If your home was damaged by Hurricane Delta or Laura (or any other storm), homeowners are required by Lafayette Parish to obtain a building permit before repairs are made.

According to the story by our news partners at KATC TV3, homeowners are "required to apply for a building permit when repairing, adding to, or altering a structure."

Residents should also make sure they hire reputable, licensed, and insured contractors when hiring out repair jobs. Many people try to take advantage of people who are desperate during natural disasters. The storm caused enough damage; we don't need to let tricksters dupe anyone out of any money.

For more information on obtaining a building permit, call the Lafayette Parish Permitting Division at (337) 291-8461 or visit their office on W. Willow in Lafayette.

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