The Caddo-Bossier Port Commission by law is mandated to regulate commerce and traffic on the Red River within the parishes of Caddo and Bossier. Performance under this mandate requires permit procedures for certain types of activities, including: construction and/or dredging affecting navigable waters, passenger and/or marina type activities, and any activity on the Red River requiring permit authority from any Planning Commission or Levee Board and/or U.S. Coast Guard. Approval must be obtained from the appropriate agency(s) before the Port Commission will make a final determination. Contact the Port Commission at 318-524-2272.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for permits involving the waters of the United States. Often a 404 Permit or Wetlands Mitigation Permit is required in development. All applications or inquiries should be directed to the Vicksburg District at 601-631-5053.