Building Development/Electrical Permits
Before developing or starting any type of construction, moving a manufactured home on your property, or adding on, you need to obtain a Building Development/Electrical Permit from the Acadia Parish Police Jury Permit Office. This page explains what you need to do to obtain these parish permits. If you should have any questions not mentioned in on this page, please do not hesitate to call the Permit Office at 337-788-4999.
If your property is located inside municipal limits, contact that municipality for their permit procedure.
The following questions and answers will help you better understand Acadia Parish's permit procedure.
Who needs a permit?
Anyone outside the municipal limits of Acadia Parish who is planning any type of construction, moving a manufactured home or any other structure on their property, or anyone adding needs to obtain a Building Development/Electrical Permit.
Is there a fee for the permit?
Yes, there are fees for the permits. Fees are based according to what is being permitted.
Where do I get the permit?
Permits are obtained at the Acadia Parish Health Unit located at 1029 Capitol Avenue in Crowley. An online copy of the Building Permit Application is available.
What do I need to do to obtain my permit?
You need to call the Building Permit Office as soon as you decide to develop your property. Have the legal description of your property at hand when you call so the staff can check on the flood zone. Portions of the parish are located in flood hazard areas; therefore, some structures must need elevation requirements. The following information is needed to complete a permit application.
Remodeling: There is a 50% rule to be followed. You will still need to follow the International Existing Building Code for commercial buildings and Appendix J of the International Residential Code for residential buildings.