Building Departments in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

There are 3 Building Departments in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, serving a population of 132,080 people in an area of 1,318 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 44,026 people, and 1 Building Department per 439 square miles.

In Louisiana, Rapides Parish is ranked 10th of 64 parishes in Building Departments per capita, and 16th of 64 parishes in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Rapides Parish Building Departments

Find Rapides Parish, Louisiana building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Alexandria City Zoning 625 Murray Street Alexandria, LA

Alexandria Permits 625 Murray Street Alexandria, LA

Louisiana Planning Department 5610 Coliseum Boulevard Alexandria, LA

About the Rapides Parish Building Department

Building Departments in Rapides Parish, 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 Rapides Parish 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:
  • Rapides Parish, Louisiana building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Rapides Parish building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Rapides Parish, LA zoning laws and requirements

Rapides Parish Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Rapides Parish 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.

Rapides Parish Residential Housing Units
 Rapides ParishLouisiana
Total Housing Units57,5152,031,064
Occupied Housing Units48,032 (83.5%)1,737,645 (85.6%)
Rapides Parish Occupied Residential Buildings
 Rapides ParishLouisiana
Single-Family Detached Homes33,314 (69.4%)1,167,032 (67.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes817 (1.7%)47,144 (2.7%)
2 Apartments1,859 (3.9%)67,539 (3.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,740 (3.6%)69,208 (4.0%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,680 (3.5%)52,486 (3.0%)
10 or More Apartments1,990 (4.1%)116,601 (6.7%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing6,632 (13.8%)217,635 (12.5%)
Rapides Parish Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Rapides ParishLouisiana
2014 or Later522 (1.1%)18,207 (1.0%)
2010 to 20131,718 (3.6%)64,378 (3.7%)
2000 to 20096,278 (13.1%)272,976 (15.7%)
1980 to 199912,502 (26.0%)486,778 (28.0%)
1960 to 197916,423 (34.2%)546,434 (31.4%)
1940 to 19598,633 (18.0%)239,004 (13.8%)
1939 or Earlier1,956 (4.1%)109,868 (6.3%)
Rapides Parish Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Rapides ParishLouisiana
1 Room413 (0.9%)20,245 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms3,449 (7.2%)148,454 (8.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms21,320 (44.4%)706,117 (40.6%)
6 or 7 Rooms15,606 (32.5%)578,011 (33.3%)
8 or More Rooms7,244 (15.1%)284,818 (16.4%)
Rapides Parish Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Rapides ParishLouisiana
No Bedroom413 (0.9%)21,995 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom2,889 (6.0%)139,931 (8.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms36,974 (77.0%)1,263,152 (72.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms7,756 (16.1%)312,567 (18.0%)
Rapides Parish Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Rapides ParishLouisiana
With Complete Plumbing Facilities47,858 (99.6%)1,730,387 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities47,738 (99.4%)1,725,960 (99.3%)