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County Website – The Official website of Clayton County, Georgia

County Code – The Official Municipal Code of Clayton County. Please check with the county offices for any recent additions, changes or modifications.

Community DevelopmentThis department handles all Business Licenses, Permits, Building Inspections and Planning & Zoning for Clayton County.

The Transportation and Development Department - Is a multi-disciplined work force with the responsibility of providing a safe, efficient and economical transportation system, land development quality controls, environmental services and solid waste disposal.

Clayton County Department of Economic Development - The Clayton County Department of Economic Development serves as staff for the Board of Commissioners, the Development Authority, the Redevelopment Authority and the Urban Redevelopment Agency. We are charged with attracting and maintaining jobs and investment in the community.

The Clayton County Environmental Health office - Ensures public safety through the prevention and control of diseases and disease causing agents in local facilities and the outside environment. The Environmental Health Specialist accomplishes this through regulation, investigation, education and enforcement of Georgia Department of Human Resources and Local County Regulations.

GIS Maps – A county maintained site offering a variety of downloadable maps.

Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority - This index contains property transactions from all counties since January 1, 1999, including the name of the seller and buyer, location of the property, any liens on the property, and the book and page where the actual deed is filed in the county. Searches can be performed by name, property (subdivision, unit, block and lot) or instrument type, and can be done by county, region (i.e. a county plus all counties that border it) or statewide.

Clayton County, GA

Georgia Power - An investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

Atlanta Gas Light - Ready to help any business customer from the corner store to a huge manufacturing plant — learn how to save money with natural gas.

The Clayton County Water Authority - Provides water, sewer and storm water services to more than a quarter of a million people throughout Clayton County and its six cities.


State Website – The Official website of the Peachtree State

State Code – The Official Code for the State of Georgia. Please consult with the state for any recent changes, modifications or deletions.

Business Registration - Register your business with the state and apply for a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) online.

The First Stop Business Information Center - Provides the small business owner and the prospective entrepreneur with a central point of information and contacts for state regulatory requirements for operating a small business. The primary objective of the center is to facilitate sustainable small business development in Georgia by offering a central location for determination of what licenses and permits must be obtained and maintained by individuals and businesses conducting their enterprises in our great state.

Annual Traffic Counts - Traffic volumes for each of Georgia's 159 counties are counted on an annual basis.

Business & Professional Licensing – Quick links for many of the licenses that are required in the state of Georgia. From Real Estate Brokers & Appraisers, to pharmacists and Alcohol License Renewals.

Georgia Department of Environmental Health – For information for food service establishments regarding the state’s food safety policies & procedures.

Georgia Department of Economic Development - The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm and lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses.

Georgia Small Business Development Center Network - To enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

The Georgia Public Service Commission - Exercises its authority and influence to ensure that consumers receive safe, reliable and reasonably priced telecommunications, transportation, electric and natural gas services from financially viable and technically competent companies.

US Census Bureau  - Why pay for demographics twice?

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce - The unified voice of the business community, aggressively advocating the business viewpoint in the shaping of public policy, encouraging ethical business practices and ensuring the state’s future as economically prosperous, educationally competitive and environmentally responsible.

State Bar Association of Georgia - The State Bar of Georgia is a mandatory membership organization and cannot refer attorneys since they have an obligation to represent each of their members equally.
However, please see their list of Local/Voluntary Bars for full contact information of the Bar Associations nearest you.

SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Businesses – Atlanta Chapter. 

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce - Clayton County Chamber of Commerce promotes the quality of life, southern charm, quality growth and pro-business attitude of the County.


* Clayton County, GA

Is comprised of Cities all of which are responsible for creating and maintaining their own municipal codes and ordinances.

The Incorporated Cities of Clayton County, Georgia


The City of Jonesboro
(City Code)

The City of Lake City
(Code in Print Form Only)

The City of Lovejoy
(Code in Print Form Only)

The City of Morrow
(City Code)

The city of Riverdale
(City Code)

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