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Building Inspector’s Information

Building Inspector’s Information

Contact Information:  David Fearn
Building Inspector, City of Brookhaven
Room 103
301 S. First Street
Brookhaven, MS 39601

Phone: 601-823-5966
Fax: 601-823-5967
Email: dfearn@cableone.net

How do I find Mississippi Contractor Information?

See the website at http://www.msboc.us/

What information needs to be on file before performing electrical, HVAC, plumbing, work inside the City Limits?

  • A surety bond bound to the City of Brookhaven for $5000.00
  • Proof of Insurance
  • State of MS license

What is the procedure for obtaining a permit for electrical service?

If the power has been off for 6 months or longer a permit must be obtained from the City Inspector; or, if work has been done that requires the service to be disconnected the City Inspector must inspect the work and a permit will be required.   Once a permit has been issued for electrical services, the City Inspector will fax the permit to the Electric Company.  Your electrical account number will be required before the permit can be issued.

NOTE: All electrical work performed must be done by a licensed electrician.

What is the procedure for obtaining a permit for gas services?

If the meter has been removed or the gas has been off for 6 months or longer a permit is required. You must first contact a licensed plumber to perform a pressure test to insure there are no leaks. Once the test has been performed, the plumber should contact the City Inspector to verify there are no leaks in the system.  Once this has been verified, the City Inspector will fax the permit to the gas company.

NOTE: All work performed must be done by a licensed plumber.

What is required to obtain a building permit?

2 sets of plans, a copy of the deed, and a completed building permit application. Depending on the job, there may be a 2 week review period. The building permit application may be found on this page.

How can I determine the cost of a building permit?

The schedule of permit fees may be found on this page.  If you have any questions regarding the formula for determining the fees, please contact our office at 601-833-7766.

What is required to obtain a sign permit?

A completed and signed Sign Permit Application application.

How can I determine the cost of a sign permit?

The schedule of permit fees may be found on this page.  If you have any questions regarding the formula for determining the fees, please contact our office at 601-833-7766.

How can I determine the zoning of a parcel of property?

A zoning map is located here. If you are unsure of the zoning, please feel free to contact our office at 601-833-7766 for further assistance.

May I move a mobile home into the City?

A single wide mobile home may only be moved into a mobile home park or if it is replacing a mobile home of the same size or smaller. The mobile home which is being replaced must have been occupied within the last 90 days. A copy of the water bill or electrical bill must be provided to verify the mobile home was occupied.

A double-wide may be moved into R-2 or R-3 areas provided it meets its setback requirements. They also may be moved into a mobile home park.

Note: A moving permit must be obtained before moving the mobile home.

Do I need a building permit for a portable storage building?

Yes, a permit is required.  The storage building must be located in the side or rear yard and the setback requirements must be met.

Does your office have any contact information for licensed plumbers, electricians, or HVAC technicians?

The list of licensed contractors may be found here or at the State of Mississippi Contractors website http://www.msboc.us/contractors.cfm

David Fearn

David Fearn

City Building Inspector
Charity Hamilton

Charity Hamilton