To provide the best quality of life for its citizens, Iberia Parish has long had in place Subdivision Regulations which provide for quality development of land in the parish.
Included are requirements for streets, drainage, lot configurations and the placement of utility systems when raw land is converted into building sites. These Regulations must be followed, with improvements in place before the sale of lots can begin.
As a further step in providing for the proper development of the Parish and the protection of individual property rights, Iberia Parish adopted a Zoning Ordinance which became effective on April 29, 2009. The Zoning Ordinance was specifically designed and written for Iberia Parish and is intended to promote quality development and stabilize property values by separating conflicting land uses and protecting residential developments.
The Zoning Ordinance not only protects property values but it also regulates the density of development to protect existing and future land uses, establishes buffers, regulates open space, and parking requirements. The Zoning Ordinance is a dynamic Ordinance which must be reviewed and amended as development technologies and trends evolve.
This office also helps residents in determining the flood elevations associated with their property. For additional information on elevations, go to The Louisiana Mapping Project.