Which Codes are currently adopted?

The 2018 editions of the International Code Council family of codes are adopted. See Section 101.4 of the International Building Code for Codes that are adopted by reference of the IBC and the Referenced Standards section for standards or portions of standards that are referenced. The codes that are included are the 2018 Intl. Gas Code, Intl. mechanical Code, International Property Maintenance Code(amended by City Ordinance), and the Intl. Fire Code. The 2017 Edition of the National Electric Code is adopted as well as other standards included in the Referenced Standards section of the IBC. The 2018 Intl. Residential Code (amended by City Ordinance) will apply to structures that are not regulated by the IBC. There are very limited amendments to the codes that can be found within the Southaven Code of Ordinances.


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1. Which Codes are currently adopted?
2. Which accessibility guidelines are adopted?
3. How do I open a business within an existing structure in Southaven?
4. What do I need to do if I want to build a fence?
5. What do I need to do if I want to build or install a ready-to-install shed?
6. What do I need to do if I want to install a swimming pool?
7. What kind of license do I need to do various trade works in Southaven?
8. How can I test for a license or renew an existing license?
9. What are all the inspections that should be called for during the commercial construction process of a new building?
10. When are construction plans required and what kind of plans do I need?
11. Where can I find the applications needed for various projects?
12. Do you accept credit card payments?
13. Do I have to pay all fees at the time plans are submitted for review?
14. What are the requirements for fire sprinklers?
15. Do I need to provide structural and non-structural seismic bracing in Southaven?
16. What is the process for building a single family residence?
17. Can I convert my detached garage into a living space?
18. How can I obtain a copy of a survey or plot plan for the purpose of submitting a permit application for construction of any type on my property?
19. What if I want to build my own home?
20. How can I schedule my inspections?