Municipal and Private Facilities Branch

The Municipal and Private Facilities Branch of the Environmental Permits Division (EPD) is responsible for the issuance of mostly domestic wastewater permits for Municipalities, public institutions, and private facilities such as subdivisions, mobile home parks, restaurants, schools, etc. The branch also reviews and approves plans and specifications for construction of domestic wastewater sewer systems and treatment facilities. In addition the branch reviews feasibility studies for proposed subdivisions as required by the Department of Health.


We are pleased to announce that effective immediately, the Environmental Permits Division (EPD) of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will accept and encourages the submission of Plans and Specifications in an electronic file formats such as PDF, TIFF on CD or DVD. In accordance with State regulation 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, R.1.1.6.B., EPD receives, reviews and approves plans and specifications for all proposed municipal and domestic sewage collections prior to beginning construction of proposed system. In the past, engineering firms have sent us full scale blueprint sets for these projects; this is no longer required in hardcopy format. At this time, the required information sheet should still be submitted via paper and a signed and stamped cover letter should be included with any electronic files indicating that the plans and specifications submitted electronically were developed by a professional engineer who holds a valid certificate of registration as a professional engineer issued by the Mississippi State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

MDEQ has added a link to a form entitled "Coastal County Utility Authority Environmental Clearance Form to the Office of Pollution Control" under commonly used applications and forms. This form is required to be completed and submitted to MDEQ for all construction stormwater coverages in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River and Stone Counties.

Commonly Used Applications and FormsGuidelines and Requirements
Information Form for NPDES Permits
NPDES Form Short D
State Operating (Domestic - No Discharge)
Waste Water Project Information Sheet
For wastewater projects in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, and Stone Counties use the Coastal County Utility Authority Environmental Clearance Form to the Office of Pollution Control

Contact Information

For more information contact the staff of the Municipal and Private Facilities Branch of EPD.

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 2261
Jackson, MS 39225

Physical Address
515 East Amite Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Design Guidelines for Wastewater Collection and Treatment Systems

Contact Bradley Crain (601-961-5177) for information on the following.
Siting Criteria
Plans and Specifications: Submittal Requirements
Requirements for domestic wastewater treatment facilities with a capacity of 1500 gallons per day or less
Checklist of information to be submitted to request a site inspection and/or apply for a permit
Requirements for a storm water permit
Requirements for wetland determination
Requirements for obtaining certification from the Public Service Commission
Requirements for obtaining a certified operator
More Information on how to obtain a permit
Wastewater Regulations
Storm Water Regulations
Wetland Regulations
Regulations for Certified Operator
Department of Health Regulations for Individual Onsite Wastewater Systems and Feasibility Study requirements
Public Service Commission Regulations for Obtaining a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for a Utility Company
Site Inspection Request