Permits & Inspections

 
This information is being provided to cover the minimum needed information to apply for a Permit to build a structure in Morehouse Parish.  While each structure is unique, these minimum requirements are not meant to be all inclusive, as the Code Department may require additional information as needed to verify the intended structure will meet the minimum requirements of the Louisiana Uniform Construction Codes (LSUCC).
Frequently Asked Questions 
BUILDING CODE DEPARTMENT 
 
City of Bastrop
202 E. Jefferson Avenue
Room #230
Bastrop, LA  71220
Pam Duncan
(318) 283-3353

Frequently Asked Questions... PERMITS

WHO CAN APPLY FOR A PERMIT?


A representative for the homeowner, the design professional, contractor representative must apply in person for a building permit. Customers seeking information in person before applying for a permit may come to the Permit Office in City Hall, 202 E. Jefferson Avenue; Room 230; Bastrop, La 71220




WHAT IS THE PLAN REVIEW PROCESS?


Building plans are reviewed by the Institute of Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) and other departments as necessary. The applicant is required to provide plans that meet the code. Plan review staff might catch a "problem" but it is the applicant's responsibility to resolve the issue. Although not required, some people hire a design professional to provide a complete code complying set of plans.




HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?


Review times vary depending on the complexity of the project and the number of agencies the project has to go through. However, for the typical residential home, plan reviews are complete within 5 business days. For commercial projects, depending upon complexity, it may take up to 10 days. Upon completion of the review and the approval by IBTS, the applicant is advised that the permit is ready for pick-up. If additional information is needed, an IBTS Plan Reviewer will contact you directly.




ARE THEIR ANY TIME LIMITS ON THE PERMIT?


Permits are valid from the day of issuance. Work must begin within 180 days. If work stops for longer than 180 days, a new permit must be requested. Extensions are allowed and may require a fee.




WHAT IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A PERMIT?


1. A valid address from the local 911 office 2. Completed Permit Application 3. Two (2) sets of plans for review (if a commercial project, the Fire Marshall's review must be completed) 4. Health Department Permit/Certificate 5. Payment of Permit Fees 6. Once permit is issued, post the permit & approved plans at job-site





 

Required Inspections List

This is not an all inclusive list, others may be required, and some inspections listed can be combined.  (i.e. item 5 & 6, or may not be required)

REQUIRED INSPECTIONS

WHO CAN APPLY FOR A PERMIT?


A representative for the homeowner, the design professional, contractor representative must apply in person for a building permit. Customers seeking information in person before applying for a permit may come to the Permit Office in City Hall, 202 E. Jefferson Avenue; Room 230; Bastrop, La 71220




WHAT IS THE PLAN REVIEW PROCESS?


Building plans are reviewed by the Institute of Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) and other departments as necessary. The applicant is required to provide plans that meet the code. Plan review staff might catch a "problem" but it is the applicant's responsibility to resolve the issue. Although not required, some people hire a design professional to provide a complete code complying set of plans.




HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?


Review times vary depending on the complexity of the project and the number of agencies the project has to go through. However, for the typical residential home, plan reviews are complete within 5 business days. For commercial projects, depending upon complexity, it may take up to 10 days. Upon completion of the review and the approval by IBTS, the applicant is advised that the permit is ready for pick-up. If additional information is needed, an IBTS Plan Reviewer will contact you directly.




ARE THEIR ANY TIME LIMITS ON THE PERMIT?


Permits are valid from the day of issuance. Work must begin within 180 days. If work stops for longer than 180 days, a new permit must be requested. Extensions are allowed and may require a fee.




WHAT IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A PERMIT?


1. A valid address from the local 911 office 2. Completed Permit Application 3. Two (2) sets of plans for review (if a commercial project, the Fire Marshall's review must be completed) 4. Health Department Permit/Certificate 5. Payment of Permit Fees 6. Once permit is issued, post the permit & approved plans at job-site





To request an inspection  
you need to be prepared
to provide the following information when making
the request:
 
1.  Permit type and number
2. Address of project
3. Type of inspection

READY FOR INSPECTION?


Contact:
Pam Duncan
City Permit Clerk
318-283-3353





 

Plan Review Requirements

This information is being provided to cover the minimum needed information to conduct Plan Reviews on structures to be constructed.  While each structure is unique, these minimum requirements are not meant to be all inclusive and the Plan Reviewer may require additional information as needed to verify the intended structure will meet the minimum requirements of the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Codes (LSUCC)

PLAN REVIEW REQUIREMENTS

WHO CAN APPLY FOR A PERMIT?


A representative for the homeowner, the design professional, contractor representative must apply in person for a building permit. Customers seeking information in person before applying for a permit may come to the Permit Office in City Hall, 202 E. Jefferson Avenue; Room 230; Bastrop, La 71220




WHAT IS THE PLAN REVIEW PROCESS?


Building plans are reviewed by the Institute of Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) and other departments as necessary. The applicant is required to provide plans that meet the code. Plan review staff might catch a "problem" but it is the applicant's responsibility to resolve the issue. Although not required, some people hire a design professional to provide a complete code complying set of plans.




HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?


Review times vary depending on the complexity of the project and the number of agencies the project has to go through. However, for the typical residential home, plan reviews are complete within 5 business days. For commercial projects, depending upon complexity, it may take up to 10 days. Upon completion of the review and the approval by IBTS, the applicant is advised that the permit is ready for pick-up. If additional information is needed, an IBTS Plan Reviewer will contact you directly.




ARE THEIR ANY TIME LIMITS ON THE PERMIT?


Permits are valid from the day of issuance. Work must begin within 180 days. If work stops for longer than 180 days, a new permit must be requested. Extensions are allowed and may require a fee.




WHAT IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A PERMIT?


1. A valid address from the local 911 office 2. Completed Permit Application 3. Two (2) sets of plans for review (if a commercial project, the Fire Marshall's review must be completed) 4. Health Department Permit/Certificate 5. Payment of Permit Fees 6. Once permit is issued, post the permit & approved plans at job-site





 Plan Review Questions? 
Contact: 
Mr. Walters
Louisiana IBTS
3470 Industrial Dr.
Bossier City, La 71112
318-283-3353
 

MANUFACTURED HOMES

PERMIT PROCESS - MANUFACTURED HOMES

WHO CAN APPLY FOR A PERMIT?


A representative for the homeowner, the design professional, contractor representative must apply in person for a building permit. Customers seeking information in person before applying for a permit may come to the Permit Office in City Hall, 202 E. Jefferson Avenue; Room 230; Bastrop, La 71220




WHAT IS THE PLAN REVIEW PROCESS?


Building plans are reviewed by the Institute of Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) and other departments as necessary. The applicant is required to provide plans that meet the code. Plan review staff might catch a "problem" but it is the applicant's responsibility to resolve the issue. Although not required, some people hire a design professional to provide a complete code complying set of plans.




HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?


Review times vary depending on the complexity of the project and the number of agencies the project has to go through. However, for the typical residential home, plan reviews are complete within 5 business days. For commercial projects, depending upon complexity, it may take up to 10 days. Upon completion of the review and the approval by IBTS, the applicant is advised that the permit is ready for pick-up. If additional information is needed, an IBTS Plan Reviewer will contact you directly.




ARE THEIR ANY TIME LIMITS ON THE PERMIT?


Permits are valid from the day of issuance. Work must begin within 180 days. If work stops for longer than 180 days, a new permit must be requested. Extensions are allowed and may require a fee.




WHAT IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A PERMIT?


1. A valid address from the local 911 office 2. Completed Permit Application 3. Two (2) sets of plans for review (if a commercial project, the Fire Marshall's review must be completed) 4. Health Department Permit/Certificate 5. Payment of Permit Fees 6. Once permit is issued, post the permit & approved plans at job-site





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READY FOR INSPECTION?


Contact:
Pam Duncan
City Permit Clerk
318-283-3353





 

Electric Signs

The Louisiana State Uniform Construction Codes were adopted on January 1, 2007.  Part of those codes is the 2011 National Electric Code (NEC) as published by the National Fire Protection Association.  In order to meet compliance with these codes, all electric signs installed in the Parish will now have to comply with Article 600 of the NEC.

 >  Article 600.1 states, that all installation and equipment used to construct signs as described in Article 600 are covered by this article.

 
> Article 600.3 states that all electric signs, fixed, mobile or permanent, shall be listed and installed according to the listing instructions, unless special permission is otherwise approved by the Building Official.

The remainder of Article 600 discusses the actual construction of the signs which is monitored by the listing agency on a regular basis.  These construction details are not designed for the Building Official to use as a "inspection guide".  This is to be done by the Listing agency.

Effective January 1, 2008, all signs installed in City of Bastrop will require permits for installation.  Also, all signs installed are required to be listed by a National Recognized Testing Laboratory.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR A PERMIT?


A representative for the homeowner, the design professional, contractor representative must apply in person for a building permit. Customers seeking information in person before applying for a permit may come to the Permit Office in City Hall, 202 E. Jefferson Avenue; Room 230; Bastrop, La 71220




WHAT IS THE PLAN REVIEW PROCESS?


Building plans are reviewed by the Institute of Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) and other departments as necessary. The applicant is required to provide plans that meet the code. Plan review staff might catch a "problem" but it is the applicant's responsibility to resolve the issue. Although not required, some people hire a design professional to provide a complete code complying set of plans.




HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?


Review times vary depending on the complexity of the project and the number of agencies the project has to go through. However, for the typical residential home, plan reviews are complete within 5 business days. For commercial projects, depending upon complexity, it may take up to 10 days. Upon completion of the review and the approval by IBTS, the applicant is advised that the permit is ready for pick-up. If additional information is needed, an IBTS Plan Reviewer will contact you directly.




ARE THEIR ANY TIME LIMITS ON THE PERMIT?


Permits are valid from the day of issuance. Work must begin within 180 days. If work stops for longer than 180 days, a new permit must be requested. Extensions are allowed and may require a fee.




WHAT IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A PERMIT?


1. A valid address from the local 911 office 2. Completed Permit Application 3. Two (2) sets of plans for review (if a commercial project, the Fire Marshall's review must be completed) 4. Health Department Permit/Certificate 5. Payment of Permit Fees 6. Once permit is issued, post the permit & approved plans at job-site





Electric Sign Questions?
Contact: 
Mr. Walters
Louisiana IBTS
3470 Industrial Dr.
Bossier City, La 71112
318-283-3353
 

PERMIT COSTS

Permit Costs

Residential Electrical Permits..............$150.00
Commercial Electrical Permits............$250.00
Mobile Home Permits............................$325.00
Information Needed:
1.  Size of Trailer
2. Make and Model
3. HUB Number and Serial Number
Sewer Taps: 
Contact: Pam Duncan  (318) 283-3353
Prices vary by size
 

Storage Buildings

Alert to Public:

STORAGE BUILDINGS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE PUT ON YOUR LAND TO LIVE IN.  THEY ARE NOT MADE TO LIVE IN.

Larry Walters,

Institute for Building

Technology and Safety

(318) 334-2955

"THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDER"

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