The Planning Department is one of the County’s most used and personally visited departments. The combination of more than 500 residents and business owners are served each month on average. To meet this demand, the Planning Dept. has an 18 person staff and offices on both the east and west sides of the County.
Planning’s staff handles a wide range of activities - residential building permits, new business permits, property inspections, and flood plain management. It’s important to remember our Planning Department only serves property owners in the unincorporated areas of the County.
This webpage is packed with valuable information for Planning. Below users will find information about the County’s Stormwater Management, zoning ordinances, permit applications and a variety of forms. A link to most of these forms can also be accessed from the website’s homepage for faster service.
Jackson County is required to submit a stormwater plan to MDEQ that meets certain criteria including adopting ordinances to regulate run off as well as public education programs. The following websites and contacts can provide more information about Stormwater Management:
Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Marine Resources
Health Department (State): Local Phone: 228-872-4861 (Ocean Springs) or 228-762-1117 (Pascagoula)
Jackson County Utility Authority: Phone: 228-762-0119
To file a complaint or notify us of any non-compliance please email Michele Coats or call her at 228.769.3112.