City Departments & Boards

The City of Clayton Government Departments include:
Administration, Public Works, Streets, Water/Wastewater Management and Police Departments.


Utility Services consists of Water Distribution for Clayton, Tiger, Mountain City and other communities in
Rabun County, Stormwater Collection in Clayton, Sewage Collection and Water Reclamation Facility for
Clayton, Tiger and Mountain City.

Note: Emergencies calls to City Hall during weekends and holidays are handled by a telephone service
company that will dispatch a city worker to your emergency.

Forms Required for New Service:
• State Issued Identification
• Purchase Agreement of Property being Serviced
• Rental Agreement if property is a Rental
• Total Amount Due for New Service is $121.50, which includes a refundable deposit of $82.80 with
good standing account, and a service connection charge of $38.70.

Download the Service Application Here

Download the Disconnect/Name Change form Here 

Contact Information

Report Issues to City Hall
M-F 8am – 5pm
(706) 782-4512

Jason Waldroup
Public Works Director
(706) 782-4512

City Streets

Clayton city streets are maintained by a small group of dedicated employees. Every weekday morning they are emptying refuse containers in downtown, sweeping streets and sidewalks, putting up and taking down flags and banners. They clean-up the public areas and help businesses and residents remove fallen trees and autumn leaf fall. During the growing season they mow city right of ways and in the winter clear snow from city streets. City workers report city street potholes, broken sidewalks and other city owned infrastructure needing repairs. Citizens are always encouraged to call City Hall to report city infrastructure issues.

Contact Information

Report Issues to City Hall
M-F 8am – 5pm
(706) 782-4512

City Manager

For any questions or concerns dealing with city business, please contact us Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 PM

Contact Information

Michael Esposito
City Manager
Office: (706) 782-4512

Police Department

It is the mission of the Clayton Police Department to enhance the quality of life for the people and families within our community by providing professional, high quality and effective police service in partnership with the people.

Contact Information

Andy Strait
Police Chief

John Grist
Assistant Police Chief

Office: (706) 782-2181
Emergencies: Call 911
Non-Emergencies: (706) 782-6226
837 Highway 76W, Suite 125 Clayton, GA 30525

City Attorney

A City Attorney is appointed by the City Council for representing the City in all litigations in which the City of Clayton is a party and advises the Council, Mayor, Officers, and Employees of the City concerning legal aspects of the City’s affairs. The City Attorney may serve as the City Court Solicitor and perform such other duties as may be request by the City Council.

Contact Information

Mitch Baker,
City Attorney
(706) 782-7500

Contact Information

Rhonda Lunsford, City Clerk
Phone: (706) 782-4512 x1005
Fax: (706) 782-4596 

zoning administrator Office


  • Enforce and interpret the City of Clayton Ordinances
  • Code Enforcement / Fire Inspection
  • Planning and Zoning Administration
  • Local Issuing Authority (Erosion and Sedimentation Control)
  • Floodplain Manager/Administrator of National Flood Insurance Programs
  • Public Information Officer / Works with local community groups and boards as a liaison for the City of Clayton

Contact Information

(706) 782-4512

Clayton Planning & Zoning Board of Directors

Joey Thompson Chairman Email:
Stacey Woodall Board MemberEmail:
Burt Clark Board MemberEmail:
Danny Benson Board MemberEmail:
Sarah Gillespie Board MemberEmail:
Emory BrockBoard MemberEmail:
Rick StoryBoard MemberEmail:
Bob SheehanBoard MemberEmail:

Clayton Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors 

Cassandra ClouserBoard MemberEmail:
Pepper KellyBoard MemberEmail:
Greg FunkhouserBoard MemberEmail:
Karen BaconBoard MemberEmail:
Jill MerkleBoard MemberEmail:
Roger GlennBoard MemberEmail:
[Member Vacancy]Board Member