MISSION STATEMENT: To provide efficient, effective and openly responsive customer service to all citizens with a courteous and friendly attitude.
Bay St. Louis is a building friendly city, but does follow the rules as outlined in the codes adopted by its City Council. There is a staff member available to assist in your planning, by appointment or occasionally by chance. It is a one-stop shop for information, permits and guidance for residential or commercial building within the expanded city limits, including, the new territory annexation approved by the courts in 2006. The old adage, “measure twice, cut once” applies to the Building Department. Ask questions first; don’t pay a higher price later.
The Building Official, supported by a staff of two Inspectors, which are also Plans Reviewers, a Certified Floodplain Manager and Community Rating System (CRS) Coordinator. Along with one Permit Clerk, the Building Department has instituted a system of customer service and convenience for the permit application process, plans review and inspections for new buildings or renovations.
A Code Enforcement Officer is also on staff to inspect complaints of violations to the City’s property maintenance, zoning ordinances, or building codes.
Building Status Report for February 2013
Building Status Report for March 2013
Building Status Report for April 2013
Building Status Report for May 2013
Building Status Report for June 2013
Building Status Report for July 2013
Building Status Report for February 2014
Property Cleanup Status Report as of March 4, 2013
Property Cleanup Status Report as of April 1, 2013
Property Cleanup Status Report as of May 30, 2013
Property Cleanup Database as of March 4, 2013
Property Cleanup Database as of May 1, 2013
Property Cleanup Database as of May 31, 2013
Property Cleanup Database as of August 20, 2013
Property Cleanup Database as of September 4, 2013
Click on any of the following downloads for preliminary information you will find helpful to commence your building activities.
The Map Service Center is the official government distribution center for digital flood hazard mapping products created by FEMA in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Here you can view all current flood maps (Flood Insurance Rate Maps) effective for the entire U.S. and its Territories. For more information, visit www.msc.fema.gov.