Filing a Plat

Subdivision Plat

A subdivision plat is a survey conducted to subdivide land into multiple parcels of land, including lots, blocks, streets, alleys, easements, etc. Please contact the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department regarding subdivision plat requirements in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County as well as land being sold or divided that may not be eligible for a building permit.

Checklist for Filing a Plat

Listed below is a basic checklist of what must be included on an original plat being submitted for recording. All plats must be on mylar and a $32 recording fee is required:
  • Legal description of platted area
  • Owner’s certificate and signature(s) (owners listed must be same as on the deed)
  • Notary certificate or acknowledgement (all owners’ signatures must be acknowledged)
  • Surveyor’s certificate, with signature and seal
  • Review certificate by second surveyor
  • Dedication of public streets, alleys, and easements, etc. (found in owner’s certificate)
  • Signature of the county commissioners
  • County Planning Board signatures
  • Copy of paid tax receipt


Description / Size
Plat - 18 inches by 24 inches
Plat - 24 inches by 36 inches
Lot Split - 18 inches by 24 inches
Lot Split - 24 inches by 36 inches
Survey - 11 inches by 17 inches
First Page - $21
Additional Pages - $17
Survey - 18 inches by 24 inches
Survey - 24 inches by 36 inches
Note: Boundary surveys or lot splits that are size 18 inches by 24 inches or 24 inches by 36 inches must be submitted on mylar for recording.