The regularly scheduled Bay St. Louis City Council Meeting for Tuesday, December 19, 2017 has been rescheduled to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 598 Main Street in the Conference Room.


Accepting Applications for a City Attorney
The City of Bay St Louis is seeking to hire an attorney.  The candidate will work under the direction of the Mayor and City Council. The City Attorney is the legal adviser and attorney for all officials, officers, and departments of the City and represents the City in all litigation and proceedings. Work involves drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, policies and procedures, and contracts prior to consideration by the City Council to ensure compliance with state, federal, and local laws. Emphasis is placed on municipal law, civil code enforcement, land use, zoning, labor relations, and legislative interpretation. Duties include researching/preparing oral and written legal opinions for City Council, Mayor, Department Heads, staff, committees, commissions and boards, and preparing city ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents involving the City. Should have 10+ years of experience. Must have knowledge of labor relations, civil litigation, municipal, state, federal and constitutional law affecting municipal government. Must be skillful in managing situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness and sound judgment, providing coaching to improve staff performance and understanding/applying City policies and procedures. Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from an accredited law school. 10 years experience in municipal law is preferred.  Must be licensed by the State Bar of Mississippi.  Resumes and cover letter should be mailed or hand-delivered to the Office of the Mayor, City Hall, PO Box 2550, Bay St Louis, MS 39520 by December 15th, 2017 for consideration.



Click the image above for the
2017 Zoning Ordinance adopted Tuesday, August 8, 2017


For the Zoning Map, please click this LINK


A Proposed Ordinance Regulating Vacation Rentals / Short Term Rentals

Draft - July 11, 2016

Draft - February 22, 2017


Anyone with comments or concerns should send them to the
Clerk of Council at



Bay St. Louis was named one of "THE BEST LITTLE BEACH TOWNS" in Coastal Living Magazine
One of "America's Coolest Small Towns 2013" according to
Small Town America Travel Guide: Top 12 Places You Need to Visit according to
12 Beautiful Beach Town Bargins for Fall 2014 according to
"Best Pleasure Seekers Paradise" in a televised "Official Best of Mississippi 2014" travel feature on
Between the Highway and Home - Bay St. Louis & the Mississippi Gulf Coast