Codes Division

Codes Division
Phone: (337) 291-8491Building

The Codes Division of the Planning, Zoning, & Development Department is charged with the responsibility of implementing the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Codes so that everyone can be assured of a safe place to live, shop, be entertained and even to worship.

The Codes Division also acts as the permitting agency for Lafayette Consolidated Government in addition to implementing the Federal Flood Management Program.

More information pertaining to the new building code regulations can be found at the following websites:

Codes Division deals with the following functions:

General Information

Currently adopted codes in effect:

  • Building Codes
    International Building Code without chapters: 11, 27, & 29, 2012 Edition (IBC)

    (see Attachment I of the Commercial Plan Review packet)

  • Residential Code
    International Residential Code, 2012 Edition (IRC) Without chapters: 25 thru 32

  • Plumbing Codes
    2013 Edition LA State Plumbing Code with amendments.

  • Electrical Codes
    2011 Edition National Electric Code (NEC)

  • Gas Codes
    International Fuel/Gas Code, 2012 Edition (IFGC)

  • Mechanical Codes
    International Mechanical Code, 2012 Edition (IMC)

  • Existing Building Code
    International Existing Building Code, 2012 Edition (IEBC)

  • International Property Maintenance Code, 2006 Edition (IPMC)

To view State Code amendments:
http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/books.htm
Go to Title 55 Public Safety Part VI Uniform Construction Code, Pages 349-360

Loads:

  • Wind – 109 mph (3 – second gust) For International Residential Code Only
  • Seismic – negligible
  • Snow – negligible
  • WindSpeed Map For International Building Code Only