• City of Abbeville

  • Abbeville Business Guide

    BUSINESS LICENSES AND PERMITS

    Every legal business operating in Abbeville must have the proper licenses and permits. The procedure for obtaining proper business licenses and permits is as follows:

    If you are planning to build or purchase and renovate a building, you will need a building permit.

    CONTACT

    City of Abbeville
    101 N. State Street
    Abbeville, LA 70510
    (337) 898-4213
    Tax & Permit Department
    Attn: Donna Baudoin

    If within the city limits, you need to obtain a LOCAL CITY OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE.

    CONTACT

    City of Abbeville
    101 N. State Street
    Abbeville, LA 70510
    (337) 898-4213
    Tax & Permit Department
    Attn: Donna Baudoin

    In the city limits, to set up utilities (water, sewage, and electricity)

    CONTACT

    City of Abbeville
    101 N. State Street
    Abbeville, LA 70510
    (337) 898-4218
    Utility Collection Specialist
    Attn: Varchell Brailey

    To set up Gas in the city limits:

    GAS

    CONTACT

    CenterPoint Energy
    Customer Account Set Up—800-477-0177

    Telephone and Internet service providers in the City of Abbeville:

    Kaplan Telephone Co.            (337) 643-7171
    COX Communications             (337) 456-4130
    AT & T                                     (800) 288-2020

    If you are planning on selling alcohol, you will need a City Permit and a State Permit.

    CONTACT

    City of Abbeville
    101 N. State Street
    Abbeville, LA 70510
    (337) 898-4213
    Tax & Permit Department
    Attn: Donna Baudoin

    Firms engaged in handling, processing, packaging and warehousing of food should contact the City and State Departments of Health

    CONTACT

    Vermilion Parish Health Unit
    2501 Charity Street
    Abbeville, LA 70510
    (337) 893-1443

    Department of Health and Hospitals provides additional information on their website for new businesses.

    http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/632/n/228

    Certain other local permits may be needed, depending on the type of the business.  When you register for your occupational license, be sure to ask what permits are required.

  •