Planning & Zoning, Building Inspector, & Code Enforcement

Functions of Planning & Zoning, Building Inspector, & Code Enforcer

Planning & Zoning handles

  • Building permits
  • Garage sale and yard sale permits
  • Floodplain development
  • Zoning including administration of all zoning ordinances
  • Building and building codes
  • Building inspection
  • Street addresses for 911
  • City of Amory Rental Ordinances

Building Inspector Job Details

Major duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Monitor abandoned structures
  • Monitoring and enactment of building codes for new and existing construction

Code Enforcer

Major duties include but are not limited to:

  • Primary duties are the prevention, detection, investigation, and enforcement of violations of laws regulating public nuisance, public health, safety, and welfare, public works, business activities and consumer protection, building standards, land-use, or municipal affairs for the City of Amory
  • Knowledge of codes and ordinances for the City of Amory
  • Sworn law enforcement officer for the City of Amory

People and Contact Information

  • Code Enforcement Officer

             Billy Richey  662-256-3517   or   

              Email Billy at brichey@cityofamoryms.com     or     Fax 662-256-6333

  • Building Inspector & Planning and Zoning Administrator

             David Moore  662-256-3517     or     

              Email David at buildinginspector@cityofamoryms.com    or     Fax 662-256-6333

  • Planning & Zoning and Code Enforcement Administrative Assistant

              Angie Whitlock 662-256-3517     or     

              Email Angie at angiewhitlock@cityofamoryms.com      or    or     Fax 662-256-6333

Documents

Mississippi Code and Laws Pertaining to Permits and Inspections:

  • Miss. Code Ann. § 73-59-17: Denial of permit to persons not duly licensed; reporting of violations- The building official, or other authority charged with the duty of issuing building or similar permits, of any municipality or county, shall refuse to issue a permit for any undertaking which would classify the applicant as a residential builder or remodeler under this chapter unless the applicant has furnished evidence that he is either licensed as required by this chapter or exempt from the requirements of this chapter. The building official, or other authority charged with the duty of issuing building or similar permits, shall also report to the board the name and address of any person who, in his opinion, has violated this chapter by accepting, or contracting to accomplish, work which would classify the person as a residential builder or remodeler under this chapter without a license or acknowledgement. SOURCES: Laws, 1993, ch. 534, § 9; reenacted, Laws, 1995, ch. 431, § 9; reenacted without change, Laws, 2000, ch. 345, § 9; reenacted without change, Laws, 2005, ch. 375, § 9; reenacted without change, Laws, 2009, ch. 556, § 9; reenacted without change, Laws, 2011, ch. 433, § 9; reenacted without change, Laws, 2015, ch. 410, § 19, eff from and after July 1, 2015.

 

  • Miss. Code Ann. § 31-3-21: 
    • (1)  It shall be unlawful for any person who does not hold a certificate of responsibility issued under this chapter to submit a bid, enter into a contract, or otherwise engage in or continue in this state in the business of a contractor, as defined in this chapter. Any bid which is submitted without a certificate of responsibility number issued under this chapter and without that number appearing on the exterior of the bid envelope, as and if herein required, at the time designated for the opening of such bid, shall not be considered further, and the person or public agency soliciting bids shall not enter into a contract with a contractor submitting a bid in violation of this section. In addition, any person violating this section by knowingly and willfully submitting a bid for projects without holding a certificate of responsibility number issued under this chapter, as and if herein required, at the time of the submission or opening of such bid shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($ 1,000.00), or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
    • (2)  All bids submitted for public or private projects where the bid is in excess of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($ 50,000.00) shall contain on the outside or exterior of the envelope or container of such bid the contractor’s current certificate number, and no bid shall be opened or considered unless such contractor’s current certificate number appears on the outside or exterior of said envelope or container, or unless there appears a statement on the outside or exterior of such envelope or container to the effect that the bid enclosed therewith did not exceed Fifty Thousand Dollars ($ 50,000.00) with respect to public or private projects. Any person violating the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($ 1,000.00), or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
    • (3)  In the letting of public contracts preference shall be given to resident contractors, and a nonresident bidder domiciled in a state having laws granting preference to local contractors shall be awarded Mississippi public contracts only on the same basis as the nonresident bidder’s state awards contracts to Mississippi contractors bidding under similar circumstances; and resident contractors actually domiciled in Mississippi, be they corporate, individuals, or partnerships, are to be granted preference over nonresidents in awarding of contracts in the same manner and to the same extent as provided by the laws of the state of domicile of the nonresident. When a nonresident contractor submits a bid for a public project, he shall attach thereto a copy of his resident state’s current preference law, if any, pertaining to such state’s treatment of nonresident contractors. Any bid submitted by a nonresident contractor which does not include the nonresident contractor’s current state law shall be rejected and not considered for award. As used in this section, the term “resident contractors” includes a nonresident person, firm or corporation that has been qualified to do business in this state and has maintained a permanent full-time office in the State of Mississippi for two (2) years prior to submission of the bid and the subsidiaries and affiliates of such a person, firm or corporation. Any public agency awarding a contract shall promptly report to the Department of Revenue the following information:
      • (a)  The amount of the contract.
      • (b)  The name and address of the contractor reviewing the contract.
      • (c)  The name and location of the project.
    • (4)  In addition to any other penalties provided in this chapter, and upon a finding of a violation of this chapter, the State Board of Contractors may, after notice and hearing, issue an order of abatement directing the contractor to cease all actions constituting violations of this chapter until such time as the contractor complies with Mississippi state law, and to pay to the board a civil penalty to be deposited into the State Board of Contractors’ Fund, created in Section 31-3-17, of not more than three percent (3%) of the total contract being performed by the contractor. In addition to, or in lieu of, such civil penalty, the board may issue a public or private reprimand. The funds collected from civil penalty payments shall be used by the State Board of Contractors for enforcement and education. SOURCES: Codes, 1942, § 8968-11; Laws, 1958, ch. 473, § 11; Laws, 1960, ch. 393, § 7; Laws, 1968, ch. 511, § 1; Laws, 1980, ch. 498, § 11; Laws, 1985, ch. 505, § 13; reenacted and amended, Laws, 1988, ch. 527, § 12; Laws, 1992, ch. 505, § 2; Laws, 1999, ch. 363, § 1; Laws, 2010, ch. 383, § 2; Laws, 2015, ch. 410, § 9, eff from and after July 1, 2015.

     

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