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.
Residential Building Packet Documents
Non-Residential Building Packet Documents
You need a building permit for work including but not limited to the following:
Whole House Generators
Fences 7' and taller
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:
Adding kitchen cabinets
Replacing certain kitchen appliances
Installing floor coverings
Erecting a fence under 6' 11"* (COA Required)
Repainting your house* (COA Required)
*If you live in the Historic District you must submit a Certificate of Historic Appropriateness.
*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 (COA) Forms
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.
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
Thad Mancil, Chairman
Otto Dinkelacker, Vice Chairman
Request for Changes
Members of the Planning & Zoning Commission
John Pierce, Chairman
Chad Hall, Vice Chairman
Planning and Zoning Director
(985) 892-0711, Option 4