FAQ Topic: Business

What is a re-zoning?

A re-zoning is an official change in the way that properties can be used and developed i.e. – change from a residential zoning classification to a commercial zoning classification.

How can I obtain a building permit?

Building permits are issued by the Building Permit Division of the Department of Planning and Development on the third floor of the Warren Hood Building located at 200 South President Street, Jackson, MS 39205. For more information, please call 601.960.1159.

When is a building permit required?

You must obtain a building permit before breaking ground on any new construction, building an addition on to any existing structure, or altering an existing structure. A building permit is not required for basic, nonstructural repairs such as carpet replacement, painting, siding replacement or other work that does not enlarge or alter the basic structure of … Continued

I want to establish a business in the City of Jackson. What do I need to do?

For questions concerning the establishment of a business, please visit the division of Signs and Licenses on the first floor of the Warren Hood Building located at 200 South President Street, Jackson, MS 39205. Once there, please ask for a Business Entrepreneur Assistance Team (B.E.A.T.) coach to help you navigate the business licensing process.

How do I apply for a fire inspection?

The application for a fire inspection can be found in the Department of Planning and Economic Development located on the 2nd floor of the Hood Building at 200 S. President Street. There will be a minimum fee of $25 assessed.

How do I apply for a business permit?

The application for building permits can be found in the Department of Planning and Economic Development which is located on the 2nd floor of the Hood Building at 200 S. President Street. There will be a fee assessed based upon the scope of the work/service being provided.

How do I apply for a transient vendor license?

Visit the Department of Planning and Economic Development located on the 2nd floor of the Hood Building at 200 S. President Street. Once you have filled out the application, visit the Treasury Department located on the 1st floor to pay any applicable fees and return to the 2nd floor to receive a stamp. The fee … Continued

How do I file for a liquor license?

ABC manages the issuance of some 1,700 alcoholic beverage licenses for package retailers and various types of on-premises retailers. You can apply through the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

How do I start a business in the city?

When you are ready to start a business in the City of Jackson, please visit the Department of Planning and Economic Development at 200 S. President Street to meet with a Business Entrepreneur Assistance Team (BEAT) member to walk you through the process.

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