Plats must be approved by appropriate city/county planning departments.
Plats are reviewed by the GIS Department located in the Jackson County Tech Center.(PDF, 855KB) GIS primarily checks: ownership, duplicate plat names, and legal descriptions. If a plat meets all requirements, allow for up to four hours for it to be reviewed.
Download complete plat requirements.(PDF, 42KB)
A list of rejections will be returned with the plat. Please have the plat corrected and resubmitted to GIS.
Once a tax clearance has been issued from Collections, the plat can be recorded at the Jackson County Recorder's office at either the Downtown Kansas City Courthouse(PDF, 1MB) or the Independence Courthouse Annex.(PDF, 900KB)