Contractors must have city license

Property owners are warned to beware of transient contractors who typically set up shop in the wake of disasters such as a hurricane.

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

Before having any work done, ask to see the person’s City of Biloxi license card, which is required to do business in this city. Do not pay any money in advance. Do not sign any contracts. And do not pay any money until the work has been inspected and approved by a city inspector.

If you have any questions or concerns, call the Community Development Department beginning Friday morning at 228-435-6280.

Zeta news & notes

City info line: Non-emergency city facilities remain closed. Non-emergency employees should report at their usual time Friday. To hear the updated message, call 228-435-6300.

Traffic signals: Police are asking residents to limit traffic to only essential business. Intersections with either destroyed or inoperative traffic signals should be treated as four-way stops.

Photos: Biloxi saw numerous down lines and trees and tens of thousands residents and businesses lost power. To see some photos of the remnants of Hurricane Zeta in Biloxi, click here.

Facebook: To see a cumulation of storm related photos and videos, including one of Jim Cantore, posted on the city’s Facebook page, click here.