Louisiana Building Code

Louisiana Building Code, Permit and Licensing Information

Updated: Jan. 11, 2023

What is Louisiana Building Code Current Edition?

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.

Louisiana Building Code Agency

Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal
8181 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA  70806
Contact Person: H. “Butch” Browning, Jr.
Phone: 1-800-256-5452


State Website https://www.louisiana.gov/
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 Licensing Division https://www.lslbc.louisiana.gov/
State Fire Marshall http://sfm.dps.louisiana.gov/
State Environmental Permit https://www.deq.louisiana.gov/
Louisiana Building Code by County
Louisiana Construction Code by County

Additional Building Codes by State

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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