UPDATE: LCG officials tell us all permit fees will be waived for those doing hurricane-related repairs.
In Lafayette Parish, home and business owners whose property was damaged by Hurricane Delta are required to apply for a building permit when repairing, adding to, or altering a structure. Repair work done by nonprofit volunteer groups also requires a building permit.
Louisiana statutes require work to be done by a licensed contractor or as an owner-builder. The Lafayette Consolidated Government Development and Planning Department will make building permits for Hurricane Delta repairs a priority.
Residents are urged to hire a reputable, licensed contractor, and hire someone who is licensed for the specific work needed.
Before hiring a contractor, residents should verify the company’s credentials by contacting the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors at (225) 765-2301 or (800) 256-1392, or visit http://www.lslbc.louisiana.gov/contractor-search/.
Anyone with questions regarding the safety of a structure or whether a permit is required to repair damage should contact the Development and Planning Department from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, either by calling the Permitting Division at (337) 291-8461 or visiting in person at 220 W. Willow Street, Building B in Lafayette.