Are there areas in your town or city that have become unsightly due to abandoned cars, buildings in disrepair or extremely overgrown yards and you wish something could be done about it? One Louisiana Parish is currently taking the necessary steps to get an area of its Parish cleaned up. According to an article entitled “Jefferson Parish planning Thursday code sweep in Harvey,” by Ben Myers, The Times Picayune, June 22, 2015, code inspectors for Jefferson Parish planned an inspection on June 25, 2015, of Harvey, a census-designated area on the west bank of the Mississippi River. The purpose of the inspection is to issue citations for overgrown grass, trash, debris, broken down cars, and buildings in disrepair.
If this is an issue that affects your area, using our “Louisiana Permits and Inspections Directory,” you can access a number of Parish code enforcement websites.
The following information will guide you through the steps to easily access various permit and code enforcement related sites, using Louisiana, as an example.
1. Main “Free Public Records Search Directory” page. On our main “Free Public Records Search Directory” page, click on the “Louisiana” link.
2. “Louisiana Free Public Records Directory” page. On this page “Louisiana Free Public Records Directory” page, click on “Choose a Category” and choose “Permits and Inspections.”
3. Choose a link. On the “Louisiana Permits and Inspections Directory” main page, scroll to a particular Parish to determine if online information is available. If so, click on the desired link.
4. Link Examples. If you live in Jefferson Parish and have reported a code violation, you can check on the status of your complaint online by complaint number or address using the “Code Violation Complaint Status” link. The City of New Orleans “Code Enforcement Documents” website offers access to the Office of Code Enforcement, where you can report a blighted property, view an explanation of how the report will be handled, access the City’s online blighted properties database, and more.
5. Return to results page. When you have finished viewing a chosen link, click on “Return to Results” located in the upper right hand corner of the page. This will return to the main “Louisiana Permits and Inspections Directory” page for access to the other available permit links.
6. Return to main “Free Public Records Search Directory” page. When you have completed your permit research, you can click on “Home” or “Free Searches,” located in the upper left hand corner of the page, in order to choose another public record type or state to research on the “Free Public Records Search Directory” page.
This article highlighted code enforcement issues in Louisiana; however you can access many types of permits and inspections for all 50 states by choosing your specific state, as outlined in step 1 above. Our main “Free Public Records Search Directory” page offers access to a variety of public records sorted by state or record type. Please check out our previous articles regarding the many ways our website can be used for your research needs including step-by-step instructions for some of our most used public record searches.