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County Departments

Planning Topics:

Michele Coats
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Michele Coats

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 998
Pascagoula, MS 39568

Pascagoula Office

2915 Canty Street
Pascagoula, MS

Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Zoning & Enforcement
Phone: 228.769.3056
Fax: 228.769.3312

Building Department
Main: 228.769.3056
Permits: 228.769.3057
Fax: 228.769.3312

Subdivisions & Stormwater
Phone: 228.769.7458

West Jackson County Office

6900 Washington Avenue
Ocean Springs, MS

Mon - Fri, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Building Department
Phone: 228.818.1890
Fax: 228.818.1891

Complaints & Notices

To file a complaint or notify us of any non-compliance, please call the Planning Department at 228-769-3056.

Planning Department

Planning Department in Action

The Planning Department staff handles a wide range of activities and serves property owners in the unincorporated areas of the County. They handle everything from building permits to zoning administration and provide information on this site to better aid you in finding what you need.

Planning Department Divisions


Director: Michele Coats
Phone: 228.769.3056

Building Department

Building Official: Marcus Catchot
Phone: 228.769.3351

Flood Zone & Maps

Planning Technician: Christy Hunt
Phone: 228.769.3114

Subdivisions & Stormwater

Stormwater Management: Darrell Stringfellow
Phone: 228.769.7458

Jackson County is required to submit a stormwater plan to MDEQ that meets certain criteria including adoption of ordinances that regulate run off as well as well as providing public education programs. More information about Stormwater Management can be obtained from the following sources:

Zoning & Enforcement

Zoning Administrator: Kathy Beaugez
Phone: 228.769.3115

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