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Patrick Ejike

Assistant Director:
Cheryl Brooks

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

Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Phone:  (770) 477-3569


Office Manager
Sharon Andrews

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Community Development


Clayton County Community Development Department is having a system update. Online services will remain available during this time.

The update will require users to reestablish their account in the system. The update will also include fee changes from 2.5% to 3.95% with a $6.95 minimum fee for credit cards and $1.95 for e-checks, effective October 2, 2023.

Please contact the Community Development Department
at 770-477-3569 for more information


On March 19, 2024, The Board of Commissioner (BOC) approved Ordinance No. 2024-60: BOC-2402-0394 to amend Appendix A, Article 13, Section 13.3 – Zoning Amendment Process and Section 13.5 – Applications for Amendments. This BOC approval means that applications submitted to amend the Clayton County’s Future Land Use Map (FLUM) may no longer be submitted for consideration at any time within a calendar year. Now, the New Regulations require the submittal of FLUM applications to ONLY twice a year during the months of April and October.  This new process will start with the BOC public hearing on October 15, 2024, at the regularly scheduled BOC public hearing per the 2024 Zoning Matters Calendar.


Starting with the June 2024 Zoning Public Hearings, applicants shall post the required number of Public Notification Sign(s) per the Zoning Calendar by May 8, 2024.

2020 CAPER Notice

2020 CAPER Report

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 (

Mission and Vision

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.

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