Local Business & Economic Development

Business Resources

This list of resources is for businesses expanding in or relocating to Starkville and Oktibbeha County. If you need additional assistance, please contact us.

Business Assistance and Tax Incentives

The Mississippi Development Authority offers grant and loan programs, small business assistance, minority business assistance, and tax incentives to businesses in Mississippi.

The Golden Triangle Development LINK provides support and programs to support businesses in the Oktibbeha County area.

The Mississippi State University Small Business Development Center provides services and support to small businesses. It is located in Starkville and offers services to the surrounding 10 counties.http://business.msstate.edu/research/sbdc/

Available Sites and Buildings

View available sites and buildings available for sale or lease in Oktibbeha County and the Golden Triangle. Search the map online at: http://gtrlink.org/index.php/site_selection/search

Information on Taxes

Information about Mississippi, Oktibbeha County, and City of Starkville taxes and fees may be found at: http://business.starkville.org/county-profile/taxes/

City of Starkville Development Services Division

The City Development Division reviews building plans, issues building permits, conducts inspections and issues Certificates of Occupancy for construction and Privilege Licenses. Call them at 662-323-8012 or visit http://cityofstarkville.org/index.aspx?nid=236

City Clerk

All retail, food service, general contractors, and general service businesses operating within the city limits must have a privilege license. Guidelines for a privilege license (PDF)

Chancery Clerk

The Office of the Chancery Clerk handles land titles, contracts, and more. Filing fees can be found here: http://www.oktibbehacountyms.org/?q=node/236

Board of Supervisors

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors is the chief policy-making and administrative body of the county.

Starkville Fire Department

Inspection certificates may be obtained from the Fire Department by calling 662-323-1845.

Oktibbeha Fire Department

The Oktibbeha County Fire Department has an online fire districts map: http://www.oktibbehacountyms.org/?q=node/225.

City Ordinances

Review all city ordinances and codes online at https://www.municode.com/library/ms/starkville/codes/code_of_ordinances

City of Starkville Departments

For additional departments in the City of Starkville visit the website at: http://cityofstarkville.org/index.aspx?NID=8

Mississippi Department of Revenue

Contact them at 601-923-7000 or visit https://www.dor.ms.gov/