Land Development Ordinance

With funding provided from the Mississippi Development Authority and extensive input provided by the public, elected officials and staff, the city recently updated its Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted by the City Council in December 2009. This state-mandated document is designed to help guide long-term development and growth in Biloxi over the next 20 to 25 years.

The city then focused on updating its Land Development Ordinance as a tool to support and encourage development in order to achieve the goals and objectives for growth identified in the long-term plan. This involved revising procedures and standards to improve user friendliness, enhancing flexibility to protect and preserve local natural resources, and promoting responsible development to strengthen neighborhoods and support Biloxi’s quality of life.

To see the Biloxi Land Development Ordinance, which went into effect Nov. 9, 2010 and has been updated several times since then, click on the “Text of LDO” link.

The city’s objective in making the Land Development Ordinance and corresponding material available online is to provide citizens with 24/7 access to this information; however, if you can’t find what you’re looking for or if you have a question, e-mail the Planning Division staff at or call (228) 435-6266.

The Planning Division is part of the Biloxi Community Development Department, at 676 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in downtown Biloxi; office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To see the city’s Comprehensive Plan, click here.