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
FAQ Topic: Codes
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
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 your Privilege License A signed contract between the Contractor and the Owner: Total cost of the job & total price of all the subcontractors Completed Construction Permit Application Form for One … Continued
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
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
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
If you have a blighted or dilapidated property in your neighborhood you can file a complaint with the City of Jackson’s Community Improvement at 601-960-1054. Additionally, you can file a complaint through the 311 portal or on our website.
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.