• City of Kaplan

  • Kaplan Business Guide

    BUSINESS LICENSES AND PERMITS

    Every legal business operating in Kaplan 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 and your plans will need to be approved by the Kaplan Zoning Board.

    CONTACT

    City of Kaplan
    701 N. Cushing Avenue
    Kaplan LA  70548
    (337) 643-7118
    Payroll Clerk
    Attn: Shari Hebert

    If within the City Limits, you need to obtain a LOCAL CITY OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE.

    CONTACT

    City of Kaplan
    701 N. Cushing Avenue
    Kaplan LA  70548
    (337) 643-7118
    City Clerk
    Attn: Christine Trahan

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

    CONTACT

    City of Kaplan
    701 N. Cushing Avenue
    Kaplan LA  70548
    (337) 643-7118
    Utilities Supervisor
    Attn: Sandra Leger

    Telephone and Internet service providers in the City of Kaplan:

    Kaplan Telephone Co.             (337) 643-7171
    COX Communications             (337) 456-4130

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

    CONTACT

    City of Kaplan
    701 N. Cushing Avenue
    Kaplan LA  70548
    (337) 643-7118

    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.

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