Planning & Zoning / Code Enforcement
A building permit is required by the City of Picayune for all types of renovations, additions, or new construction. The permits are sold in the office of the Building Inspector located at 200 Hwy 11 South.
The cost of the permit is based upon the estimated cost of the building project. Bring your estimate with you when you apply for a permit. Electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work also require a permit. The City Inspector must inspect all work to ensure standards and codes are met. Our phone number for information on all permits is 601-798-9777.
Information & Forms
|Site Review Checklist||Download|
|Zoning Lot Requirements||Download|
|Application for Case Review||Download|
|City of Picayune Zoning Map||Download|
|Land Use Map||Download|
|#1 Application for Electrical||Download|
|Application for Accessory Structures||Download|
|Application for Mechanical||Download|
|Application for Occupancy||Download|
|Application for Plumbing||Download|
|Application for Signs||Download|
|Contractor License Application||Download|
|Floodplain Permit Application||Download|
|Special Use Application||Download|
|Special Use CheckList||Download|
|Picayune Code Enforcement Checklist||Download|
|Picayune Building & Development Permit Application||Download|
Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan
Download our Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan HERE.
If you have any comments/questions please contact us by email or phone:
Teresa Bennett firstname.lastname@example.org 601-798-9777
Residential New Construction
Please bring the following to our office to purchase your building permit.
1. Two sets of Plans
3. Plot Plan
If you are building an addition, you will need plans showing the distance (setbacks) of all structures on your lot to property lines. Include the dimensions of the new addition.
All commercial construction has to be approved by the Site Plan Review Committee. Please call or come in for a checklist of information required for Commercial Plans. The Site Plan Review Committee meets every Wednesday. Your plans must be in our office no later than 10 AM, the Friday before the Wednesday meeting. After the Committee has approved your plans, please bring in proof of insurance to obtain your permit.
There are several flood zones in the City of Picayune. If you are building in an AE flood zone you will need an engineer’s certificate before obtaining your permit.
Flood Information –
To find out if your property is in a Special Flood Hazard Area you can view Mississippi Flood Maps at the following website:
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
*Note: You must have Microsoft Silverlight installed to view the map
For more information please visit the National Flood Insurance Program at:
For Flood information you may also contact:
Information can also be obtained at the Pearl River County Permit Office.
Located at – 402 South Main Street
Poplarville, MS 39470
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
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