Important Phone Numbers Address
Courthouse Operator 601-794-8504
Sheriff’s Office601-794-1005
Lamar County Jail601-794-1088
Justice Court601-794-2950
911 Addressing 601-794-3911

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OverviewOn November 19th, 2009 Lamar County Board of Supervisors historically voted to adopt the Lamar County Zoning Ordinance. The effective date of the enacting of the Ordinance was set to be January 1st, 2010. Lamar County Board of Supervisors under authorization from the Mississippi State Legislature House Bill 1661 enabled Lamar County to adopt zoning for portions of the unincorporated County. Therefore Lamar County adopted on November 19th, 2009 an Ordinance and enacted such an Ordinance January 1st, 2010.
Ordinance & MapA viewable copy of the Lamar County Zoning Ordinance & Zoning Map are available for review & download. The following links will bring you to the respective pages which contain either the Lamar County Zoning Ordinance or Lamar County Zoning Map. The use of the online version is for reference purposes and for official determinations and/ or text of either you must contact the Planning Department.
Process & ProceduresIf the parcel is located within the zoned area the process that you must take may very some depending on what type of use you would like to attempt on the parcel. Lamar County Planning Department has designed application forms & worksheets to aid in the process of applying for any particular use.
Planning CommissionThe Planning Commission for Lamar County consists of a five (5) member board and one (1) alternate of County citizens which were appointed by the Board of Supervisors which meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 2:00pm in the Lamar County Chancery Court House Board of Supervisors Chambers. The Commission will be hearing petitions of all matters related to the land use within the zoned area of the County. This will consist of rezoning, variances, conditional use permits, violation enforcement, and other various petitions. The determination of the Commission will then got he Board of Supervisors for consideration and final decision. The Commission's web-page is linked below. The Commission's web-page has the deadlines for submittal's, the hearing dates, and the agendas as they become available for public viewing prior to a meeting.

Planning Department
Lamar County Mississippi
Central Office Complex
144 Shelby Speights Dr
PO BOX 1240
Purvis, MS 39475

Office (601) 794-1024
Fax (601) 794-3900
during normal business hours. ( 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. Monday - Friday )
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