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Planning and Zoning

Home » City Departments » Community Development » Planning and Zoning

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Planning and zoning consists of a proactive approach to determining the City’s future. Through a Master Planning process, the City can envision what it wants to be and how to get there. The Master Plan is shaped around the value of the environment and the vision of the community. Good planning dictates future land use and zoning laws for our City. Please visit the Ridgeland Area Master Plan (RAMP) for further information.

The Ridgeland Area Master Plan Progress Report 2012 reveals notable projects and achievements since the RAMP’s adoption in 2008. Citizens and interested parties are invited to review the report and learn more about what the City of Ridgeland has accomplished and where the City will focus its efforts in the future.

Click to view the City of Ridgeland’s Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Plan Map.

Need to find the zoning of a particular property?
Go to City Maps to obtain a copy of the City’s zoning map.

Need to find the zoning ordinances?
Go to Ordinances and Codes to obtain a copy of the City’s zoning ordinances.

Zoning Verification Memorandum request?
Requests can be made by either calling the City Planner at 601.856.3877 or by emailing directly to: Matt Dodd. For faster assistance please provide the PIN or parcel id# along with a property address if applicable. Requests may take several weeks to process. Click for a sample Zoning Verification Memo.

How do I apply for a rezone, conditional use, or variance?
The process for rezoning, conditional use permit, and variance begins with an applicant’s completion of a petition or application form. Forms may be obtained from the Community Development Department or by going to the Licenses, Forms, and Permits section of this website. A $150 filing fee is required for all petitions upon submittal. The Community Development Department will run a legal ad in the newspaper and post a sign on the property. The applicant must notify every landowner within 160 feet of the subject property of the public hearing via certified mail. The public hearing before the Zoning Board will take place after all of the legal advertising requirements have been met. If the Zoning board approves the application/petition, then the applicant will go before the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for final approval or denial.

In the event that the application is denied by the Zoning Board, the applicant may submit a written appeal to the City Clerk’s office. The written appeal must be submitted within three working days of the Zoning Board’s decision. The appeal will then be placed on the agenda for the Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting.