The Public Works Department provides the city with utility services, sanitation collection services, infrastructure system maintenance, and municipal fleet maintenance. The department provides on-call staff for emergency situations after hours, who may be contacted through the Purvis Police Department.
WastePro is responsible for the collection of residential, commercial, and multi-family refuse and cardboard collection. The city provides special collections for bulk items such as appliances and furniture. The city is responsible for the removal of brush, leaves, and yard debris. The division superintendent is Lee Bush.
The Streets Division is responsible for installing and repairing streets, sidewalks and handicap ramps, mowing, street sweeping within the city’s jurisdiction. This includes installation and maintenance of storm drains, catch basins, and drainage ditches along city streets, right-of-ways, and dedicated stormwater easements. We maintain directional and street name signs throughout the city. The division superintendent is Lee Bush.
The Vehicle Maintenance Division provides maintenance and repair of the city’s vehicle and equipment fleet. The division superintendent is Lee Bush.
The Water Distribution Division provides maintenance and repair of water mains providing potable water to commercial and residential customers; installs and repairs water distribution lines and water meters in the city; maintains 3 water tank facilities. The Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) is Lee Bush. Download the 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality report.
The Sewer Collections Division maintains gravity sewer, force main sewer lines, and sewer pump stations. Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) and Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) reduction and elimination are high priority projects within the division. The Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) is Lee Bush.
Building & Grounds
The Building & Grounds Division has four major functions: grounds maintenance and landscaping, building maintenance, recreation, and custodial. The division takes care of parks, treatment plants, pump stations, public playgrounds and roadside projects throughout the city limits and the downtown area. The division superintendent is Lee Bush.
Public Input & Identifying Community Needs
Your Public Works Department would like to hear your comments or suggestions on ways to improve the services we provide. Please contact us via email or by calling 601-606-0637.
We are very fortunate to enjoy such an outstanding quality of life in Purvis and the members of your Police Department are committed to making it even better.
We are proactive in crime prevention measures and pride ourselves in community involvement.
We will work to accomplish this by continuing to provide professional police functions to prevent, detect and investigate criminal activities.
The crime rate in Purvis is low and we are determined to keep it that way. We cannot do this alone. We need and must have each citizen’s support.
You can show your support by obeying the law and providing us with ideas on how we can better serve you. Please do not hesitate to call us or stop by the office if we can assist you.
The Purvis Police Department pledges to provide professional services to the community through integrity, respect, and teamwork.
Do you have questions about the Purvis Police or a particular service? Would you like to offer a suggestion or bring a problem to our attention?
We are happy to answer any question, and appreciate your thoughts and suggestions. You may send a question or comment directly to the appropriate city department.
If you are not sure to whom you should direct your question or comment, then you may call Purvis Police at 601-794-6512.
The City of Purvis peruses code enforcement to help maintain the health, safety, and general welfare of the public. Code Enforcement helps maintain and improve the quality of life in Purvis by ensuring compliance with the City’s Code of Ordinances. The City of Purvis does this through fair and unbiased enforcement actions to correct violations and educate property owners on how to maintain compliance.
Submitting a Complaint
If you have a potential code violation that you want the City to investigate, you can call City Hall at 601-794-2472 or visit us in person at 136 Shelby Speights Drive. Please be prepared with specific details about the condition and location of the property in question.
- Abandoned vehicles left on private property
- Junked (dismantled or wrecked) vehicles which are inoperable
- Accumulations of garbage or other refuse materials
- Appliances, furniture, and mattresses placed on curbs without calling for a special pick-up
- Any condition that may become a breeding place for pests or create an unsafe condition
- Poorly maintained grass/weeds that reach 18 inches in height
The resolution timeline for code complains varies from case to case. If the subject of the enforcement action is a bona fide risk to public safety or public health, the response can be very swift as the City will exercise all of its governmental authority and policing powers.
Permits & Applications
City Hall regulates and permits a wide variety of activities within the City of Purvis. Please see the basic information below regarding the hows, whats, and whys of general permitting processes in the city. Permits and additional information may be obtained by visiting City Hall Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
WHEN A PERMIT IS NEEDED
The following activities within the City of Purvis require permit approval:
- New business locating to the city
- Existing businesses relocating to a new location
- Existing businesses undergoing physical expansion within the same location
- Remodeling, renovation, or other physical alteration of an existing structure
- The placement of any signage
A permit is required for a variety of reasons to protect public safety and quality of life:
- To ensure that proposed businesses are legally allowable in the proposed location
- To ensure that structural alterations are safe and compliant with the city’s requirements
- To protect the integrity of the city’s utility system
Click below to download permit forms:
The City of Purvis Human Resources provides administrative and personnel support for the departments within the city. This support includes benefits administration, personnel programs and policies, and additional human resource functions. It is also the responsibility of this department to ensure legal and ethical decision making with respect to policies and procedures.
The City Attorney is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the council. The council fixes the compensation of the City Attorney. The attorney has the following duties:
- Prosecute and defend suits for and against the city
- Advise the mayor, council, manager, clerk and other city officials with respect to legal matters connected with the affairs of the city
- Attend all meetings of the council
- Draw all legal documents connected with the affairs of the city
- Draw proposed ordinances when requested to do so
- Inspect and pass upon all agreements, contracts, franchises and other instruments in which the city may be concerned
- Perform such other duties as may be required of him by virtue of the position as city attorney.
Duties and responsibilities of the City Clerk.