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. The Court's sole purpose is to protect and maintain the health, safety and well-being of the citizens of Hattiesburg. Environmental Court exists to ensure that residents are adhering to all Animal Control, Fire Code and Code Enforcement Ordinances. We work tirelessly to assist all residents in clearing up any and all violations. On the occasion that residents refuse to clear up the violation they are summoned to stand before a Municipal Judge, where he/she hears arguments from the City of Hattiesburg, as well as the resident. A judgment is rendered by the Judge. Residents can either be found not guilty, guilty, and even fines may be assessed. Our court is an advocate to those that wish to maintain, their pets and property to a standard that we can all be happy to call the City of Hattiesburg, home. The Court believes that only “Together, can we make Hattiesburg better”.