Permit Center

The Permit Center is a centralized location for obtaining development permits and for acquiring information on all construction, zoning and land use requirements for the City of Lake Charles. The City of Lake Charles Permit Center establishes rules and regulations for the construction, alteration, repair, removal, relocation, demolition and the use and occupancy of buildings, structures or premises.
 
The Permit Center is also responsible for the following:
  • Review plans for compliance of new construction and alteration of existing structures
  • Issue building, electrical, plumbing, gas, and mechanical permits
  • Perform inspections of various trades on new and altered buildings to assure compliance with codes
  • License various construction trades, such as building, electrical, plumbing, gas and mechanical contractors
  • Investigate all complaints dealing with building, electrical, plumbing, gas, mechanical, zoning or property standards, such as junk vehicles, junk materials, garbage and trash, or tall grass on private property
  • Handles condemnation procedures
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR BUILDING, ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL OR PLUMBING ACTIVITY ON YOUR PROPERTY, PLEASE CONTACT THE PERMIT CENTER AT (337) 491-1294.
 
SEPARATE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH TRADE.
 
If you are looking for Parade Permits and Instructions please note that all parade permits are processed through the Ward 3 Marshal's office.
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Terry Magnon,
Permit Center Manager

326 Pujo St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
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