FAQ Topic: Property & housing

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.

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

What are the requirements for constructing a storage building?

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

What documents and/or drawings (plans) are required for submittal of a residential permit application?

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

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.

Where can I find information concerning assistance with making a down payment on a home?

For information on obtaining assistance with making a down payment on a home, contact the following: City of Jackson’s Office of Housing and Community Development – 601.960.2155 Mississippi Home Corporation – 601.718.4636 University of Southern Mississippi. Housing – Home Of Your Own (HOYO) – 601.266.5163 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – 601.965.4773

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