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Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 33, § 106.1. Planning commissions;  exempt subdivisions;  septic tanks and field drains permitted

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A. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Chapter to the contrary, no parish, regional, or other planning commission, except those of the parishes of Bossier, Cameron, St. Charles, St. James, Lincoln, Plaquemines, St. Tammany, Washington, Allen, Tangipahoa, Jefferson Davis, Evangeline, Sabine, St. John the Baptist, West Baton Rouge, and Caddo, and those of any city or municipality within said parishes, and except those covering a jurisdiction with a population greater than three hundred thousand, shall have jurisdiction over the following subdivisions of land except with respect to requirements for utilities, drainage, including sewerage disposal and street planning dimensions, composition, and alignment:

(1) Any parcel of land situated outside an incorporated area which is owned wholly by one owner or co-owners and is divided into single-family lots of a minimum square footage of twenty-two thousand five hundred square feet, with a minimum width of one hundred twenty-five feet of frontage, except those lots that are nonrectangular with less than a minimum of one hundred twenty-five feet of frontage have an average width of one hundred twenty-five feet, provided said lots have a frontage of at least sixty feet, and provided that the size of the lots can support sewage disposal systems and individual water systems which meet the requirements of the office of preventive and public health services after consideration of recognized standards of suitability.  However, the provisions of this Section and those of R.S. 33:106 shall not apply to any rural subdivision residence constructed prior to January 1, 1980, if the builder on or buyer of such residence installs a septic tank with an absorption field, or, as alternative method, an individual mechanical sewage treatment plant for individual single-family homes, either of which must qualify as an acceptable sewage treatment system as determined by the office of preventive and public health services of the Louisiana Department of Health, and which would be acceptable to the local health authority of the parish in which the residence is located.  Furthermore, no parish, municipality, or planning commission shall enact a sewerage permit ordinance or similar regulation authorizing the installation of individual sewage treatment and disposal systems without written approval by the office of preventive and public health services of the Louisiana Department of Health.

(2) Any parcel of land, wherever located, upon which a servitude of passage is created for ingress or egress which does not create a through passage and is used exclusively as a driveway need not meet any street planning dimensions, except said servitude must be adequate in dimensions to provide for ingress and egress by service and emergency vehicles.

B. On the tracts excepted from planning commission regulation in this Section, the utilization of individual sewage disposal systems shall be permitted and the utilization of any other sewage disposal system shall not be required, provided such sewage disposal systems meet requirements of the office of preventive and public health services.

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