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Our Mission

The Permits Division oversees guidelines, procedures, and permits for all development within the Parish.

When to contact the Permits Office

  • verify items requiring a permit
  • request copies of the elevation certificates
  • review floodplain permit requirements
  • report illegal floodplain development
  • request a FEMA/NFIP nonconversion agreement

Building Permit applications can be submitted in person to the Permit Office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Building permit applications can be submitted online at any time.

When you are ready to schedule an inspection, please call the inspections line at (985)-873-6568.


FEMA Disaster Assistance for Damages from Hurricane Zeta

Homeowners and renters who suffered damage from Hurricane Zeta in Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and Terrebonne parishes should register with FEMA and apply for federal disaster assistance as soon as possible. Survivors may be eligible to receive assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from the hurricane.

If you have not yet done so, contact your homeowners insurance company immediately to file your storm- damage claims and document the damage with photos. You do not have to wait until your insurance company makes a decision to take the next steps. The faster you file, the faster your recovery can begin. The deadline to register for assistance for Hurricane Zeta is March 15, 2021.

Register with FEMA by:
  o Visiting the website;
  o Downloading the FEMA app; or
  o Calling the helpline: 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

Additional Information:
  oFEMA - Residents Disaster Assistance
  oEligible Renters
  oSpend FEMA Grants Wisely

Terrebonne Parish is pleased to announce that a comprehensive offering of the MyGovernmentOnline online permit and inspection software. The software will greatly enhance the permit application submittal and payment experience for contractors and residents. All permit types are now available to apply online except burial permits. The ability to pay balances online with a credit card is also available for all permit types. Read More....