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/.
FAQ Topic: Permits
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
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
For questions concerning the building or rebuilding of structures, you are strongly advised to visit the City of Jackson’s Site Plan Coordinator’s Office at 200 President Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 2nd Floor or call 601-960-2253.
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.
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