Louisiana Building Code, Permit and Licensing Information
What is Louisiana Building Code Current Edition?
- 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
- 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
- Louisiana State Plumbing Code
- 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
- 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
- 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), (Residential)
- 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), (Commercial Low-rise Residential)
- 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
- 2015 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101
- 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC)
Louisiana Building Code is called the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code (LSUCC). It’s adoption of the NEC-2014 is mandatory for all construction, reconstruction, alterations to circuits, and additions to homes. No jurisdiction can adopt anything more or less stringent than what is adopted at the LSUCCC. The law requires that the state reviews, amends, and adopts the latest NEC within five years of publication. For example, 2017 NEC was published in 2016, and the state is required to adopt some form of it prior to August 2021.
Louisiana Building Code Agency
|State Licensing||Specialty contractor licensing may be required but general contractor licensing is not required by the State of Louisiana. Local jurisdictions may also require licensing.|
|State Building Code||The State of Louisiana has a single statewide building code for design and construction of buildings under the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code – Building and Residential (in reference to 2012 International Building/ Residential Code, IBC/IRC). Louisiana also adopted the Louisiana State Uniform Plumbing Code (in reference to 2012 International Plumbing Code, IPC), the Louisiana State Uniform Mechanical Code (in reference to 2012 International Mechanical Code, IMC), and the 2011 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).
Louisiana requires contractor licencing and code official certification.
|State Licensing Division||https://www.lslbc.louisiana.gov/|
|State Fire Marshall||https://sfm.dps.louisiana.gov/|
|State Environmental Permit||https://www.deq.louisiana.gov/portal/|
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