Building Division

Building permit required (Zoning/Article III. Enforcement/Sec. B)

It shall be unlawful to commence the excavation for or the construction of any building or other structure, including accessory structures, or to store building materials or to erect temporary field offices, or to commence the moving, alteration, or repair (except repairs not changing the character of the structure and not exceeding $1,000.00 in cost, or painting or wallpapering) of any structure, including accessory structures, until the building/codes official of the municipality has issued for such work a building permit including a statement that the plans, specifications and intended use of such structure in all respects conform with the provisions of this ordinance. Application for a building permit shall be made to the building/codes official of the municipality on forms provided for that purpose.


Did you know you can submit your permit request online?

Online permit applications are coming soon.  In the meantime, please contact Markez Quinn for any questions.  m.quinn@cityofstarkville.org or 662-323-2525 ext 3130.

Duties & Responsibilities

The City of Starkville’s Development Services Division is responsible for reviewing building plans, issuing building permits, conducting building inspections, and issuing Certificates of Occupancy for construction and privilege licenses. Permits shall be obtained prior to the commencement of all construction activities.

All inspections should be called in to the Development Services Division so they can be recorded and the closest available inspector can be dispatched to the site. Please call as far in advance a possible so we can ensure timely arrival. The Development Services Division personnel are here to help you with your project! Whether you are a professional builder, contractor, or a homeowner: please do not hesitate to call with any questions you may have.

Please call (662) 323-2525, ext. 3130 to schedule all inspections!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you would like to submit documents via mail, please address the envelope "ATTN: Community Development", and mail it to our office at 110 West Main Street, Starkville, MS 39759.

Adopted Codes

  • Starkville Residential Building Handbook
  • 2012 edition of the International Building Code, as amended
    • Appendices A, F, G & J
  • 2012 edition of the International Residential Code, as amended
    • Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J & K
  • 2012 edition of the International Mechanical Code, as amended
    • Appendix A
  • 2012 edition of the International Plumbing Code, as amended
    • Appendices B, C, D, E, F & G
  • 2012 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code, as amended
    • Appendices A, B, C & D
  • 2012 edition of the International Fire Code, as amended
    • Appendices B, C, D, E, F & G
  • 2011 edition of the National Electric Code, as amended
  • 2012 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code, as amended

Applications & Other Information

Building Department News

Building Permit Summaries