What services are provided to Clay residents?


  • The city has a top-notch building inspections department to protect the quality of structures built in the city.
  • The city has a Planning and Zoning Commission and a plan for future development to make sure Clay's quality of life is preserved as it grows.
  • The city has an abatement committee that advises on matters that protect property values, including the city's ordinances against unkempt yards and abandoned, unsafe structures and when to grant a zoning variance.
  • The city provides enhanced law enforcement deputy services in addition to the coverage provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
  • The city has a contract with Santek Waste Services Phone: 205-631-1313 Email: wsal@santekwasteservices.com

Services and Amenities:

  • The city has a community center available for rent to Clay residents.
  • The city built Cosby Lake Park for community gatherings, nature walks and fishing. The host of a group that wishes to use Cosby Lake for a gathering must be a Clay resident. The small building at Cosby Lake is available for rent. You must have a state fishing license to fish in the lake.
  • The city acquired Clay City Park and Chalkville Bryant Park, now primarily used for youth league sports.
  • The city constructed a senior activity center that now hosts many speakers, performers and even trips. Seniors who attend also receive a lunch with a suggested $1.50 donation. Also, people can rent the center.
  • The city provides a library, which opened on October 1, 2009.