Code of Ordinances

The Code of Ordinances hosted on the Municode website may not reflect the most current legislation adopted by the Jefferson Parish Council. Additionally, interim development standards authorized by Parish Council Resolution may be in place. If you are reviewing the Code for proposed development of property, please contact the Planning Department to ensure your design professional has the most up-to-date regulations.

Chapter 25 Article 6 Comprehensive Plan

Chapter 33 Unified Development Code

Chapter 40 Zoning

  • Appendix: 
    • Applications

The Planning Department is now accepting online applications via the MyGovernmentOnline Portal. To apply online, click the link below:

Apply for Planning Applications Online

PLEASE NOTE: The applications below are fillable pdf format. The applications are also formatted for legal size (8.5" x 14") paper, if your printer only has letter size (8.5" x 11") paper then you will need to adjust your printer settings so that the application prints properly. To determine if an application requires a public hearing or not, please contact the Planning Department.

NOTE: The Planning Department advises that you speak with a planner before submitting the following application types: 

    Recently Approved Text Amendments

    The Code of Ordinances hosted on the Municode website may not reflect the most current legislation adopted by the Jefferson Parish Council. A list of recently adopted text amendments and their corresponding ordinances can be accessed here.

    Moratoria and Interim Development Standards

    When the Parish Council adopts a resolution that authorizes a study of the parish’s development regulations, it may choose to impose a moratorium or interim development standards during the course of the study. Moratoria or interim development standards go into effect immediately upon adoption of the resolution by the Council, and they stay in place for up to one year but may be extended for up to six additional months. (Chapter 40 Zoning, Sec. 40-880 Permits pending amendments; Moratorium and Chapter 33 UDC, Sec. 33-2.21.5. Approvals pending ordinance amendments; moratorium.)

    A list of the moratoria or interim development standards that are currently in effect, with the zoning districts affected and when the moratorium or interim development standards will expire can be accessed here. Please contact a planner for a complete understanding of these moratoria or interim development standards.