Can I operate a Bed and Breakfast or Guest House in Natchez?

Bed and Breakfasts and Guest Houses are allowed in Natchez, however they are only permitted within certain districts and all must be approved by the Planning Commission.  Bed and Breakfasts must submit a Bed and Breakfast application follow the requirements in the Bed and Breakfast Ordinance.  Guest Houses are allowable on a case-by-case basis and approved through the submission and approval of a Special Exception Application.  Special Exceptions must meet all seven of the criteria adopted in the Natchez Development Code. 

After approval, short term rentals must attain a privilege license and be inspected by the Building Official and Fire Marshal. 

Prior to operating a short term rental establishment, please contact the Planning Department at (601) 445-7518 or by email at 

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1. How is my property zoned?
2. How do I open a business in Natchez?
3. How do I know if I am in the Historic District?
4. What is zoning?
5. Can I operate a Bed and Breakfast or Guest House in Natchez?
6. Do I need a permit to paint my house?
7. Can I operate a business out of my home?
8. What are the setbacks (dimensional standards) for my property?
9. What is a Variance?
10. What is a Special Exception?
11. Can I rezone my property?
12. What are the regulations on building a fence in Natchez?
13. What payment methods are accepted for Planning or Preservation applications?