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Servitude Information

Servitude Encroachment Instructions


Digging In Servitudes-Fences, Walls, and Concrete

Indiscriminate digging in servitudes has the potential for:

  1. Life threatening episodes,

  1. Delay of project if underground involvement's are encountered,

  1. Unnecessary expense.

Call LOUISIANA ONE CALL at 1-800-272-3020.

All excavations, particularly those in servitudes are covered by many federal, state and City Parish regulations. In order to make certain you have done everything in your power to prevent excavation problems, you should:

This call should be made at least 48 hours before any excavation work is done. This call will result in all underground lines being marked except sewer and storm water lines.

CALL Engineering Services at 1-225-389-3222

Fences, walls, and concrete placement in or over servitude may require prior approval from City-Parish.

NOTE:  No Part of a Building Shall Be Built Upon or Overhang any Part of the Servitude.

Driveways Not Allowed Over Sewer Manholes or Drainage Inlets.