Code Enforcement is a service provided by the city of Gulfport to ensure compliance with state laws, city ordinances, and zoning regulations.

  • Codes/Ordinances
  • State Law 21-19-11
  • City Ordinances
  • International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)
  • Ordinance 2812, Amendment to the IPMC
  • Planning & Zoning Ordinances
  • Tree Ordinances
  • Sign Ordinances

Our Mission:

Our mission is to provide for the public health, safety and welfare of our community through the education of our citizens, ensuring compliance with our codes and ordinances, and abatement activities. Code Enforcement strongly emphasizes voluntary compliance in order to enhance the quality of life and civic pride of our city.

Our Goals

  1. Prompt, Professional and Courteous Service.
  2. Promote the public health and safety of our City.
  3. Enhance the Quality of Life in our City.
  4. To achieve Voluntary Compliance.

Our Process

If I have Property Maintenance Concerns, How do I report the code violation?

A complaint is typically submitted by one of the following methods:

  1. Contact the City of Gulfport’s 311 System
    Just dial 311. You will be asked questions such as your name, address, phone number, type of violation, and the address of the violation.
    You can also submit a customer service request by filling out this online form which goes directly to the 311 group.
    Note: Your complaint will be submitted to the proper Department and will be tracked to completion.
    Note: If you are outside of the city, please dial (228) 868-5700.
  2. Telephone
    Dial (228) 868-5718 to contact the Code Office.
  3. Submit a Complaint Form
    Click here for a copy of the form. Complete and send via email or by regular mail.

    1. Email Complaint to the Code Enforcement Department (CodeEnforcement@gulfport-ms.gov).
    2. Complete the form and press send or send it via mail to:
      Code Enforcement
      1410 24th Avenue
      Gulfport, MS 39501
  4. Staff Generated Complaint
    Code Enforcement generates complaints as part of the normal workday.

Note: In response to complaints, a Code Enforcement Officer will typically visit the site within 24 hrs to confirm a code violation exists and to start the process of resolving the complaint.

Bid Packages

Click here to visit our Code Enforcement bid package page for contractors.

Why was my property inspected?
The City of Gulfport has two methods of Code Enforcement: Complaint initiated or Staff generated.

Will the Inspector request entry into my home?
No. Inspectors inspect the outside of your home, building and premises as a part of routine inspections. If an inspector needs to gain entry to the premises, you as the property owner will be asked if gaining access is acceptable. If you agree, you will be asked to sign a Right of Entry Request Form prior to entry into the residence. If it is denied and it is essential for the inspector to gain access to the residence, the inspector will go through the process of attaining a search warrant from the court system.

How will I recognize the Inspector?
Inspectors have an official City ID Badge and business cards issued by the City of Gulfport.

I need more time to comply. What should I do?
You are asked to contact the Inspector listed on the notification you received and request an extension in order to achieve compliance. Inspectors routinely grant extensions to allow for project completion, hiring a contractor, special circumstances of the Owner, etc.

What if I am physically unable to do the work?
Contact the Code Office and ask for assistance. In some cases, the inspector will be aware of volunteers available to help citizens.

What if I disagree with the items in the Compliance Letter?

  1. An inspector will meet you on your property at your request to explain the violation at any time prior to a Council Hearing Date or Court Date.
  2. You may attend a council hearing to contest the charges.

What happens if I do not fully comply with the work orders listed in a Compliance Letter or simply do nothing?
Unless other arrangements have been made for extensions, etc., failure to resolve violations listed in formal communication may result in the issuance of a Citation/Summons or the City may correct the violations as part of the City Council Process.

These processes may result in fines and or liens placed on property in order to recover costs associated with correcting the violation.

 

Code Enforcement Contact


1410 24th Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39501
(228) 868-5718

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