BUILDING DEVELOPMENT /
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 hopefully 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
Is there a fee for the permit?
Yes, there are fees for the permits. For information concerning
the permit fees, see the fee schedule below.
Click here for Fee Schedules.
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Where do I get the permit?
Permits are obtained at the Acadia Parish Health Unit located at 530
West Mill Street in Crowley.
What do I need to do to obtain my
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.
- A complete copy of recorded legal property description (i.e.
Cash Sale, Act of Donation) of the property.
- A copy of a certified plat of the property.
- A 911 address of the property. The address
can be obtained from the parish 911 office. Phone:
337-788-8770 - Mary Richard.
- Contractors bid, bill of sale, house plans, or purchase
- Check or money order.
- Elevation surveys, if applicable
- elevation of ground survey submitted with application.
- elevation of floor survey to be submitted when structure is
moved on or floor constructed.
- State Fire Marshal approval for all non-residential development.