How to Start A Business in West Baton Rouge Parish

West Baton Rouge LogoThe 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 & Use Tax Collection
  2. Register for Occupational License
  3. Alcohol Permit
  4. Contractor Registration
  5. Health Department Permit
  6. Miscellaneous Agencies
  7. Important Forms

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

Local Sales & 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

Online Resources

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