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City of Ruston Permits and Inspections Office

The City of Ruston Permits and Inspections Office enforces the city's building codes and otherwise provides code enforcement, manages floodplains within the city, and coordinates construction plan approval with other city departments.


The Permits and Inspections Division enforces the City’s building codes, manages floodplains within the City, provides code enforcement, and coordinates approval of construction plans with other City departments. Building Permits are required for construction or renovation that includes building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fencing, accessory structures or significant repair work. The permit system’s primary purpose is safety. Work performed within the City must meet national and state code standards. Businesses located within the City of Ruston are required to pass a Building Inspection and obtain a Certificate of Occupancy prior to opening. Inspection fees are based on construction costs for commercial and square footage for residential. Applications may be picked up at the City’s Permits and Inspections Division. A Certificate of Occupancy is issued after new construction is completed to permit requirements. When existing business locations have been reviewed, inspected and approved by both the Planning and Zoning and Permits and Inspections Divisions, a Certificate of Occupancy will be mailed. Contact this office by calling the number provided above. The Permits and Inspection office is open from 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday.


Regulatory/ Compliance

  • Building Permits & Inspections
  • Code Enforcement (Building, Safety, Zoning)
  • Flood Plain Administration
  • Governmental Requirements (Local, State, Federal)
  • Inspections (Building, Safety, Zoning)
  • Licenses
  • Permits
  • Regulatory Codes (Building, Safety, Zoning)
Primary ContactDawn Mari
Address701 E Tennessee Ave
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone(318) 251-8640
Fax(318) 251-8650