Residential Occupancy Permit

The West Baton Rouge Parish Permit Office, performs third party safety inspections for all occupancy requests throughout the Parish, including parts of Iberville Parish; Rosedale and Grosse Tete. Whether you are renting, buying a new home or building a home please follow the checklist below:

  1. Contact the WBR Parish Public Utilities Department to start or transfer services.(Water, Garbage, Gas)  225-336-2406
  2. Call your electrical service provider to start or transfer services and obtain a new account number which will be needed for permitting. Entergy 1-800-368-3749 or Pointe Coupee Electric 225-638-3751
  3. Contact the Planning and Development Office (Permit Office) to apply for an occupancy permit. The fee is $10. 225-336-2434
  4. Once the permit is processed, an Inspector will schedule a meeting to perform a safety inspection.
  5. If the inspection fails the problems will need to be addressed before requesting a re-inspection 
  6. When the inspection has passed the permit office will forward the approval to the resident's electrical provider for power. Please note that Entergy or Pointe Coupee Electric may take 48-72 hours before starting services.