Important Phone Numbers Address
Courthouse Operator 601-794-8504
Sheriff’s Office601-794-1005
Lamar County Jail601-794-1088
Non-emergency601-794-8610
 601-545-2412
  
Justice Court601-794-2950
  
911 Addressing 601-794-3911


Events Calendar

Land Use Zoning PDF  | Print |
OverviewOn November 19th, 2009 Lamar County Board of Supervisors historically voted to adopt the Lamar County Zoning Ordinance. The effective date of the enacting of the Ordinance was set to be January 1st, 2010. Lamar County Board of Supervisors under authorization from the Mississippi State Legislature House Bill 1661 enabled Lamar County to adopt zoning for portions of the unincorporated County. Therefore Lamar County adopted on November 19th, 2009 an Ordinance and enacted such an Ordinance January 1st, 2010.
OrdinanceA viewable copy of the Lamar County Zoning Ordinance is available for review & download. The use of the online version is for reference purposes and for official determinations and/ or text of either you must contact the Planning Department.

Zoning Ordinance Cover  Cover Page
Zoning Ordinance Officials Officials
Zoning Ordinance Table of Contents  Table of Contents
Zoning Ordinance Preamble  Preamble
Zoning Ordinance Article I  Title and Purpose
Zoning Ordinance Article II  Interpretation and Definitions
Zoning Ordinance Article III  Establishment of Zoning Districts: Provision for Official Zoning Map
Zoning Ordinance Article IV  General Regulations
Zoning Ordinance Article V  Agricultural District/ General Areas (Unzoned)
Zoning Ordinance Article VI  RE                 Residential Estate District
Zoning Ordinance Article VII  RE-MH           Residential Estate District

Zoning Ordinance Article VIII

 R-1               Low Density Residential District
Zoning Ordinance Article IX  R-2               Moderate Density residential District
Zoning Ordinance Article X  PH                Patio Home District
Zoning Ordinance Article XI  TH                Town House District
Zoning Ordinance Article XII  R-3               High Density Residential District
Zoning Ordinance Article XIII  MHP              Manufactured Home Park Residential District
Zoning Ordinance Article XIV  MHS              Manufactured/ Mobile Home Subdivision
Zoning Ordinance Article XV  PUD              Planned Unit Development District
Zoning Ordinance Article XVI  C-1               Restricted Commercial District

Zoning Article Article XVII

  C-2               General Commercial District
Zoning Ordinance Article XVIII   C-3               Highway Commercial District
Zoning Ordinance Article XIX C98/589         Corridor 98/589 District
Zoning Ordinance Article XX
 MX                 Mixed Use District
Zoning Ordinance Article XXI
 I-1                 Limited Industrial District
Zoning Ordinance Article XXII
 I-2                 Heavy Industrial District
Zoning Ordinance Article XXIII Special Use District
Zoning Ordinance Article XXIV
 Off Street Parking, Loading Space and Access Requirements
Zoning Ordinance Article XXV
 Nonconformities
Zoning Ordinance Article XXVI
 Sign Regulation
Zoning Ordinance Article XXVII  Wireless Communications
Zoning Ordinance Article XXVIII  Administration and Enforcement
Zoning Ordinance Article XXIX Miscellaneous Provisions
 
MapA viewable copy of the Lamar County Zoning Map is available for review & download. The use of the online version is for reference purposes and for official determinations and/ or text of either you must contact the Planning Department.
Process & ProceduresIf the parcel is located within the zoned area the process that you must take may very some depending on what type of use you would like to attempt on the parcel. Lamar County Planning Department has designed application forms & worksheets to aid in the process of applying for any particular use.
Planning CommissionThe Planning Commission for Lamar County consists of a five (5) member board and one (1) alternate of County citizens which were appointed by the Board of Supervisors which meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 2:00pm in the Lamar County Chancery Court House Board of Supervisors Chambers. The Commission will be hearing petitions of all matters related to the land use within the zoned area of the County. This will consist of rezoning, variances, conditional use permits, violation enforcement, and other various petitions. The determination of the Commission will then got he Board of Supervisors for consideration and final decision. The Commission's web-page is linked below. The Commission's web-page has the deadlines for submittal's, the hearing dates, and the agendas as they become available for public viewing prior to a meeting.


Planning Department
Lamar County Mississippi
Central Office Complex
144 Shelby Speights Dr
PO BOX 1240
Purvis, MS 39475

Office (601) 794-1024
Fax (601) 794-3900
during normal business hours. ( 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. Monday - Friday )
GPS: 31.14325N, -89.40737W