Department of Community Development

"Battle of New Orleans," by Ethel Magafan

Department of Community Development

The Department of Community Development includes the Offices of Safety and Permits, Planning and Zoning, and Coastal Zone Management. Community Development is dedicated to fostering safe, sustainable, and smart development in St. Bernard Parish and our vision is that of a resilient and thriving community that provides an excellent quality of life to its inhabitants. Our offices value public service, community spirit, and the pursuit of a higher standard of living. The Community Development staff is here to assist new and returning residents as they join St. Bernard Parish in its fulfillment of a promising future.

Department Information:
8201 W. Judge Perez Dr.
Chalmette, LA 70043
Phone: (504) 278-4310
LLT Division: (504) 355-4428
Fax: (504) 278-4298

Jason Stopa
Director of Community Development
(504) 355-4427

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Disposition Strategy for LLT Lots.pdf

Comprehensive Master Plan Meeting.pdf

Please click here to view the Request for Proposals - Comprehensive Master Land
Use and Zoning Plan

Please click here to view the website for the 2012 - 2013 St. Bernard Parish
Comprehensive Plan Updates

Proposed DFIRMS (Dgitital Flood Insurance Rate Maps) Published and
Ready for Review :

For information concerning the newly proposed Flood Insurance Rate Maps for
St. Bernard Parish access this link to find your property and learn of any changes
that may affect your flood insurance rates. These maps are available for public
viewing in the Office of Community Development. There will be a 90 day appeal
period from the date of an open house (TBA) hosted by SBPG and then the maps will
become effective six months after adoption by the Council pending any appeals. New
insurance rates are not available until the maps become effective.

Code of Ordinances Chapter 22 - Zoning


Office of Safety and Permits

The Office of Safety and Permits processes applications and issues permits for both residential and commercial construction.

Office of Planning and Zoning

The Office of Planning and Zoning processes applications for zoning changes; zoning compliance letters; conditional uses; dimensional variances; parking variances; and new subdivisions.

Office of Coastal Zone Management

The Office of Coastal Zone Management processes applications for Coastal Zone Permit (CZP) and serves as a liaison between St. Bernard Parish and all state and federal coastal wetlands regulatory agencies.