2021-Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Lead and Copper Repeat Notification November 2022

 
The boil water notice for all City of Jackson water customers HAS BEEN LIFTED.
   

FAQ Topic: Business

How do I apply for building permits?

The City of Jackson offers all permitting services through the online permitting system. This can be accessed at https://jacksonms.viewpointcloud.com/. For more information about the Code Services office and building permitting you can visit https://www.jacksonms.gov/building-permits/.  

How do I register my new business?

If you would like to register your new business, you should check with the Business Development Division to make sure your business location is zoned properly for the business you want to do. Then you will need to complete a Business License Application.

How do I pay my business license?

To pay your business license (privilege license), visit the Signs and Licenses Division at the Warren Hood Building located at 200 S. President St. Click here for more information about business licenses. 

Is a building permit required to enclose an existing covered patio?

Yes, a building permit is required for this type of building alteration. A patio slab is not typically constructed with a foundation and will require some additional support to carry the loads of the new walls and windows. Also, many enclosed patios include extensive use of windows and glass doors, therefore code issues involving tempered … Continued

Can a homeowner obtain permits and perform work on their own property?

Yes, persons who own and currently occupy (owner-occupant) a residential structure may act as general contractor or plumber, obtain permits and perform work associated with these professions. An owner-occupant, however, cannot perform electrical, heating and air conditioning, or fuel gas work due to life safety concerns. Qualified electrical, heating and air conditioning, and fuel gas … Continued

How long is a building permit valid?

A building permit is valid for six months; if any inspections are made within the initial six month period, the permit will automatically be extended for an additional six months from the date of inspection. If building activity or inspections do not occur within any six month period, the permit will expire unless extended by … Continued

When is a building permit required?

A building permit is required before beginning new construction of, addition to or alteration of a structure other than basic repairs; basic repairs are nonstructural repairs such as carpet, paint, siding, shingles replacement or other work that does not enlarge or alter the basic structure. All accessory (storage) buildings greater than 108 square feet and … Continued

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