Louisiana Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Louisiana licenses and registrations.

Every state has different licensing and registration requirements for business entities and nonprofits, depending on the services they offer. On this page you'll find Louisiana-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

Louisiana State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Louisiana that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Board of Drug and Device Distributors
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • Department of Insurance
  • Department of Justice - Public Protection Division - Charities
  • Department of Revenue
  • Department of Revenue - Alcohol and Tobacco Control Office
  • Horticulture Commission
  • Office of Charitable Gaming
  • Office of Conservation - Water Well Drillers and Contractors Program
  • Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board
  • Real Estate Commission
  • Secretary of State - Commercial Division
  • State Board of Architectural Examiners
  • State Board of Private Investigator Examiners
  • State Licensing Board for Contractors
  • Workforce Commission
  • State Board of CPAs of
  • State Plumbing Board of

Louisiana Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Louisiana that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Acadia Parish
  • Allen Parish
  • Ascension Parish
  • Assumption Parish
  • Avoyelles Parish
  • Beauregard Parish
  • Bienville Parish
  • Bossier Parish
  • Caddo Parish
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Caldwell Parish
  • Cameron Parish
  • Catahoula Parish
  • Claiborne Parish
  • Concordia Parish
  • De Soto Parish
  • East Baton Rouge Parish
  • East Carroll Parish
  • East Feliciana Parish
  • Evangeline Parish
  • Franklin Parish
  • Grant Parish
  • Iberia Parish
  • Iberville Parish
  • Jackson Parish
  • Jefferson Davis Parish
  • Jefferson Parish
  • La Salle Parish
  • Lafayette Parish
  • Lafourche Parish
  • Lincoln Parish
  • Livingston Parish
  • Madison Parish
  • Morehouse Parish
  • Natchitoches Parish
  • Orleans Parish
  • Ouachita Parish
  • Plaquemines Parish
  • Pointe Coupee Parish
  • Rapides Parish
  • Red River Parish
  • Richland Parish
  • Sabine Parish
  • St. Bernard Parish
  • St. Charles Parish
  • St. Helena Parish
  • St. James Parish
  • St. John the Baptist Parish
  • St. Landry Parish
  • St. Martin Parish
  • St. Mary Parish
  • St. Tammany Parish
  • Tangipahoa Parish
  • Tensas Parish
  • Terrebonne Parish
  • Union Parish
  • Vermilion Parish
  • Vernon Parish
  • Washington Parish
  • Webster Parish
  • West Baton Rouge Parish
  • West Carroll Parish
  • West Feliciana Parish
  • Winn Parish

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Abbeville
  • Addis
  • Alexandria
  • Ama
  • Amelia
  • Amite City
  • Arabi
  • Arcadia
  • Arnaudville
  • Baker
  • Ball
  • Barksdale Air Force Base
  • Bastrop
  • Baton Rouge
  • Bayou Cane
  • Belle Chasse
  • Benton
  • Blanchard
  • Bogalusa
  • Bossier City
  • Boutte
  • Breaux Bridge
  • Broussard
  • Bunkie
  • Buras-Triumph
  • Cade
  • Calhoun
  • Cameron
  • Carencro
  • Carlyss
  • Centerville
  • Central
  • Chalmette
  • Chataignier
  • Chauvin
  • Clinton
  • Colfax
  • Collinston
  • Columbia
  • Convent
  • Coushatta
  • Covington
  • Crowley
  • Cut Off
  • Delcambre
  • Denham Springs
  • DeRidder
  • Destrehan
  • Donaldsonville
  • Downsville
  • Duson
  • Elm Grove
  • Elmwood
  • Empire
  • Enterprise
  • Estelle
  • Eunice
  • Evangeline
  • Farmerville
  • Ferriday
  • Folsom
  • Fort Polk South
  • Franklin
  • Franklinton
  • Galliano
  • Geismar
  • Golden Meadow
  • Gonzales
  • Grambling
  • Grand Coteau
  • Grayson
  • Greensburg
  • Greenwood
  • Gretna
  • Hahnville
  • Hammond
  • Harahan
  • Harrisonburg
  • Harvey
  • Haughton
  • Holden
  • Homer
  • Houma
  • Independence
  • Inniswold
  • Iota
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Jena
  • Jennings
  • Jonesboro
  • Jonesville
  • Kaplan
  • Keithville
  • Kenner
  • Killona
  • Kinder
  • Lacombe
  • Lafayette
  • Lake Charles
  • Lake Providence
  • LaPlace
  • Larose
  • Leesville
  • Lillie
  • Livingston
  • Livonia
  • Lockport
  • Logansport
  • Luling
  • Lutcher
  • Madisonville
  • Mandeville
  • Mansfield
  • Many
  • Maringouin
  • Marksville
  • Marrero
  • Mathews
  • Metairie
  • Minden
  • Monroe
  • Morgan City
  • Moss Bluff
  • Napoleonville
  • Natchitoches
  • Negreet
  • New Iberia
  • New Orleans
  • New Roads
  • Norco
  • Oak Grove
  • Oakdale
  • Oberlin
  • Old Jefferson
  • Opelousas
  • Patterson
  • Pearl River
  • Pierre Part
  • Pineville
  • Plain Dealing
  • Plaquemine
  • Plattenville
  • Ponchatoula
  • Port Allen
  • Prairieville
  • Raceland
  • Rayne
  • Rayville
  • Reserve
  • River Ridge
  • Robert
  • Ruston
  • Saint Bernard
  • Saint Francisville
  • Saint Joseph
  • Saint Martinville
  • Saint Rose
  • Scott
  • Shenandoah
  • Shreveport
  • Sicily Island
  • Slaughter
  • Slidell
  • Sorrento
  • Springhill
  • Sulphur
  • Summerfield
  • Sunset
  • Sunshine
  • Tallulah
  • Terrytown
  • Thibodaux
  • Trout
  • Vacherie
  • Vidalia
  • Ville Platte
  • Vivian
  • Waggaman
  • Walker
  • Waterproof
  • Welsh
  • West Monroe
  • Westlake
  • Westwego
  • Winnfield
  • Winnsboro
  • Youngsville
  • Zachary
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