Director Patrick Ejike

Patrick Ejike

P.K. Dixon Building
Annex 2
121 South McDonough St.
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Phone: (770) 477-3569

Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday:
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Beginning May 13, 2020, our New Customer Service Hours are 9 AM – 3 PM, Monday through Friday. 


Due to the recent health crisis of COVID-19, Zoning Matters will be conducted via in-person public hearings as in prior format.  Measures will be in place for social distancing. The public is also invited to view the Board of Commissioners Meetings via live stream on the Clayton County website (

Community Information Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at 121 S. McDonough Street, McDonough Ga 30236, Annex 2 building.

The Zoning Advisory Group for Clayton County, Georgia, will hold a Public Hearing to consider the foregoing amendment at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 112 Smith Street, Jonesboro, Ga 30236.

Click Here to register in advance for this webinar

  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Board of Commissioners for Clayton County, Georgia, will hold a Public Hearing to consider the foregoing zoning matters at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 112 Smith Street, Jonesboro, Ga 30236. 

Written comments or questions on zoning matters may be submitted by email  to the Office of Planning, Zoning, and Sustainability,





Business License and Alcohol License Holders:

The Clayton County Community Development Department wishes you well during the COVID-19 crisis. 

In that same spirit, please note that the Clayton County Board of Commissioners has approved an extension for your 2020 Business License Renewal & Monthly Alcohol Sales Tax fees/documents through June 30, 2020.

Residential Permits – new Applicants and Issued Permits (Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Low Voltage, Sprinkler):

The County is processing new residential permits online. Out of abundance of caution for public health and safety because of COVID-19, non-emergency residential inspections provided by the County will be suspended at this time for Occupied Homes. Pursuant to Governor Kemp’s Executive Order, owners of occupied homes have the option of retaining a private professional provider immediately to provide required inspections in accordance with State law and County Code. If you would like the County to inspect, please schedule/reschedule inspections once the mandated social distancing requirements are relaxed and Clayton County Community Development office reopens for in-office business. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please use our on-line Customer Service Portal to apply for PERMITS, LICENSES and ZONING REQUESTS

The portal will allow you to:

  • Apply
  • Manage 
  • Track your application status, and
  • Schedule Inspections.

All customers MUST create a NEW USER ACCOUNT using a VALID EMAIL ADDRESS.  Guests and visitors can browse without setting up an account.  "Citizen Self Service Portal Registration Instructions"


The Community Development Department's mission is to promote citizen participation to attain the highest quality of life; improve and sustain the quality of the built environment that attracts business investments in the county and enforce County codes to promote the health, safety and welfare of citizens of Clayton County.

Community Development Department is a premier department; responsible for interpreting and implementing ordinances/codes that shape Clayton County's built environment. By the nature of our responsibilities, we enforce regulations that promote economic development; regulate licensure for businesses; administer housing and urban development grants; spatially manage the county's land resources and enforce building codes to protect the life, safety and welfare of Clayton County citizens and patrons within the context of the overall County vision.

The Community Development Department is comprised of six (6) divisions: Administration, Building Permits, Business License, Inspections, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs.