"The Inspections Division is responsible for issuing all building, electrical, plumbing, gas, and mechanical permits."

The department is also responsible for performing inspections on residential and commercial projects. The Inspections Division also inspects buildings where new businesses are opening or moving to another location. These inspections are made to ensure the public safety and well-being of the general public.

To obtain an electrical permit you must have a state wide electrical license, occupational license, and current insurance.

To obtain a plumbing permit you must have a state wide plumbing license, occupational license, and current insurance.

To obtain a HVAC/Mechanical permit you must have a refrigerant card/license, occupational license, and current insurance.

Inspections Procedure Policy

It is the responsibility of the owner and/or contractor to see that at minimum the following inspections are called for, and at the time indicated. Further, the owner and/or contractor must insure that the various inspections are made by a representative for the City of Monroe, Building Inspection Department. Work shall not proceed until each division (building, plumbing, electrical, etc.) has approved the various stages of construction.

The following are the four (4) minimum called inspections required for all building construction:

  1. Grass Removal - Prior to any foundation construction
  2. Foundations or Footings - Prior to pouring of any concrete
  3. Framing - Prior to covering structural members
  4. Final Inspections for Compliance - Prior to Occupancy

Building Permit Application (PDF)

Contact Information

Foy Gadberry

Chief Building Inspector
(o) 318-329-2351

Tommy Brister

Electrical Inspector
(p) 318-329-2351
(P) 318-329-2214

Terry Moore

Plumbing Inspector
(p) 318-329-2351
(p) 318-329-2214

Micheree Porter

Inspections Secretary
(p) 318-329-2351
(f) 318-812-0348

Cora Blanson

Inspections Secretary
(p) 318-329-2214



Ellen Hill, Director

Planning & Urban Development Director
City Hall Annex
3901 Jackson Street
P.O.Box 123
Monroe, LA 71210
(p) 318-329-2231
(f) 318-329-2845


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