Urban Development

Andrew Ellard, Director of Urban Development

 Welcome and thank you for visiting the Department of Urban Development's web pages. Information about our services has been updated and re-organized into a more "user-friendly" environment. The department continues to provide services and information regarding planning, zoning, land development, permits, building inspections, code enforcement, neighborhood development and the Action Center. The Urban Development staff consists of 24 employees who oversee the daily operations of the Planning and Land Code Divisions. The department demonstrates the legal, administrative and implementation authority relating to the built environment within the city.  

Hattiesburg Comprehensive Plan
Hattiesburg Comprehensive Plan

Hattiesburg Comprehensive Plan

The purpose of the 2008 Comprehensive Plan is to identify the long-range goals and policies that should be used to guide public and private decision-making related to Hattiesburg’s future growth and community development.
Hattiesburg Land Development Code
Hattiesburg Land Development Code

Hattiesburg Land Development Code

The land development code is a part of the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan. The code is an integral tool for the accomplishment of the continuous comprehensive planning process. The code coordinates the city's development and delivery of city services.
MIDTOWN Hattiesburg - Form Based Code
MIDTOWN Hattiesburg - Form Based Code

MIDTOWN Hattiesburg - Form Based Code

Midtown Form-Based Code provides the means to guide implementation of the citizen-endorsed vision for property within Midtown.
Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation is saving for future generations what is unique about our community. In planning for the future of the City of Hattiesburg, it is important that we recognize the significance of what has happened in the past and plan to preserve it for the future by identifying, surveying, inventorying, protecting and preserving the historic resources of the community.
Floodplain Management
Floodplain Management

Floodplain Management

The flood hazard in Hattiesburg comes primarily from The Leaf River and its tributary Creeks including: Gordon, Mixon, Burkett and Priest, which are within the Pascagoula River Basin.
Storm Water Management
Storm Water Management

Storm Water Management

In accordance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and authority granted by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act), the City of Hattiesburg was issued a Stormwater Permit in 2002, for the discharge of stormwater from the City’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4).
Development Information
Development Information

Development Information

The following procedures are necessary steps for development projects in the City of Hattiesburg.
Applications, Fees, and Forms
Applications and Forms

Applications, Fees, and Forms

The following applications and forms are required to be completed in its entirety before developing any future projects.
City of Hattiesburg Planning Commission
Planning Commission

City of Hattiesburg Planning Commission

The Hattiesburg Planning Commission has was created by the Mayor and City Council as an advisory committee to address zoning matters and is vested with the rights and responsibilities as provided in Mississippi Code Annotated Section 17-1-17 (1972), and established in the City of Hattiesburg Ordinance No. 1490.
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods

The roots of the city’s neighborhood planning program—Neighborhoods Building Hattiesburg’s Future can be traced back to the 1999-2001. The program set out to establish an information exchange between the city’s governing body and neighborhood residents. The process consisted of three phases: 1) Initiation, 2) Organizing/Outreach, and 3) Visioning/Planning.
Action Center
Action Center

Action Center

The City of Hattiesburg's Action Center is the information exchange center between city departments and local residents.
Permitting Process
Permitting Process

Permitting Process

The following procedures are necessary information for obtaining a building permit in the City of Hattiesburg:
Code Enforcement Division
Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Division

Code Enforcement has become an essential part of government within many cities throughout the United States. It is the responsibility of this particular department to regulate the codes and ordinances that govern the maintenance and aesthetic value of residential and commercial properties.
Environmental Court
Environmental Court

Environmental Court

The purpose of The City of Hattiesburg’s Environmental Court is to assist Code Enforcement, Animal Control and Fire Department in clearing up any documented violations.

Contact Us

The Urban Development Department has 3 divisions: Planning Division, Building Division, and Code Enforcement Division.

Action Center

  • 601-545-4500

Planning Division

  • 601-545-4599

Building/ Permit Division

  • 601-554-1004

Neighborhood Coordinator

  • 601-554-1005

Code Enforcement

  • 601-545-4596

Pattie Brantley, AICP, Director of Urban Development

  • 601-545-4675
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