Eric M. Poche’, Planning and Zoning Director
Lance Brock, Zoning Official
Marcia Shivers, Floodplain Coordinator
Phone: 225-450-1002


Mission Statement:

The Office of Planning and Development is charged with the duties of administering the Parish Subdivision Regulations, the Parish Development Code, assisting the Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustments, and all duties and tasks required to administer the Parish’s development rules, and such tasks and duties as may be assigned by the Ascension Parish President or governing authority.


Ascension Parish Unified Land Development Code Book Online

Online Payment & Application Submittals:

The Ascension Parish Planning and Zoning Department now has the ability to accept applications and payments online to provide better customer service.  We are asking that everyone who can, use the new system.  It will allow us to track progress in real time and have a better way to inform and update the customer.  If you choose to submit your application via email and deliver payment to our office, it will still be accepted.

Beginning May 1, 2024, accepted payment methods by the Planning and Zoning Department will be credit cards, checks, money orders and cashier’s checks.  Please make checks payable to:  ASCENSION PARISH GOVERNMENT.

Credit Cards Accepted (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) plus a $3.50 service charge per transaction.

Cash will NOT be accepted.

Online Site Information:

MGO Connect User Guide for Online Permitting


Fill Permit Information

Requirements for Grading-Fill Permit

Grading-Fill Permit Application

Fill-Grading Permit Sample Plans

Notice of Completion Affidavit-Level 1 Grading-Fill Permit

If qualified for an exemption per Section 17-5094.B of the new Drainage Ordinance, contact the Department of Planning and Development.

Transportation Impact Fee Ordinance, effective January 2024

The Ascension Parish Council modified the Transportation Impact Fee January 2024.  CLICK HERE for the revised schedule of fees.

To review the Transportation Impact Fee map outlining the three districts and the roads eligible for funding, CLICK HERE

Planning and Development Departments:

Building Department

Floodplain Management

Planning Department

Zoning Department

Online Maps:

Online GIS Mapping