BOARD & ZONING ADJUSTMENT (BOZA)
Site Approval and Requests for Variance of Zoning Regulations
Individuals and building contractors visit the Development Division of the Development and Planning Department to request Building Permits for residential construction, both new and remodeling. Planners review plans to insure that the proposed use is
permitted in the property’s zoning district and that such requirements as minimum building setbacks, parking, fencing, signage, and landscaping are met.
In some instances, when an applicant is unable to meet the requirements, he or she may apply to the Board of Zoning Adjustment (B.O.Z.A.) for a “Variance” of the specific requirement that would otherwise prevent development of a site. The
Board meets monthly to consider and decide on these requests. Since action by the City-Parish Council is not required, a citizen can receive final action at the meeting and proceed with construction, within approximately 45 days.
Garland Pennison, Chairman
Rebekke Miller, Alternate #1
Melanie Bordelon, Alternate #2
All correspondence with the Board members must be directed through the Development and Planning Department at 337-291-8426, mailing address:
Lafayette Consolidated Government
Development and Planning Department
PO Box 4017-C
Lafayette, LA 70502
Please do not contact the individual Board members as it may be in violation of the Board’s Rules of Policy and Procedure and may affect the outcome of any Board decision. If you feel it imperative to speak with a Board member prior to a meeting,
contact the Development and Planning Department and we will relay your message to the member involved.