BUSINESS RESOURCE GUIDE (Business Advice and Technical
PERMITS & SPECIALIZED SERVICE FEES
Along with deposits for water and sewer
service, various permits are authorized and special fees levied by
City Ordinance and Procedure. Permits may be obtained or special fees
Government Plaza, Room 130
Cross Lake Watershed Permit: Individual and community-type sewerage systems operating within
the Cross Lake Watershed must obtain an installation permit. Individual
systems require an initial permit and one-time fee. Permit fees
for community-type systems are based on volume of discharge and
the permit must be renewed annually. A one-time construction permit
is also required for any construction within the 172 ft. contour
of Cross Lake.
- Restricted Waste Disposal Permit: Haulers of restricted waste as defined in the Code of Ordinances
of the City of Shreveport must obtain a disposal permit from the
Permits Center for each vehicle authorized to collect waste. The
permit fee is based on the volume of waste to be disposed. Each
truck must display the sticker furnished by the City.
Yard Meter New Installation Deposit: Customers may request a separate water meter for seasonal
purposes, such as lawn watering. The deposit will vary depending
on the size of the meter. The monthly customer charge and water
usage charges will be levied in accordance with City water rates.
Construction or Roving Meter
Deposit: Water usage needed for short-term activities, including,
but not limited to use at construction sites, for road washing
or for landscaping, may be accessed through construction or roving
meters. A deposit is required for each meter, and customer charges
and water usage charges will be levied in accordance with City
Fire Prevention: Customers
who install fire prevention devices such as sprinkler systems
must have City approval to connect to City water service. The
division of fire prevention may require a fire hydrant flow test
for these systems for a fee.
Water and Sewer Taps: A permit
and fee are required when the City taps into water and sewer mains
to extend service to a customer. The fee varies depending on the
size of the line and the tap.
Line Extension Inspection Fees: The City charges a fee to an applicant or developer for inspections
and as-built drawings provided by the City for extensions of service
lines or oversized mains. The fee is a percentage of the total
OTHER UTILITIES & BASIC SERVICES
WHO SERVICES SHREVEPORT?
Property within the City of Shreveport is served by the following
utility companies and organizations:
Electric Power: AEP
Southwestern Electric Power. Electrical power to a structure can be
obtained by calling the AEP-SWEPCO Customer Service Department
at 888-216-3523. AEP-SWEPCO requires an application for all
electrical accounts. After the application has been submitted and
the deposit paid (if required), AEP-SWEPCO will provide the electricity.
If you have a commercial building, a new building of any type or a
mobile home, an inspection by the electrical department will have
to be made and violations corrected before electricity will be provided.
Energy - ARKLA. Natural gas service from CenterPoint Energy - ARKLA
may be obtained by calling 1.866.275.5252
Telephone: AT & T. Local telephone service may be obtained by calling (866) 620-6000 for new
Commercial Service or (888) 757-6500 for new
Cable TV: Comcast Cable. Cable television service from
Comcast Cable may be established
by calling 1-800-COMCAST, www.comcast.com.
Garbage/Trash Collection and
Disposal: City of Shreveport, Solid Waste Division,
(for residential and limited business collections) and private contractors
for all other solid waste collection and disposal service.
Garbage/Trash Collection and
The Solid Waste Division of the City’s Office of Public Works
is solely responsible for the collection and disposal of residential
garbage and trash, exclusive of residential complexes with more than
four housing units. Non-industrial commercial establishments shall
include only those involving the collection of not more than two City-provided
96 gallon wheeled carts once per week. Residents and authorized commercial
establishments which generate more waste may be provided one additional
cart from the City for a one-time fee of $50.00, payable in advance,
collected and disposed of by the City.
For non-industrial commercial establishments
and residential complexes with more than four housing units needing
or requiring solid waste collection and disposal services beyond those
mentioned here, licensed private collection and disposal services
should be contacted. Such services are listed in the
yellow pages of the telephone directory under the heading “Garbage
and Rubbish Removal."
The City’s Solid Waste Division
is also responsible for the Woolworth Road Regional Solid Waste Facility
or sanitary landfill. For more information about either the solid
waste which can be disposed of at the City’s sanitary landfill
or about City- provided solid waste collection services, please feel
call (318) 673-6300.
a license to sell alcoholic beverages at any location within the City
of Shreveport can be secured, the Alcohol Beverage Control Board must
approve and issue a permit. Applications and answers to specific questions
regarding the alcohol/beverage permit and license may be obtained
from: Police Department - ABO Office, (318) 673-6140.
The Caddo Parish Health Unit must review
Food and Beverage Handling facilities. Contact: (318) 676-5222.
of paper, plastic, metal, glass and other commodities occurs at a
City- sponsored buyback recycling facility operated by Browning-Ferris
Industries at 4761 St. Vincent Avenue. The Shreveport Regional Recycling
Center collects and processes source-separated recyclable goods, including
used motor oil and Goodwill items. The center pays market prices for
newspapers, aluminum cans and other recyclables. Deposit accounts
are offered for non-profit organizations, businesses and individuals
to raise money through recycling.
Two offshoots of the recycling center
are satellite centers and mobile recycling units. Satellite centers
are unattended 24-hour drop-offs for newspapers and aluminum cans.
Eleven such sites are strategically located throughout Shreveport-Bossier
City. Mobile recycling units are fully attended recycling trailers
that travel around the community providing recycling collection for
non-profit organizations, such as churches and schools. These two
programs are jointly sponsored by the Solid Waste Division and BFI.
For monthly listings of mobile recycling unit locations, call Shreveport
Contact: Shreveport Green, 3625 Southern Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71104,
(318) 219-1888, Fax: (318) 219-1882, www.shreveportgreen.org.