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.
Public Interactive Map
Welcome to the City of Hattiesburg GIS Website! This Webmap is run and maintained by the GIS division, Federal and State Programs at the City of Hattiesburg. The purpose of our GIS team is to provide mapping and geographic information to our city departments and to the citizens of Hattiesburg.
Hattiesburg Comprehensive Plan
Hattiesburg Comprehensive PlanThe 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 CodeThe 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 CodeMidtown Form-Based Code provides the means to guide implementation of the citizen-endorsed vision for property within Midtown.
Historic PreservationHistoric 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 ManagementThe 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 ManagementIn 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 InformationThe following procedures are necessary steps for development projects in the City of Hattiesburg.
Applications and Forms
Applications, Fees, and FormsThe following applications and forms are required to be completed in its entirety before developing any future projects.
City of Hattiesburg Planning CommissionThe 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.
NeighborhoodsThe 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 CenterThe City of Hattiesburg's Action Center is the information exchange center between city departments and local residents.
Permitting ProcessThe following procedures are necessary information for obtaining a building permit in the City of Hattiesburg:
Code Enforcement DivisionCode 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 CourtThe 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.
Full Steam Ahead!
Stay informed and updated with the progress of Hattiesburg. We are dedicated to our city's growth by enhancing cultures and changing lives!
The Urban Development Department has 3 divisions: Planning Division, Building Division, and Code Enforcement Division.
Building/ Permit Division
Pattie Brantley, AICP, Director of Urban Development