Commercial Building Permits

Commercial Building Permits

Chapter 7 of the Corinth Code – Buildings and Building Regulations Sec. 7.21.2. Commercial and/or industrial building permits; regulations. Site map. All owners and/or contractors who make application for building permit for commercial and/or industrial uses within the City of Corinth are required to provide the building official of the City of Corinth an original and five (5) copies of a site map of said proposed construction. The site map must contain a sketch of the lot, the location of the proposed structure on the lot, city streets which adjoin the property, the address or short property description of the lot, the owner of the lot, a title, north arrow, and date. Questionnaire. All owners and/or contractors who make application for building permit for commercial and/or industrial use within the City of Corinth shall complete a commercial/industrial customer information questionnaire package which con be obtained at the Office of the Building Official of the City of Corinth. Upon receipt by the building official of the completed and correct site map and commercial/industrial customer information questionnaire package, the City of Corinth will notify the owner and/or contractor in writing within ten (10) working days if a dirt work permit will be issued. The owner and/or contractor shall within sixty (60) calendar days of the written notice of issuance of a dirt work permit submit plans prepared by a licensed engineer and/or architect for the proposed structure to the building official. If the plans are not submitted to the building official within sixty (60) calendar days, the application for building permit will be void. If the plans are submitted to the building official within sixty (60) calendar days, the city will notify the owner and/or contractor in writing within ten (10) working days if a building permit will be issued. (Ord. of 10-16-01, § 1) _____________________________________________________

Developers of commercial project should be aware that Alcorn County Electric Power Association (ACE Power) and the Corinth Gas & Water Department (CG&W) may have requirements outside of those found in the adopted building codes. Additionally, CG&W is responsible for inspecting all natural gas installations and requires installation contractors to obtain a permit prior to installing gas services lines. Developers should contact both ACE Power and CG&W early in the design process to avoid potential delays and unexpected costs during the construction phase of their projects. In addition to the utility questionnaires that accompany this download, we require that the questionnaire from Alcorn County Electric Power Association be filled out and returned with the building permit application. This form can be found on the City’s web site. State law (Mississippi Code of 1972, § 31-3-1) requires that contractors for all commercial projects over 7,500 sq. ft. be licensed as a commercial contractor by the State Board of Contractors. Commercial projects up to 7,500 sq .ft. may be constructed by a state-licensed residential contractor. Private contracts under $100,000 and public contracts under $50,000 are exempt from this requirement. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CITY OF CORINTH OFFERS COMMERCIAL GARBAGE COLLECTION SERVICE. FOR INFORMATION AND RATES, PLEASE CONTACT THE CORINTH STREET AND SANITATION DEPARTMENT AT 662-286-8144.

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