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Zoning Ordinance

The Zoning Ordinance of Clayton County was Adopted by the Board of Commissioners (BOC) on May 22nd 2008 and effective July 24, 2008. On December 2012 24th 2012 the BOC adopted the zoning layer of the County’s Enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS) as the official zoning map of the County. The Zoning Map is accessible from the County’s Website on front page. The map icon “GIS Viewer” on this page also displays amongst other map layers the zoning layer of Clayton County.

Zoning is an implementation tool for Land-Use as referenced in the Comprehensive Plan. Its application is vital to Zoning; Rezoning; Conditional Use Permit; Subdivision Process; Board of Appeals Process; Land disturbance Process, Building Permit; Sign Permit and Variance

The Zoning Ordinance text can be accessed through the following link;

Municode: Clayton County Code of Ordinances

The Highway 138 Design Guidelines document can be accessed through the following link;

Highway 138 Design Guidelines

For further inquiries or comments, please contact the Clayton County Office of Planning, Zoning and Sustainability at (770) 473-5401 or by email at

Ordinance 2017-41

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Kimberly Smith

Planning and Zoning Administrator:
Kimberly Smith
121 South McDonough Street, Historic Courthouse Annex 2
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 473-5401