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

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

12/10/2018                     01/08/2019
01/07/2019                     02/05/2019
02/04/2019                     03/05/2019
03/04/2019                     04/02/2019
04/12/2019                     05/07/2019
05/06/2019                     06/04/2019
06/03/2019                     07/02/2019
07/02/2019                     08/06/2019
08/05/2019                     09/03/2019
09/03/2019                     10/01/2019
09/30/2019                     11/05/2019
11/04/2019                     12/03/2019
12/02/2019                     01/07/2020