If you need to schedule business with the Planning Department or an inspection please call 662-393-6705. Any questions pertaining to zoning or that are related to the planning commission agenda contact the Planning Department, also at 662-393-6705.
Welcome to the City of Horn Lake’s web page for its Planning and Development Department. The Department performs the following tasks:
Please note that effective June 1, 2022, the Department’s policy for receiving, reviewing and paying for applications with change to adhere to current City policy to not hold payment checks. This means that checks in the wrong amount or for unknown payments will be returned to where they came from. Specifically, with sign permit applications, please submit the application for review without payment. Once the review is complete and the application is in approvable form, then you will be notified to payment foe the sign permit and then pick it up.
Also, please note that just applying for something is not the same as obtaining permission or approval of what has been applied for. Submittals must be reviewed for compliance with city standards and requirements before applications can be approved.
More other Department specifics, please see the following items in more detail:
The Building Inspector reviews and either approves or denied plans, conducts field inspections as projects are being built and works with the City’s Fire Inspector to ensure safety during construction and upon completion of building and structures.
The City’s Planning Commission meets the last Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the public meeting room located in the center of City Hall unless otherwise indicated via a change of date or a change in a meeting venue.
Please note that due to the volumes the department is currently operating under the normal application filing date for a case/public hearing, etc. will be the second working day of each month two months prior to a scheduled planning commission meeting. For example, for the July 25, 2022, planning commission meeting, the submittal date would be by June 2, 2022.
Also, note that the director reserves the right to formulate the makeup of any monthly planning commission agenda and this is based upon completeness of any application, including application fees paid, necessary signatures, authorizations, sufficiency of submitted plans, and so forth. Derelict applications and disrespectful treatment of city personnel will also be factors is scheduling cases for planning commission meetings.
The drainage of storm water is a critical thing in Mississippi due to the normally copious amounts of rain the State receives. Northwest Mississippi is no different. Here are some important things to remember when thinking about drainage and storm water pollution:
Water pollution occurs when the above named practices are not adhered to. Poor practices can contaminate both groundwater and surface sources of water. Ingestion/consumption of polluted water can and does cause sickness, disease and death in both plants, animals and humans.
For more information about the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) storm water Phase II programs, click on the links found below:
Before digging, please call Mississippi One Call at 811 or 800-227-6477. To learn more about this program at: www.ms1call.org. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
To schedule a building inspection, call:
Fax : 662-342-3485
Desoto County GIS Map:
Ordinances and/or Plans:
Storm Water Control and BMP Ordinance
To begin the process of opening a business here, take a look at the Building Occupancy Checklist.
Again, before digging, please call Mississippi One Call at 811 or 800-227-6477. It's that important! Learn more about Mississippi One Call at www.ms1call.org.