Ascension Parish issues new building permit guidelines

The Ascension Parish Building Department has issued updated guidelines on applying for permits and scheduling building inspections during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Because of the stay-at-home orders issued by Governor John Bel Edwards and President Clint Cointment, all permitting and scheduling is being done remotely, either by telephone or online.
Builders, developers, and homeowners who need to obtain permits or schedule inspections should call 225-450-1002 or can make requests online at Using the online system requires an initial account set up, but it is a free service with easy, step-bystep instructions.

“We want everyone to know that business is still being done in Ascension Parish,” said President Clint Cointment. “It’s just not business as usual, and we ask everyone to work with us and follow the new guidelines exactly. It will make things go more smoothly.”