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How to Start A Business in West Baton Rouge Parish?

Guide for Starting A Business in

West Baton Rouge Parish


 

The following is a guide for individuals who are interested in starting a new business in the parish.

 

This list indicates the local and state departments or agencies that issue licenses and permits or have other requirements for opening a new business.

 

All businesses must have an Occupational License and you must contact each of the offices designated for the specific purposes noted.

1. Register for Sales and Use Tax collection

 

Total Rate 9% (5% local, 4% state)

LOCAL SALES and Use TAX (Parish at large)

 

West Baton Rouge Parish Revenue Department
883 7th Street
Port Allen, LA 70767

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 86

Port Allen, LA 70767

Phone: 225-336-2408
Fax: 225-334-0543

Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators (to register online)

Salestaxonline.com (to register and file online)

Parish E-File (to register and file online)

Note: A refundable security deposit is required on certain types of businesses

STATE SALES TAX REGISTRATION

 

Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation
617 N. 3rd Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Phone: 225-219-7318

2. Register for Occupational license

 

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE (Unincorporated Areas of Parish)

West Baton Rouge Parish Revenue Department
883 7th Street, Port Allen, LA 70767
Phone: 225-336-2408
Fax: 225-334-0543

 

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 86, Port Allen, LA 70767

 

Note: For your own benefit please obtain a zoning designation from the Office of Community Planning & Development. Receiving an OLT is not a clearance for operating a business that is contrary to current zoning ordinances

ZONING DESIGNATION (Unincorporated Areas of Parish)

Office of Community Planning & Development
880 North Alexander Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767
Phone: 225-336-2434
Fax: 225-387-0218

 

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE (incorporated Areas of Parish)

Call each appropriate town/city for requirements and cost of Occupational licenses.

 

Town of Addis
7818 Highway 1 South, Addis, LA 70710
Phone: 225-687-4844

Town of Brusly
601 South Vaughn Street, Brusly, LA 70719
Phone: 225-749-2909
Fax: 225-749-3874

 

 

 

 

City of Port Allen
375 Court Street, Port Allen, LA 70767
Phone: 225-346-5670
Fax: 225-346-5684

 

3. Alcohol Permit if applicable

 

LOCAL BEER & LIQUOR LICENSES (Unincorporated Areas of Parish)

Applications and check lists can be obtained from the Parish Council

West Baton Rouge Parish Council Clerk
880 North Alexander Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767
Phone: 225-214-4242
Fax: 225-387-0218

 

 

 

LOCAL BEER & LIQUOR LICENSES (Incorporated Areas of Parish)

 

Call each appropriate town/city for requirements and cost of licenses.

Town of Addis
7818 Highway 1 South, Addis, LA 70710
Phone: 225-687-4844

 

Town of Brusly
601 South Vaughn Street, Brusly, LA 70719
Phone: 225-749-2909
Fax: 225-749-3874

City of Port Allen
375 Court Street, Port Allen, LA 70767
Phone: 225-346-5670
Fax: 225-346-5684

 

 

STATE ALCOHOL BEVERAGE COMMISSION

Note: You must contact the following agency only if you are selling alcohol and tobacco.

 

State Alcohol Tobacco Control
8549 United Plaza Blvd., 2nd Floor, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: 225-925-4041

 

 

NOTE: State and Local Sales Tax Clearance Certificates required for both state and local liquor licenses


4. Contractor Registration

You must contact this office for registration to obtain permits and inspections in the unincorporated area of the parish

 

Office of Community Planning and Development (Permit Office)

880 N. Alexander Ave
P.O. Box 757
Port Allen LA 70767

Phone: 225-336-2434
Fax: 225-336-1840

 

NOTE: All Contractors must have a current OLT (from a LA Jurisdiction) and be registered for WBR Sales and USE tax

 

5. Health Department Permit if applicable

 

LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Note: You must contact the Health Department if you are selling food, alcohol, intend to operate a daycare or have a mobile unit.

 

West Baton Rouge Parish Health Department
685 Louisiana Avenue, Health Unit Annex, Port Allen, LA 70767
P.O. Box 227, Port Allen, LA 70767

Phone: 225-342-2650
Fax: 225-214-6548

 

 

6. Other Miscellaneous Agencies

 

Local Chamber of Commerce

West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce
7520 Highway 1 South, Addis, LA 70710
Phone: 225-383-3140
Fax: 225-685-1044

Filing Corporations, LLC and Trade Name Registration

 

Louisiana Secretary of State
8549 United Plaza Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-0206
Phone: 225-925-4704

 

Obtaining an EIN (Federal Id Number)

 

IRS
2600 Citiplace Center 3rd Floor, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

7. Important Forms

Application Instructions

Application

 


 

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