City Planning

Natchez downtown master plan honored as Mississippi’s 2018 best planning project The cover of the Downtown Natchez Revitalization Plan

To view the Downtown Plan, click here.

Department Functions

  • Administer the  permitting and inspection programs through the Office of Inspections
  • Regulatory administrator for the Natchez Development Code, Preservation Ordinance, Sign Ordinance, business licenses, and commercial/industrial site plan review applications. 
  • Serve as staff to the Natchez Preservation Commission and Planning Commission
  • Receive and process applications requiring public hearings before the Preservation Commission, Planning Commission, and in some cases the Mayor and Board of Alderman

Questions regarding variances, special exceptions, rezonings, or reviews by the Preservation or Planning Commission? 

Please see our comprehensive FAQ section in the right column of this page.

City Regulations & Applications