Office of Coastal Management (OCM)

OCM at Work

Keith Lovell, Assistant Secretary

Phone:(225) 342-7591

The Office of Coastal Management regulates development activities and manages the resources of the Coastal Zone, especially those which have a direct and significant impact on coastal waters.  The office is comprised of two closely related divisions: the Permits/Mitigation Division and the Interagency Affairs & Field Services Division. It is the function of Office of Coastal Management, through its staff, to maintain, protect, develop, and restore or enhance the invaluable coastal region of the State of Louisiana.

About OCM

OCM Public Notices

OCM PermitTrak Database

Louisiana Administrative Code for Title 43, Natural Resources

Revised Statutes Article 49, §214.21, Subpart C

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact us 

Permits & Mitigation Division - About us

Declaratory Order Devon Energy

Applying for a Coastal Use Permit

Recent JPA Modifications (March 2023)


Interagency Affairs & Field Services Division - About us

Additional OCM Initiatives

False River Ecosystem Restoration Initiative

Lake Providence Ecosystem Restoration Initiative

Surface Water Management Program