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Post Storm: Building Permits

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury’s Division of Planning and Development has opened a temporary office at Prien Lake Park, Harbor’s Edge Pavilion, 3700 West Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles for those who need them to perform Hurricane Laura recovery work in Calcasieu Parish. Office hours will be 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The office will issue temporary work licenses for Calcasieu Parish and all municipalities, as well as construction, electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits for the unincorporated areas of Calcasieu Parish. All fees for licenses and permits will be waived until further notice. A representative from the State Fire Marshal’s Office will also be on hand to answer any questions about repairs and reconstruction of commercial facilities.

For more information, call the Division of Planning and Development at 337-721-3600 or 337-721-3610 or email Staffing is limited so if you call and get the voicemail, please leave your contact information and you will receive a call back.

Residents can apply for and check the status of building permits online anytime at


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