Clayton City Clerk is Rhonda Lunsford.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTY: Perform the statutory duties of a city clerk of the administrative responsibilities and carry them out in a prompt, efficient and lawful manner.
REPRESENTATIVE TASK: Responsible of issuing annual advalorem tax bills and collect all taxes. Record all Home Stead Exemptions Tax Credits. Record all F.I.F.A. of delinquent tax payers at the Rabun County Clerk of Court’s office. Responsible for the sale of delinquent tax owner properties on the courthouse steps for non-payment of property taxes. Responsible for collecting and recording all Business Licenses, Hotel-Motel Taxes, Liquor by the Drink Tax, Beer & Wine Tax. Make deposits for all collections. Responsible for recording and creating minutes of the council meetings and Public Hearings. Keeper of Official Records, Ordinance Books, Minute Books, Agreements/Contracts, Resolutions, Easements, Publish and post notices of the City of Clayton’s official business to the media. Prepare and submit various government reports, prepare various city contracts and act as Notary Public. Responsible for the mayor and council members training. Electronically record City of Clayton employees’ Purchase Orders. Contact person for Clayton Open Records Requests.