Phone: 225-450-1002
Mike Hebert, Chief Building Official
 *The Ascension Parish Building department has now started accepting plans, applications and payments online with the hope of providing better customer service. This is the same program we have been using for the last 7 years and the same one you use for scheduling inspections online. We are asking that everyone, who can, try to use the system. It will allow us to track our progress in real time and have a better way for the customer to be informed and updated. If you choose to come into the office we ask that you bring all your plans in digitally (CD, Jump Drive, ETC). If you still prefer to bring in paper plans we will scan them into our system and return them right back to you.
 We also are asking that any of the files you need to get to us be sent on the customer portal, if possible, through instead of email or fax. Using the program for this feature allows anyone from our staff to access the document and make sure it is accepted in a timely manner.
Site info:
Support number: 1-866-957-3764
 *Effective February 1st, 2018*  the state has adopted the 2015 I-Codes and the 2014 N.E.C!  Any permits applied for after February the 1st will be reviewed under those standards.  If you have any questions please contact our office.
 *The method of payment for building permits, copies of files, plan review, etc is by Money Orders, Cashier Checks or Credit Cards only.  No personal checks or cash are accepted.
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.


(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.

Code Enforcement

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:

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.

Private Property Nuisance Submittal Form


Online Plan Submittal

Please follow the link below to submit your plans online.

Important Building Documents

Wind Speed Map
2006 IRC / IBC Wind Speed Map