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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. 

State Sales Tax I.D Number

Department of Revenue and Taxation
P. O. Box 3863
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
(225) 219-7356

Department of Revenue and Taxation Regional Office:
Lafayette - (337) 262-5455


Certificate of Occupancy

  • Every business must be licensed with the city which includes a $100 fee.
  • All building permits, inspections, etc., are also done through this office

Department of Planning, Zoning, and Codes
Lafayette Consolidated Government

(337) 291-8442
LCG Licensing Information

Local Sales Tax I.D. Number

Lafayette Parish School Board - Sales Tax Division
411 E. Vermilion St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 232-3912


Unemployment Insurance

LA Workforce Commission

Office of Workforce Development
P. O. Box 94094
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
(225) 342-3111

Application Information

LA Workforce Commission Development Regional Office:
Lafayette - (337) 262-5511


Articles of Incorporation

Louisiana Secretary of State

First Stop Shop
P. O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
Telephone: (225) 922-2675
Fax: (225) 922-0439
E-mail: [email protected]/* */


Planning, Construction, & Zoning Permits

Lafayette Consolidated Government
Department of Planning, Zoning, and Development

220 West Willow St, Bldg B
Lafayette, LA 70501
Telephone: (337) 291-8000