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Gulfport, MS Demolition Permitting Requirements

Is a building permit required for demolition in the city of Gulfport?

Yes. Building permits are required for all demolition projects taking place in Gulfport. For more information on permits and licensing, visit Harrison County's Code Administration office.

What are the city of Gulfport's permit requirements for a residential project?

In order to have your building permit application approved, the following steps should be completed:

  • You must obtain zoning approval from Patrick Bonck, the Harrison County Zoning Administrator, at (228) 831-3367.
  • You must be able to include a set of your demolition plans and a plot plan showing the current building or structures on your property.
  • You must be able to provide proof that you own the property or a signed affidavit from the property owner.

Please keep in mind that additional information may be required based on your specific job.

Where do I go to obtain a building permit in the city of Gulfport?

Applying for a building permit in the city of Gulfport is easy. Simply visit:

The Code Administration Office
1801 23rd Ave.
Gulfport, MS 39501

Do I obtain the demolition permit or does the contractor I hire do it?

It depends. In some cases, the demolition contractor might insist on pulling the necessary permits for a job, but this is not always the case.

Having your demolition contractor obtain the permits for you can prove to be a much more stress-free experience, so make sure you confirm with the contractor(s) you speak with whether or not they will handle the permitting process.