Information for New Residents
Did you recently move to Clayton?
Find out how to get the most from Clayton's vibrant, diverse, safe community! We are excited that you have chosen to live here and want you to be informed of all the amenities, facilities and services to which you have access as a resident.
Land for the City of Clayton was donated by Ralph Clayton and Martin Hanley in the 1800s and Clayton was adopted as the County seat in 1877. The City was formally incorporated in 1913. In 1952, the City re-zoned the area that became Downtown Clayton, allowing larger commercial and retail businesses to expand. Growth over the past 65 years has changed Clayton from a quaint suburb to the hub of the St. Louis metropolitan area.
The City of Clayton follows a Council-Manager form of government. Legislative and policy-making authority is assigned to a Board of Aldermen and administrative authority and responsibility is given to a City Manager.
Seven members elected by the community comprise the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, the legislative branch of local government. The Aldermen adopt the annual budget, establish policies and approve ordinances. Each of the City's three wards has two members who represent their constituents' interests in government decisions and can decide on legal actions and property acquisitions. Terms last three years. The Board of Aldermen meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at City Hall, 10 North Bemiston Avenue.
The following services are provided to Clayton residents:
|Charter Cable||(800) 211-4450|
|Laclede Gas||(314) 995-4800|
|MO American Water||(866) 430-0820|
Driver's License Bureau
7800 Maryland Avenue
7750 Maryland Avenue
#2 Mark Twain Circle
St. Louis Co. Library
7821 Maryland Avenue
St. Louis Co. Departments
|Board of Elections||(314) 615-1800|
|Human Services||(314) 615 -4453|
|Parks & Recreation||(314) 615-7275|
|Recorder of Deeds||(314) 615-2500|
These are direct numbers to our most frequently called departments and offices:
|Board of Aldermen||(314) 290-8469|
|City Clerk||(314) 290-8469|
|City Manager||(314) 290-8400|
|Municipal Court||(314) 290-8411|
|Center of Clayton||(314) 290-8500|
|Planning & Development||(314) 290-8453|