Building Departments in Lauderdale County, Mississippi

There are 2 Building Departments in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, serving a population of 78,221 people in an area of 704 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 39,110 people, and 1 Building Department per 351 square miles.

In Mississippi, Lauderdale County is ranked 22nd of 82 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 13th of 82 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Lauderdale County Building Departments

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


Lauderdale County Permits 2525 14th Street Meridian, MS

Meridian Permits and Zoning 711 23rd Avenue Meridian, MS

About the Lauderdale County Building Department

Building Departments in Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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:
  • Lauderdale County, Mississippi building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Lauderdale County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Lauderdale County, MS zoning laws and requirements

Lauderdale County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Lauderdale 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.

Lauderdale County Residential Housing Units
 Lauderdale CountyMississippi
Total Housing Units35,1521,308,259
Occupied Housing Units29,892 (85.0%)1,103,514 (84.3%)
Lauderdale County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Lauderdale CountyMississippi
Single-Family Detached Homes20,040 (67.0%)779,523 (70.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes340 (1.1%)13,562 (1.2%)
2 Apartments960 (3.2%)24,290 (2.2%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,483 (5.0%)32,424 (2.9%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,769 (5.9%)48,148 (4.4%)
10 or More Apartments1,294 (4.3%)46,733 (4.2%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing4,006 (13.4%)158,834 (14.4%)
Lauderdale County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Lauderdale CountyMississippi
2014 or Later138 (0.5%)10,412 (0.9%)
2010 to 2013782 (2.6%)34,252 (3.1%)
2000 to 20093,279 (11.0%)197,778 (17.9%)
1980 to 19999,367 (31.3%)366,966 (33.3%)
1960 to 19799,650 (32.3%)333,352 (30.2%)
1940 to 19594,617 (15.4%)114,787 (10.4%)
1939 or Earlier2,059 (6.9%)45,967 (4.2%)
Lauderdale County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Lauderdale CountyMississippi
1 Room392 (1.3%)12,936 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms2,309 (7.7%)76,156 (6.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms12,691 (42.5%)438,799 (39.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms9,728 (32.5%)387,501 (35.1%)
8 or More Rooms4,772 (16.0%)188,122 (17.0%)
Lauderdale County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Lauderdale CountyMississippi
No Bedroom414 (1.4%)13,737 (1.2%)
1 Bedroom1,964 (6.6%)58,491 (5.3%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms22,570 (75.5%)826,006 (74.9%)
4 or More Bedrooms4,944 (16.5%)205,280 (18.6%)
Lauderdale County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Lauderdale CountyMississippi
With Complete Plumbing Facilities29,842 (99.8%)1,098,314 (99.5%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities29,740 (99.5%)1,095,313 (99.3%)