Police Jury Announces Emergency Electric Reconnect Permit Procedure for Residents
Post Date:08/31/2017 8:00 AM
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- Electrical services that were not damaged or inundated by water, may be reconnected by the electrical service provider, once determined safe, without an electrical permit.
- Electrical services that were damaged and/or inundated by water will require an electrical permit and inspection by the Division of Planning and Development.
- Electrical reconnection permits will be issued at no charge to the customer for a limited period of time - to be established after storm event.
- Electrical reconnection permits/inspections may be handled by phone at 337-721-3610 or 337-721-3600, or in person at 901 Lakeshore Drive, fifth floor. Phone requests will require customers to provide (at a minimum) the address of the affected structure, the name the electrical services are under, and what type of structure (i.e. home, manufactured home, or business) was damaged or affected.
- After a permit is issued, inspections will be performed to determine degree of safety and to assess damage for release of power. If inspection results in disapproval, the customer will be required to contact the Division of Planning and Development (Permit Office) at 337-721-3610 for more information on remedying the situation. This may include obtaining additional permits (at a cost) for repair with additional inspections prior to release of permanent electrical power.
- Structures in FEMA-designated Special Flood Hazard Areas and X-Shaded flood zones may require additional review and documentation prior to release of permanent electrical power.
For more information, call the Division of Planning and Development at 337-721-3610 or 337-721-3600.