View the handouts and miscellaneous planning forms for your projects.
Administrative Procedures for Residential Permits
The administrative procedure (PDF) described here is required to regulate the manner by which residential building permits will be issued in accordance with the requirements of the City Charter and City Code.
Backyard Chicken License Application
Use this form to apply for a Backyard Chicken License (PDF).
Beekeeping License Application
Use this form to apply for a Beekeeping License (PDF)
Certificates for Plat Signatures Blocks
Use this as a guide for certificates/signature blocks (PDF) required on final plats, final PUDs, minor subdivisions, and annexation maps.
Commercial Development Design Guidelines
These design guidelines (PDF) provide standards of development and design for C1, regional business district, zoned commercial land uses in addition to the requirements of the Lafayette Code of Ordinances. The purpose of the design guidelines is to coordinate the design approach for the different projects in the city and to ensure that the development is cohesive and coordinated.
Community Housing Guidelines
View Guidelines (PDF) for the city’s Affordable Housing Program.
General demographic information on Lafayette is available in the community profile (PDF).
Garage Sale Rules
A permit for a garage sale is no longer required but there are some requirements you need to follow. Check out the rules for having a garage sale (PDF).
Floodplain Development Permit Application
A Floodplain Development Permit (PDF) shall be obtained from the Community Development Department before construction or development begins within any area of special flood hazard as recognized in the adopted Flood Insurance Study as identified in Section 26-23-4 of the Code of Ordinances.
Home Occupation Regulations
Have questions about a home business? View the City's home occupation regulations (PDF).
Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority (LURA) Architectural Design Standards for Old Town
In addition to other architectural and design standards, these standards (PDF) shall be used to review all site plans for properties in the Old Town Urban Renewal District.
Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority (LURA) Architectural Review Application
Design review and approval is required for all exterior changes to properties within the Lafayette Urban Renewal District. Use the review application (PDF) to apply for approval for your exterior change or modification.
Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority (LURA) Vision Statement Design Standards
The Urban Renewal Vision Statement (PDF) corresponds with the LURA Architectural Design Standards for Old Town and helps to illustrate the intent of the design standards.
Landscape Best Practices Manual
The manual (PDF) is a great water wise landscaping tool.
Miniature Goat and Pot Bellied Pigs License Application
Use this form to apply for a Miniature Goat and Pot Bellied Pigs License (PDF).
Mixed Use Building Complex PUD Standards
View Resolution 2006-51, Mandatory and Aspirational Standards for Mixed Use Building Complex PUD Projects (PDF).
View general information on starting a new business (PDF) in Lafayette.
Non-Residential Pre-Development Questionnaire
Use this questionnaire (PDF) when applying for commercial or light industrial development applications.
Oil and Gas Registration Form
Use the Oil and Gas Registration Form (PDF) to register your company with the City of Lafayette as an operator of an Oil and Gas Facility or an Oil and Gas Operation. Section 26-22.1-5 of the Lafayette Development and Zoning Code requires that all operators of Oil and Gas Facilities or Oil and Gas Operations register with the City of Lafayette on an annual basis.
Oil and Gas Registration Submittal Requirements
The Oil and Gas Registration Submittal Requirements (PDF) lists the items that are required to be submitted with an application for registration of an Oil and Gas Facilities or an Oil and Gas Operations within the City of Lafayette.
Oil and Gas Registration Inspection and Reporting Requirements
The Oil and Gas Registration Inspection and Reporting Requirements (PDF) handout reviews inspection and reporting requirements for operators of Oil and Gas Facilities and Oil and Gas Operations within the City of Lafayette. Section 26-22.1-7 of the Lafayette Development and Zoning Code requires that all operators of Oil and Gas Facilities and Oil and Gas Operations must conduct routine inspections of all facilities, including shut-in and temporarily abandoned facilities, and oil and gas operations.
Old Town Lafayette Design Criteria Summary
The Old Town Lafayette Design Criteria (PDF) is a summary of a number of code sections that were adjusted via Ordinance No. 30, Series 2017. Use the summary if you are planning to develop or redevelop in the Lafayette Old Town Residential Neighborhood Overlay District.
Old Town Design Resource Book
This resource book (PDF) offers suggestions, ideas, and a design context for construction in Old Town Lafayette. Use this book when designing an addition or an accessory structure.
Old Town Neighborhood Additional Requirements
View this checklist for Old Town Residential Building Permit Requirements (PDF).
Planning Commission Bylaws
Access the Commission’s bylaws (PDF).
Prairie Dog Applications
Use these forms for permits related to prairie dogs:
Residential Pre-Development Questionnaire
Use this questionnaire (PDF) when applying for residential development applications.
Residential PUD Standards
Resolution No. 2006-50, Mandatory and Aspirational PUD Standards for Residential Projects (PDF).
Table 26A, Permitted Uses / Zoning Use Chart
Use the Zoning Use Chart (PDF) to see if a use is allowed in a particular zoning district.
Table 26B, Setback Information
Use the setback/dimensional standards table (PDF) to determine your setbacks, height restrictions, and lot coverage. Note that developments constructed since 1990 may have alternate setbacks.
Table 26C, Parking Standards
Use the Parking Standards Table (PDF) for parking dimensions and parking layout information.
Table 26D, Signage
This signage Table (PDF) gives an overview of sign requirements by zoning district.
Table 26E, Minimum Street Designs and Widths
Refer to the street table (PDF) for minimum street design and widths.
Temporary Outdoor Sales, Storage, or Display of Merchandise
This handout gives the regulations for temporary outdoor sales, storage, or display of merchandise.
Urban Renewal Plan
Refer to this document for an overview of the Urban Renewal Plan (PDF).
Urban Renewal Use Chart
Refer to this chart (PDF) to verify whether a particular use is permitted in the Urban Renewal District.
Urban Renewal Vision Statement
Read the Urban Renewal Vision Statement (PDF).