Getting your “Livingston Parish Utilities” turned on should be at the top of your “To Do” list. Even though dealing with ‘turning on utilities” or “getting utilities transferred” isn’t fancy or fun…it’s just something we’ve got to do. If you are new to Livingston Parish, you might find yourself chasing your tail, trying to figure out which way to go first, who to talk to and what papers to bring. It never hurts to call ahead before you visit any company regarding utilities, just so you can make sure that you have everything together. This will prevent you from having to go back and forth and will also save you time and a few headaches. Turning on Utilities in Livingston Parish can sometimes be different for the renter, the homeowner and/or the builder. It’s important that you tell the company whether or not you are renting, buying or building. This will help them get a better idea of which direction to send you in. Remember, depending on where you will be living…this will determine what company services your area and where you will need to go to get permits.
“Denham Springs Electrical Companies”
“Livingston Parish New Homeowners + Renters”
If you are a new homeowner, you must register your property with the Livingston Parish Assessor’s Office at 29940 S. Magnolia Street in Livingston, Louisiana. Your “Livingston Parish Utilities” cannot be turned on or transferred until your home is registered. You also must make sure that your property is listed correctly on the assessment roll. Don’t forget to bring documentation of the living area square footage of your home, this is required! Don’t worry, you can easily get a copy of this from your Realtor from the MLS system or you can submit a copy of your appraisal. If you have just built your home, then you can also submit a copy of your current appraisal or a copy of the blueprints. After you have submitted all the appropriate and required information, the “Livingston Parish Assessor’s Office” will forward your information to the correct permitting office and you will receive a validation form.
If you are renting a property in the Livingston area such as: Denham Springs + Watson, you will first need to find out what electricity company services the home. Go ahead and give the company a heads up that you will be connecting services. You will need to go to “The Livingston Parish Permit Office” and fill out a form to connect services. You will need to bring a copy of your lease + proper identification to prove that you will be living in the home. Depending on where the home is located, you might be able to get the water connected at “The Livingston Parish” permit office. If not, the permit office will let you know which way you need to go in order to have the water turned on at your new home.
You will also need to fill out an Occupancy Permit. I think this might be something new because I have had several new tenants bring it to my attention. You will need to fill out the top and bottom portions of the document. You will need to take this with you to The Livingston Parish Permit Office. You will need to bring your driver’s license and any other forms or info they might need.
The Livingston Parish Permit Office
20399 Government Blvd
Livingston, LA 70785
Their contact number is (225)686-3021.
“Denham Springs Water Companies”
Ward 2 Water + Sewer
Corner of Lockhart & Carter Dr.
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Owner must bring signed cash sale by buyer or seller, proper identification and be prepared to pay connection fees and/or deposit.
Renters must bring signed lease or rental agreement, proper identification and be prepared to pay connection fees and/or deposit.
If you are confused about which way to go, you can call the Denham Springs Utility Department. They will provide you with information regarding requests for connecting your utilities. I consider them to be the ‘mother’ of utilities in the Denham Springs area.