Hancock County Mississippi is proud to be a business-friendly community that encourages local entrepreneurship and small-business development. Please explore available resources to assist in the development of your business. If your questions are not answered here, please contact the Hancock County Planning and Zoning Department at 228-467-4157 for further assistance.
Access bids and request for proposals for consultants, service providers, contractors, vendors, and suppliers in Hancock County.
Builders & Developers
When constructing or renovating a building or an addition, this should be your first stop. All building permits, including heating, plumbing, electrical, and mobile homes are issued through this office for both commercial and residential projects.
Search a listing of businesses and organizations that operate in the Hancock County area.
Browse through Federal and Mississippi resources recommended by Hancock County.
Hancock Chamber of Commerce
The Hancock Chamber of Commerce is the county’s largest business advocacy organization. Through our 1,500 member representatives, we bring together the collective vision of our area businesses, community partners, elected officials, young professionals, youth, educators, non-profit organizations, and engaged citizens to work cooperatively for the future of our community.
NASA Stennis Space Center
Explore more information about the Stennis Space Center, including its history, organization chart, and a behind-the-scenes virtual tour.
Permits / Forms
Explore available construction permit application forms from the Hancock County Planning and Zoning Department.
Port & Harbor Commission
Discover more information about the Port and Harbor Commission of Hancock County.
Taxes and Fees
The current total local sales tax rate in Hancock County, Mississippi is 7%. Learn more information by visiting the Tax Assessors Department.