Residential Building Permit

The West Baton Rouge Parish Permit Office conducts inspections throughout the entire Parish, including parts of Iberville Parish; Rosedale and Grosse Tete. West Baton Rouge Parish adopted the 2015 Codes after the State of Louisiana adopted on February 1, 2018

West Baton Rouge Parish does not issue Residential Building Permits for The Town of Brusly, The Town of Addis, The City of Port Allen or Village of Rosedale. To verify your jurisdiction please visit the West Baton Rouge Assessor's Map or contact our office.

Please contact the municipality below if your property is in the limits of: 

The West Baton Rouge Permit Office requires all State Licensed Contractors, building and sub-contractors, to be registered before applying for a permit.To verify your registration or renewal, please contact email

All residents wanting to self-contract their own home or accessory building must complete a West Baton Rouge Self-Contracting Affidavit with a commissioned notary.

West Baton Rouge Self-Contracting Affidavit

The below PDF Packet is for New Construction, renovations, additions, or accessory structures (shop). If you have questions please contact us via email or phone. If construction begins before a permit is issued a double fee may be assessed. The double fee penalty shall not exceed $500. Chapter 107 Appendix A. - Building Permit Fees and Valuations

West Baton Rouge Single Family Residential Building Permit Packet