“Plat” is a map of a tract of land subdivided into lots, with
streets, alleys, etc. drawn to scale showing dimensions.
Usually an owner of a tract of land chooses to plat the land so
lots can be sold. Instead
of a metes and bounds description, a lot, block and name of a plat are
used to describe the property. For
more information about subdividing land, contact the city planner of
the city where the land is located or the Clay
County Planning and Zoning Department, if outside of city limits
within Clay County.
In most cases, in Clay County, the word “Addition” is used when subdividing land within city limits. The word “Subdivision” is used when subdividing land outside of city limits.
A “Certificate of Location of Government Corner,” also known as a “Corner Certificate”, is a document developed by a licensed land surveyor to mark a corner within a section of land. A section is a parcel of land generally comprised of one square mile or 640 acres. Thirty six sections make up a township. When a survey or plat is made, proper recording of Corner Certificates is required, consisting of a minimum of two or more appropriate controlling government corner locations.
Certificates can be searched by
section number, township number and range number.
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