Obtaining a Permit

Anyone outside the municipal limits within Rapides Parish who is planning any type of construction, moving a manufactured home or any other structure on their property, adding on or remodeling, needs to obtain a permit.

  1. You must first have a valid Municipal 911 Address
    1. Addressing Department
      1. Address confirmation or assignment
  2. New Construction / Remodel / Accessory
    1. Permit Application
      1. Residential
        1. Step order
        2. Inspection Guidelines
        3. Minimum Plan Requirements
      2. Manufactured Home
        1. Inspection Guidelines
        2. New MH Site Preparation
        3. Used MH Site Preparation
      1. Commercial
        1. Step Order
        2. Inspection Guidelines
        3. Plan Review
        4. Electrical Plan Review

Commercial Remodel Fee Caculator (Requires Microsoft Excel)

      1. Fees Schedules
        1. Residential and Commercial
        2. Commercial Plan Review
    1. Trade Permits
      1. Electrical
      2. Mechanical
      3. Plumbing

Licensing and certifications

Home Improvement Registration: The Louisiana Legislature enacted Act No. 1146 which requires all residential improvement contractors who perform work on a residence in an amount of $7,500 and above to register with the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors. If there are questions concerning this matter, please contact Ms. Bertha Jenkins, Supervisor of the Residential Licensing Division at (225-765-2301)

Licensing: The Louisiana Legislature enacted Act 724 which requires that the building permit applicant produce proof that he possesses an active, applicable contractor’s license, or that the proposed building activity is exempt from such licensure. If claiming an exemption for residential construction, the applicant must execute an affidavit attesting to the claimed exemption on a form provided by the Licensing Board. If there are questions concerning this matter, please contact Charles G. Marceaux, Executive Director at (225-765-2601, ext 221)

For more information on licensing and registration through the State Contractors Board, please visit

Have you obtained your certification through the Department of Revenue? For further information, visit