The Office of Housing and Community Development does not provide housing vouchers. Anyone interested in housing vouchers should contact the Jackson Housing Authority or the MS Regional Housing Authority.
FAQ Topic: Property & Housing
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.
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
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
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.
For questions concerning the building or rebuilding of structures, please visit the City of Jackson’s Office of the Site Plan Coordinator on the second floor of the Hood Building located at 200 South President Street, Jackson, MS 39205 or call 601.960.2253.
For questions concerning the zoning of property, please visit the City of Jackson’s Zoning Office on the second floor of the Hood Building located at 200 South President Street, Jackson, MS 39205 or call 601.960.2037.
For questions concerning your property taxes, please visit the Hinds County Tax Collector’s Office in the Hinds County Chancery Court located at 316 South President Street, Jackson, MS 39201.