Building Departments in DeSoto County, Mississippi

There are 2 Building Departments in DeSoto County, Mississippi, serving a population of 173,267 people in an area of 477 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 86,633 people, and 1 Building Department per 238 square miles.

In Mississippi, DeSoto County is ranked 31st of 82 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 9th of 82 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of DeSoto County Building Departments

Find DeSoto County, Mississippi building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Hernando Planning Department 3246 Highway 51 South Hernando, MS

Olive Branch Planning Department 9200 Pigeon Roost Road Olive Branch, MS

About the DeSoto County Building Department

Building Departments in DeSoto County, MS are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The DeSoto County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • DeSoto County, Mississippi building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • DeSoto County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • DeSoto County, MS zoning laws and requirements

DeSoto County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find DeSoto County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

DeSoto County Residential Housing Units
 DeSoto CountyMississippi
Total Housing Units65,1181,308,259
Occupied Housing Units61,158 (93.9%)1,103,514 (84.3%)
DeSoto County Occupied Residential Buildings
 DeSoto CountyMississippi
Single-Family Detached Homes50,819 (83.1%)779,523 (70.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes861 (1.4%)13,562 (1.2%)
2 Apartments457 (0.7%)24,290 (2.2%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,035 (1.7%)32,424 (2.9%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,845 (4.7%)48,148 (4.4%)
10 or More Apartments2,422 (4.0%)46,733 (4.2%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing2,719 (4.4%)158,834 (14.4%)
DeSoto County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 DeSoto CountyMississippi
2014 or Later953 (1.6%)10,412 (0.9%)
2010 to 20132,204 (3.6%)34,252 (3.1%)
2000 to 200919,628 (32.1%)197,778 (17.9%)
1980 to 199924,136 (39.5%)366,966 (33.3%)
1960 to 197911,440 (18.7%)333,352 (30.2%)
1940 to 19591,945 (3.2%)114,787 (10.4%)
1939 or Earlier852 (1.4%)45,967 (4.2%)
DeSoto County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 DeSoto CountyMississippi
1 Room375 (0.6%)12,936 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms2,919 (4.8%)76,156 (6.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms20,778 (34.0%)438,799 (39.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms22,461 (36.7%)387,501 (35.1%)
8 or More Rooms14,625 (23.9%)188,122 (17.0%)
DeSoto County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 DeSoto CountyMississippi
No Bedroom396 (0.6%)13,737 (1.2%)
1 Bedroom2,135 (3.5%)58,491 (5.3%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms41,730 (68.2%)826,006 (74.9%)
4 or More Bedrooms16,897 (27.6%)205,280 (18.6%)
DeSoto County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 DeSoto CountyMississippi
With Complete Plumbing Facilities60,960 (99.7%)1,098,314 (99.5%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities60,692 (99.2%)1,095,313 (99.3%)