Planning and Zoning Forms

AT THIS TIME, THE PLANNING & BUILDING DEPARTMENT CAN ONLY ACCEPT CHECK OR CASH AS PAYMENT.

UNIVERSAL PLANNING APPLICATION CHECKLISTS – REV 1-1-19

Olive Branch Comprehensive Plan adopted 9-16-11

Civil Site Plan Design Review Plan Submittal Requirement Checklist

Design Review Checklist (Optional Requirements 2b)

Design Review Checklist (Mandatory Requirements 3b)

Designation Of Agent Form

Statement of Home Occupation Revised 03-03-2020

Checklist Mobile Vendor Zoning 2019-11-07 – revised

DATA FOR FINAL PLAT CHECKLIST

Building Permit Forms

AT THIS TIME, THE PLANNING AND BUILDING DEPARTMENT CAN ONLY ACCEPT CHECK OR CASH AS PAYMENT.

BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION

RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL PERMIT APPLICATION

COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL PERMIT APPLICATION

PLUMBING PERMIT APPLICATION

MECHANICAL PERMIT APPLICATION

DETACHED ACCESSORY BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION  (STORAGE BLDG, DETACHED GARAGE/SHOP, PERGOLA, GAZEBO, POOL HOUSE, ETC) –Site plan must be attached

FENCE PERMIT APPLICATION – Site plan must be attached

PRIVATE POOL PERMIT APPLICATIONSite plan must be attached

OWNER ABOVE GROUND POOL REQUIREMENT APPLICATION  (MUST BE SIGNED BY PROPERTY OWNER)

OWNER IN GROUND POOL REQUIREMENTS APPLICATION  (MUST BE SIGNED BY PROPERTY OWNER)

PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL PERMIT APPLICATION

IRRIGATION PERMIT APPLICATION

SIGN PERMIT APPLICATION  SEE INFORMATION SHEET BELOW FOR SIGN PERMIT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Sign Permit Information Sheet   *NOTE:  ROUND UP WHEN FIGURING SQUARE FOOTAGE

BANNER PERMIT APPLICATION  Banner Permit Applications must be accompanied by approval from property owner/management company.  All Banners must be pre-approved by Code Enforcement prior to submitting to Building Dept.  We cannot accept payment for banner permits until they are signed by Code Enforcement.  Call (662) 892-9342 to meet with Code Enforcement.

Banner Ordinance

DEMOLITION PERMIT APPLICATION

PALLET RACKING CONVEYOR PERMIT 2021

BUILDING PLAN REVIEW APPLICATION   FOR COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS (TO BE SUBMITTED FOR PLAN REVIEW PRIOR TO SUBMITTING A BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION)

SMALL CELL TECHNOLOGY FACILITY PERMIT APPLICATION 

PROPERTY OWNER CERTIFICATE    MUST BE NOTARIZED AND ACCOMPANY A PERMIT APPLICATION FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION, ADDITIONS OR RENOVATIONS WHEN PULLED BY A NON-LICENSED PROPERTY OWNER ACTING AS THEIR OWN GENERAL CONTRACTOR.

Building Contractor Information Manual

Contractor Licensing Requirements

BUILDING PERMIT FEE CHART     CONTACT THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT FOR CORRECT FEE AMOUNTS.  FEES TURNED IN BASED SOLELY ON THIS CHART MAY BE INCORRECT AND WILL DELAY ACCEPTANCE OF PERMIT.

Ordinance & Regulations

Municode is provided by the City of Olive Branch for the convenience of the public and for general informational purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure that Municode is as accurate as possible. However, reformatting of Ordinances by Municode editors may result in text variations when comparing the versions found online with the official Ordinances adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Official research should include accessing the minutes of the meetings of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Olive Branch, on file in the City Clerk’s office. In the event of any discrepancy, Ordinances on file with the City Clerk shall control.

Please contact the City Clerk for more information.

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Planning and Building FAQs

1. What activities require a permit from the Planning & Building?

  • Permits are needed on all of the following:Residential Construction:
    1. New construction
    2. Additions ( carports, garages, living space)
    3. Enclosing ( carports, garages, patios, decks,& porches)
    4. Accessory Buildings (storage, detached garages/shops, barns, gazebos, etc.)
    5. Renovations
    6. Finishing out Expandable areas
    7. Storm shelters / Safe Rooms
    8. Fences
    9. Swimming Pools / Spas / Therapeutic Pools (private)
    10. Signs (all types)
    11. Irrigation (Landscape Sprinkler systems)
    12. Temporary Tents
    13. Temporary Trailers Residential Construction or Real Estate Sales Offices
    14. Moving Building(s) / Structure(s)
    15. Demolition of Building(s) / Structure(s)

    Commercial / Industrial Construction

    1. New construction
    2. Additions
    3. Enclosing any roof covered areas
    4. Renovations
    5. Build outs in exiting building
    6. Re-roofing
    7. Pallet racks & convey systems
    8. Tank farms
    9. Storm shelters / safe rooms
    10. Fences
    11. Swimming Pools / Spas / Hot Tubs/ Therapeutic Pools (public)
    12. SIgns (all types)
    13. Irrigation (Landscape Sprinkler systems)
    14. Temporary Tents
    15. Temporary Trailers (Construction office or Real Estate Sale office)
    16. Moving Building(s) / Structure(s)
    17. Demolition of Building(s) / Structure(s)

    Plumbing

    1. Residential New
    2. Residential Building Renovation
    3. Residential Building Additions
    4. Residential Accessory Buildings
    5. Residential Replacement(s) of any fixture(s) an equipment
    6. Commercial / Industrial New
    7. Commercial / Industrial Building Renovation
    8. Commercial / Industrial Building Additions
    9. Commercial / Industrial Accessory Buildings
    10. Commercial / Industrial Replacement(s) of any fixture(s) & equipment

    Electrical

    1. Residential New
    2. Residential Building Renovations
    3. Residential Building Additions
    4. Residential Accessory Buildings
    5. Residential Additions to existing circuits / adding new circuits
    6. Residential Additions to existing service/ adding new service
    7. Residential Swimming Pools / Spas / Hot Tubs etc.
    8. Commercial / Industrial New
    9. Commercial / Industrial Building Renovations
    10. Commercial / Industrial Building Additions
    11. Commercial / Industrial Accessory Buildings
    12. Commercial / Industrial Additions to existing circuits / adding new circuits
    13. Commercial / Industrial Additions to existing service / adding new service
    14. Commercial / Industrial Swimming Pools / Spas / Hot Tubs etc.

    Mechanical (HVAC Systems)

    1. Residential New
    2. Residential Building Renovations
    3. Residential Building Additions
    4. Residential Accessory Buildings
    5. Residential Additions of new equipment
    6. Residential Replacement of  existing equipment
    7. Residential Gas piping
    8. Commercial / Industrial New
    9. Commercial / Industrial Building Renovations
    10. Commercial / Industrial Building Additions
    11. Commercial / Industrial Accessory Buildings
    12. Commercial / Industrial Additions of new equipment
    13. Commercial / Industrial Replacement of existing equipment
    14. Commercial / Industrial Gas piping
    15. Boilers
    16. Refrigeration
    17. Vent Hoods
    18. Duct work only
    19. Water heaters

2. What are the requirements concerning replacing a fence?

  • Answer: A permit must be applied for to insure that the new fence meets the requirements of the City’s Zoning Ordinance. A fence permit can be applied for at the Building Department offices.

3. Are silt fence require on all vacant lots?

  • Answer: No, silt fences are required only on lots where grass has been removed.

4. What are the requirements to install an accessory building on your property?

  • Answer: In order to construct an accessory structure a permit must be applied for at the Building Department offices. The permit application process ensures that the potential structure does not interfere with any utility easements and that the placement of the structure is in accordance with zoning and building regulations.

5. How do I schedule inspections?

  • Answer: Contact the Building Department offices at (662)892-9333 before 4 pm to schedule an inspection for the next business day.   

6. Do I need a permit for a garage sale?

  • Answer: No, a permit is not required if you are having the garage sale at your residence. A permit is necessary if you are having the sale at a commercial location.

7. What are your adopted building codes?

  • Answer: The Mayor and Board of Alderman passed an ordinance adopting the following building codes:
    • 2018 International Building Code
    • 2018 International Residential Code
    • 2018 International Mechanical Code
    • 2018 International Plumbing Code
    • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
    • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
    • 2017 National Electric Code
    • 2018 International Existing Building Code
    • 2018 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code

8. What is the difference between the Planning Commission and the Board of Adjustment?

  • Answer: The Planning Commission is made of seven Commissioners, which includes a Chairman who is in charge of the meetings. Those monthly meetings are held to process applications from land owners requesting changes in a particular subdivision’s zoning text, to change from one zoning designation to another, or subdivide currently owned property for the purpose of developing it, and other necessary miscellaneous requests. The Planning Commission’s function is to make a recommendation to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen with reference to the applications that have been processed. The final decision rests with the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.The Board of Adjustment also consists of seven members, including a Chairman who is in charge of the meetings. Those monthly meetings are held to process applications from land owners requesting changes and or variances in existing City of Olive Zoning Regulations. The requests also include temporary allowances of certain functions to take place for requested periods of times, and within particular zoning designations. The requests are known as Conditional Use Permit and Variance requests, the final decisions with reference to the applications submitted rests with this Board, unless that decision is appealed to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

9. The notices that we receive in the mail about the meetings, are those meetings open to the public? If I attend, do I have to speak?

  • Answer: The purpose of the notice is to inform you about the request from a homeowner located within 500 ft. of your property. This gives you the opportunity to either support or object to the request, you may choose not to attend the meeting. You will be given the opportunity to speak at the meeting if you desire, with the length of time to be determined by the Chairman. Board of Adjustment meetings are open to the general public.

10. What are the rules for parking vehicles? How many vehicles are allowed? Can we park on the street? What is considered a junk or derelict vehicle?

  • Answer: The City of Olive Branch parking ordinance states that all vehicles shall be parked on an impervious surface. Vehicles are not allowed to be parked on the lawn. Parking on the street is allowed for a time period of 48 hours. Junk vehicles, as defined by the City of Olive Branch, are vehicles without current tags, current inspection sticker, or that are clearly inoperable. Any vehicle that meets the criteria for a junk vehicle must be parked in a completely enclosed building or garage.

11. Why does it take a long time to clean abandoned properties?

  • Answer: The City of Olive Branch cleans or cuts properties under Mississippi Code section 21-19-11. This code requires the City to set a public hearing date at a regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen, and requires that we give the property owner substantial notice of the public hearing. The public hearing must also be held at a regular meeting of the Board of aldermen. To complete the required process, it takes about eight weeks.

12. Why are some portable signs allowed and others not?

  • Answer: The City of Olive Branch’s ordinance relating to signs prohibits the use of portable signs, or signs that are not permanently affixed to the ground or a building. There are a few exemptions to this ordinance including, but not limited to, political signs, real estate or “for lease” signs, and public signs.

13. How much is a fence permit?

  • Answer: The total for a residential fence permit is $36.00.

Planning Committees

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  • Old Towne Design Review Advisory Committee

    The “Old Towne” District is unique through its development as the original village center of the City of Olive Branch, and is an object of special and substantial public interest due to its richness in tradition, charm, and character, imparting a distinctly quaint aspect to an otherwise new City, as well as serving as a visible reminder of the cultural and historic development of the City. It is deemed essential to the public welfare that these qualities relating to the Old Towne District be preserved and protected from destructive changes in use and the growth pressures evident within the area and throughout the community, which threaten its existence as a unique, cohesive, and definable whole.

    It is the intent of the Design Review Advisory Committee to review all construction, reconstruction, alteration, rehabilitation, repair, moving or demolition of structures within the Old Towne District. The Committee will also review fences, signs, landscaping, or parking areas, both new construction or a change or alteration in the existing area.


    The meeting will typically be held on the fourth Friday unless the date proposes a conflict. A confirmation call will be made if an agenda is planned. All meetings are in the office of the City Planning Department at the Olive Branch City Hall, 9200 Pigeon Roost Road, Olive Branch, Mississippi, at 10:30 a.m.


    Old Towne Design Review Advisory Committee Roster

    SARAH CAMP (CHAIRWOMAN)

    (662) 895-5633

    7873 College Road

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    HAROLD NICHOLS

    (662) 895-6070

    8136 Saddlebrook Cove

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    GEORGE SAGO

    3542 Marcia Louise

    Southaven, MS 38672

    STEPHEN SHIKLE

    13511 Lapstone Lane

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    KIM TERRELL

    4479 Stone Park Blvd

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    BETTIE PUCKETT

    7070 Amber Drive

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    CLIFF MCLEMORE

    7459 Aylesbury Lane

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

  • The Planning Commission

    The Planning Commission is a recommendatory body that is appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to review subdivisions, zoning amendments, planned unit developments and their associated project texts and development plans, site plans, and the City of Olive Branch Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission is also responsible for making recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen concerning possible amendments to the City of Olive Branch’s Zoning Ordinance.


    All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m., and are held in the Municipal Court Building at 6900 Highland Street. Planning Commission meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month.


    Planning Commission Roster

    DONNY SINGH

    6281 Bear Cove N

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    DION JONES

    9621 Miranda Drive
    Olive Branch MS 38654

    JIM SCHUMPERT

    4128 Kayley Lane

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    KIMBERLY REMAK

    5240 Wedgewood Drive

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    STEVE STRATTON

    6370 Tranquil Drive

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    PAT DORR

    4325 Payne Parkway

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    (662) 895-1974

    DIANE SENGER

    9050 Superior Drive

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

  • The Board of (Zoning) Adjustment

    The Board of (Zoning) Adjustment is established with the powers and duties to authorize, in specific cases, such variance from the terms of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Olive Branch as will not be contrary to the public interest, and where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of this Ordinance would, in an individual case, result in unnecessary hardship, provided the spirit of these regulations shall be observed, public safety and welfare secured, and substantial justice done. The Board also authorizes conditional use permits in accordance with the provisions of the Ordinance.


    All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m., and are held in the Municipal Court Building at 6900 Highland Street. Board of Adjustment meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month.


    Board of (Zoning) Adjustment Roster

    JASON BOWLAN

    (Chairman)

    9689 Vaughters Cove

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    CARL R. WILLIAMS

    (662) 895-9628

    8723 Windersgate Drive

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    ARETHA WISEMAN

    7351 Fox Run Cove

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    WILLIAM GRAY

    (662) 895-8056

    6915 Highland Street

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    TED ROMAN

    4711 W. Sandidge Rd

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    ANGELA COOK

    10605 DeSoto Road

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    JEFF EDLER

    10256 Hyman Dr

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

  • Design Review Advisory Committee

    The Design Review Advisory Committee is established with the powers and duties to recommend to the Board of Aldermen an ordinance setting forth minimum standards of design for adoption. The Committee shall review, on at least an annual basis, the operations and implementation of the City of Olive Branch Design Review Ordinance, and shall recommend to the Board of Aldermen any amendments to either the administrative sections of the Design Review Ordinance or to the minimum standards of design that they may deem necessary to enhance such operations and implementation.

    The Committee shall provide counsel and advice to the Administrative Official on matters pertaining to community appearance and shall be responsible for such other tasks and activities as the Board of Aldermen may designate from time to time. The Committee shall be responsible for reviewing and approving, in the place of the Administrative Official, any applications for a Building Permit in which the use of steel or other metal is included as a major exterior design element.


    Meetings are always scheduled for the second Monday of each Month.
    Meeting dates are subject to change depending on the availability of the Committee Members.

    Design Review Advisory Committee Roster

    TONY JONES

    (Chairman)

    6181 Sierra

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    DERWARD WINDERS

    7925 Dunn Lane

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    MARC W. NAYLOR

    6621 Meadowbrook Place

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    HENRY WILSON

    7708 Hunters View Drive

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    ALVIN LUNZ

    12101 Miller Road

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

Planning and Zoning Fee Chart

For Planning Department applications


Preliminary Subdivision Application $100.00 + $3.00 per lot
Final Subdivision Application $100.00 + $3.00 per lot
Minor Subdivision
(zoned AR with 3 lots or less)
$30.00 per lot
Revisions to recorded Subdivisions to revise Restrictive Covenants correct errors or change lot lines $50.00 + $3.00 per lot
Vacating Plats $50.00
Cemeteries $10.00 per 100 lots or fraction thereof
Rezoning to A, AR $200.00
Rezoning to R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4 $250.00
Rezoning to all other Districts $300.00
Variances/Residential
(Single Family Only)
$100.00
Variances/Commercial
(Including Sign Variances)
$300.00
Conditional Use Permits (Both residential and commercial) $200.00
Project Text Amendment No Fee Required
Design Review Variance No Fee Required

Plan Review Fee for both Commercial and Industrial Permits, is determined by total square footage, one half of the permit fee + $1.00 recording fee.

Note: The State of Mississippi requires that we charge an additional $1.00 recording fee for all Applications submitted to the Building and Planning Department. , this fee is collected by us, and sent to the State Department of Revenue.

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Contact Us

  • 662-892-9200
  • City of Olive Branch, MS
    9200 Pigeon Roost
    Olive Branch, MS 38654
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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