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Community Development


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.


  Operating Hours

Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m.  5:00 p.m.
Cashiering Services:  Closes at 4:30 p.m.




Director: Patrick Ejike
P.K. Dixon Building, Annex 2
121 South McDonough Street,
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 477-3569