Licenses & Permits
Prior to obtaining licensing information, we suggest that you contact the LA Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) located nearest you for assistance with management, financing and business plan development. Seminars and workshops are also provided. The Lafayette office is located at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and can be located by calling (337) 262-5344.
Business License: To assist businesses in lowering their overall cost of doing business, Lafayette Consolidated Government has eliminated business licenses.
Occupational License: Whether or not you need an occupational license depends on the type of profession you are pursuing. Download a list of professions that require an occupational license to practice in the state.
Don't know where to start? View the License and Permit Flowchart for guidance.
Department of Revenue and Taxation
Department of Revenue and Taxation Regional Office:
Department of Planning, Zoning, and Codes
Lafayette Parish School Board - Sales Tax Division
LA Workforce Commission
Office of Workforce Development
LA Workforce Commission Development Regional Office:
Louisiana Secretary of State
First Stop Shop
Lafayette Consolidated Government