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Certificate of Occupancy
Requirements
Certificate of Occupancy is required any time a new business opens, there is an ownership change of an existing business or an existing business relocates or changes names. This insures that the property is properly zoned for the type of business that will locate there and to insure that the building is safe to occupy. This certificate is required of all commercial businesses.

Home-Based Business
For home based businesses, a certificate is required to insure that the type of business meets the guidelines as set forth in Ordinance 236, Section 106-1124.

A Home Occupation License Application must be completed for all Home Based businesses. For more information, contact the Permit Center
  • Zoning Desk
    First Floor of the Government Plaza
    Suite 130
    505 Travis Street
    Shreveport, LA
  • Ph: 318-673-6442
  • Zoning Office Ph: 318-673-6440

Rates
For most recent ordinance amendments contact the Zoning Office at 318-673-6440. Certificate of Occupancy Rates are as follows:
Type of Permit
Cost
City Commercial
$100
City Residential
$50
Parish County Commercial
No Fee
Parish County Residential
No Fee

Renewal
Residential Certificates Of Occupancy renew every 24 month at the same rate. For any questions on Certificates of Occupancy, assistance in completing the application, or to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy (bring completed application or fill one out on premises with payment) contact the Permit Center.

City of Shreveport, Louisiana