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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) 482-6312.

Professional and Occupational License: Specific occupations require licensing to ensure the health, welfare and safety of customers. A list of professions and contact information for the regulatory authorities can be found here .

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

Local Sales Tax I.D. Number

Lafayette Parish School Board - Sales Tax Division
207 Town Center Parkway Ste 101
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 521-7355


Certificate of Occupancy

  • Every business operating in the City of Lafayette is required to have a Certificate of Occupancy which includes a $100 fee.
  • All building permits, inspections, etc., are also done through this office

Department of Development and Planning
Lafayette Consolidated Government

(337) 291-8431
LCG Licensing Information


Unemployment Insurance

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

Employer Application Information

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


Louisiana Secretary of State

SOS Business Services
Telephone: (225) 925-4704
Fax: (225) 922-5314


Planning, Construction & Zoning Permits

Lafayette Consolidated Government
Department of Development and Planning

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