Planning and Zoning Commission

The Clay County PZC is constituted by the Missouri State Revised Statutes (RSMo) Chapter 64.  While Clay County is considered a first class county, at this time it operates under the rules of a second/third class county pursuant to 64.510-590 and 64.905-906

The PZC holds many duties, but mainly focuses on aproval of the Clay County Comprehensive Plan in addition to hearing land development requests such as amendments (changes) to the Land Development Code, Zoning Map Amendments (Rezonings), Subdivisions (Preliminary Plats and/or Final Plats), Conditional Use Permits (CUPs), Vacations of Streets and Easements, amongst others.

The PZC typically meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm Central Standard Time, Commission Hearing Room, 3rd Floor, Administration Building (Old Courthouse Building).  This schedule may vary on occasion, so the public is encouraged to verify the date and time of upcoming PZC meetings by contacting the Clay County Planning & Zoning Department at (816) 407-3380 or Email.

By-laws of the PZC.

The PZC consists of one member from each of Clay County's five townships containing a portion of unincorporated area, plus the Highway Administrator of the Clay County Highway Department.  Staff support is provided by the Clay County Planning & Zoning Department.

Township                           Member
Liberty Township                 Marvin Davis Vice-Chairman
Kearney Township              Bradly Scarlett
Washington Township         Thomas Decker, Chairman
Fishing River Township       David Rhodus
Platte Township                   Chris Higgins 

Highway Engineer - Head of Highway Department


Clay County, Mo.


Thomas Decker

Planning & Zoning Department
Kipp Jones, Manager
(816) 407-3380

Term Length
Four years

Board Type
Commission appointed

Current Agenda

Past Agendas






Application Deadline    Meeting Date

11/30/2020                     01/05/2021
01/04/2021                     02/02/2021
02/01/2021                     03/02/2021
03/01/2021                     04/06/2021
04/05/2021                     05/04/2021
05/03/2021                     06/01/2021
06/01/2021                     07/06/2021
07/06/2021                     08/03/2021
08/02/2021                     09/07/2021
09/07/2021                     10/05/2021
10/04/2021                     11/02/2021
11/01/2021                     12/07/2021
12/06/2021                     01/04/2022