Building Permits

Whether you are building your dream home or a new commercial structure, the city’s Building Permit Department can guide you through the process.  Current state mandated building codes have created a maze of requirements and standards. Our building permit personnel can explain and simplify the process.  Our goal is to help make this seemingly cumbersome process as painless and enjoyable as possible.

In order to ensure quick and efficient service, please submit all items on the checklists when you come in to apply for a permit.

Inspections are conducted between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Inspections must be requested one business day in advance.

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Construction Codes

LOUISIANA STATE CONSTRUCTION CODES USED AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2018

2015 International Building Code

2015 International Residential Code

2014 National Electrical Code

2015 International Plumbing Code

2015 Fuel Gas Code

2015 International Mechanical Code

 

Commercial Life Safety, Energy, and ADA codes are administered by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.