building permits

 pay for permit online

Account numbers are required for payment.  if you are not sure of your account number please call 337.898.4213 or 337.898.4212 for assistance.

apply for permit online

Please complete all applications prior to submitting application.  All paperwork should be uploaded when applying online.  payments can not be made until all paperwork is compelte.

Forms & Applications

Residential and Commercial Permits

Building Permit Applications

What do I need to complete my permit?

Building Permit Application

Mobile Home/Modular Home Application

Site Plan Example

commercial building permit additional information

Commercial Building Permit Guidelines and Ordinances

Erosion and Sediment Application

Landscaping Application

Self Contracting Affidavit - Notary Required

Tree Removal Application

State Fire Marshal Forms (Phone: 800-256-5452)

residential building permit additional information

Residential Building Permit Guidelines

Self Contracting Affidavit - Notary Required

Mobile Home/Modular Home/movable permits

mobile home/modular home permit additional information

Mobile Home/Modular Home Guidelines

Electrical Inspection - Completed by Licensed Electrician

Family Permission Affidavit - Notary Required

Mobile Home/Modular Home Restrictions - Corridor #1 Map

Mobile Home/Modular Home Restrictions - Address List

  • Mobile Home – no more than 15 years old
  • Mobile Home – 14 ft x 65 ft or larger
  • Modular Home – 700 sq ft or larger

moving structure application and information

Moving Home / Large Structure Permit Application

Family Permission Affidavit - Notary Required

Requirements listed below:

  • Building Permit and Moving Permit Required
  • Moving company is required to provide a certificate of liability
  • Moving company is required to provide a state contractor’s license
    and/or DOTD yearly moving permit

Demolition permits

demolition permit application and information

Demolition Permit Application

Contract for Contractors - Company Hired by Homeower

Contract for Homeowners - Owners Completing Demo

Asbestos Removal Guidelines

Family Permission for Demolition Affidavit - Notary Required

contractor’s portal

Contractors can track the progress of a permit here.  NOTE: the contractor must have a Contractor’s ID in order to make updates to a permit.  Please call the Tax and Permit Department to obtain a Contractor’s ID.

additional Permits

Culvert Permit Application

Electrical Permit Application

Water / Sewer Permit Application

2022 Electrical Inspection (Mobile Home, Occupational Lic, Fire Damage)

important maps

Instructions for Google Maps

To view each map individually, remove the check from the check box on the left side of the name of the map. For example, if you would like to see only the District A map, remove all checks from the remaining maps and only leave District A with a check. This will give you access to only the area considered District A.  Unicorporated Islands are areas that have not been incorporated into city.

Google Map of Municipal Elected Districts

Google Map of Historical, Cultural, Main Street, and Corridor #1


Click here to view a list of streets located in a Flood Zone

Click here to view List of Restricted Addresses for Mobile Homes or Modular Homes

Click here to view a Map of Corridor #1 (pdf)

Click here to view a list of streets located in Historical, Cultural, and Main Street Districts

Explanation of Zoning

  • These are the only Commerical Zoning or Residential Zoning restrictions regulated in the City of Abbeville.
  • Property restrictions may apply if
    • stated in the subdivision guidelines (Clerk of Courts Office),
    • listed in the closing contract (at time of purchase),
    • and/or found in the documents below.


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