Building Departments in Lake Charles, Louisiana

There are 3 Building Departments in Lake Charles, Louisiana, serving a population of 75,194 people in an area of 43 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 25,064 people, and 1 Building Department per 14 square miles.

In Louisiana, Lake Charles is ranked 30th of 632 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 28th of 632 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Lake Charles Building Departments

Find Lake Charles, Louisiana building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Calcasieu Parish Permits 1015 Pithon Street Lake Charles, LA

Lake Charles Permits 326 Pujo Street Lake Charles, LA

Lake Charles Planning Department 326 Pujo Street Lake Charles, LA

About the Lake Charles Building Department

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

Lake Charles Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Lake Charles 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.

Lake Charles Residential Housing Units
 Lake CharlesLouisiana
Total Housing Units35,4552,031,064
Occupied Housing Units31,144 (87.8%)1,737,645 (85.6%)
Lake Charles Occupied Residential Buildings
 Lake CharlesLouisiana
Single-Family Detached Homes21,681 (69.6%)1,167,032 (67.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes505 (1.6%)47,144 (2.7%)
2 Apartments1,945 (6.2%)67,539 (3.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,036 (3.3%)69,208 (4.0%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,299 (7.4%)52,486 (3.0%)
10 or More Apartments3,102 (10.0%)116,601 (6.7%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing576 (1.8%)217,635 (12.5%)
Lake Charles Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Lake CharlesLouisiana
2014 or Later372 (1.2%)18,207 (1.0%)
2010 to 20131,556 (5.0%)64,378 (3.7%)
2000 to 20094,134 (13.3%)272,976 (15.7%)
1980 to 19996,034 (19.4%)486,778 (28.0%)
1960 to 19798,916 (28.6%)546,434 (31.4%)
1940 to 19598,314 (26.7%)239,004 (13.8%)
1939 or Earlier1,818 (5.8%)109,868 (6.3%)
Lake Charles Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Lake CharlesLouisiana
1 Room400 (1.3%)20,245 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms3,172 (10.2%)148,454 (8.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms13,419 (43.1%)706,117 (40.6%)
6 or 7 Rooms9,307 (29.9%)578,011 (33.3%)
8 or More Rooms4,846 (15.6%)284,818 (16.4%)
Lake Charles Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Lake CharlesLouisiana
No Bedroom442 (1.4%)21,995 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom3,148 (10.1%)139,931 (8.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms22,872 (73.4%)1,263,152 (72.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms4,682 (15.0%)312,567 (18.0%)
Lake Charles Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Lake CharlesLouisiana
With Complete Plumbing Facilities31,062 (99.7%)1,730,387 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities30,827 (99.0%)1,725,960 (99.3%)