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Requirements for Subdivision Developer
Requirements for Subdivision Developer

A Land-Altering Activity Permit (LAAP) is required to be submitted by the subdivision developer for all land-altering activities for which the developer will be responsible (street construction; detention ponds, etc.).

If more than one acre will be disturbed for such activities, two copies of the state-required Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) must be submitted with the LAAP application, and if more than 5 acres will be disturbed, a copy of the state required notice of intent (NOI) must also be submitted (if less than one acre will be disturbed for such activities, the city’s short form erosion control plan will be sufficient).

Required Documents


Requirements for Individual Lot Owners / Builders

If the proposed clearing, dirt work, land-altering, etc. on the lot will be taking place as part of one building / construction project, the erosion control requirements for the site will be handled through the city’s building permit process, with no need to obtain a separate LAAP from the city. On the other hand, if the proposed land-altering work is not part of a construction project requiring a building permit, or is being performed prior to or separate from actual construction for which a building permit may later be required, a LAAP will be required for the land-altering work which will be taking place on the lot.

In both of the above cases, the following requirements apply:
  • If the lot is within a subdivision which is equal to or more than one acre in size (as most subdivisions are), two copies of the state-required SWPPP for the lot must be submitted with the LAAP or building permit application, and if the subdivision is 5 acres or more, the builder / owner must also submit a copy of the state-required NOI.
  • If the lot is within a subdivision of less than one acre, neither the SWPPP nor the NOI is required to be submitted, and instead the short form erosion control plan may be used.

City of Shreveport, Louisiana