Development Services Division

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