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Community Development Department

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The City of Clayton’s Community Development Department is responsible for implementing the City’s policies as it pertains to the development of the community, while also protecting and maintaining the quality of its physical environment. The Community Development Department strives to provide exemplary customer service to the community in order to distinguish Clayton as a premier small city.


About Us

The Community Development Department is comprised of four divisions:

  • Building

    Clayton contracts with Contra Costa County’s Building Division for permit and inspection services, consisting of plan checks, issuance of permits, and inspections.


    Creates and manages the City’s supply of affordable housing while encouraging a range of housing opportunities to support the Clayton community.


    Responsible for administering and enforcing the City’s General Plan, Specific Plans, Zoning Ordinance, and policies established by the City Council.

    Code Enforcement

    Strives to promote a safe, clean, and attractive community through its enforcement of state laws and local ordinances, particularly related to public nuisances.

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