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Animal Control
The City of Richland enforces leash laws. Animals are not allowed to run loose in the City or in any neighborhood. There is a limit as to the number of pets allowed and special requirements for livestock. Pit Bulldogs are banned from the City of Richland.

Located in City Hall, the Building Department serves the public in matters of Building Code enforcement through plan review, re-occupancy inspections of existing structures, and working closely with the Fire Department to provide inspection services for new work as well as corrective measures on existing structures.

Parking of Motor Vehicles on the Public Roads, Streets and Right-of-Way of The City of Richland, Mississippi

Permit Applications & Fees

New Mobile Home Registration$100
Re-Register Mobile Home (New Owner)$50
Renter Registration$25
Inspections$50
Re-Inspection$50
Temporary Power$25
Temporary Power Deposit
(Refundable only if project is finished in 7 weeks or if new check is brought for extension)
$200

Zoning

Zoning Map

Click here to view the Zoning Ordinance (PDF)

City of Richland Architectural Design Guidelines

Ordinance 2021-1

Ordinance 2021-2

Planning Commission

The City Planning Commission meets regularly to facilitate orderly, thoughtful growth for The City of Richland. Its seven members are appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on such topics as architectural and landscape plans, annexation and Community development.

Comprehensive Plan

Site Plan Review Board

The Site Plan Review Board is made up of the City Engineer and Department Heads. The Board reviews all new site planned proposals.

Exam and Appeals Board

The Exam and Appeals Board consist of five active members and two alternate members Appointed by the building official of the City of Richland upon the approval by the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen. The Board conducts examinations, grants license, receives complaints, conducts hearings, revokes license, makes investigations and recommends to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen any amendments and changes in plumbing, gas and air conditioning, electrical and mechanical regulations and procedures as necessary.