Building & Permits


The Building and Permit department oversees the distribution of permits for altering the look of a building as well as enforcing the adopted codes for Madison the City. Madison currently operates under and enforces the Family of International Building Codes and Fees, 2018 Edition.

Madison the City Building and Permit Department is currently rated a Class-4 by the Mississippi State Rating Bureau in both commercial and residential areas. Class 4 is the highest rating given out by the bureau and Madison the City was among the first cities in the state to receive this rating.

All building inspectors for Madison the City are certified through the International Code Council. And all plans for commercial buildings in the city must be stamped by a registered architect.

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Building permits (Page 1, Page 2) are required for the following:

  • New residential buildings
  • Residential Additions/Renovations
  • New commercial buildings
  • Commercial miscellaneous
  • Foundation work
  • Roofs
  • Fences
  • Gas and Electric permits - issued if the utilities have been off for more than six months
  • Pools (plus Owner's Letter)
  • Demolition of a building
  • Site Grades
  • Banners
  • POD storage
  • Rental Property

Current building codes for Madison the City: