Building Departments in Monroe, Louisiana

There are 2 Building Departments in Monroe, Louisiana, serving a population of 48,938 people in an area of 30 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 24,469 people, and 1 Building Department per 14 square miles.

In Louisiana, Monroe is ranked 29th of 632 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 29th of 632 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Monroe Building Departments

Find Monroe, Louisiana building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Monroe Zoning 3901 Jackson Street Monroe, LA

Ouachita Parish Permits 1650 Desiard Street Monroe, LA

About the Monroe Building Department

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

Monroe Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Monroe 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.

Monroe Residential Housing Units
 MonroeOuachita Parish
Total Housing Units20,57667,092
Occupied Housing Units17,410 (84.6%)56,799 (84.7%)
Monroe Occupied Residential Buildings
 MonroeOuachita Parish
Single-Family Detached Homes11,793 (67.7%)38,820 (68.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes494 (2.8%)916 (1.6%)
2 Apartments1,164 (6.7%)1,942 (3.4%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,290 (7.4%)3,636 (6.4%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,217 (7.0%)2,569 (4.5%)
10 or More Apartments1,163 (6.7%)2,139 (3.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing289 (1.7%)6,777 (11.9%)
Monroe Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 MonroeOuachita Parish
2014 or Later136 (0.8%)623 (1.1%)
2010 to 2013354 (2.0%)2,165 (3.8%)
2000 to 2009760 (4.4%)7,451 (13.1%)
1980 to 19993,777 (21.7%)16,445 (29.0%)
1960 to 19797,540 (43.3%)20,644 (36.3%)
1940 to 19593,605 (20.7%)7,274 (12.8%)
1939 or Earlier1,238 (7.1%)2,197 (3.9%)
Monroe Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 MonroeOuachita Parish
1 Room283 (1.6%)686 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms1,910 (11.0%)4,528 (8.0%)
4 or 5 Rooms6,863 (39.4%)23,275 (41.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms5,317 (30.5%)19,553 (34.4%)
8 or More Rooms3,037 (17.4%)8,757 (15.4%)
Monroe Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 MonroeOuachita Parish
No Bedroom292 (1.7%)700 (1.2%)
1 Bedroom2,200 (12.6%)4,502 (7.9%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms11,936 (68.6%)42,423 (74.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms2,982 (17.1%)9,174 (16.2%)
Monroe Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 MonroeOuachita Parish
With Complete Plumbing Facilities17,367 (99.8%)56,550 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities17,296 (99.3%)56,381 (99.3%)