The Bay St. Louis Public Works Department has started smoke testing today, February 19th, in the Cedar Point area & will continue throughout the city for the next couple of months. If you have any further questions please contact our Public Works Department at (228)467-5505.

The City of Bay St. Louis is currently accepting resumes from citizens who are professionals in willing to serve and support the Bay Waveland School District and make a difference in the overall quality of education that the school is providing and must be awarded a minimum of a high school diploma or a certificate of high school equivalency but not limited to:

  • Consistently express the belief that all students can learn and that schools can teach all children.
  • Be tolerant and without prejudice.
  • Be visionary, able to understand the forces of societal change and to plan for the future.
  • Have a broad background of experience and knowledge about teaching and learning issues.
  • Be willing to invest the many hours that will be necessary to carry out the duties of the office.
  • Have a sincere desire to serve the community.
  • Remember the responsibility is to all the children.

The chief responsibilities of a School Board Member are but not limited to:

  • Always communicate the belief that all students can learn and that schools can teach all children.
  • Establishes a vision for the district.
  • Ensures the mission of the organization to properly educate children is being accomplished.
  • Selects the chief executive officer (Superintendent) and works harmoniously and honestly with that person.
  • Evaluates the job performance of the Superintendent.
  • Works to secure adequate financial resources for the school system; approves and monitors the budget.
  • Establishes a vision of the district, ensures the mission of the organization is being accomplished.
  • Ensures the continuous development and constant improvement of the educational program with the school system.
  • Maintains two-way communication between the Board and students, employees, parents, taxpayers and the community.
  • Ensures adequate and effective personnel are employed.
  • Remember the responsibility is to all the children.

Resumes must be received in the Mayor’s Office at 688 Highway 90 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018. The mailing address is: City of Bay St. Louis, Mayors Office, Post Office Box 2550, Bay St. Louis, MS 39521.

For more information, contact Mary Burch at 228-466-8951.



Click the image above for the
2017 Zoning Ordinance adopted Tuesday, August 8, 2017


For the Zoning Map, please click this LINK


A Proposed Ordinance Regulating Vacation Rentals / Short Term Rentals

Draft - July 11, 2016

Draft - February 22, 2017


Anyone with comments or concerns should send them to the
Clerk of Council at



Bay St. Louis was named one of "THE BEST LITTLE BEACH TOWNS" in Coastal Living Magazine
One of "America's Coolest Small Towns 2013" according to
Small Town America Travel Guide: Top 12 Places You Need to Visit according to
12 Beautiful Beach Town Bargins for Fall 2014 according to
"Best Pleasure Seekers Paradise" in a televised "Official Best of Mississippi 2014" travel feature on
Between the Highway and Home - Bay St. Louis & the Mississippi Gulf Coast