What is a plat and who can prepare one?

A plat is a scaled drawing on a permanent piece of paper (Mylar, linen) that shows the boundary of the tract or lots, distance measurements, building setbacks, utility and road easements and any other pertinent notes required by the planning commission. The plat has signature blocks for the owners, staff and county commissioners. An up to date Certificate of Title Commitment must accompany all plats.

Once a plat is approved, it is the responsibility of the applicant to record said plat in the Register of Deeds Office. A plat must be done by a Licensed Land Surveyor, and must also be reviewed by a separate Licensed Land Surveyor. See Plats for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Planning and Zoning.

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1. When is a building permit needed?
2. What is the cost of a building permit?
3. How many acres do I need to build a house?
4. Where can I place a mobile or manufactured home in the county?
5. What do I need to apply for a building permit?
6. Will I have to rezone the property?
7. What do I need to do to rezone?
8. What is a plat and who can prepare one?
9. Does the county have building codes?
10. What are restrictive covenants?