On September 9, 2021, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved ordinance 21-01150, imposing a temporary moratorium for new land development approvals for specified projects within the defined special flood hazard areas. Moratorium Ordinance
On September 18, 2021, the ordinance went into place. HBA’s Leadership and other like-minded organizations worked alongside council members who authored the ordinance.
City-Parish Planning Commission
2021 Annual Report and Progress Report
BR’s new permitting process started January 1, 2022. Please note, if you were previously choosing the expedited plan review option you can now choose the regular plan review option for the same seven (7) business days guarantee you had previously with expedited. The expedited plan review is now guaranteed within three (3) business days. You no longer need to select the “expedited” plan review option unless you need it within (3) three business days. More information on Plan Review.