Planning & Development

Planning & Building Department Profile

The Olive Branch Planning and Building Department consist of the Director of Planning and Building, Assistant Director of Planning, Associate Planner, Planning Secretary, the Building Official, Assistant Building Official, Building Inspectors, Code Enforcement Officers, a GIS Technician, and Building Permit Clerks.

The Planning Division

The Planning Division is responsible for comprehensive development review including zoning, platting, variances, and other permits. Also managing land within the City per the General Development Plan, which includes long-range, and strategic planning. Other duties include planning related data management and research, coordination with Building Inspections, geographic information systems, and professional and administrative support for public boards and commissions.

Building Inspections & Code Enforcement

Building Department and Code Enforcement are responsible for permitting all construction and conducting inspections of the work. Building codes and ordinances have been enacted and amended, when necessary, to ensure good, safe buildings. Permits are the vehicle that the City uses to inspect all construction work as it progresses. The property owner is ultimately responsible for obtaining proper permits although the action application can be delegated to the contractor.

Commonly Requested Forms & Applications

Are now available. Please feel free to print the appropriate application and informational sheet (if necessary) and return it to the address with the correct fee, if applicable. If you should have questions please feel free to contact the Planning and Building Department.

Additional Information

  • Fees are subject to change. Call ahead for current rates.
  • It is a good idea to check with the Building Department before you begin any type of construction. Before you dig, please call "MS 811" at 800-227-6477 for underground line locations. It's the law!
  • eTrakit Web Portal - The link to the web portal provides access to building permit and code enforcement information.  View the informational pamphlet (PDF).