Planning and Zoning

The duties of the Planning & Zoning Director are to coordinate and administer the affairs and duties of the zoning office, Planning Commission, and Historic Commission. The Zoning office maintains all official records, necessary and incidental, pertaining to the administration of the zoning ordinance and its related bodies.
 
The Planning & Zoning Division works with the public and town officials to evaluate and formulate plans for the development of the town.
 
Planning & Zoning issues permits. The building inspector performs inspections for all building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical work performed within the corporate limits.
 

*If your property is zoned Historic you will need to get approval from the Historic Commission before applying for a building permit.  To confirm the zoning of your property please call (985) 892-0711, option 4.

Important Information

You need a building permit for construction including but not limited to the following:

  • Ancillary Buildings

  • Accessory Buildings

  • Fences 7' and taller

  • Swimming Pools

  • Add or remove walls

  • Change the use of a room (such as by converting a garage to a living room)

  • Change the piping in your house

  • Re-roof your house

  • Demolish a portion of your house

You DO NOT need a building permit for the following:

  • Repainting your house

  • Adding kitchen cabinets

  • Replacing certain kitchen appliances

  • Installing floor coverings

  • Erecting a fence under 6' 11".

Historic Commission

 

*If your property is zoned Historic you will need to get approval from the Historic Commission before applying for a building permit.  To confirm the zoning of your property please call (985) 892-0711, option 4.

Certificate of Appropriateness Forms

COA for Fences/Signs/Paint

COA for Structures

Appeals Process

Historic Meetings

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level Street.

All historic applications are due 10 days prior to the meeting date. 

Important Information

You need a COA to make an changes to your property including but not limited to new construction,  remodels, additions, and fences. 

Members of the Historic Commission 

Ron Blitch, Chairman

Otto Dinkelacker

Thad Mancil

Andre Monnot

Paul Vogt

Planning and Zoning Commission

 

Request for Changes

Request for Zone Change

Request for Variance

Members of the Planning & Zoning Commission

Bryan Gowland, Chairman

David Grunning

Barbara Jackson

Eric Templet

Dan Underwood

Questions?

Kristin Tortorich

Planning and Zoning Director

Ktortorich@abitaspringsla.gov

(985) 892-0711, Option 4

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