Parish President Rick Nowlin, in conjunction with IBTS, is pleased to announce that residents, contractors, and developers can now submit permit applications online. IBTS is a third-party contractor providing building inspections, floodplain management, and other services to the Parish. The Parish Council recently approved a two-year contract with IBTS, and with that contract the Parish now enjoys access to IBTS’ online permitting software. Additionally, any person applying for a permit will have the option of paying the permit fees with a debit or credit card.

Residents are reminded that the erecting of any new structure, or the improvement to any existing structure, on a piece of property outside of the incorporated limits of the cities of Natchitoches, Provencal, and Campti must be properly permitted by the Parish Planning and Zoning Office.

Anyone wishing to apply for permits online should visit In the top right-hand corner of the website are two options: “Permits Online” and “Permit App.” Either option brings the user to IBTS’ login page, where a user profile will need to be created. The profile will then need to be approved by IBTS or the Parish Planning and Zoning Office. Once the approval is complete, the user may submit a permit application and pay the requisite fees.

Residents needing assistance with the new online permitting system may call the Parish offices at 318.352.2714.