Planning and Development
Department of Planning & Development:
Director: Louisette L. Scott, AICP, CFM
As of March 30, 2020, the City has updated procedures as it relates to permits and inspections. See below memo.
As of 03.27.2020, Mandeville City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. The Department continues to be staffed and can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (985)624-3103. Please leave a detailed message and contact information and someone will return your call.
TREE REMOVAL PERMITS:
- Tree Removal Permit applications will no longer be accepted or processed, effective immediately and enforced until further notice, with the following exception:
- A tree removal permit will be issued if the tree is dead and/or in immediate risk of failure. If the tree falls within this category, please email all required documents as set forth in the tree removal application to email@example.com or call (985) 624-3103 and someone will return your call.
- If a Tree removal permit has already been issued, the permit must be posted on the job site for entirety of the job and a copy must be in the Tree Contractors vehicle at all times or the job will be shut down immediately. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- NO NEW TREE REMOVAL IS ALLOWED DURING THIS TIME UNLESS PERMITTED AS ABOVE.
- Building Permit applications will continue to be accepted by email ONLY. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please see the above Procedural Changes memo.
- 3rd Party Inspections are NOT ALLOWED.
- Planning & Zoning Commission and Historic District Commission applications will continue to be accepted by email ONLY. The applications will be processed. We will notify you when the next available meeting is scheduled. Please submit via email email@example.com
Additional information pertaining to COVID-19:
The Department of Planning and Development has a long term commitment to economic vitality, environmental integrity, and development design quality that will allow Mandeville to grow in a manner consistent with the goals of the community as identified under our Comprehensive Land Use Plan.We provide guidance for quality growth and development through a concentrated effort of planning, land use controls, historic preservation, permitting and enforcement in order to maintain a community of lasting value to improve the quality of life. We are committed to the highest ethical and professional standards, and with enduring respect for our customers and the public trust.
General Contact Information:
- For Building Permits, Contractor Registrations, Inspection Scheduling, contact Kathy Reeves
- For Planning, Zoning, and Land Use information and questions contact, Debbi Caraway , Cara Bartholomew or Lori Spranley
- For Signage contact Cara Bartholomew or Lori Spranley
- For Landscaping or Tree Permit, contact Catherine Casanova
- For Historic Preservation District regulations, contact Cara Bartholomew
- For Building Code information, contact Glenn Jones
- For Floodplain Regulations, contact Glenn Jones or Lori Spranley
Mandeville Planning & Zoning Commission Public Hearing
March 10, 2020 — 6:30 pm
Zoning Map - Click here for interactive GIS map
Planning & Zoning Applications:
Master Plans & Studies
Comprehensive Land Use Plan
Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan
Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan - Maps
Transportation Plan Refinement - Bicycle & Pedestrian
B-3 Area Plan
Highway 190/East Causeway Triangle Landscape Project (Page 1 Page 2)
Permits are required to ensure all construction is completed correctly and complies with the current edition of the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code. Permits are required regardless of whether a contractor or homeowner does the work.
Permits are required regardless of whether a contractor or homeowner does the work. If you are unsure whether a permit is required, or need further information, please give us a call at 985-624-3103 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All building permits issued on or after February 1, 2018 will be inspected to the 2014 National Electric Code and the 2015 I Codes per the Louisiana State Uniform Code Council (LSUCCC). Please click here to see the listed code sections that have most frequently needed clarification. This is not an all inclusive list of changes. In addition, it is the responsibility of the Contractor/Subcontractor to ensure his/her work complies with the most current code requirements.
Building, plumbing and mechanical inspections are conducted Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Inspections must be requested 24 hours in advance. Please have the property address ready for the inspection request.
All contractors working within the City limits of Mandeville must be registered yearly. Contractor Registration
Building Permit Applications:
Landscape Permit Applications:
Signage Regulations and Permit Applications:
Where can I find my new flood zone?
The city has a link on its website to the Louisiana Mapping Project (riskmap6.com) where the maps may be searched by address
The Interactive Mapping tool allows you to plug in your address, see your prior elevation, your proposed elevation, and additional information regarding the process of adopting the maps.
2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan Implementation - CRS Progress Report available for view at City Hall
2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan Implementation - CRS Progress Report available for view at City Hall
2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan Implementation - CRS Progress Report available for view at City Hall
When will the new flood maps become effective?
The new maps were effective May 16, 2012.
Where can I find my new flood zone?
The city has a link on its website to the Louisiana Mapping Project (www.riskmap6.com) where the maps may be searched by address.
Will my flood insurance automatically go down once the maps change?
No, in order to lower flood insurance, residents will need to supply an updated Elevation Certificate from a surveyor that shows the new flood zone and base flood elevations.
Will residents who are mid-policy year when the maps change, be able to receive a credit or a refund on their flood insurance?
Yes, when the new information is submitted to the insurance agent by the homeowner, the company will make an "endorsement" on the policy. If the base flood elevation was lowered, then the policyholder will get a pro-rata refund.
What is a "X" flood zone and a "shaded-X" flood zone?
With the new set of maps, FEMA has changed the names of a couple of flood zones. The old "C" zones are now called "X" and the old "B" zones are now "shaded-X". There is absolutely no difference in the meaning, just the name changed. Neither of these zones are considered high risk, and neither zone requires the purchase of federal flood insurance.
My house is in 2 different flood zones, which one am I?
If 2 different flood zones touch a structure, the more hazardous flood zone will be used. For example, if a house is in both an "A" zone and a "X" zone, the "A" zone will be used to regulate the structure since it is the more hazardous of the two.
My flood zone is getting more restrictive - what do I do?
The city would like for homeowners to contact Nic Leblanc, the Floodplain Administrator for the city, in order to discuss your options in more detail. There are ways that you can be "grandfathered" into lower insurance rates, so please call at 985-624-3103.