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

12/02/2019                     01/07/2020
01/06/2020                     02/04/2020
02/03/2020                     03/03/2020
03/02/2020                     04/07/2020
04/06/2020                     05/05/2020
05/04/2020                     06/02/2020
06/01/2020                     07/07/2020
07/06/2020                     08/04/2020
08/03/2020                     09/01/2020
08/31/2020                     10/06/2020
10/05/2020                     11/03/2020
11/02/2020                     12/01/2020
11/30/2020                     01/05/2021