Deadline looms for free permits in Biloxi

Homeowners hoping to get free storm repair or rebuilding permits from the City of Biloxi have until March 21 to get the necessary plans turned in to the city’s Community Development Department.

Homeowners have saved anywhere from $25 to $250 or more since the city waived the fees for storm-related permits in the wake of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 29.

Fees for commercial construction permits, however, are not waived.

State rolls out website with grant information

The Mississippi Development Authority has launched a website with information about the grants assistance program for homeowners making storm repairs or rebuilding.

To find out more about the program, click here.

News and notes

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council is not scheduled to meet the week of March 13.

Brown bagging: Main Street Biloxi will launch its Brown Bag lunch series on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, on the Biloxi Town Green. To find out more, click here.

Popular images: Officials with Journal Communications report that thousands of visitors are continuing to stream to the Images of Biloxi montage the company created and has allowed the city to continue to showcase on its web site. To see the nostalgic pre-Katrina images, click here.

Condo status: The Community Development Department has updated its condominium development status report. To read it, click here.

Webcasting: To listen to this week’s City Desk webcast, click here.