Who should apply for the permit?
Permits are issued in the name of the applicant. For that reason, it is generally helpful to have the contractor (rather than the building's owner or lessee) apply for the permit. This will assure that the contractor is held responsible for correcting any code violations. The decision as to whom the permit is issued rests with the building or project owner.

Commercial / industrial projects costing $50,000 or more must be constructed by a contractor licensed by the State of Louisiana and all insurance requirements are to be on file. Out-of-state contractors must post a bond required by the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation prior to the issuance of any construction permits. For additional information, contact the Louisiana Sales Tax Section at 225-219-7356.

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1. Who issues permits?
2. When is a permit required?
3. What do I bring when applying for a permit?
4. Who must prepare the plans?
5. What must a complete set of plans and specifications include?
6. How are plans reviewed?
7. What other permits are required?
8. Is there a permit fee?
9. Who should apply for the permit?
10. Can preliminary plans be reviewed before bidding?
11. When will a permit be issued?
12. Can permit fees be waived?