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Question DetailsAsked on 12/15/2017

Do I need a permit to remodel the interior of a building in lafayette parish

Build shelves, lay down tile and paint

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Looks like they have the usual exemption of architectural finishes being excepted from building permit requirements - info here:


http://www.lafayettela.gov/PZD/Codes/...


So replacing flooring, painting, cabinets, shelving, trim work, "soft finishing" like curtains and drapes and such, etc would be exempt from the requirements as long as you do not tear into the framing, or put shelving or such on the outside which might interfere with property line setback requirements by extending the building perimeter.


The areas which DO require permits for that sort of thing are, in my experience, the ones looking at building permits as a revenue source, not a means of protecting the populus - and in those cases the permit fees are generally a percentage of the total construction cost, not a flat fee or based on square footage of new construction. Usually big, older cities without much new construction use that method to keep revenue coming in when people remodel existing buildings.

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