Historic Preservation is saving for future generations what is unique about our community. In planning for the future of the City of Hattiesburg, it is important that we recognize the significance of what has happened in the past and plan to preserve it for the future by identifying, surveying, inventorying, protecting and preserving the historic resources of the community.

The Hattiesburg Historic Conservation Ordinance (Ord. 2193) establishes a system of application and review for alterations by the Hattiesburg Historic Conservation Commission of historic districts, sites and buildings, creating a layer of protection at the local level that is not provided by listing with the National Register.