Building Departments in Ascension Parish, Louisiana

There are 2 Building Departments in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, serving a population of 119,129 people in an area of 290 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 59,564 people, and 1 Building Department per 144 square miles.

In Louisiana, Ascension Parish is ranked 18th of 64 parishes in Building Departments per capita, and 5th of 64 parishes in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Ascension Parish Building Departments

Find Ascension Parish, Louisiana building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Ascension Parish Planning Department 208 East Railroad Street Gonzales, LA

Gonzales Department 120 South Irma Avenue Gonzales, LA

About the Ascension Parish Building Department

Building Departments in Ascension Parish, LA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Ascension Parish DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Ascension Parish, Louisiana building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Ascension Parish building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Ascension Parish, LA zoning laws and requirements

Ascension Parish Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Ascension Parish Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Ascension Parish Residential Housing Units
 Ascension ParishLouisiana
Total Housing Units45,4982,031,064
Occupied Housing Units41,884 (92.1%)1,737,645 (85.6%)
Ascension Parish Occupied Residential Buildings
 Ascension ParishLouisiana
Single-Family Detached Homes31,165 (74.4%)1,167,032 (67.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes421 (1.0%)47,144 (2.7%)
2 Apartments324 (0.8%)67,539 (3.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments719 (1.7%)69,208 (4.0%)
5 to 9 Apartments429 (1.0%)52,486 (3.0%)
10 or More Apartments789 (1.9%)116,601 (6.7%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing8,037 (19.2%)217,635 (12.5%)
Ascension Parish Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Ascension ParishLouisiana
2014 or Later1,142 (2.7%)18,207 (1.0%)
2010 to 20132,415 (5.8%)64,378 (3.7%)
2000 to 200915,480 (37.0%)272,976 (15.7%)
1980 to 199912,446 (29.7%)486,778 (28.0%)
1960 to 19796,738 (16.1%)546,434 (31.4%)
1940 to 19592,470 (5.9%)239,004 (13.8%)
1939 or Earlier1,193 (2.8%)109,868 (6.3%)
Ascension Parish Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Ascension ParishLouisiana
1 Room248 (0.6%)20,245 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms2,029 (4.8%)148,454 (8.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms17,064 (40.7%)706,117 (40.6%)
6 or 7 Rooms14,209 (33.9%)578,011 (33.3%)
8 or More Rooms8,334 (19.9%)284,818 (16.4%)
Ascension Parish Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Ascension ParishLouisiana
No Bedroom264 (0.6%)21,995 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom1,357 (3.2%)139,931 (8.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms29,428 (70.3%)1,263,152 (72.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms10,835 (25.9%)312,567 (18.0%)
Ascension Parish Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Ascension ParishLouisiana
With Complete Plumbing Facilities41,715 (99.6%)1,730,387 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities41,656 (99.5%)1,725,960 (99.3%)