Check license before hiring contractors

The City of Biloxi is home to many reputable, licensed building contractors who are qualified to make repairs for you. However, after each storm, a number of transient contractors sets up temporary shop in the community.

Before signing any contract or paying any money for repair work, you should ask to see the person’s City of Biloxi license. Also, obtain proper permits, to be sure that the work is done to code. Work not done with proper permits or inspections also may not be eligible for any reimbursement from your insurance company.

If you have any questions about a contractor or permits, contact the Building Division at 435-6270 or online at