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Louisiana Building Codes

Building Codes References

Louisiana's building codes are mandatory minimums for all buildings except one and two family dwellings, unless otherwise indicated.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2009, excluding Ch's 1, 11, 27, 29Online
Structural CodeIBC 2009, excluding Ch's 1, 11, 27, 29Online
Plumbing Code2000 Louisiana Plumbing CodeSanitarian Services, Dept. of Health and Hospitals,
(225) 763-5553
Online
Applies as a mandatory minimum for all buildings
Mechanical CodeIMC 2009Online
Electrical CodeNEC 2008Online
Fire/Life Safety CodeNFPA 101, 2009No amendments
Applies as a mandatory code for all buildings except one and two family dwellings. Local jurisdictions may not amend or supplement.
Accessibility CodeADA/ABA 2010 edition Online
Energy CodeANSI/ASHRAEIESNA 90.1 - 2007 edition (IECC 2009 for low-rise residential bldgs.)No amendments
Applies to all commercial and high-rise residential buildings
Gas CodeIFGC 2009Online
Boiler CodeASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code 1995 with 1998 addendaOnline

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralDon Zeringue
Chief Architect, State Fire Marshal's Office
Phone: (225) 925-4920
Fax: (225) 925-4414
PlumbingKaren Irion, P.E.
Chief Engineer, Office of Public Health, Engineeri
Phone: (225) 342-7499
Fax: (225) 342-7303
MechanicalDon Zeringue
Chief Architect, State Fire Marshal's Office
Phone: (225) 925-4920
Fax: (225) 925-4414
ElectricalDon Zeringue
Chief Architect, State Fire Marshal's Office
Phone: (225) 925-4920
Fax: (225) 925-4414
AccessibilityMargaret Hill
Accessibility Specialist
Phone: (225) 925-4920
Fax: (225) 925-4414
Plan ReviewPlan Review Section, State Fire Marshal
Phone: (225) 925-4920
Fax: (225) 925-4414
EnergyTechnology Assessment Division
Phone: (225) 342-1399
Fax: (225) 342-1297
Fire MarshalH. Butch Browning
State Fire Marshal
Phone: (225) 925-4911
Fax: (225) 925-4593
Boiler InspectorBill Owens
Manager, Boiler Inspections
Phone: (225) 925-7045
Fax: (225) 925-3813

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other Louisiana municipalities: