Town Ordinances
Please click the link for Town of Sorrento’s Ordinances

Occupational License
The Town of Sorrento is growing and is a great place to start a new business!  The following links are applications that will need to be completed before conducting business in the Town of Sorrento:

Economic Development
Ascension Economic Development Corporation: The AEDC is responsible for implementing economic development programs to the benefit of the citizens of Ascension Parish, including the Town of Sorrento.

Permits and License
All building permits are issued through the Ascension Parish Building Permit Department except for House and/or Trailer Moving Permits.  You can contact Ascension Parish at 225-450-1002 for questions regarding building permits.  For information on House and/or Trailer Moving Permits, please click the Printable Form links below:

Planning and Zoning
The Planning and Zoning Board administers our city's codes and regulations. 

Contact the Town of Sorrento at (225) 675-5337 for more information.

Property Taxes

  • Town taxes are payable at the Town Hall.  For more information contact 225-675-5337. 
  • Parish taxes are assessed by the Ascension Parish Assessor Office and payable to the Ascension Parish Sheriff. 
  • For additional information, contact the Ascension Parish Assessor at (225) 473-9239 or, or the Ascension Parish Sheriff at 225-473-8671 or
  • Click here for : 2017 Operating Budget ;  Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Town of Sorrento in Ascension Parish will be held at its regular meeting place in Town Hall, located at 8173 Main Street, Sorrento, LA  on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum. The estimated amount of tax revenues to be collected in the next year from the increased millage is $59,950.04, and the amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase is $964.39.


Public Notice
The town's official journal, Gonzales Weekly Citizen, publishes public notices.  
Visit their website for up to date information: (

Utility Services

  •  Garbage (service inside city limits only)         

                          Town Provides Garbage Can

                          $60.00 Deposit

                          $20.00 per month for service                                                                                                                                                                          

  • Sewer (only in areas of town where sewer is available)

                         Town Hook Up   -   $50 permit fee required
                         Required to tie-in if lot is within 300 feet of existing town sewer line.
                         Must hire licensed plumber to do tie-in
                         $60.00 Deposit
                         $20.00 per month for service

Sewer Treatment Plant (Mo-dad)
                        Contact Ascension Parish Health Unit

Other Utilities
            Entergy       1-800-368-3749
            Atmos          1-800-547-4321
            Eatel            1-225-624-4300
            Cox               1-225-615-1000
            Baton Rouge/Ascension Water Co.*    1-225-675-5644
             *If in an area that has water.  Individual water wells in some areas.


Phone: 225-675-5337


Phone: 225-450-1006
Address: 1024 S. East Ascension Complex Blvd.Gonzales, LA 70737