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 Land Development Code Amendment
Hattiesburg Land Development Code Amendment

Hattiesburg Land Development Code Amendment

In early 2017, the City of Hattiesburg adopted a new Land Development Code (LDC). During that process, you either provided input, or the City may have communicated with you as a likely interested party. Now, with potential changes to that new Land Development Code being presented, we wanted to reach out to you again to ensure that you have every opportunity to provide valuable input.
How Do I Get There?
How Do I Get There?

How Do I Get There?

If you need driving directions to any location in Hattiesburg, simply type in your address and your destination in the boxes below.
Property Search
Property Search

Property Search

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.
Zoning
Zoning

Zoning

The new Land Development Code (LDC) was adopted by the City Council on February 21, 2017, and will became effective on March 23, 2017.
Map Request Form
Map Request Form

Map Request Form

Map requests must be submitted a minimum of one week prior to the date needed. Because the volume of our work is varied, this does not guarantee that we will be able to complete the map within your needed time frame.
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.

Housing
Housing

Housing

Hattiesburg is an entitlement city under the rules of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and as such, receives an annual allocation of funding from both the CDBG and the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME).
Disability Advocate
Disability Advocate

Disability Advocate

The mission of the Disability Program as implemented by the City of Hattiesburg is to ensure inclusion of residents with disabilities in all aspects of the community by addressing ADA established laws that protect the rights of the disabled and require adherence by local government.

Public Hearings

Economic Development
Economic Development

Economic Development

The City of Hattiesburg Façade Improvement Program (FAÇADE) is intended to encourage building renovations that address blighting conditions in Hattiesburg’s downtown area by offering financial assistance to property owners or tenants who improve the exterior appearance of the downtown building.
Cable Advisory Board
Cable Advisory Board

Cable Advisory Board

The City of Hattiesburg’s Cable Advisory Board is tasked with making recommendations to the Mayor regarding franchise agreements with traditional television cable providers and other non-traditional video service providers as necessary. The City of Hattiesburg currently has a franchise agreement in place with Comcast.
Bank On Hattiesburg
Bank On Hattiesburg

Bank On Hattiesburg

The City of Hattiesburg, local banks, credit unions, and non-profit organizations have joined forces to increase wealth and financial literacy among area families.
Community Development Housing Organizations

Community Development Housing Organizations

A Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) is a private nonprofit organization that: 1. Is organized under State or Local laws; 2. No part of its net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member, founder, contributor, or individual; 3. Is neither controlled by, nor under the direction of, individuals or entities seeking to derive profit or gain from the organization. The CHDO will have staff capacity to complete the activity identified and be certified by the City of Hattiesburg as an eligible CHDO and remain eligible through this process until project completion.
Downpayment Assistance Program
Downpayment Assistance Program

Downpayment Assistance Program

The Downpayment Assistance Program is intended to provide financial assistance to low- to moderate-income (LMI) households, acquiring their first home and to encourage successful, sustainable homeownership.
Job Access Reverse Commute
JARC Application

Job Access Reverse Commute

The JARC Program provides low cost transportation to jobs and employment-related activities such as child care and job training activities for public assistance recipients and eligible low-income individuals who are 18 years of age or older. JARC has had a dramatic impact on the lives of thousands of low income families transitioning from welfare to work in many states and is now available to Hattiesburg-Petal-Forrest-Lamar County residents. Applications are available at the Hattiesburg MPO office of Federal & State Programs located at 308 Newman Street (Train Depot) in Hattiesburg, MS.
Tech Committee Meetings
Tech Committee Meetings

Tech Committee Meetings

All HPFL-MPO Technical Committee Meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of each quarter at the Hattiesburg Intermodal Facility located at 308 Newman Street, Hattiesburg, MS at 10:00 a.m.
Policy Committee Meetings
Policy Committee Meetings

Policy Committee Meetings

All HPFL-MPO Policy Committee Meetings are scheduled for the 4th Wednesday of each quarter at the Hattiesburg Intermodal Facility located at 308 Newman Street, Hattiesburg, MS at 10:00 a.m.

Hub City Transit

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

Andrew Ellard, Director of Urban Development

  • 601-545-4675
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