Business in the Parish

We want to make it as easy as possible to do business in Iberville Parish. Please check the municipal codes, our checklist for starting a new business and additional information from the Chamber of Commerce.


Following is a guide for individuals who are interested in starting a new business in the parish. The checklist indicates the local, and state departments or agencies that issue licenses and permits and have other requirements for opening a new business. You must contact each of the offices designated for the specific purposes noted.  The requirements of each governmental agency, as well as the fees necessary, are included on the checklist. 

We hope you will find this information useful. If you need further assistance regarding the startup of a new business or local tax matters, please contact the Iberville Parish Sales Tax Department at (225) 687-5200.

Local Sales Tax

Iberville Parish Sales Tax Department
58050 Meriam Street, 2nd Floor
Plaquemine, LA 70764

Mailing Address

Iberville Parish Sales Tax Department
P.O. Box 355
Plaquemine, LA 70765-0355

P. (225) 687-5200
(225) 687-5226

What you will need

  • Physical location and mailing address
  • Driver's license # and Social Security #
  • If Corporation, name of officers
  • Approved Health Permit, if selling food

David Hall, Director

Monday - Friday
 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

7:30 am - 11:30 am

Occupational License

Unincorporated Areas, please contact the Iberville Parish Sales Tax Dept.
  • $50 minimum fee

If the business is located in the corporate limits of any municipality in Iberville Parish, a clearance must first be obtained from the Sales Tax Office before applying for an Occupation License in that municipality.

Call each town/city for cost of licenses
  • Grosse Tete (225) 648-2131
  • Maringouin (225) 625-2630
  • Plaquemine (225) 687-3661
  • Rosedale (225) 648-2333
  • St. Gabriel (225) 642-9600
  • White Castle (225) 545-3012
What you will need
  • Class of license
  • Gross Sales, if renewal
  • Local Sales Tax Registration

Local Health Department

You must contact the Health Department if you are selling food.

Iberville Environmental Health Services
58030 Meriam St.
Plaquemine, LA  70764

P.  (225) 687-5882
F.  (225) 687-5888

Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

7:30 am - 11:30 am


State Sales Tax Registration


Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation
617 N. 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

P. (225) 219-7318


Local Beer & Liquor Licenses

If opening a new business, you must contact the councilman in the area where your business is to be located and have him/her initial your beer/liquor applications.

State Alcohol Beverage Commission

You must contact the following agency only if you are selling alcohol and tobacco.

Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control

7979 Independence Blvd., Ste. 101
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 925-4041

What you will need
  • State and Local Sales Tax Clearance Certificates

Procedures when Applying for a Business License

  1. Apply with Louisiana State Department of Revenue and Taxation.
    a.  If selling alcoholic beverages, you must apply with State Alcohol Commission and Alcohol/Tobacco Control.
  2. Apply with Iberville Environmental Health Services, when involving food, beverages, and/or alcohol.
    After State and Board of Health approved, apply with Iberville Parish.
  3. When applying for a new business, Beer & Liquor Applications must be initialed by councilman in area where business is to be located.

Procedures for Registering a New Business

  1. Apply with Iberville Parish Sales Tax Department. There are a variety of forms located here.
  2. If in city limits, a clearance must be obtained from the Iberville Parish Sales Tax Department, then taken to the city where business is located for purchase of your occupational license.
  3. State requires a clearance from Parish for Alcohol & Tobacco and Video Poker.
  4. State requires advertisement on Alcohol with local paper - check with state.

Parish Contact

P.  (225) 687-5190
F.  (225) 687-5277

Iberville Parish Courthouse
58050 Meriam St.
Plaquemine, LA 70764

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 389
Plaquemine, LA 70765