Culverts & Catch Basins

Permits & Inspections
Walker Municipal Building
10136 Florida Boulevard
Walker, LA 70785

Phone: 225.665.8893

Hours
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday

 

When having a culvert installed within the city limits of Walker, first contact the Permit Department. You should know the following:

Regulations

1. Prior to purchasing or obtaining culverts to be placed in or upon any public drainage ditch or canal, the property owner or his designee shall file the appropriate application to obtain a "culvert permit" from the permit office. To obtain a culvert and catch basin permit online, click here.

2. Upon receipt of the application for a culvert permit, the Public Works director or his designee shall inspect and determine the correct culvert and grade level required.

3. All culverts and fill material must be purchased by the property owner receiving the required specification from the city.

4. Upon completion of landscaping culvert installation, the property owner must notify the city for a final inspection. Should the installation not meet specifications, the city may:

  » Require the owner to remove and reset culverts to specifications approved by the public works director or his designee; or
  » Remove the culverts from the ditch.

5. Catch basins shall be required for every 50 feet of culverts. Where it is determined a deviation is in the best interest of the town drainage system, the Public Works director may determine a deviation of this requirement.

6. Within 90 days after the installation of the culverts, all catch basins shall be constructed, sealed and earthen backfill material in place in accordance with the specifications of the Public Works director.

7. Upon completion of the construction of catch basins, the property owner must notify the city for a final inspection. Should the catch basins not meet specifications, the city may:

  » Require the owner to rebuild the catch basins, within a time period approved by the Public Works director; or
  » Remove the catch basins from the ditch.

8. Landcaping culverts after installation shall be the responsibility of the property owner. However, all installations must be made in accordance with these regulations, and upon completion of the installation of culverts, the property owner shall notify the city for a final inspection.

9. Culverts may not be covered until they have been inspected by the Public Works director or his designee.

Fees [non-refundable]

Landscaping Culvert Permit
Includes the City of Walker shooting grade elevation, sizing of culverts, specifying culvert type and final inspection.

$30

Driveway Culvert Permit
Includes the City of Walker shooting grade elevation, sizing of culverts, specifying culvert type and final inspection.

$20

Forms

Culvert & Catch Basin Permit Application