Frequently Asked Question

Planning

Q. Who do I call to put in a formal complaint?
A. Call the Planning Department at 225-686-3062 or the Council Office at 225-686-3027

Q. Who do I call for a Flood Zone?
A. Call the Permit Office at 225-686-3021

Q. Where can I find a survey map of a property?
A. Go to the Clerk of Courts Office located in the Livingston Parish Courthouse

Q. How can I get another address on my property?
A. Property needs to be subdivided according to the subdivision ordinances that are in place. Contact your Councilman to see about getting a waiver.

Q. How do I know if my property can be subdivided?
A. Call or come into the Planning Office to research the information

Q. How many trailers can be placed on one piece of property?
A. More than one trailer is considered a mobile home park

Q. Can my neighbor put several mobile homes on his/her property?
A. Contact the Planning Department for research request

Q. What is the zoning of a property?
A. Any property located outside of the municipalities of Livingston Parish has no zoning. All commercial developments must come to the Planning Department to get approval.

Q. Where can I get a copy of my subdivision restrictions?
A. The Clerk of Court office located in the Livingston Parish Courthouse

Q. My neighbor’s fence is on part of my property but says it’s on his. What do I do?
A. A survey map can possibly make the determination or it could be a civil matter

DPW

Q. Who do I call for School bus turn around?
A. School Board transportation at 225-686-4204 Mr. Ronnie Vulgamore

Q. Who do I call for off road drainage in the Denham Springs area?
A. Gravity Drainage Dist. 1 at 225-664-7839

Q. Who do I call for off road drainage in Walker area?
A. Gravity Drainage Dist. 5 at 225-664-1899

Q. Who do I call for off road drainage in the Watson area?
A. Gravity Drainage Dist. 2 at 225-791-6509

Q. How can I get a right of way form to fill out?
A. See Right of Way Form attachment

Q. Who do I call for all other areas for off road drainage?
A. Dept. of Public Works 225-686-3060

Q. Who do I call for missing stop signs on a Parish road that intersect with a State Hwy?
A. The DOTD 225-665-8842

Q. Who do I call for a traffic light?
A. The DOTD 225-665-8842

Q. Who do I call for a street light that is out?
A. Call whom ever you have your electric with

Q. Who do I call for litter on Parish or State roads?
A. The Livingston Parish Sheriff Office at 225-686-2241

Q. Who do I call to get a Parish road black topped?
A. Your Parish Councilman

Q. How do I get a road taken into Parish Maintenance System?
A. Your Parish Councilman

Q. How do I get mail service on my road?
A. Call your local Post Office

Q. Who can pick up my old appliances?
A. DPW (225) 686-3030

Q. How do I find out the Right of Way for a Parish road?
A. It is 25 ft from the center of the road in both directions

Q. How can I find out if a new Subdivision has been taken into the Parish System?
A. Call the Planning Department at 225-686-3062

Permits

Q : What is needed to determine if a piece of property is located in a flood zone?
A: A plat of the property

Q: What is needed to establish an address?
A: You will need a plat of the property, the nearest neighbors address and the distance between the two driveways.

Q: What do I need to bring to get an occupancy permit?
A: You need the address you’re moving into, including the lot number or apartment number if applicable, the name the electricity will be connected into and the name of the electric company.

Q: I’m thinking on building my own house, do the plans have to be drawn by an architect?
A: If you are serving as your own contractor, they do not. However, if you are hiring a contractor, then yes they do have to be drawn by an architect / designer.

Q: What is needed to obtain or renew a contractor’s license with the parish?
A: Copy of current state license, general liability, form #1027 from the Department of Revenue and $200.00.

Q: Can I purchase any of my permits online?
A: Yes, a website has been established the address is HTTPS://lpcpermits.net . However, only permits for electrical, plumbing or mechanical contractors can be purchased.

Q: Can I fax my permit application into the office and pay with a credit card?
A: No, a credit card can only be used by the card holder and it must be in person or online.

Q: I received a letter from my mortgage company informing me that I am now in the flood zone and will need to obtain flood insurance. I was not in the flood zone before. What do I do?
A: FEMA has a grandfathering rule to provide a reduced rate for homeowners that were not in a flood zone prior to the issuance of new flood maps, and therefore, never obtained flood insurance. In order to apply for the grandfathering provision you will need to provide your insurance company with a Compliance Letter (grandfather letter) stating that your structure was built in compliance with the flood maps at the time of construction.

Q: What are X-Shaded, A, AE Zones?
A: X-shaded is the 500 year flood and no elevation is required by the Parish and generally no insurance is required Zone AE is the 100 year flood – Base Flood Elevation (BFE) is determined by FEMA Zone A is the 100 Year Flood – Base Flood Elevation (BFE) is determined from the Corp of Engineers.

Q: What if my land is above the Base Flood Elevation Zone (BFE)?
A: If your land is above the BFE you will still be required to get Flood Insurance unless you apply to FEMA for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter of Map Revision (LOMR). If the LOMA or LOMR is approved, whether or not you need insurance is left up to the lending institution.

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