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Permits & Inspections

Online Permits & Inspections

FIT: Field Information Technology is our new software program designed to make obtaining a permit in the City of Central easy and less time consuming.

Here are a few ADVANTAGES of our new software system:

  • Ability to apply and pay for permits online
  • Upload building plans and other documentation directly into the permit application
  • Provide immediate inspection results to contractors/residents via email and/or SMS text message
  • Provide information in regards to permit status; fee payment, and plan review notes that can be printed at any given time
  • Inspection scheduling, status, and report will be ready for print or review in real time
  • The Permit Fee Calculator can provide a quick estimate of permit, plan review, flood zone fees before you apply for permits

Contractors, we implore you to visit the FIT Customer Portal Website: and register for an account. 

Please download the FIT PORTAL USER GUIDE to help you navigate through the website. 

For questions about online permitting or the FIT website, please call (225) 262-5000.


Permits & Inspections

For requests for Building Permits & Inspections, please call 225.262.5000.

The following is a list of some typical items for which permits are required:

  • Residential and Commercial Buildings
  • Accessory Buildings
  • Signs, Heating/Air Conditioning Units
  • Water Heaters
  • Outdoor Sprinkler Systems
  • Fences
  • Demolitions
  • Swimming Pools
  • House Movings
  • Mobile Homes
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing

Permit and inspection fees effective July 1, 2011.


To All Contractors

Please be aware that effective January 1, 2014 the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council has mandated that the 2012 editions of the following codes will be enforced:

  • International Residential Code 2012
  • International Building Code 2012
  • International Fuel Gas Code 2012
  • International Mechanical Code 2012 with the exception of residential work which will continue to use the 2006 Louisiana Supplement
  • Also, the 2011 National Electric Code will continue to be enforced, as well as the 2012 Louisiana State Plumbing Code.

We currently use and will continue to use the following:

Processes and Guidelines