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As per the Stay at Home Order, which the entire state of Louisiana is now under, the City of Gretna has closed all public recreational areas such as playgrounds and dog parks. These closures and the Stay at Home Order are for the protection and safety of our community. Garbage service will continue operating as normal. Recycling and bulk waste pickup has been temporarily suspended until further notice.

Build Responsibly in a Floodplain

Land in Gretna is in a floodplain. All development to build, fill, or otherwise alter land requires a permit.

The Gretna Code of Ordinances addresses requirements in Sec. 28-30. – Standards of construction.

New Construction
Any construction of a new structure commencing on or after the date of effective ordinance.

Substantial Improvement
When the cost of construction, rehabilitation, additions, or other improvements to a building equals or exceeds 50% of the fair market value.

Substantial Damage
When a structure receives damages and the cost of all repairs equals or exceeds 50% of the building’s fair market value.

Contact the Building Department to obtain necessary permits at 504-363-1563.

Due to the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program and the overall goal for a more hazard-resistant and sustainable community, Gretna’s Ordinance – Chapter 28 looks at the height requirements for residential and non-residential buildings. Be sure to hire a licensed contractor who knows the rules.

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