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State License & Registering Information
The Louisiana Services Directory provides a consolidated and comprehensive online directory of requirements for licenses and permits, certifications, registrations, and filings, as well as publications, databases, and information resources:
  • New Business Registration - For information and forms, contact the Louisiana Secretary of State's first stop business shop. Contact their office at 800-259-0001 or 225-922-2675.
  • Alcoholic Beverage and/or Tobacco Licenses - Any business selling beer, liquor, soft drinks, or tobacco must obtain a state alcoholic beverage and/or tobacco license; the issuing authority is the Louisiana Department of Public Safety, Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Contact their office at 225-925-4041.
  • Hospital, Nursing Home, and Adult Day Care Center Licenses - A license is required by the State of Louisiana before a hospital, nursing home or adult day care center may be opened; the issuing authority is the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Contact their office at 225-342-0138.
  • Day Care Center Licenses - A license is required by the State of Louisiana before a day care center may be opened; the issuing authority is the Department of Social Services. Contact the Department of Social Services at 225-342-0138.
  • Environmental Licenses and Permits - A range of licenses and permits are granted to businesses in compliance with state and federal environmental regulations; the issuing authority for most federal and state licenses and permits is the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. For further information on state and federal regulations, permits and licenses, contact the appropriate office listed below or visit DEQ's website.
    • Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Divisions
      Ph: 888-763-5424 or 225-765-0869
    • Air Quality and Radiation Protection Divisions
      Ph: 225-765-2595
    • The Department of Environmental Quality also offers a technical assistance program for small businesses. The hotline number is 800-259-2890 or 225-765-2453. The Northwest (Shreveport) Regional Office may be contacted at 318-676-7476
    • Office of Water Resources
      Ph: 888-763-5424 or 225-765-0246 (for information on Water Pollution Control)


City of Shreveport, Louisiana