Patrice Frazier Johnson CCEO, Chief Code Enforcement Officer

Dayne Duplessis, Code Enforcement Officer

ASCENSION PARISH GOVERNMENT

CODE ENFORCEMENT MISSION STATEMENT

The Code Enforcement’s goal is to protect life, safety, and property through the enforcement of the Ascension Parish Code of Ordinances. We also enforce standards for the maintenance and regulation of property, buildings, and structures in the Parish of Ascension.

Code Enforcement Officers enforce the Codes professionally and consistently in order to enhance the quality of life, safety, health and welfare for the citizens of Ascension Parish.

We seeks voluntary compliance for Code violations; however, we may proceed with citations, civil penalties, development penalties or Parish Council actions if necessary.

Please contact the Code Enforcement Division at (225) 450-1300 if you have any questions or need further assistance.

 

SUBMITTING A COMPLAINT

If you are looking to submit a complaint regarding a nuisance that you see in our parish (such as junked vehicles, outside white goods, dilapidated homes, etc.) contact the Citizen Service Center. A customer service representative will take information regarding the location and nature of the violation. You must have the address of the property.

If preferred, citizens may stop by the Governmental Complex to file a complaint in person during the business hours of Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 11:00a.m.

The Code Enforcement Officer will conduct an inspection of the property, as soon as possible, typically within 24 hours of your complaint. If it is determined that there is a violation on the property, the officer will issue a notice of violation.

CONTACT US

Patrice Frazier Johnson CCEO, Chief Code Enforcement Officer

(225) 450-1365

pjohnson@apgov.us

Dayne Duplessis, Code Enforcement Officer

(225) 450-1300

Dayne.Duplessis@apgov.us

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How can I contact Code Enforcement?

General Code Enforcement Questions 225-450-1300

To Submit a Complaint (225) 450-1200

Can I submit an anonymous complaint?

Anonymous Complaints are NOT accepted, a non-disclosure option available. If the case goes to court, the defendant may be able to petition the court for the release of the complainant’s name.

How are complaints processed?

Your complaint will be processed or referred to the necessary department in the order it was received; however, complaints involving public safety or environmental hazards may be expedited.

 

The Code Enforcement Officer will conduct an inspection of the property, as soon as possible, typically within 24 hours of your complaint. If it is determined that there is a violation on the property, the officer will issue a notice of violation

What types of code violations are enforced?

White Goods, Junk Abandoned Vehicles, Dilapidated Buildings and Illegal Construction.

What regulations/ordinances pertain to my property?

All of the Ordinances for Ascension Parish can be viewed at: www.municode.com

What is the International Property Maintenance Code?

The International Property Maintenance Code is an internationally recognized and used document, designed to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the use and occupancy, location and maintenance of all residential buildings and structures within the jurisdiction of the city.

Are there things that Code Enforcement can’t control?

Yes. Code Enforcement cannot resolve matters such as, property line disputes, tree branches or limbs hanging onto your property, subdivision covenants and deed restrictions. These issues are best handled by an attorney, as they tend to be civil matters.

Complaints or concerns regarding parking in the street, noise, including dogs, should be referred to the Police Department.

All other complaints can be processed by the Citizen Service Center (225)450-1200

How can I get a copy of the Ordinances?

All of the Ordinances for Ascension Parish can be viewed at: www.municode.com https://library.municode.com/la/ascension_parish/codes/code_of_ordinances

For questions and concerns regarding permits,inspections, and/or plan review you can email buildinginfo@apgov.us

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