Utility bills (electric, sewer, and trash) are mailed on or about the 1st of the month.
Payment is due the 20th of the month. Late fees ($15 for electric and $15 for sewer) will be assessed on the 21st of the month if past due.
Delinquent payments are due within ten (10) business days. If no payment is made, utilities will be disconnected without further notice.
If there is a problem regarding your utility bill or you are experiencing difficulty making a payment, please contact the Town Office at (302) 653-8419.
A reconnection charge of $25 during normal business hours, $50 after normal business hours, or $75 during weekend hours for each utility plus any balance due must be paid in the Town Office before reconnection occurs.
Property tax billings are mailed out on or about July 1. Payment is due September 30.
The Town's tax rate is $1.15 per $100 of the assessed value from Kent County.
If payment is not paid by the due date, a late fee of 1% is accessed monthly on the unpaid balance.
You can look up your total assessed value at the Kent County website. Once you are on the Kent County website, click on the PRIDE icon on the right.
Please allow seven (7) to ten (10) days when mailing payments.
Utility and property taxes can be paid by cash, money order, credit card, cashiers check, and personal check. You can pay on-line with a credit card by clicking on On-Line Payments on the left hand side of the homepage.
Payments can be made at the Town Office from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
After-hour payments can be put in the drop box located at the front door of Town Hall. After-hour payments will be processed the next business day.
A $30 fee will be imposed on returned checks. All subsequent payments must be made in cash, credit card, or money order.
The Town of Clayton is a State of Delaware municipality situated mostly within Kent County, with some parts of its incorporated area within New Castle County. With recent annexations, the Town is approximately 2 miles by 1 ½ miles in size. A larger unincorporated area south of Townsend, west of Smyrna and north of Hartly, Delaware is also referred to as Clayton, but is not served by the municipality.