The Forrest County Planning Department
- Posted by: Emily James
- Category: Community News
The Forrest County Planning Department is the result of an act in August 2000 by the Board of Directors establishing it. The Planning Department has since seen its involvement in projects and incentives for the citizens of Forrest County. Including designations for improving the quality of life.
In the first place, Forrest County, MS contains 5 Supervisor Districts in which there are numerous subdivisions. For instance, Supervisor District 1 is in Hattiesburg, MS. This district of subdivisions has a population of 14,369. The City of Hattiesburg has a total population of 45,749. This making Hattiesburg the 5th largest city in Mississippi. In comparison to Mississippi’s 362 other incorporated cities, towns and CPD’s (Census Designated Places), Hattiesburg is ranked #5. This ranking places Hattiesburg in the 99th percentile.
As a matter of fact, in the subdivision process the first step is having a meeting with the Planning Department. During this meeting, development plans are the discussion. When surveying and dividing subdivisions, there must be an understanding that the maximum amount of units per square acre be no more than four. In the event there are more than the four units, Board approval is necessary. Acquiring this approval involves the submittal of a preliminary layout by the developer. Once the work has been finished and the Board of Supervisors has given their acceptance, improvements are then guaranteed for 1 year by the developer or developers. Then, filing of the finalized, approved plats of the subdivision takes place with the Chancery Clerk’s Office. There are fees for filing. These fees are $10 per subdivision and $1 per lot.
Additionally, some of the County Services are:
-Geographic Information Systems
-Environmental program management
-Data research, collection and analysis
-General consultation on planning related issues.
Moreover, the Planning Department can be reached at
Forrest County Planning Department
P.O Box 1310
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-1310
Phone: 601-583-7507 or 601-584-6162
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