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Permits and Licenses

BUILDING PERMITS
  • Permits are $1.00 per $1,000 construction cost with minimum of $5.00.
  • Purchase at City Hall
PRIVILEGE LICENSE
  • All business located within the city must obtain a Privilege License to operate within the City.
  • Application must be made at City Hall.
  • Rates are based on the number of full-time employees and/or inventory.
PROPERTY TAXES
  • Payable at City Hall, due annually by February 1.
  • Property delinquent tax lists are published twice during August.
  • Delinquent tax land sale is the last Monday in August.
​TRANSIENT VENDOR LICENSE

Mandatory tax on transient vendors doing business within the Municipality:

  • License fee is $250.00, which is good for 90 days.
  • Renewal license fee is $25.00, which is good for an additional 90 days.
  • Vendor information to be posted: Sales tax number; transient vendor license number

120 East Madison Street
PO Box 548

Houston, MS 38851
Phone: 662-456-2328
Fax: 662-456-9535