Development DivisionPhone: (337) 291-8000
This Division handles the review of plats for approval by either the Planning Commission or the Hearing Examiner. It also handles the issuance of municipal addresses and the naming and renaming of public and private streets.
Subdivision is the process of dividing one parcel of land into two or more parcels and involves the layout of a parcel of vacant land into lots, blocks, streets and public areas. A plat of property, following the approval of the Planning Commission, is recorded with the Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court.
Platting is used for managing community growth and for implementing the Comprehensive Plan. The rules and procedures for platting can be found in the subdivision regulations. These regulations are administered by the Planning, Zoning and Development Department.
There are a number of reasons why developers and citizens alike seek plat approval by the Planning Commission. These include:
In order to obtain a permit for new residential or commercial construction, a plat of the property must have been approved or considered a “lot of record” by the Planning, Zoning and Development Department. There are three (3) avenues for plat approval:
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