Building Departments in Tupelo, Mississippi

There are 2 Building Departments in Tupelo, Mississippi, serving a population of 38,321 people in an area of 52 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 19,160 people, and 1 Building Department per 25 square miles.

In Mississippi, Tupelo is ranked 32nd of 508 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 35th of 508 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Tupelo Building Departments

Find Tupelo, Mississippi building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Tupelo Building Department 71 Troy St Tupelo, MS

Tupelo Planning Department 71 East Troy Street Tupelo, MS

About the Tupelo Building Department

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

Tupelo Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Tupelo 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.

Tupelo Residential Housing Units
 TupeloLee County
Total Housing Units16,72136,521
Occupied Housing Units14,783 (88.4%)32,485 (88.9%)
Tupelo Occupied Residential Buildings
 TupeloLee County
Single-Family Detached Homes10,534 (71.3%)22,887 (70.5%)
Single-Family Attached Homes228 (1.5%)372 (1.1%)
2 Apartments873 (5.9%)1,249 (3.8%)
3 or 4 Apartments576 (3.9%)922 (2.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments889 (6.0%)1,408 (4.3%)
10 or More Apartments1,354 (9.2%)1,941 (6.0%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing329 (2.2%)3,706 (11.4%)
Tupelo Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 TupeloLee County
2014 or Later131 (0.9%)259 (0.8%)
2010 to 2013415 (2.8%)1,389 (4.3%)
2000 to 20091,867 (12.6%)5,782 (17.8%)
1980 to 19995,123 (34.7%)11,994 (36.9%)
1960 to 19795,201 (35.2%)9,327 (28.7%)
1940 to 19591,626 (11.0%)2,869 (8.8%)
1939 or Earlier420 (2.8%)865 (2.7%)
Tupelo Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 TupeloLee County
1 Room1,070 (7.2%)1,925 (5.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms1,028 (7.0%)1,768 (5.4%)
4 or 5 Rooms4,999 (33.8%)11,457 (35.3%)
6 or 7 Rooms4,469 (30.2%)10,965 (33.8%)
8 or More Rooms3,217 (21.8%)6,370 (19.6%)
Tupelo Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 TupeloLee County
No Bedroom1,078 (7.3%)1,933 (6.0%)
1 Bedroom939 (6.4%)1,502 (4.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms9,846 (66.6%)22,925 (70.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms2,920 (19.8%)6,125 (18.9%)
Tupelo Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 TupeloLee County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities14,754 (99.8%)32,411 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities14,708 (99.5%)32,270 (99.3%)