New Land Development Code Effective March 23

by / Wednesday, 22 March 2017 / Published in News & Hot Topics

The new Land Development Code (LDC) was adopted by the City Council on February 21, 2017, and will become effective on March 23, 2017. Click here for the PDF version of the Land Development Code.



  • 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