Most property in unincorporated Jefferson Parish has a zoning classification.  To find the zoning designation of your property, visit the Planning & Zoning Map online, or come in person to the Planning Department and speak with a planner. Planners do not provide the zoning district of a property over the phone.

Zoning regulations (setbacks, height restrictions or permitted uses) can be found on the Municode website.  Please be advised that they may not be up-to-date due to lags in website updates.   If you are reviewing the Code for proposed development of property, please contact the Planning Department to ensure your design professional has the most up-to-date regulations.

Zoning Clearances

All new businesses in Jefferson Parish shall have an approved zoning clearance before commencing business operations per Sec. 8-1-104.8.2. The Planning Department processes zoning clearance applications using the MyGovernmentOnline permitting software. Zoning Clearances can only be applied for online at www.mygovernmentonline.org

Zoning Determination

If you need an official determination of your property’s zoning in writing, you must request a Zoning Determination. Zoning Determinations can now be requested online at www.mygovernmentonline.org on the Planning & Zoning module. Click here for more information on how to apply online. 

  • signed letter stating the request, identifying the property, listing the person who should receive the determination, and stating how the determination should be sent (e.g. email, fax, mail)
  • An accurate survey of the property and/or a legal description so that the Planning Department can accurately identify the property
  • A check for $50.00, made payable to “Jefferson Parish Pooled Fund” (if requesting for more than one property, include a separate check for each property)

Zoning Map Amendment

The Planning Department can assist you in applying to change the zoning of your property, understanding the zoning restrictions that affect your property, and answer any questions about a requested zoning change near you. Please contact a planner via phone, email, or in-person. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To allow sufficient time for a planner to meet with customers, the department encourages customers to arrive by 4:00pm.