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The Clayton Police Department is a CALEA accredited agency working in partnershop with the community to help prevent & deter crime & promote positive interactions between the police and those we are sworn to protect.



  CLAYTON Law Enforcement Center

  315 East Second Street

  Clayton, NC 27520

  Phone: 919.553.4611

  Fax: 919.553.1512

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Clayton Police Animal Control

The Clayton Police Department has one animal control officer who addresses both animal control and assists with code enforcement issues.

We have seen a marked increase in the number of stray cats in town and have begun to concentrate on educating the public in regard to spay and neuter programs as well as more common sense approaches to managing the problem. We have found that many of our citizens identify strays and begin to feed them. This has attracted large numbers of strays to certain areas of town.


The primary focus of our animal control program is to achieve voluntary compliance with state and local law. For this reason we constantly focus our attention on education and have made only 5 charges during 2006.


In 2008 Animals picked up included 325  dogs and cats in addition to sheep, chickens, geese, neglected pet snakes; problems regarding raccoons, opposums, deer, and even livestock have also  been addressed.


  For more information, call Animal Control Officer Angela Lee at 919.553.4611.


Anti-Tether Ordinance

Clayton Town Council passed a new Ordinance, effective October 2008 that bans “tying, tethering, or chaining” of dogs inside the city limits.  A lot of effort has been put into educating dog owners of this new ordinance and allowing them to make the necessary changes to insure compliance with the new ordinance.  Since the inception of the ordinance, there has been a marked decrease in the number of calls received for dogs on tangled chains and a total elimination thus far of any injuries or deaths of dogs on chains.  Clayton is only the 3rd community in NC to completely prohibit tethering.  Violators can be assessed with fines and or receive citation for violation of the tethering ordinance.  Since the ordinance has passed, we have received 100 % compliance after an initial warning period with no fines or citations needed thus far.  The SPCA reports only 1 dog was surrendered to the shelter with the owner stating the tether law as the reason for surrender of the animal.


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