|In 1993, the Ascension Parish Police Jury adopted an ordinance establishing building regulations in Ascension Parish.
The Building Department issues building and occupancy permits to move, build/construct, remodel or renovate buildings and/or mobile homes in Ascension Parish.
Videos and informational packets, including forms, are available for the public from the Building Department.
ALL CONTRACTORS WHO DO WORK IN THE FOUR MAJOR CRAFTS MUST BE LICENSED BY THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND THE ASCENSION PARISH BUILDING DEPARTMENT
(The four major crafts are: Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing)
Newly adopted Transportation Impact Fee Ordinance
The Ascension Parish Council passed a new Transportation Impact Fee Ordinance on April 7, 2016. CLICK HERE to review it.
Fill Placement Regulations
The Ascension Parish Council adopted a Fill Placement Ordinance that that went into effect on December 16, 2013. CLICK HERE to review it.
The Code Enforcement’s goal is to protects life, safety, and property through the enforcement of codes (Ascension Parish Code of Ordinances) and 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 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.
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.) please print out and send this form to the Planning and Development Department. You may submit the form via one of the following methods:
1. Hand Delivery: 615 E Worthey St. Gonzales, LA 70737
2. Fax: (225) 450-1352.
3. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. By Mail: Ascension Parish Government Attn: Code Enforcement PO Box 1659 Gonzales, LA 70707
NOTE: All fields must be filled out for the form to be submitted and investigated.
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.
Anonymous Complaints are NOT accepted, 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. 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 will be expedited.
Online Plan Submittal
Important Building Documents
To view the amended Building Department Fee Schedule, please click here.