Development and Planning

Planning, Zoning and DevelopmentDevelopment and Planning serves as a one-stop-shop for businesses and individuals involved in a variety of activities, including:
  • Purchasing or developing property (platting, subdivisions, plan review)
  • Undertaking construction projects (permitting, inspections)
  • Condemning unsafe structures
  • Opening or relocating businesses (certificates of occupancy, land use regulations)
  • Zoning variances or reclassification
  • Abandonments of easements or rights-of-way
  • Annexation of land into the city of Lafayette
  • Implementing PlanLafayette
  • Historic property designations
  • Alcohol permitting
  • Compliance with zoning regulations and junked vehicle regulations


Development Guide
Click here to download our Development Guide for an overview of developing property in Lafayette.

2018 Plan​

Fee Schedule

Lafayette Development Code (Adopted 12/16/2020)


The Department is divided into five Divisions each handling unique responsibilities.

DEVELOPMENT 337-291-8000


PLANNING 337-291-7358

CODES 337-291-8461

COMPLIANCE 337-291-7362
  • Housing Inspections 


ETrakIt is an online search engine for activities of the Planning, Zoning, & Development Department. ETrakIt can show viewers all building permits for a particular address, projects going through Commercial Plan Review, developments that are going before the Planning Commission or the Hearing Examiner, variances up for review by the Board of Zoning Adjustment, as well as rezoning requests to be heard by the Zoning Commission. ETrakIt is an invaluable source for information for the building, architecture and surveyor communities.

ETrakIt: Search Building Permit Records


The customer service counter for building and development permits is located in the Clifton Chenier Center, 220 West Willow Street, Building B. Regular office hours are 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Public meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Zoning Adjustment are held at the Clifton Chenier Center.

Permitting related to the Office of Alcohol and Noise Control is located at 2100 Jefferson Street. 

The Lafayette Preservation Commission and the Evangeline Thruway Redevelopment Team meetings are held at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center, which also houses the Planning Division.

After Hours Emergency Phone Numbers:

Bruce Williams (Building Official) is 337.349.5705

Eric Armentor (Chief Building Inspector) is 337.349.5703

Greg Wiltz (Chief Electrical Inspector) is 337.349.5710

David Cloteaux (Chief Plumbing Inspector) is 337.349.5706

John Broyles (Permit Manager) is 337.349.8528