1515 East University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70501

Phone: 337-291-8500


Construction Site Compliance

Federal, State, and local governments are required to follow and enforce provisions within the Clean Water Act. Lafayette Consolidated Government meets this requirement through the enforcement of a Code of Ordinances and the implementation of various measures outlined in the state-issued Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit.

Environmental Quality requirements for issuance of Building Permit

  • All projects require Building Permit Solid Waste Notification Form
  • If disturbed area is one acre or more, a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3)  is needed along with a SWP3 Checklist and a SWP3 certification form
  • If disturbed area is five acres or more, or is part of a larger development, include required SWP3 documents and a copy of the NOI submitted to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). You can learn more about construction site permitting here.

Environmental Quality requirements for issuance of Certificate of Occupancy

  • All projects require a Certificate of Occupancy Solid Waste Notification Form
  • Site has been stabilized and debris has been cleaned up. Common failures of a final inspection include litter, sediment runoff in streets and parking lots, bare soil with no sediment control measures or protection of infrastructure.

Managing stormwater, during and after construction, helps safeguard public safety by preventing damage to infrastructure, drainage obstructions, and environmental issues. 


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Contact Jackie Vargas-Beitia at or Lonnie Moore at or 337-291-8586.