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Welcome to Clayton, NY!

  • Hamlet Revitalization

    Hamlet Revitalization

    The Towns of Clayton, Orleans and Lyme, in the Thousand Islands Region of Jefferson County, will develop a comprehensive regional strategy for revitalization of the Chaumont River Corridor stretching from the Hamlet of LaFargeville through Chaumont Bay.  The creation of the regional strategy for revitalization within the area will become the foundation for future economic and community development.

  • Boating Infrastructure

    Boating Infrastructure

    The Clayton Local Development Corp. has been awarded a $1.1 million federal grant to build 50 boat slips and a shower facility at the Frink site along the St. Lawrence River. It was one of 13 projects in 10 states to receive a chunk of the $12 million made available through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Boating Infrastructure Grant program, according to a news release. The docks will be installed between the west side of the Frink site and Washington Island.

  • Pay Taxes Online

    Pay Taxes Online

    PAYMENTS are now accepted via credit, debit or ACH electronic check by clicking HERE.  Please note that there is a convenience fee per transaction. This fee is forwarded directly to the payment processor that provides this service, the convenience fee does not go to the Town. Convenience Fees are as follows: Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit: 2.45%; Visa debit: $3.95 Flat fee; ACH/E-check: $1.75 Flat fee.  Please call the Tax Collector's Office at 315-686-3512 ext. 24 with any questions.

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Town of Clayton Launches new Green Website The Renew North Country portal is a one-stop shop of Federal, State, and Utility clean energy incentives available in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties. A NYSERDA grant awarded to the Town of Clayton established this resource to encourage homes and businesses across the North Country to act on Green Jobs Green New York free or reduced cost energy audits and financing.  You can visit the website at: www.RenewNorthCountry.org.  

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Grindstone Island Upper Schoolhouse Makes State and National Historic Registers Constructed in 1885, the remarkably intact Grindstone Island Schoolhouse building which served the residents of Grindstone Island until 1989, making it one of the last operating one-room schools in New York State, was listed on both the New York State and the National Registers of Historic Places in 2012.  You can find the NYS listing here: NYS Parks Listing and the Federal Listing here: National Register Listing .

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Clayton Named One of the Coolest Small Towns in America February 2011 -  Clayton NY was recently named one of America's Coolest Small towns by Budget Travel Magazine.  Clayton came in third place overall and first place in the Northeast.  Clayton was featured in a September 2011 article in Budget Travel Magazine.  Find the article here: http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/10-coolest-small-towns-america-045945954.html

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Clayton Named Best Small Town Coastal Living Magazine (May 2009) includes Clayton, New York as "Best Small Town" in the Great Lakes Region.  Find the article here: BestSmallTown

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First Lady Michelle Obama Designates Clayton a Preserve America Community WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Town of Clayton was honored recently when Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, designated it as one of the nation’s newest Preserve America Communities. “President Obama and I want to congratulate all of the Preserve America Communities and thank them for their commitment to protecting and strengthening America’s cultural and natural heritage,” Mrs. Obama said. (more…)

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