Welcome to the Building Department & the Planning Department
To identify the unique characteristics and resources of Ocean Springs, and to provide for their preservation and enhancement, with balance between quality of life and economic growth.
Hilliard Fountain, Building Official
The Building Department interacts daily with citizens and contractors with the building of Ocean Springs. Whether replacing shingles or rebuilding a lost home, permits and inspections are required of the Building Department. The City has adopted and works under the 2012 International Building Codes. This department administers the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance of the City. With the revisions adoption of the Ocean Springs Flood Plain Management Map in March 2009, the Building Department works with property owners located within a flood zone during reconstruction efforts.
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Carolyn Martin, Planning Administrator