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 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.