Frequently Asked Questions

No. A building permit cannot be issued for a property that has not been platted or is not a legal lot of record.

You can get a copy of your plat by either contacting the Planning Department or the Tarrant, Johnson, or Ellis County Plat Records.

No. The Texas Local Government Code and the City of Mansfield Subdivision Ordinance requires property to be subdivided through the platting process before it can be sold for the purpose of creating two or more parcels. A lot that is sold by a metes and bounds description only and has not been platted into a separate lot is not a legal lot of record.

A map of a subdivision that represents a tract of land, showing the boundaries and location of individual properties, streets, easements and other pertinent information. After a plat is approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission it is filed with the appropriate county clerk and becomes a legal lot of record for which a building permit can be issued.