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.
FAQ Topic: Business
Yes, if you need to purchase a business license you can go to the first floor of the Planning Department at 200 S. President St. at Signs and Licenses. We call our business license a privilege license.
Businesses operated from the home of an individual must obtain a Home Occupation Permit from the Zoning Division. A Home Occupation Permit offers services to the public but has numerous restrictions: No retail trade and no stock on the premises No increase in traffic to and from the dwelling No mechanical equipment other than that … Continued
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.
In general, all storage buildings (accessory buildings) require a building permit. If the accessory building has a permanent foundation, however, a permit is required regardless of size. A foundation is not required for an accessory building less than 400 square feet that is not heated for habitable space. If a permit is not required, the … Continued
An architect or design professional can offer valuable assistance in creative design, preparation of construction drawings, and navigation of the permitting and construction process. However, residential work under three stories does not require an architect. If an architect is used, their drawings are required to be sealed and signed by an architect licensed in the … Continued
The following items are required for residential new construction applications: City of Jackson Certificate of Liability Insurance Copy of State Contractor’s License Copy of Privilege License Signed Contract between Contractor and Owner Total Cost of Job and Total Price of all Subcontractors Completed Construction Permit Application Form for One & Two Family Dwelling & Related Construction … Continued
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.
To report complaints concerning overgrown lots and dilapidated or abandoned dwellings contact the 311 Action Line or Community Improvement at 601-960-1054.
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.