Louisiana Building Code

New Building Code RequirementsHouse

Due to the 2005 catastrophe of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, the Louisiana legislature passed new laws regarding the code requirements for residential and commercial buildings.

Construction must conform to the 2009 International Building Code, the 2008 National Electrical Codes, 2000 Plumbing Code, 2006 International Mechanical Code, 2006 Edition of the Gas Code, Life Safety 101, NFP1 2009 Edition any Standard they Ref., and all local ordinances and regulations.

Any structure moved on or built and larger than 20 feet by 30 feet must have a development permit.

Residential Inspections

The Parish has set up an agreement with the City of Shreveport to perform all residential inspections for the Parish of Caddo.

If you are constructing or modifying a structure, you may need to contact the City of Shreveport’s permit office at 318-673-6105.