Some cities find it difficult to enact strict ordinances dealing with personal home maintenance, but not Clayton. Where other cities may have many opponents at council meetings speaking against more strinent rules, most people in Clayton are supportive unless there is an issue which comes across as overreach.
Here is a link to Clayton's residential property maintenance rules and violations along with a check list homeowners can use to walk around their property to assess the needed repairs or clean-up. The video at the link on Clayton's enforcement is interesting too.
The City has adopted the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code with amendments. The 2006 International Property Maintenance Code establishes minimum standards for the maintenance of properties and also contains provisions for the protection of tenants residing in rental units and commercial offices. To determine that all properties meet these standards, annual inspections of the exterior and common areas are conducted. The goal of this inspection program is to assist in preserving the quality of living in Clayton by ensuring reasonable maintenance and safe occupancy.