Land Development Code (as of January 18, 2018)


  • Promote the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi;
  • Provide long term benefits by establishing procedures and standards to be followed in the development and redevelopment and redevelopment of land;
  • Promote economic development and diversification within the City;
  • Protect and enhance Hattiesburg’s natural environment;
  • Maintain the aesthetics and historic character of the City;
  • Implement the City of Hattiesburg Comprehensive Plan 2008 – 2028, as amended;
  • Insure the coordination of land uses, utilities and transportation facilities;
  • Insure quality design and construction of residential, business, industrial and agricultural developments;
  • Assist in the coordination and efficiency of governmental actions within the City; and
  • Enable the City of Hattiesburg to uniformly and consistently evaluate and approve, as appropriate, new development proposals, land subdivision, changes to existing uses, and redevelopment proposal
Twin Forks Rising - Master Plan

Twin Forks Rising - Master Plan

In early 2013, the City of Hattiesburg made an important decision; it authorized the development of a future land use plan for Twin Forks Rising (TFR). This plan will provide the foundation for community-founded and meaningful improvements in Ward 2.
MIDTOWN in Motion - Master Plan

MIDTOWN in Motion - Master Plan

The goal of the Midtown Hattiesburg Master Plan is to create a walkable, workable, mixed use community that connects people to living, shopping, dining, entertaining, educational, medical, cultural, and recreational venues. The project area is located just south of the USM campus and west of US 49.

Department of Urban Development Staff

Contact Information

Mailing Address: Post Office Box 1898 Hattiesburg, MS 39403 Physical Address: 200 Forrest Street

Planning Division Planning Division


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