Maps and Plans


Central Business District
Outside of the Historic District lies Laurel’s Central Business District. Properties located within this district may also be eligible for tax credits and incentives. Interested parties can find additional information on that process by contacting the Jones County Economic Development Authority for assistance.

City Limits & Council Wards
The City of Laurel is divided into seven wards, each of which elects one councilperson to the Laurel City Council. This map shows the boundaries of the City of Laurel, the major transportation corridors, and the ward delineations in the City.

Current Zoning Map
The Laurel Zoning Map displays the current land use as governed by the City of Laurel Zoning Ordinance in map form. Uses range from residential and commercial to industrial, as well as other more specialized uses.

Future Land Use Map
The Future Land Use Map for the City of Laurel is a general guide for how the use of land should be administered when making future planning and zoning decisions. The Future Land Use Map is not the same thing as the Zoning Map.

Golf Cart Zone
Golf Carts/Low-Speed Vehicles may be operated on all streets with a speed limit of 30 mph or less. Restricted streets are indicated in yellow on this map.

Historic District
Laurel has a historic district that is overseen by the Laurel Historic Preservation Commission. Properties located within a historic district may be eligible for tax credits and other redevelopment incentives through the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Leisure District
Downtown Leisure & Recreational District Laurel, MS. 


Comprehensive Plan
Adopted in October 2014, the Laurel Comprehensive Plan identifies opportunities for land use, transportation, and capital improvements, and provides recommendations for the preservation of the natural environment as well as improvements to the built environment, all of which will make Laurel a great place to call home.

Proposed Annexation Study:

The City of Laurel has engaged the law firm of Carroll Warren & Parker, PLLC, to study the potential growth of the city along Hwy 84 West of the current city limits. The area being studied is a portion of Calhoun that extends from the current city limits to an area west just past the traffic light at the intersection of Hwy 84 W and Hwy 28. A map of the area being studied is available for viewing below. There has been no other action taken by the City in this matter, and there is no pending annexation of Calhoun. Most of the area being studied includes commercial properties and would affect 163 residents and 63 dwelling units, as of the 2020 Census.

Base Map Preliminary Annexation Study Area

The City of Laurel, established as a lumber town in 1882, is conveniently situated approximately two hours from larger destination cities such as Jackson, Biloxi, New Orleans, and Mobile. In recent years, the city has become a destination all its own thanks, in part, to its starring role in HGTV’s popular “Hometown” series. As Laurel, and interest in it, continues to grow, we are committed to providing the resources necessary to help all of our residents and businesses reach their full potential.
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