Covenants vs Code?

There are many activities that are restricted or controlled within Stonebridge to retain the beauty and safety that our residents enjoy. Because of these restrictions, Stonebridge is one of the safest neighborhoods in Jefferson Parish. Some of these restrictions are made via the residential covenants of the neighborhood, while some are made via the Jefferson Parish Municipal Code. There are even some items that are restricted under both documents.

Covenant violations are handled by the Stonebridge Property Owner’s Association, and can be reported via the comments section on this website. The formal process to address covenant violations can take some time, and usually involves the legal counsel retained by the POA.

Code violations are handled by the Jefferson Parish Code Enforcement agency. The process to address code violations is very easy, and results in an enforcement action usually within a few days. The process to start a code violation complaint can be performed online; the link to report a code violation is and can also be used to request services for things such as street light outages or animal control services.

Below is a listing of the most common items, sorted by whether they are a code violation, or a covenant violation. If an item is both a covenant and a code violation, it will be listed on the code violation side, simply because enforcement of this violation is much easier and effective through the code enforcement office:


Covenant Violations Code Violations
  • Cars parked on street overnight
  • Temporary Structures (i.e., sheds)
  • General Nuisances
  • Livestock and Poultry on property
  • Fallen/Damaged Brick Exterior wall to neighborhood


  • High grass in yard or vacant lot
  • Signs in neighborhood (exceptions are real estate signs and builder signs on new construction)
  • Boats parked in driveway
  • Campers parked in driveway
  • RVs parked in driveway
  • Commercial vehicles parked in driveway
  • Trailers parked in driveway
  • Junk/inoperable vehicles on property
  • Stagnant water (mosquito abatement service)
  • Brush on curb for more than a week