Building Permits

Danny Ferrara, Director

East Bank Office
Joseph S. Yenni Building
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 101
Jefferson, LA 70123
Phone: (504) 736-6957

West Bank Office
1855 Ames Blvd., Suite A
Marrero, LA 70072
Phone: (504) 364-3512


As part of our ongoing effort to streamline Jefferson Parish’s permitting process, the Building Permits Department will no longer require a separate Public Works Assurance of Infrastructure Form. 

Effective immediately, the Engineering Department will automatically provide an online review for every permit filed for a new single-family dwelling, two-family dwelling, townhouse, manufactured home or modular home. This online review replaces the current process which requires constituents to obtain a copy of the form, contact Engineering to have it completed, then upload the completed form when applying for a building permit.

Other recent improvements towards making the permitting process easier include: 

  • The renaming of the Building Permits Department (formerly the Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement) to better reflect the work we perform.
  • The requirement of a re-roofing permit prior to the replacement of 50 percent or more of a roof covering on one- and two-family dwellings in unincorporated Jefferson Parish utilizing geo-tagged photographs of the work in place of in-person inspections. This documentation helps provide insurance companies and the parish with vital data on code-compliant housing stock, and provides homeowners with documentation that their new roof complies with the current building code.
  • The creation of a Permit Navigators section who are responsible for seeing each permit through and serving as a point of contact for applicants.

Our teams remain committed to making it easier for people who conduct business in Jefferson Parish to obtain permits. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our East bank office at (504) 736-6957 or West bank office at (504) 364-3500 if you have questions or would like additional information.




You are encouraged to utilize our online permitting system @ 

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to ensure compliance with laws pertaining to structural development within Jefferson Parish in an efficient manner for the overall safety of our citizens and visitors.


Online Permitting


Online Trade Filing/NPR


Jefferson Parish has implemented pre-inspections for all residential generator permits to verify that the proposed generator location meets manufacturers installation instructions and technical code requirements for the safety of occupants of ALL surrounding buildings. 

Checklist to Apply for a Residential Generator Permit

  • Current survey of property 
  • Site plan noting the location of the proposed generator including setbacks from abutting lot lines and adjacent structures
  • Total cost of generator including installation
  • Completed Site Selection and Preparation Form - CLICK HERE (All highlighted dimensions must be provided)
  • Generator's Manufacturer's Installation Instructions

Note: Per Title 17 Part 1 of the Louisiana Uniform Construction Code Council amendments section 107, IRC section 315.2.2 Item (4) effective Jan. 1, 2023, when a permanent fuel fired appliance including standby generator is installed outside, carbon monoxide alarms are to be installed inside each separate sleeping room and on in the living area. The owner must provide access to the inspector to verify new or existing carbon monoxide alarms are installed in accordance with the code. *If existing residence already has carbon monoxide alarms installed, the inspector must be provided access to verify the alarms comply with the code.