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Information regarding property parcels can be found on the Forsyth County Property Tax Viewer.
Check out our Developments Map on the Map Viewer for site plans and their conditions
Details regarding development, including site plans, Technical Review Committee comments, and staff reports can be found under the Site Plan Reviews tab.
Urban planning is the process of designing and regulating land use to guide development.
The Community Compass is the future land use plan for Clemmons. You can find the plan under the Long-Range Comprehensive Planning tab. It was adopted in 2010 and updated in 2019 after a two-year process seeking community input. It is advisory and meant to provide goals, guidelines, and objectives for Clemmons to meet.
The Planning Board is an advisory board appointed by the Village Council and composed of 9 citizens each serving staggered three-year terms. The board recommends approval or denial to Council for zoning issues. Additional information about the board, including meeting times and minutes, is located under the Planning Board tab.
Zoning creates different districts that each contain specific rules about how the land can be used.
The Unified Development Ordinances, otherwise known as the UDO, contain the definitions and specifications of development standards that are the basis of enforcement.
If a property owner is in violation of the UDO, they will receive a Notice of Violation. If compliance is not made within 10 days, they may face civil and/or criminal penalties. The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Inspections Division enforces zoning regulations consistent with the Clemmons UDO.
An accessory structure is “a structure detached from a principal building on the same zoning lot, the use of which is customarily incidental to the principal building.” Examples of accessory structures include storage buildings, swimming pools, detached garages, carports, and satellite dishes. Most structures require a permit. For other inquiries about accessory structures, please contact the Planning Department at 336-766-7511.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Inspections Division performs all permitting and completes inspections for the Village of Clemmons. For questions regarding inspections, permits, and zoning enforcement, the Inspections Division can be reached by phone at 336-727-2624.
The tax rate is 11.5 cents per $100 of valuation on your home. Example: If your home is valued at $200,000, your Clemmons taxes would be $230 per year.
Not necessarily. The postal service provides your mailing address. Not everyone with a Clemmons address is inside the village limits. Therefore, your mailing address is not a true indication of your residency. If you have any questions concerning your status please contact us at 336-766-7511.
When Clemmons incorporated in 1986, it was incorporated as a "village." Under state law a municipality can be called a "city," "town" or "village." Clemmons chose to be called a "village."
Currently, our contract is with Waste Management. Curb-side garbage collection is provided weekly and curbside recycling collection is provided every other week. Call 336-766-9170 with problems or new resident needing roll-out carts. Call 336-723-5744 to purchase an extra roll-out cart.
After a request is submitted and duly advertised for public hearing, the Clemmons Planning Board will hear the request and make a recommendation to the Village Council. Then the Village Council will also hold a public hearing on your request and make a final decision. The whole process generally takes 6 to 8 weeks after your application is submitted. You may contact the Village Planner Megan Ledbetter at 336-766-7511 with questions.
The speed limit is 35 miles per hour unless otherwise posted.
For TV and telephone service see the Residential Information page.
No, animal control is handled through Forsyth County at 336-703-2490.
Burning yard waste is prohibited; however, the Village provides a Leaf/Limb/Grass Pickup Program. For more information look on the Leaf/Limb/Grass Program page. If you have any questions, call Public Works at 336-766-9170.
Currently, the Village does provide this service once a year, usually in March. This is subject yearly to Council approval during the budget process.
Send us an email or call the Public Works Department at 336-766-9170.
Driveways must be inspected for compliance when you build a new driveway or change an existing one. The cost for the permit is $30. Print your application (PDF) and bring it to Public Works at 3800 Dillon Industrial Drive to get your permit.
No, not for permanent business locations.
Building Permits are issued through City/County Inspections. You may call 336-727-2624 for further information.
Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles at 336-761-2258.
Voting is handled through the Forsyth County Board of Elections at 336-703-2800. You may pick up a mail-in application at the Village Hall or Clemmons Library.
State and federal governments have passed new regulations that require Clemmons to take steps to reduce polluted stormwater runoff. This is an unfunded mandate and adequate funding for the stormwater program is required by the state. The fee will also enable the Village to address some of the Village’s stormwater quantity problems. The stormwater fee will be charged to all properties with impervious surfaces and is a reliable and equitable source of funding for the program.
Stormwater runoff is the rain or melted snow that runs off all natural and developed surfaces. Streets, rooftops, driveways, parking lots, sidewalks and other developed surfaces do not permit the land to absorb stormwater and so runoff is increased dramatically from these areas. Stormwater collects pollutants from these hard surfaces and carries them to our streams, lakes and the Yadkin River, impacting the quality of these bodies of water and even our drinking water.
Any surface that does not readily absorb water and impedes the natural infiltration of water into the soil. Common examples include roofs, driveways, parking areas, sidewalks, patios, tennis courts, concrete or asphalt streets, crushed stone and gravel surfaces.
The stormwater fee is based on an Equivalent Residential Unit. An ERU was determined by taking a sampling of residential properties, impervious area on each was measured and a typical impervious area was calculated. 1 ERU = 3,952 square feet.
Single Family Residential properties will be charged a flat fee per year. Each SFR property will be assessed 1 ERU per month or 12 ERUs per year. The rate has been set at $60.00 per ERU per year or $5.00 per month for each ERU.
Non-Single Family Residential properties (examples include: commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, utilities, religious, tax-exempt) will be billed based on the amount of impervious area. The actual impervious surface area will be measured in square feet and the number of ERUs calculated by dividing the total square feet of impervious area by the ERU amount (3,952).
All properties within the village that have impervious surfaces contribute to stormwater runoff and therefore should pay their share of the costs of the program.
Yes, stormwater bills will be sent to the owner of each condominium unit, townhouse and duplex. Just as a SFR, the owner would be charged for 1 ERU per month or 12 ERUs per year. If the homeowner’s association requests (in writing), a single bill for the total impervious area for the entire complex (all dwelling units, private streets, common areas) could be calculated. Generally, an association would then distribute this cost to property owners in the development.
Two or more dwellings on one parcel is considered multi-family residential and total impervious area will be measured and the number of ERUs calculated.
No, the stormwater fee is a utility like your gas, electric, or water/sewer utility.
The only properties exempt from the stormwater fee are those that have less than 500 square feet of impervious surface area. All other property owners cannot be exempted unless they remove structures and other impervious materials from the property, re-seed and re-plant, returning the property to its natural state.
A property owner who believes there is an error in the impervious surface area calculations may appeal in writing to the manager or stormwater administrator.
The regulatory requirements concern only quality issues. However, Clemmons can address quantity issues by adopting regulations to reduce future flooding problems. Private property issues are not likely to be addressed by the use of public funds. Improvements to storm drainage systems within the public rights of way are likely in a few years.
The billing cycle is on an annual basis and included with the Forsyth County property tax bill as a separate fee. The bill will be sent out in August. Fees are due September 1 and past due January 5, the same as property taxes. Stormwater fees are payable to the Forsyth County Tax Collector and not collected by the Village of Clemmons or its personnel.
The Forsyth County Tax Collector has the authority to charge delinquent fees and interest to the bill. The collection procedures include garnishment of wages.
The stormwater program will likely always be a part of Clemmons’ services to the citizens. Stormwater has long been a problem in Clemmons and elsewhere, and so long as there is rainfall and human activity, there will be a need to manage stormwater runoff quality and to minimize flooding problems.
Typically, mortgage companies will pay from the mortgagee’s escrow account all fees and taxes that are charged to a property. It would be appropriate for each property owner to compare their copy of the tax bill to the annual statement provided by the mortgage company to ensure that all fees (including stormwater fees) and taxes are properly paid.