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Plats & Corners
The Plats & Corners
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magnify and print Plats and Corner Certificates on-line.
instructions below for the general operation of "Plats &
Corners". Once inside, if you are having problems using "Plats &
Corners", choose "Help" from the menu for detailed
information on minimum requirements, etc. (see bottom of
this page for "Help" button location).
be prompted to download and install the Interactive Client (ActiveX) or accept a
security certificate when you first attempt to display a document.
If you have difficulty installing the Interactive Client try again
using this approach
If nothing happens after
double clicking on either the Corner Certificates Online
or Plats Online on the screen shown
below, try selecting Compatibility View from the Tools Menu or
activating the Compatibility View icon.
If you receive the
message below when printing, a solution may be to place the web
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and then try again.
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“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.
Statute 505 Plats; Coordinates; Surveys
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.
can be searched by plat name, city/township, section, document number
Tips for Using Plats On-line
on the "Plats & Corners" button above; then
the application "Plats".
for Using Plats
searching for Plats by name, enter the
first few letters of the plat name followed by an
(*). Ex: BRI* (all the plat names
starting with "BRI" will be listed). Double
click on the plat you are looking for and it will be
To zoom in and
print a specific area of a plat:
on the "Pan" hand icon to turn off pan mode.
Click & drag to
make a rectangular box that will fit on your paper.
Once your box is made, right
click on the box and choose
On your new magnify window, click
& "Keep Aspect Ratio".
On your magnify window, click "File"
If the box you
made is too large, the magnify window will be too large to fit
on your paper. You will need to practice to determine what
size box will work best with your hardware.
To move from page to page within
use the Previous Page and Next Page buttons, as indicated on the
image of the toolbar below.
“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
Certificates can be researched by document number, recording date,
section number, township number, range number or a combination of these
Statute 381 Surveys, Section Corners, Township Landmarks.
Tips for Using Corners On-line
on the "Plats & Corners" button above; then
the application "Corners".
for Using Corners
searching for Corner Certificates, also search abutting sections
or townships. For
example, the SW corner of section 1 is also the SE corner of
section 2, as shown in the diagram below.
of Abutting Sections
note: When finished, please choose "Logout".
Then close the "Login" page.
If you go into another Clay County on-line application ("Death Record
Index On-line", "Marriage Record Index On-line", "Plats and Corner
Certificates On-line") but continue to see the same application as you
were using, "logout", close the "login" page, and then try again.
If you go into a Clay County on-line application and the "login" page
appears, it means all licenses are in use. Please try again
After logging out you will be asked "Are you sure you want to logout of
WebXtender?" If you answer yes, the "login" page will appear.
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