A new Louisiana law requires non-resident/out-of-state contractors to provide additional information before a building permit can be issued. The new law, amending La. Rev. Stat. 37:2171.2 (Act No. 67), has been signed by the governor.
It requires a non-resident commercial, residential, or home improvement contractor to provide (1) its federal tax payer identification number to the local building permit official and (2) proof of registration to do business in Louisiana before a building permit can be issued.