As Director of Community Development, Building Official, Floodplain Administrator and Fire Marshall, I am responsible for the day-to-day oversight of all private Development within the City of D’Iberville. A Certified Building Official and Certified Flood Plain Manager, I have over 40 years in the construction industry, 26 years of which were in the private sector; the last 14 years as a Code Enforcement Official. A third generation construction journeyman and native of D’Iberville I am honored to be working to improve the quality of life for our citizens, strengthening our City’s tax base and reducing risks due to fires, floods and hurricanes.
As the Administrative Assistant and CRS Coordinator for the Building Department, Jennifer performs the roles of the Permit Clerk and Community Rating System coordinator for the City of D’Iberville’s CRS Program. A Certified Flood Plain Manager, Jennifer was instrumental in gaining a CRS Rating of 5 for the City of D’Iberville, only 1 of 59 such Communities in the United States. As a CRS 5 Community, the citizens of D’Iberville receive a 10-25% discount on flood insurance, depending on the location of their property.
Michael is a second generation construction journeyman. His primary responsibility for the City of D’Iberville is Code Enforcement inspection and administration. Code Enforcement is focused on the maintenance and upkeep of privately owned property. Ensuring that overgrown lots, dilapidated structures, trash, debris, white goods and other nuisances are abated as quickly as State law permits, Michael processes all citizens complaints and notifies the offenders. Michael is also a Residential Housing Inspector when not busy with Code Enforcement.
George (aka Frankie) is also a third generation construction journeyman from D’Iberville; his grandfather and father were both Master carpenters. As a Building Inspector for the City of D’Iberville, George’s primary responsibilities are inspecting Commercial, Residential and Industrial structures for Code compliance. With over 25 years as a Master Electrician, much of it in heavy Commercial and Industrial mechanical/electrical applications for DuPont, George brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the City of D’Iberville.
"The protection of life, health and property is a solemn responsibility of the highest order. Recognizing the public’s trust bestowed upon individuals engaged in the administration and enforcement of building regulatory codes, the International Code Council advocates commitment to a standard of professional behavior that exemplifies the highest ideals and principals of ethical conduct. The governing concepts embodied in this philosophy are characterized herein below, for the benefit and guidance of those so engaged, and for the enlightenment of the public so served.”The Certified Building Official shall:
The Building Department staff is dedicated to assisting you with your Development project. Our pledge is to help you find a solution, whenever possible, to completing your construction project in a timely a manner, while assuring the highest standards of Building Code compliance.
Owners, Builders, Architects, Engineers and related professionals are encouraged to contact us whenever you have an issue or question related to the Building Codes, Flood Plain development, land development or any related topic. We welcome and encourage face-to-face meetings and the opportunity to work with you on your project.Please contact the Building Department City of D’Iberville at (228) 392-7966 Ext 6001 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of D’Iberville enforces the 2006 International Code Conference’s Suite of Codes: Building Code • Residential Code • Property Maintenance Code • Energy Conservation Code • Plumbing Code •Fuel Gas Code • Mechanical Code • Fire Prevention Code
These provide prescriptive means and methods for wind resistance construction to speeds of up to 140 miles per hour, for a three second gust. Compliance is mandatory and only Contractors licensed in accordance with State and local statutes shall be allowed to make application for and receive permits.
MINIMAL BUILDING PLAN REQUIREMENTS
SUBMIT AS A MINIMUM:
BUILDING INSPECTIONS / CONSTRUCTION SITE REQUIREMENTS:
You may download a BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION form, or please visit our offices at 10383 Automall Parkway, D’Iberville, MS. To inquire on the status of a Building Permit application or you have a specific building code related question; please submit your request to email@example.com.
To seek Flood Hazard Safety information or to determine your Flood Risk, please submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our GIS/Geoportal Maps web site, as well as download our Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.
No person shall construct any improvements, including any site work involving clearing, grading, filling, dredging, excavating or alike, nor alter the use of any land or structure, until the Building Official issues a Development Permit for improvements, site work, or construction. No Development Permit is required for normal maintenance and repairs.
REQUIRED AT POOLS.
All unattended public and private swimming pools shall have a fence or enclosure separating the entire pool from public access with a minimum height of six feet (6’-0”) measured on the side of the barrier which faces away from the swimming pool. This barrier shall comply with all conditions required by this article except requirements set forth in Section 9.12 and all height requirements set forth in Section 9.12 A. If the pool contains over 24 inches of water it must be fully enclosed by a fence. Gates that provide access to swimming pools must be self-closing, self-latching and child resistant.
It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, replace, remove or demolish any fence regulated by this article without first obtaining a separate permit for each fence from the Building Official. A FENCE PERMIT APPLICATION shall be required other than for minor repair or painting as necessary.
APPLICATION FOR PERMIT
To obtain a permit required by this division, the applicant shall first me a FENCE PERMIT APPLICATION for permit on a form furnished by the Building Official.
PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Three sets of plans and such other data as deemed necessary by the Building Department shall be submitted with each application for a permit under this article.
INFORMATION ON PLANS.
Plans shall be drawn to scale and shall include the following:
The FENCE PERMIT APPLICATION, plans and other data, flied by an applicant for a permit under this article shall be reviewed by the Building and Zoning department. If the work described in an application for a permit and the plans and other data flied therewith conform to the requirements of this article and all other pertinent laws and ordinances, and the fees specified in the City Ordinance providing for permit, inspection and license fees have been paid, the permit shall be issued to the applicant.
The plans shall be endorsed by the City in writing and shall not be changed, modified or altered without authorization from the Building and Zoning department, and all work shall be done in accordance with the approved plans.
One set of approved plans shall be retained by the Building and Zoning department for a period of not less than 90 days from the date of completion of the work covered, (one set of the approved 2 plans shall be retained by the engineering department and one set of the approved plans shall be returned to the applicant.)
VALIDITY OF PERMIT
The issuance or granting of a permit under this article or approval of plans shall not be construed to be a permit for, or an approval of, any violation of any of the provisions of this article or any other code or ordinance of the City. The issuance of a permit based community development from thereafter requiring correction of errors in such plans and other data, or from preventing building operations being carried on there under when in violation of this article or any other code or ordinance of the City.
Every permit issued by the Building and Zoning department under the provisions of this article shall expire by limitation and become null and void if the authorized work is not commenced within 60 days from the date of permitting, or if the authorized work is not completed, or is abandoned for a period of 60 days. Before the work can be recommenced, a new permit shall be first obtained and the fee shall be one half the amount required for a new permit for such work, provided the elapsed time does not exceed 180 days in which case the permittee shall pay a new full permit fee in order to renew the permit.
SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF PERMIT
The Building Official may, in writing, suspend or revoke a permit issued under the provisions of this article whenever the permit is issued in error or on the basis of incorrect information supplied, or in violation of any code or ordinance of the City or any of the provisions of this article.
Any applicant for a fence permit whose request is denied by the City staff for noncompliance with this article, or whose permit is suspended or revoked, may, within ten days from the date of written notification, appeal such decision as allowed by statute.
The fee for each permit shall be as set forth in the City ordinance providing for permit, inspection and license fees which are set out in Section 9.15. No permit fees shall be refunded.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTION
Upon completion of work authorized under this article it shall be the duty of the permittee to notify the director of the Building and Zoning department that such work is ready for inspection. Required inspections shall include:
FENCE FEE SCHEDULE
Building permit fees for fences shall be as listed in Table 9.1
|TABLE 9.1 FENCE FEE SCHEDULE|
|$1.00 to $1,000.00||$35.00|
|$1,001.00 to $2,000.00||$35.00 for the first $1,000.00, plus $1.55 for each additional $100.00 or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000.00|
|$2,001.00 to $25,000.00||$55.65 for the first $2,000.00, plus $4.65 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000.00|
|$25,001.00 to $50,000.00||$197.65 for the first $25,000.00, plus $4.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000.00|
|$50,001.00 to $100,000.00||$240.35 for the first $50,000.00, plus $2.35 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000.00|
|$100,001.00 and up||$355.50 for the first $100,000.00, plus $1.55 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof|
Variances shall be administered in accordance with Section 2.6 Variance Procedure.
TREE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES
The provisions of this Ordinance shall apply to Live Oaks, Magnolia, Cypress, Sycamore, and Cedar trees within the City limits of the City of D’Iberville, Mississippi, on all privately owned property.
PERMIT REQUIRED PRIOR TO TREE DESTRUCTION
Except as provided and permitted herein, it shall be unlawful to cut down, remove, deface, burn, poison or take any other action that results ultimately in the destruction of any tree designated in this Ordinance on private property which has a trunk circumference of at least eighteen inches (18″) when measured at a point five feet (5′) above ground level from the base of such tree unless a proper permit is issued under the provisions of this Ordinance.
PERMIT PROCESS; TREE PROTECTION COMMITTEE
Any person, firm, partnership, corporation, or other entity seeking permission to take any action which may result in the removal or destruction of a tree, as defined in this Ordinance, shall first make application TREE PRUNING/ABATEMENT PERMIT to the Tree Protection Committee which shall be composed of three (3) members, one of which shall be a full-time City employee.
Review; Initial Decision
The Tree Protection Committee shall receive and review applications for any work proposed to be done which may result in destruction of any tree or trees covered by this Ordinance and shall render such decision in writing as they deem to be in the best interest of the City of D’Iberville.
Decision on Appeal to Mayor and City Council.
The Mayor and City Council upon written appeal from a decision of the Tree Protection Committee shall make a final decision as to the disposition of the tree or trees in question, and this decision shall be made a part of the City minutes.
Appeal to Circuit Court
Any person being aggrieved by the decision of the Mayor and Members of the Council may appeal said decision to the Circuit Court of Harrison County in the time and manner provided by law.
PERMIT APPLICATION CONTENTS
Any person, firm, partnership, corporation or other legal entity seeking permission to cut down, remove, deface, burn, poison, or take any other action that results ultimately in the destruction of any tree designated in this Ordinance shall first make written application to the Tree Protection Committee in triplicate which shall contain the following information:
- The plat map describing the property on which the tree or trees are located naming streets adjacent to the property and showing the location of the tree or trees on said plat. The map may be prepared by the petitioner (compass direction shall show on the map). The scale of the map shall be as follows:
|1 inch equals 10 feet (1:10)||Up to 200′ wide x 300′ deep|
|1 inch equals 20 feet (1:30)||Up to 400′ wide x 600′ deep|
|1 inch equals 30 feet (1:30)||Up to 600′ wide x 900′ deep|
|1 inch equals 40 feet (1:40)||Up to. 800′ wide x 1200′ deep|
|1 inch equals 50 feet (1:50)||Up to -1000′· wide x 1500′ deep|
|1 inch equals 60 feet (1:60)||Up to 1200′ wide x 1800′ deep|
Property over 1200′ x 1800′ should have a key plan base plot map with attached partial plot maps at the larger appropriate scale.
CONSIDERATION OF A TREE LOSS VERSUS ECONOMIC HARDSHIP
The Tree Protection Committee shall, in reaching its decision for recommendation, weigh the loss created by the removal of the tree against the economic hardship that would be imposed upon the applicant were the permit denied.
TREES ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
All trees of any kind, regardless of size, located on public property belonging unto the City of D’Iberville shall not be removed, cut down nor destroyed except upon action of the City Manager. Provided, however, any tree removed under authority of the City Manager shall nonetheless be reported to the City Council by the City Manager stating his reasons therefor.
EXEMPTION FOR PUBLIC UTILITIES
Any public utility operating within the City of D’Iberville may, upon order of the City Manager, be exempt from the provisions of this Ordinance, upon a finding that the services provided by them are necessary for the general health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of D’Iberville, but such cutting, removal, defacing, burning, poisoning or taking of any other action that would ultimately result in the destruction of any tree designated in this Ordinance shall be limited to the amount necessary in order to provide such utility service.
Person removing tree or trees covered by this Ordinance shall plant new tree or trees as per the tree mitigation schedule established in Section 11.9
TREE MITIGATION PROCESS
Location of New Trees
The location of new plantings will be determined by the tree protection committee.
The following chart in Table 11.1 will be used as a guideline for mitigation:
|TABLE 11.1 TREE MITIGATION CHART|
|Old Tree at five (5’) feet||Number of new 10-12 feet tall trees to be planted|
|1 for each 2|
|1 for each 1|
|1.5 for each 1|
|2 for each 1|
|3 plus 3 for each 2” in diameter over 10”|
Normally, the new trees will be furnished to the city and the city will plant the new trees.
Shrubs or other landscaping (of similar dollar value may be subsisted for new trees if so determined by the tree committee to be in the best interest of the city.