The mission of the Planning and Zoning Department is to provide professional planning and building services to preserve the natural resources and qualities of Terrebonne Parish, to enhance the quality of living, and to ensure orderly development.
The Planning and Zoning Department is divided into the following divisions:
Through the services of the Planning and Zoning Department and the Houma-Terrebonne Regional Planning Commission development in Terrebonne Parish is planned and constructed in compliance with the Comprehensive Master Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, and Building Codes to provide orderly growth throughout Terrebonne Parish.
The Planning and Zoning Department has applied and administers Flood Hazard Mitigation Grants and will acquire and elevate numerous flooded structures throughout Terrebonne Parish.
The Planning Department is also responsible for Nuisance Abatement as it relates to tall grass, debris, blighted structures, and derelict vessels.
The Planning Department manages the three (3) public cemeteries through burial permits and general oversight in Terrebonne Parish. Those cemeteries are Bisland Cemetery, Southdown Cemetery, and Halfway Cemetery.
The Main Street Program is administered through the Planning Department and the Downtown Development Corporation.