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Nicholson Avenue & Jeff Davis Avenue
are still under construction and will be
closed from time to time.
Please use caution.


The City of Waveland will hold a public hearing on its proposed budget and proposed tax levies for fiscal year 2015 on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 6:30PM, Waveland City Hall Board Room, 301 Coleman Avenue, Waveland, MS.

The City of Waveland is now operating with projected total budget revenue of $8,700,406. (23 percent) or $1,974,413 of such revenue is obtained through ad valorem taxes. For the next fiscal year, the proposed budget has total projected revenue of $8,652,907. Of that amount, (22 percent) or $1,922,830, is proposed to be financed through a total ad valorem tax levy.

The decision to not increase the ad valorem tax millage rate for fiscal year 2015 above the current fiscal year's ad valorem tax millage rate means you will not pay more in ad valorem taxes on your home, automobise tag, utilities, business fixtures and equipment and rental real property, unless the assessed vallue of your property has increased for fiscal year 2015.

Any citizen of the City of Waveland is invited to attend this public hearing on the proposed budget and tax levies for fiscal year 2015 and will be allowed to speak for a reasonable amount of time and offer tangible evidence before any vote is taken.

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen meet on the First Tuesday and the
Third Wednesday following the First Tuesday of each month.
Please refer to the Calendar on the Administration Page.
Agendas may be found here and Minutes of past meetings may be found here.
Please note: Agendas may not be posted until shortly before the meeting
and Minutes may take several days after the meeting to post.


The City of Waveland hereby announces the upcoming Primary Election
November 4, 2014, and General Election, December 2, 2014,
to elect the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and 6 members
of the Municipal Executive Committee. You may qualify for these
offices by coming to Waveland City Hall at 301 Coleman Avenue,
second floor Mayor's Office beginning August 6, 2014. Qualifying
will end at exactly 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014.
Any additional information related to running for office in the
CIty of Waveland can be obtained at the City Clerk's Office,
301 Coleman Avenue, Waveland, MS or by calling 228-467-4134

You may register to vote at the Circuit Clerk's Office, 152 Main
Street, Bay St. Louis, MS or Waveland City Hall, 301 Coleman
Avenue, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
You must show picture identification.

The City is in search of poll workers for the upcoming election.
For further information you may contact Waveland City Hall at

Have you heard about the Hairy Crazy Ants (HCAs)? Read about them here.

Important Notice

Nicholson Avenue from Jeff Davis to the the rail road tracks
will be under construction for the next
few weeks beginning July 10.

One lane will usually be open.

Flagmen will be present to assist traffic.

ground zero

The Ground Zero Museum, located in the Waveland Civic Center on Coleman Avenue, will be open to the public from 10AM 'til 3PM on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Waveland welcomes coastal visitors and residents alike.
Come see what has been accomplished!

Also, the Museum is in need of volunteers to
welcome visitors and conduct tours.

If you or anyone you know is interested, please call
Donald Murphy at 493-3235 or
LiLi Stahler at 243-3235.
Do you have questions about the new Voter ID requirements?
Please download a pdf information sheet here.

A Draft copy of the Amended FY 2014 Budget is available here.
(large file)


Coast Transit Authority
New Bus Service in Hancock County
View the pdf here

Important Notices

Hancock County to allow
vendors on the beach


The Hancock County Board of Supervisors recently
voted to allow vendors on the beach front.

Anyone interested in operating a business on the
beach is asked to contact the
Board of Supervisors' office at 228-467-0172.

Important Information about
Water Quality & Storm Water Management can be
found using the following links:

MS Department of Enviromental Quality here
Water Quality information here
Storm Water Management information here

Please see our Disclaimer concerning links to exteral sites



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To Be Announced




The Waveland City Charter, with Amendments, is available.

This document covers the time period 1888 to present.
You may view the pdf file here.
This is a large file and may be slow to download,
depending on the speed of your internet connection.

“Please Note:  All original Charter documents prior to August 29, 2005 were lost to Hurricane Katrina;
they have been replaced by the Department of Archives & History,  Department of the Secretary of State,
the Attorney General’s Office or other State office as may apply.

Note:  The City’s current Charter that is followed is dated September 21, 1988
(beginning at page 130) along with subsequently adopted Amendment(s).
These Charter documents are listed chronologically for your convenience.”

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for more current news and messages.

If you spot any oil/tar balls on the beach,
please call 228 466 8320

Mayors Welcome Message

Waveland Hazard Mitigation Plan

Local Weather

Mayor David A. Garcia welcomes you to the
Official Website of the City of Waveland, Mississippi.

Our website is being developed as a one-stop destination for information relevent to residents, visitors, business owners and others interested in Waveland.

As the city continues to rebuild from the effects of Hurricane Katrina in August, 2005, you'll be able to follow our progress from here.

This website is a work in progress and as such, some pages may be incomplete or may not be available right away. Please be patient and check back often.

Many of the documents provided on this site are in pdf format and may require Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is free software, for PC or Mac computers, and is available from Adobe here.  This link will open a new browser window or tab and take you to an external site. Please return here after you've  downloaded and installed Reader.

In addition to providing information relating to the City, we'll also have information on preparing for emergencies as well as links to other useful sites and a real-time hurricane tracking chart.

Please review the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy, linked at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions or comments pertaining to the City of Waveland, please use the City Hall Contact form.

If you notice any errors, omissions or broken links or if you have suggestions to improve this site, please click on the Webmaster link at the bottom of this page.

Finally, thank you for stopping by and please come back often.
Waveland is undertaking an update to its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan so that the city remains
eligible for federal pre- and post-disaster mitigation funds.

Communities are required to update their plans on a 5-year basis.

The plan update also helps the city maintain a reduction in the cost of flood insurance through
FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) Program.

The local hazard mitigation is evaluating the effects of several hazards on the city of Waveland. These hazards include: Flooding (100-year and 500-year), Localized Stormwater Flooding, Hurricane and Tropical Storm (Coastal Storm Surge), Coastal and Canal Bank Erosion, Drought, Wildfire, Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, Extreme Weather (Heat and Winter Events), Earthquake, Dam and Levee Failure and Climate Change (Sea Level Rise).

The hazard mitigation planning process started with a public kickoff meeting on November 7, 2012. The Local Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) has been meeting since this time to develop this updated plan through development of a risk assessment and hazard vulnerability, plan goals and a mitigation strategy.

The City of Waveland would like your input on this plan update and here is how you can get involved.

A copy of the draft plan is available for review on the City of Waveland's website here.

A copy of the draft plan along with a survey/questionnaire on the impacts of hazard is available at the Waveland Public Library,
345 Coleman Avenue, Waveland, MS 39576.

You may also contact Wavelands Fire Chief,
Mike Smith, at the Waveland Fire Department
at 228-467-2042 for further information on
how you can get involved.

You may download a pdf document of the
complete Local Hazard Mitigation Plan here.

This is a Adobe Acrobat pdf document that rmay require Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be
downloaded, free of charge, here.

City of Waveland
2013 Redistricting
Demographic Analysis
Available here.

City of Waveland
Redistricting Plan 1
adopted October 7, 2013

Availible here.


Redistricting of the Wards,
is availble here.

The latest City of Waveland
Zoning Map
is available here.

The latest City of Waveland
Zoning Ordinance
is available here.

The City of Waveland
Audited Finacials for
Fiscal Year Ended 9.30.2011
is available here.

Important Flood Information
can be obtained here.

The City of Waveland
2012 Annual Drinking Water
Quality Report is available here.

The FY 2014 Budget was adopted
by the Board on Wednesday,
September 11, 2013.
You may download a copy here.

A new brochure from the
Gulf Regional Planning Commission
is available for download here.
(large file, may be slow to download)

The City of Waveland
Audited Financials for
Fiscal Year Ended 9.30.2012
is available here.



These are pdf documents and may require Adobe Acrobat Reader,
which can be downloaded, free of charge, here.





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