Planning Department

Planning for our future.

The town of Tunica, Mississippi was established in 1883, and ever since it’s been growing, evolving, and improving to meet the needs of its citizens.

Today, that growth and modernization is more vital than ever – and more apparent as well. However, it is only with measured, calculated, and careful growth that our town can continue to evolve responsibly and help to ensure that Tunica remains a safe and vibrant community in which to live, work, and play.

Want to get involved? Here’s how:

The Planning Commission meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00 pm in the Board Room inside Tunica Town Hall at 909 River Road.

Meetings are open to the public.

If there is a conflict on the scheduled meeting day, the meeting will be rescheduled to a different day.

To request to be on the agenda for the Planning Commission, please call Town Hall one week prior to the scheduled meeting or complete the attached form Application to Appear before Planning Commission and return it to Town Hall along with any plans for the commission to review one week prior to the scheduled meeting. The form may also be faxed to (662) 363-1090 or emailed to Bob Barber

Opening a business? Currently own a business?

All individuals and companies who engage in business of any kind within the corporate limits of the Town of Tunica are required by Mississippi state law to have a privilege license.

To begin the process of getting yours, contact or schedule a visit with Mary Green at Town Hall.

Privilege licenses may be obtained by filling out an application and paying of a fee in Town Hall during regular business hours.

Privilege licenses are valid for 1 year from the time they are issued. The cost of a privilege license is based on the type of business, the number of employees, and the value of the store inventory. The minimum fee for a privilege license is $20.00.

Meet the team of dedicated individuals committed to the growth and prosperity of Tunica.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Bob Barber Orion Planning Group (901) 268-7566
Mary Evelyn Watson Permitting Officer (662) 373-1907

Planning Commission


Planning Director

Pat Earnheart

Ward 1

Stewart Woods

Ward 2

Penny Franklin

Ward 3

Mary Edwards

Ward 4

Sami Jo Baird

Ward 5

Clifton Johnson

Commissioner At Large