Building Departments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

There are 4 Building Departments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, serving a population of 227,549 people in an area of 86 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 56,887 people, and 1 Building Department per 21 square miles.

In Louisiana, Baton Rouge is ranked 35th of 632 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 33rd of 632 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Baton Rouge Building Departments

Find Baton Rouge, Louisiana building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Baton Rouge Building Department 300 North 10th Street Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge Permits 300 North 10th Street Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana State Permits 1201 Capitol Access Road Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana State Planning Department 1201 North 3rd Street Baton Rouge, LA

About the Baton Rouge Building Department

Building Departments in Baton Rouge, LA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Baton Rouge DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Baton Rouge building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Baton Rouge, LA zoning laws and requirements

Baton Rouge Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Baton Rouge Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Baton Rouge Residential Housing Units
 Baton RougeEast Baton Rouge Parish
Total Housing Units101,248192,159
Occupied Housing Units86,241 (85.2%)167,188 (87.0%)
Baton Rouge Occupied Residential Buildings
 Baton RougeEast Baton Rouge Parish
Single-Family Detached Homes52,574 (61.0%)111,311 (66.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes2,462 (2.9%)4,146 (2.5%)
2 Apartments2,121 (2.5%)3,768 (2.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments5,772 (6.7%)10,094 (6.0%)
5 to 9 Apartments4,841 (5.6%)7,802 (4.7%)
10 or More Apartments17,668 (20.5%)25,159 (15.0%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing803 (0.9%)4,908 (2.9%)
Baton Rouge Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Baton RougeEast Baton Rouge Parish
2014 or Later1,020 (1.2%)2,215 (1.3%)
2010 to 20131,676 (1.9%)5,739 (3.4%)
2000 to 20098,480 (9.8%)26,203 (15.7%)
1980 to 199919,706 (22.8%)49,775 (29.8%)
1960 to 197934,676 (40.2%)57,177 (34.2%)
1940 to 195916,166 (18.7%)20,599 (12.3%)
1939 or Earlier4,517 (5.2%)5,480 (3.3%)
Baton Rouge Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Baton RougeEast Baton Rouge Parish
1 Room1,575 (1.8%)2,084 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms14,368 (16.7%)20,744 (12.4%)
4 or 5 Rooms34,337 (39.8%)64,419 (38.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms23,737 (27.5%)51,747 (31.0%)
8 or More Rooms12,224 (14.2%)28,194 (16.9%)
Baton Rouge Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Baton RougeEast Baton Rouge Parish
No Bedroom1,722 (2.0%)2,316 (1.4%)
1 Bedroom13,483 (15.6%)18,740 (11.2%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms56,805 (65.9%)111,900 (66.9%)
4 or More Bedrooms14,231 (16.5%)34,232 (20.5%)
Baton Rouge Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Baton RougeEast Baton Rouge Parish
With Complete Plumbing Facilities86,003 (99.7%)166,755 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities85,741 (99.4%)166,196 (99.4%)