A: You need to call the Permit Office as soon as you decide to develop your property. Portions of the parish are located in flood hazard areas; therefore, some structures must meet elevation requirements. Click here to check on your elevation requirement and flood zone. The next step is to contact the Cameron Parish Health Unit to obtain approval of your sewage system. After obtaining sewage approval from the Health Unit, come into the Permit Development Office with the following information to complete your permit application:
Approval from the Health Unit on the sewage system (475-3237)
Legal description of the property (i.e. abstract, tax assessment, or deed)
Square footage under roof
Estimated cost of development (excluding land)
Number of circuits in panel box when structure is complete (excluding manufactured homes)
Building plans required (2 sets to scale with details)
Name of utility company that services your area
Number of plumbing fixtures
Elevation surveys, if applicable (a) elevation of ground survey submitted with application (b) elevation of floor and electrical equipment to be submitted when structure is moved on or floor constructed
A: Once you've obtained the proper permits, you're ready to proceed with your project. Post your permit at the work site and call the Permit Office as soon as you're ready for each inspection.
The parish will assign a municipal address that must be displayed on the structure at the time of inspection. The house numbers must be made of permanent material and contrasting color so it can be easily seen (wood and metal numbers). If the structure is set back more than 50 feet from the street, put the numbers at the driveway on one of the following: gate post, fence post, mailbox post, or other permanent structure.
A: Yes! Cameron Parish has adopted, parishwide, the National Electrical Code, Louisiana State Plumbing Code, International Residential Code, International Building Code (for commercial work), International Mechanical Code, and the International Fuel Gas Code, and will require all building, mechanical, gas, electrical, and plumbing work to comply with these codes.