FIRST READING INFORMATION
COMMISSIONERS' COURT IS HELD IN THE DISTRICT COURTROOM AT THE ANNEX (SHERIFF'S OFFICE / LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDING) LOCATED AT 208 HIGHWAY 37
The following must be done to get on the Commissioner's Court agenda for the FIRST READING of a plat / replat.
Give at least four (4) copies of the plat / replat to the county clerk's office on or before the date of the first "newspaper publication.* Give your home address and phone number or point of contact to the county clerk's office. See the FORM tab at the top of the page to view a SAMPLE AD for your publication.
*NOTE* the publications in the newspaper must be printed two weeks prior to the first reading. It is required that the last publication be printed at least 7 days before the second reading. Both commissioner court dates and times must be on the publication. The local newspaper (Mount Vernon Optic Herald) is a weekly publication and needs your newspaper publication information by noon Tuesday. You may contact this newspaper at 903-537-2228 for more information.
ALL signatures must be executed before it is givn to the clerk's office (except the Franklin County Water District). This includes the Home / Property Owners Association's designee signature who governs the subdivision stating the plat / replat "will not interfere with the established nights of any owner or a part of the subdivided land; or each owner whose rights may be interfered with has agreed to the revision."
The plat / replat will NOT be returned to the owner or owner's representative once it is given to the clerk's office until the second reading is approved. You will receive a recorded copy of the plat / replat once the second reading is approved.
You MUST contact the County Judge's office at 903-537-2342 x 6 no later than the WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO COMMISSIONERS COURT date to get on the agenda. Court is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. If a holiday falls on Monday, call the county clerk's office at 903-537-2342 x 2 to verify the date of the meeting.
SECOND READING INFORMATION
The following items are required to be presented at the SECOND READING of the plat / replat:
FRANKLIN COUNTY WATER DISTRICT approval (signature on plat) Phone - 903-537-4536
AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION from the Mount Vernon Optic Herald Phone - 903-537-2228
TAX CERTIFICATES from the Tax Assessor's office Phone - 903-537-2358
STANDARD FEE paid to the County Clerk's office (see Fee Schedule) after the second reading is approved
We will not record your plat until we receive payment.
If you have any questions you may contact the County Clerk's Office at 903-537-2342 x 2 or the County Judge's office at 903-537-2342 x 6