Departments > Planning & Development

Planning & Development

The City of Horn Lake Office of Planning & Development reviews plans, approves permits, and issues business licenses on a daily basis. It is a goal of the department, along with the entire city, to make southern hospitality a priority, while maintaining professionalism and respect. Customers are able to submit requests/complaints directly to this office, as these are then passed to the correct department to be handled.

Keith Briley, Planning Director
662.342.3549
kbriley@hornlake.org

Dawn Forbes, Deputy Clerk, Planning             To schedule a building inspection, call Dawn Forbes at
662.393.6705 - 662.342.3539     
Fax - 662.342.3485
dforbes@hornlake.org

Charles McCracken, Building Inspector
662.393.6705

For all permit applications and forms, please click here.

Planning

The City’s Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinances are maintained by this department, including sign regulations, design standards, and the historic overlay district.

Desoto County GIS Map

http://maps.desotocountyms.gov/OneView/

Zoning

The Assistant Planner takes on the responsibility of approving zoning for proposed developments and businesses, using the approved Zoning Map of the City of Horn Lake.

Ordinances

Stormwater Control and BMP Ordinance

Building

The Building Inspector reviews and approves plans, works closely with the Storm Water Coordinator, and collaborates with the Fire Inspector to ensure safety during construction and completion of buildings and structures.

If you are interested in opening a business in Horn Lake, please feel free to contact us for a meeting or simply to ask questions. To begin the process of opening a business here, take a look at the Building Occupancy Checklist.

Storm Water

Reduce Storm Water Pollution

Keep grass clippings and trash out of the street and gutters. Compost or bag them. Reduce fertilizer and pesticide use. Recycle used motor oil, don’t dump! Most automotive stores collect waste oil.

Park your car on the grass before washing. Spread the word about protecting our waters to friends and neighbors. Put litter in its place. Take your old tires to a proper disposal place. Clean up after your pet. Clean paint brushes in a sink, not outdoors. Deliver your household hazardous waste to published locations quarterly.

How does Storm Water pollution occur?

As water flows across the ground, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and deposits them into a storm drain system or water body. Storm drains are a non-treated system!The water that flows into your storm drains will end up in the drainage basins. Homeowners contribute pollutants that enter Horn Lake’s water bodies through: Soil, Yard Debris, Oil, Trash & litter, Fertilizers, Animal waste, pesticides, herbicides, household hazardous waste, car washing, paints and chemicals.

For more information on either the MDEQ or EPA stormwater phase II programs, click on the following links below.

MDEQ Stormwater Phase II Program 

EPA Stormwater Phase II Program 

 

 

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