Planning and Zoning Department

Residential Building Permits

The following activities on any property lying within the city limits require a building permit:

New Construction Water
Additions Sewer
Remodels Electricity
Major Repairs Full Roof Replacement

Note: Fees may be doubled if work has begun prior to acquiring the proper permits.

Residential Building Permits are not issued at City Hall. They are issued by the City Building Inspector at his office:

Billy McShan
City Building Inspector
512 South 3rd Street
Leesville, LA 71446

Commercial, Subdivision and Industrial Building Permits

Commercial Building Permits usually require approval from the Planning and Zoning Department before a permit can be issued. They often involve a more complicated process and may require rezoning, administrative variances, or site plan reviews, etc.

The Planning and Zoning Department is located inside Leesville City Hall. Hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am through 4:30 pm.

Frequent Commercial Building Issues 

  • Rezoning, if required, may take as long as 90 days to complete. 
  • Administrative Variance is an administrative exception to City of Leesville zoning regulations.
  • Site Plan Reviews will be necessary for any condominium, subdivision, apartment complex or commercial building that is found to be non-compliant with zoning ordinances. 

Non-Residential Development Helpful Information Sheet