Applications and Associated Information

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All applications are now available in PDF format with fillable forms to type in the information. 

**SPECIAL NOTE:  The County will NOT expedite the approval or filing of any plat to meet any potential closing dates or other transaction deadlines.  Please plan accordingly based on the time to get plans and plats drawn and prepared, submittal calendar, review period by staff, approval schedule, and filing period from County Clerk. 


Due to changes in platting laws, the County will only have submittals deadlines once a month.


Includes submittal checklist and required items

Includes submittal checklist, Waiver of Takings TIA & Water Utility Endorsement Forms


Please be advised for plats to be recorded after September 1, 2020:
If the taxes for 2020 have NOT been calculated, you will need to obtain a 2019 Tax Certificate (showing all taxes are paid in full) and a statement from the Ellis County Tax Office indicating that the taxes have not yet been calculated.

If the taxes for 2020 have already been calculated, you will need to obtain a 2020 Tax Certificate.  This means taxes for 2020 will have to be paid in full prior to your plat being recorded.

This is a requirement of the Property Code, Chapter 12.002.  Please plan accordingly to avoid any potential delays in the recording of your plat.