City of Clinton

Community Development

Community Development

The Community Development Department is responsible for the issuance of all construction permits and related inspections and provides professional advice regarding planning, zoning, and community development issues.

City of Clinton Seeking Input for Comprehensive Plan

The City of Clinton is working with the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) on an update of the city’s Comprehensive Plan.  In order to assist CMPDD planners and city leaders in developing this plan, we are seeking public input.  The Clinton Planning Commission will host a meeting on September 26th at 6:30 P.M. and is asking citizens to attend and give their input.   The meeting will be held at the Municipal Courtroom at 305 Monroe Street.  Your input and comments will be a valuable part of this process.  



Planning & Zoning

The Planning & Zoning Commission is charged with reviewing site plans for all new, expanded, relocated or reconstructed principal buildings or structures in all zoning districts, except single-family detached dwellings in A1, R1, R2, R3, R4 or PUD Districts. The Commission also makes recommendations on dimensional variances, conditional uses, rezoning requests, and proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance.


To ensure Clinton maintains the highest quality of life with respect to existing neighborhoods, historic resources, and expansion of the City limits, the Compliance Division of the Community Development Department has established property maintenance and public nuisance ordinances, which ensure neighborhood preservation, and encourage neighborhood aesthetics and define nuisances.

Storm Water Regulations

After rain falls to the ground in an urban area, it travels across roofs, yards, parking lots, and/or streets before it finds its way into the city's drainage system. From there it flows to local ponds and streams. As it travels across urban groundcover, it can capture a wide variety of pollutants and deliver them to those water bodies. Typical urban runoff pollutants include sediment, nutrients from fertilizers, litter, oil and grease, bacteria from pet waste, trace metals and other toxics, and thermal increases.

The following items provide information on the City of Clinton's efforts to reduce storm water pollution.


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