City Planning

City Planning handles all active development projects. From business licenses, signs, zoning, historic preservation, building permits, to business licensing, we handle the development process from start to finish. 



200 S. President St.
Suite 223    
Jackson, MS 39202




Office Coordinator
Shirley Harden      
(601) 960-1638

Deputy Director Office of City Planning
Jordan Rae Hillman, AICP      
(601) 960-1638



Counter Hours

8:00 AM - 5 PM


Planning and Zoning

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The Planning and  Zoning Division is tasked with administering the zoning, subdivision, and historic preservation ordinances. They process  zoning requests, and verify zoning compliance for all new developments and business.

Permits and Inspections

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The Building Permits and Inspections Division is committed to the accurate and efficient processing of permit applications and site inspections.  Our staff is also tasked with educating the public and our customers regarding the adopted codes and the permitting process.


Signs and Licenses

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The Signs and License Division is responsible for reviewing and approving applications for sign permits.  Signs inspectors are responsible for locating illegal signs and notifying owners to correct the violation or risk being fined.

Community Improvement

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The Community Improvement Division ensures the health and safety of City of Jackson residents through the elimination of overgrown properties, accumulation of junk, debris, abandoned vehicles and dilapidated and burned structures.