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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 five 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.
Contact the City at 937-836-3500 and we will send an application to you, along with the rules and regulations. Or you can visit the Forms area on this web site to download an application. The Center has a kitchen and holds up to 75 people. Alcohol is not permitted. Please call us if you would like to view the facility.
Yes. Please call City offices at 937-836-3500 for more information.
Picnic Shelters at City parks are available on a first come, first served basis. We ask that residents who use the shelters clean up after themselves and be respectful of other guests who are also using the park facilities.
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 Battalion Chief Follick at 937-836-3500 ext. 151 or email email@example.com
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.
Call Englewood Truck/Golden Eagle at 937-836-5109.
The City of Clayton does not offer rolled ink fingerprinting or electronic fingerprinting, which is now required by the State of Ohio. Please contact the License Bureau. The closest office is located at 8389 North Main Street in Randolph Plaza. They can be reached at 937-454-5222.
Due to the newer car technology, Clayton Police are no longer able to assist with locked keys in the car. We advise you to call a locksmith. However, if there is a child locked in the car, please call 9-1-1 and a Clayton Police Office can assist.
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 within 6 months.
The best way for our residents to help us is to remove your vehicles from the streets during a snow event. It is always easier to plow and clear streets when there are no vehicles parked in the street. In fact, during the last snow emergency there were streets that crews could not plow because there were vehicles blocking the street. It is also helpful to our safety crew if residents dig out fire hydrants after a snow.
Call our offices at 937-836-3500 and provide as much detail as you can about the location of the pothole. You can also click the "Report a Concern" button in the bottom left corner to submit an electronic pot hole report.
Your City crews have five routes that correspond to the five large snow plowing vehicles that we have. Each route includes main roads (Main St., Route 49, Route 40, Old Salem, etc...), collector streets and small streets and alleys such as cul-de-sacs. The first priority during any winter storm event is to keep the main streets open in each area so that emergency vehicles can travel to any area of the City. The next priority is to clear the next level of streets so that people can get in and out of the subdivisions. The final areas that we clear are the alleys and cul-de-sacs. We will always attempt to reach these areas within 24 hours after the storm has ended. We may come in and make a single pass through a cul-de-sac so that people can get in and out without the entire bubble being cleared. Once all areas are opened we will then go back and “push back” intersections and roads to make travel easier.
Every individual who is at least 18 years of age and who resides or works in Clayton must fill out and file an Individual City Tax Form by April 15th.
Every business entity that conducts business in Clayton must fill out and file a separate Business Income Tax Return by April 15. If you are on the payroll of the business or receive distributions that are deducted from net profits then you still must fill out and file a Business Income Tax Return to report the income received by you personally.
No, you are not exempt. Effective January 1, 2016 the resident tax credit is reduced from 100% to 50%. Residents working outside the City and paying employment tax to another taxing community who estimate they will owe at least $200.00 in municipal tax (after subtracting withholding to the City and any credits), must file a declaration of estimated tax and make quarterly payments.
Yes. We need both the taxpayer and the employer to provide this information to the city to accurately create taxpayer records and to make sure that you are getting proper credit for amounts withheld from your paycheck. Your employer will file a separate withholding return and you need to file an Individual City Tax form.
Yes. Effective January 1, 2016 the resident tax credit is reduced from 100% to 50%. Residents working outside the City and paying employment tax to another taxing community who estimate they will owe at least $200.00 in municipal tax (after subtracting withholding to the City and any credits), must file a declaration of estimated tax and make quarterly payments. Instruction on how to fill out the income tax forms can be found at Central Collection Agency (CCA) or by calling 937-227-1359.
On May 6, 2003 Clayton voters overwhelmingly approved Issue 18, allowing the City to implement a 1.5% income tax (effective January 1, 2004).
Tree limbs and branches can be put out with your regular trash. The cannot be any longer then 4 feet long and if there is a lot, they need to be bundled. Grass and smaller limbs can be bagged and put out with the trash.
Large / Bulk item pick-up is alongside your regular trash, but you must notify Republic Services 2-3 days in advance and advise them of the item and size so they will know what size truck and how many personnel to send. Please note, fabric furniture and mattresses will need to be wrapped in plastic in order to be picked up. Republic Services can be reached at 937-268-8595.
Contact the offices of Republic Services at 937-268-8595
Republic Services contracts trash service or all Clayton residents. You can reach them at (937) 268-8595
The AT&T website offers residents a list of available AT&T services, detailed product information and the ability to place an order.
SBC services provides local telephone service to Clayton residents and businesses east of Taywood Road. To set up service, call 800-660-1000.
Frontier is the local company for all residents and businesses west of Taywood Road. Their service number is 855-287-5932.
Swimming pools do require a permit called a zoning certificate with Clayton. By definition in the Clayton Zoning Ordinance, swimming pools are anything 2’ or deeper. Here is a summary of the zoning regulations:
Regulations may be found in Section 1121.02(D) of the planning and zoning code at http://clayton.oh.us/177/Codified-Ordinances
Zoning Certificate application may be found at /DocumentCenter/View/5216/Zoning-Certificate-Application_Residential
*The Clayton fire department does not fill pools.
Have further questions? Call (937) 836-3500
If the fence is residential then no permit is required, however we do have regulations for residential fencing.
Regulations may be found in Section 1121.02(I) of the planning and zoning code at http://clayton.oh.us/177/Codified-Ordinances
Do I need a permit for a deck at my home? To help answer some of your questions, decks do require a permit called a zoning certificate with Clayton.
You do not need a building permit if you can answer yes to all of the following:
Zoning Certificate application may be found here
Directions on how to obtain aerial for the ‘Site Plan’ http://clayton.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/2802/MC-Website---How-to-use-GIS
What do I need to do to install a shed? To help answer some of your questions, sheds or accessory structures as the Clayton Zoning Ordinance calls them, do require a permit called a zoning certificate with Clayton.
Here is a summary of the zoning regulations:
Do I need a permit to replace my current shed? Yes.
Regulations may be found in Section 1121.02(C) of the planning and zoning code at http://clayton.oh.us/177/Codified-Ordinances
Zoning Certificate application may be found at http://www.clayton.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/1125
Clayton does not issue permits for garage sales however we do have regulations. Garage sales are permitted 3-consecutive days twice a year. Below is a link to all the Clayton Zoning Ordinance regulations
Regulations may be found in Section 1121.02(G) of the planning and zoning code at http://clayton.oh.us/177/Codified-Ordinances
*Clayton does not have a community wide garage sale.
In late 2016, the City of Clayton decided to start permitting ’Farm Animals’ in residential zoning districts. Large Farm Animals such as horses, goats, pigs are now permitted on parcels of land 5-acres or larger. Small Farm Animals such as chickens, turkeys are now permitted on parcels of land 2-acres or larger without a zoning certificate so long as the following regulations are met. If someone is interested in Small Farm Animals on less than 2-acres there are a list of requirements the property must meet in order to allow Small Farm Animals. You must first apply for a zoning certificate and the approval is renewed annually. For a list of requirements please visit 1121.02(E) Agricultural Uses in Residential Districts. The most difficult standard to meet is found in the general offense code Section 505.12 which requires animals to be kept at least 100 feet from any inhabited dwelling other than the owners. To apply please fill out a zoning certificate application and submit with the application a ’site plan’ and ’letter of intent’ addressing all requirements in 1121.02(E) & 505.12. Any questions call 836-3500.