With an estimated population of more than 13,000, Broussard, Louisiana, is located approximately six miles southeast of Lafayette in Lafayette and St. Martin Parishes (counties). Broussard is home to a world-class workforce, an integrated transportation network, a diversified business base, and a hometown appeal. With this foundation, the City of Broussard is able to foster an economy that supports a growing population and diverse industry sectors.

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Broussard Water Tower

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Permitting & Licensing

To apply for a permit, a complete set of plans must be submitted. 

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Facts & Figures

Learn about the advantages of doing business in Broussard.

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City of Broussard

Southern hospitality and charm combine with hot growth opportunities and cutting-edge 21st century technology in this Cajun country heartland.

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Permitting & Licensing

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City of Broussard

Contact the City of Broussard for questions regarding planning & zoning, codes & permits, and occupational & insurance licensing.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday : 6:30am – 5:00pm

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Construction Permit

To apply for a building permit, you must submit a complete set of plans to the Louisiana State Fire Marshal and the City of Broussard

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Facts & Figures

Broussard, being a part of the Lafayette Metro Area, enjoys a low cost of living and doing business. With an index of 100 being the national average, the local area’s cost of living compost is approximately 10% below the national average

  • Grocery Items Index 97.7% 97.7%
  • Housing Index 67.5% 67.5%
  • Utilities Index 89.7% 89.7%
  • Transportation Index 99.2% 99.2%
  • Health Care Index 93.8% 93.8%
  • Miscellaneous Index 94.7% 94.7%
  • Composite Index 87% 87%

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Average Local Commute Time (minutes)

Cost of Labor (compared to national average)

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City Hall

Broussard City Hall - 310 E. Main Street

City of Broussard

The City of Broussard, Louisiana, boasts a rapidly growing economic climate to match its geographical one. Southern hospitality and charm combine with hot growth opportunities and cutting edge 21st century technology in this Cajun country heartland hitting the top of the charts and headlines for its economic expansions.

Quality of Life


Public Education

  • Elementary School: Katharine Drexel Elementary, Martial F. Billeaud Elementary
  • Middle School: Broussard Middle School
  • Nearby High Schools: Southside High School, Comeaux High School; Lafayette Magnet Academies with specialized topics including Technology, Broadcasting & Journalism, Performing Arts, Visual & Applied Arts, Business, Air Force JROTC, Navy JROTC, Legal Studies, Early College, Health, STEM, World Language

Private Education

  • Pre-K – Eighth Grade: St. Cecilia School
  • Sixth – Twelfth Grade: Episcopal School of Acadiana; Ascension Episcopal School
  • Nearby High Schools: St. Thomas More Catholic High School; Teurlings Catholic High School


  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette: second-largest university in the state (www.louisiana.edu)
  • South Louisiana Community College: one of the fastest growing colleges in Louisiana serving with eight campuses in Acadiana (www.solacc.edu)


  • Lafayette Parish is the medical hub of the region because of superior healthcare facilities with a pool of talented professionals and staff, as well as local innovation and research.
  • Lafayette Parish is home to 18 medical facilities with more than 1,300 beds.
  • There are more than 400 physicians in the parish and more than 800 in the region covering more than 33 specialties.
  • Twelve nursing homes are located in Lafayette Parish with almost 1,500 beds.
  • There are more than 160 dentists in the region including General Dentistry, Endodontists, Orthodontists, Oral Surgeons, Pediatric Dentists and Periodontists.

Sports & Recreation

  •  Broussard Sports Complex at St. Julien Park: state-of-the-art, $33 million public sports complex on 122 acres; offers youth recreational sports programs and a beautiful community park (www.broussardsportscomplex.com)
  • Arceneaux Park: 31 acres; offers tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball courts, lighted ball fields, batting cages, t-ball, covered picnic areas, restrooms and a children’s playground 
  •  Le Triomphe Gold and Country Club: one of the south’s most exclusive private golf and country clubs; one of two clubs in Louisiana to host a sanctioned PGA Tour event, the prestigious Chitimacha Louisiana Open (www.letriomphe.com)

Entertainment & Leisure

Festivals & Music

  • Family-friendly outdoord concerts held each Fall and Spring.
  • Broussard Independence Festival: held every year at the Broussard Sports Complex at St. Julien Park. Enjoy fireworks, live music, face painting, splash pad, strolling musician, balloon artist, and more. 
  • Broussard Christmas Parade: held every year in December
  • Take advantage of other festivals in the area including Festival International de Louisiane, Festivals Acadiens et Creole, and Mardi Gras.
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