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    Welcome to the Building Department & the Planning Department

    Mission Statement
    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.

    Organization Structure
    The former Community Development and Planning Office has been divided into two distinct departments: the Building Department and the Planning Department.

    FountainBuilding Department
    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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    MartinPlanning Department
    Carolyn Martin, Planning Administrator
    The Planning Department is responsible for the administration and implementation of City Code related to the development of land in consideration of eligible uses, intensity and impact of proposed uses, density, and environmental impact. The Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision Regulations of the City are the primary regulations used to guide these determinations and recommendations.

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    Local photographs graciously supplied by David Salters. Click here for more information.
    Personnel photos by Rachel Kaminky Photography. Click here for more information.