing a new sign, swimming pools, shed, deck, patio, pole barn, driveway/sidewalk and many other activities.

For anyone needing a zoning certificate, here’s how the process works: applicant completes a zoning certificate application and submits it along with the appropriate drawings to the Development Department at the Clayton Government Center, 6996 Taywood Rd.The staff reviews the request and contacts the resident regarding any questions. Once the review is complete — usually in less than five working days — the zoning certificate may be picked up at the government center.

Once the project is completed the applicant will then inspect the improvement was completed according to the plans submitted to the development department.  If the improvements comply, Staff will issue a Certificate of Completion.  This certificate should be kept with property records.

Building Regulations

All building regulations are administered by the Montgomery County Building Regulations Department, which issues permits and inspects all building construction. Phone: (937) 225-4622.

The City of Clayton is committed to working with businesses and property developers to encourage business expansion and growth in our community.  For new buildings or expansion, our staff will review building plans to ensure that they meet our zoning and development criteria. Once a Zoning Certificate has been issued, the plans need to be taken to Montgomery County Building Regulations who handles construction plan review and inspections.

For new commercial developments, staff will also review the Storm Water Plans for the to-be-constructed facility.

Fire Inspection

Clayton's Fire Department works with the County and will review the fire safety plans for the proposed building. They will also inspect fire suppression system during construction. 

Each year, the Clayton Fire Department completes fire safety inspections on all of the 229 businesses located in the city as well as numerous foster and home inspections. For more information, contact them at 937-836-3500.