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
Dawn Forbes, Deputy Clerk, Planning To schedule a building inspection, call Dawn Forbes at
662.393.6705 - 662.342.3539
Fax - 662.342.3485
Charles McCracken, Building Inspector
For all permit applications and forms, please click here.
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
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.
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.
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.
Before digging, please call Mississippi One Call at 811 or 800-227-6477. Learn more about Mississippi One Call at www.ms1call.org.