Inspections and Enforcement

  • Ryan Quackenbush
  • Code Enforcement Investigator
  • PO Box 1130
  • Clayton, DE  19938
  • Office:  302-653-5637
  • Fax:  302-653-2017


The Department  of Inspections & Enforcement has the overall responsibility of reviewing construction plans and permits, business and contractor license applications, rental properties, and inspecting residential and commercial properties to ensure compliance with established codes and ordinances.  These efforts ensure the continued improvement of the quality of life, safety, and value of our amazing small town.

Mission Statement:  Compliance and Accountability through fair and impartial inspection, investigation, and enforcement of the established Town Ordinances, International Building and Property Maintenance Codes.

Vision Statement:  To promote a Safe, Healthy, and Prosperous community where citizens can enjoy living, working, and playing within the comfort of the Town of Clayton.

Value Statement:  Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Service, and Transparency (FIRST)


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