Equitable + Human Scale Development
Our vision is a Jackson that consists of thriving and livable neighborhoods, safe and sustainable buildings, efficient and reliable transit service, and enhanced economic development opportunities.
Our mission is to regulate the growth and development of the City of Jackson. We are committed to creating a vibrant and sustainable community that enhances the quality of life for our citizens through plans, programs and regulations that address zoning, land use, housing, economic development, code compliance, and public transportation.
The Department of Planning and Development is comprised of five offices: City Planning, Code Services, Economic Development, Transportation, and Housing and Community Development.
Our staff provides administrative and technical support to the following boards and commissions:
Our office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Please take a moment to learn more about the various divisions and activities of the Planning and Development Department by visiting the City Planning, Code Services, Housing and Community Development, and Transportation home pages.
The City of Jackson entered into a Consent Decree to resolve a lawsuit alleging that the city violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by preventing people in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse from living in group homes in most residential areas.
Below is the Consent Decree between the United States and the City of Jackson, and a Notice to Potential Victims of Disability Discrimination by the City of Jackson.