Keeping our neighborhoods safe and beautiful is the responsibility of all Vicksburg citizens, especially home and property owners. The City of Vicksburg Building & Inspection Department recommends some guidelines to help keep property above code and looking great. The best thing you can do is make frequent inspections of your home and property. Periodically check structural integrity, roofs, gutters, meters, and landscapes throughout the year. Perform the same types of checks in every room of the house. Keep lawns, bushes, and trees trimmed and healthy. Avoid storing items outside. Control and maintain water run off on property through smart landscaping. Control moisture indoors to prevent mildew growth, wood decay, condensation on windows, and paint damage. You can do this by removing the source of moisture, by ventilating the area, and by drying the air.

For more tips to help keep your home in peak condition and avoid housing code violations, contact the Building & Inspection Department located at 819 South Street, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call them at (601) 634-4528.