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Information current as of May 16, 2013.
Coastal Use Permit Application

Natural Resources, Coastal Management

The Coastal Use Permit (CUP) process is part of the Louisiana Coastal Resources Program (LCRP), which is an effort among Louisiana citizens, as well as state, federal and local advisory and regulatory agencies to preserve, restore, and enhance Louisiana's valuable coastal resources. The purpose of the Coastal Use Permit process is to make certain that any activity affecting the Coastal Zone, such as a project that involves either dredging or filling, is performed in accordance with guidelines established in the LCRP. The guidelines are designed so that development in the Coastal Zone can be accomplished with the greatest benefit and the least amount of damage. We are, therefore, providing the following information concerning the steps involved in applying for a CUP. Submitting an application for a CUP does not imply that a CUP will be required; application is simply one step in following the Rules and Procedures for CUP's so that the Coastal Zone will be protected.

For more information please visit the DNR website or contact the Office of Coastal Management using the information provided below.


Contact Information
Jay Pecot
( 225 ) 342 - 0884
Coastal Management Division
Physical Address
617 N 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 44487
Baton Rouge, LA 70804 - 4487
Primary Phone Number: ( 225 ) 342 - 7591
Secondary Phone Number: ( 800 ) 267 - 4019
Fax Number: ( 225 ) 342 - 9439
Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed