PERMITS & APPLICATIONS

The mission of the City of Gonzales Building Department is to establish the minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment and to provide safety to fire fighters, emergency responders and general public during emergency operations.

For any questions with contractors’ license or permits, please contact:

Leigh LeBlanc – Permit Technician
(225) 647-9559

Justin Dupuy – Chief Building Official
(225) 647-9576

To see the full list of City of Gonzales Code of Ordinances, please click here.

Penalty information for Homeowners working without a permit.

Penalty information for Contractors working without a permit or a license.

Effective January 1, 2014, the Louisiana State Uniform Code Council will be adopting the 2011 (NEC) national electric code for all work being performed in the city of Gonzales. This information needs to be forwarded to all electrical contractors, architects, and engineers.

Effective January 20, 2016, any specialty classification residential subcontractor who bids or performs work that exceeds $7,500.00, including labor and materials, on any new single family residential home, duplex, triplex or fourplex that is not more than three floors in height must be state licensed. The new specialty classifications are: residential pile driving, residential framing, residential roofing, residential masonry/stucco, residential swimming pools, and residential foundations.

Permits are required for:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Heating & Air
  • Building
  • Pools (Above and Inground)
  • Signs
  • Banners
  • Garage Sales
  • Fence
  • Portable buildings larger than 200 square feet

Schedule of Fees for estimating permit costs can be obtained by clicking here.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / FORMS:
My Permit Now User Guide
Temp- Cut In Application (Electricity)
Temp Cut In Application (Plumbing)
BackFlow Prevention Assembly Field Test Report 
Plot Plan
Sewer Impact Fee Schedule
Meter Charges
Temporary Pole Service from an OVERHEAD Source
Temporary Pole Service from an UNDERGROUND source
House Moving Permit (Signatures required)
New Address Application
Address / Occupant Verification
Unitization Notification
Affidavit Claiming Exemption From Licensure
Credit Card Form


Building Codes that are currently enforced in the City of Gonzales

  1. 2012 International Building Code, and Chapter 1
    2012 International Residential Code, and Chapter 1
    *Exclude Chapter 11. Accessibility, Chapter 27. Electrical, and Chapter 29. Plumbing Systems
  2. 2012 International Mechanical Code
  3. 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  4. 2011 National Electrical Code
  5. 2012 International Plumbing Code with Louisiana Amendments
  6. 2012 International Existing Building
  7. 2012 International residential Building Code & Appendix J and Chapter 1.
  8. All sprinkler and fire suppression systems along with ADA accessibility is enforced by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal Office 225-925-4920
  9. The snow load here is zero.

Contractor’s License Requirements

Building Contractor (Work done under $50,000)

  1. Proof of Liability Insurance (Made out to City of Gonzales, please include address on form, 120 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737)
  2. $5,000 Surety Bond (Made out to City of Gonzales, please include address on form, 120 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737)
  3. Copy of Sales Tax Registration Certificate from the Department of Revenue.
    www.revenue.louisiana.gov or call (225) 219-7318
  4. Copy of business owner’ s driver’s license Contractor’ s License with the City of Gonzales will be $150.00
  5. Building Contractor’s License Application

Building Contractor (Work done over $50,000)

  1. Proof of Liability Insurance (Made out to City of Gonzales, please include address on form, 120 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737)
  2. $5,000 Surety Bond (Made out to City of Gonzales, please include address on form, 120 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737)
  3. Copy of Sales Tax Registration Certificate from the Department of Revenue.
    www.revenue.louisiana.gov or call ( 225) 219-7318 for assistance.
  4. Copy of business owner’ s driver’ s license
  5. Copy of Louisiana State License
  6. Contractor’ s License with the City of Gonzales will be $150.00
  7. Building Contractor’s License Application

Electrical/ Plumbing/ or Mechanical Contractor

  1. Proof of Liability Insurance (Made out to City of Gonzales, please include address on form, 120 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737)
  2. $5,000 Surety Bond (Made out to City of Gonzales, please include address on form, 120 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737)
  3. Copy of Sales Tax Registration Certificate from the Department of Revenue.
    www.revenue.louisiana.gov or call ( 225) 219-7318 for assistance.
  4. Copy of business owner’ s driver’ s license
  5. Copy of Louisiana State License
  6. Contractor’ s License with the City of Gonzales will be $150.00
  7. Electrical-Plumbing-Mechanical Contractor’s License Application

 


MY PERMIT NOW

City of Gonzales – MyPermitNow Software Launch

The City of Gonzales is pleased to announce the launch of MyPermitNow software (also known as MyGovernmentOnline) on August 3, 2015. The software will greatly enhance City permitting and inspection services relating to permitting/inspections, and improve the customer experience of contractors, developers, and residents. The website is live and available at www.mypermitnow.org by utilizing the Customer Portal, and selecting Gonzales as the jurisdiction.

Users will have the ability to:

  • Apply for Permits Online (i.e. Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Fences, etc.)
  • Pay Fees Online
  • Submit Plans “Paperless” in PDF Format
  • Track Application Progress up to Permit Issuance
  • Print Copies of Your Permit(s) anytime
  • Print Reviewed Building Plans
  • Request Inspections Online
  • View and Print Completed Inspection Reports
  • Receive Real-Time E-mail Notifications When an Inspection is Completed
  • Upload all additional information and paperwork to the customer portal; attaching it to your permit.  Such as Fire Marshal Letters, DHH approvals, Duct Blast, etc.

Please take the time to download a copy of the MyPermitNow customer portal instruction document here. Creation of a customer portal account is required to utilize MyPermitNow. You may create your free customer portal account as soon as possible. If you have an existing account, simply utilize Gonzales as the jurisdiction for your submittal and/or request.

Customer Portal Button

Once your account is established, the MyPermitNow software will allow you to begin applying for your permits online rather than traveling to City Hall. Please note that any documents required with an application (i.e. Building Plans, construction documents, site plans, etc.) must be uploaded in PDF format when submitting your online application. Customers will still have the ability to apply for permits in person. If you choose to apply in person, simply bring the supporting documents in PDF format on CD or USB drive to upload.

When requesting inspections online, you as the requestor have the capability of requesting the time and date of your inspection, however, any inspections requested after 12:00 p.m. will be completed the following business day.  Any inspections needed for Friday must be scheduled before 8:00 a.m.  Inspections called in after 8:00 a.m. on Friday will be completed on Monday.  After hours inspections are available if needed.  After hour/weekend cost is $200 and Holiday cost is $300.  All fees are to be paid prior to the inspection being performed.

If you need any assistance pertaining to the use of the MyPermitNow software, please call the technical support line at 1.866.957.3764, option 1 for assistance. Agents can assist with any software related questions.

Click here to view terms and conditions.

For questions about Permits, contact us here.

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