Property Management

Property Management is responsible for monitoring and regulating the City of Shreveport’s interest in real property. This includes the management and inventory of all property owned by the city, and the oversight of all leases and other agreements encumbering those properties. Property Management also acquires property rights for the city’s use, including all right of way acquisitions, and facilitates disposing of unneeded property deemed as surplus.

The Property Management Section was formed in 2000, and has a total staff of three people, comprised of a Property Management Administrator, a Property Management Specialist, and a Management Assistants.

Duties:

  • Oversee property and servitude acquisition for the department
  • Coordinates acquisition and disposal of properties for City departments
  • Participates in the MPC process of closure and abandonment of publicly dedicated streets and alleys and the MPC process of annexations
  • Oversee the Adjudicated Property Program.  This includes properties adjudicated to both Parish/City; properties adjudicated to City only; properties listed on CivicSource; the $1 Adjudicated Property Program; and the acquisition of adjudicated properties needed for City projects and programs
  • Coordinates leasing of City property including energy leases
  • Facility Servitudes
  • Plat Review


Property Acquisition - The purpose of property acquisition is to assist city departments in acquiring property and property rights for specific needs, including servitude and rights of way projects. Property Management works with the City Engineer’s Office in acquiring flood prone properties through state and federal grants, and provides relocation assistance when necessary.

Annexations - The annexation of individual properties or subdivisions into the city is performed by Property Management. This process entails research and compilation of a list with all affected property owners and registered voters in the area. A specialist contacts the occupants and secures signatures on a formal petition. Following a review by authorities, an ordinance package is prepared and submitted  to the City Council for final approval.

Closures & Abandonment - Petitions for closure and abandonment of a street or alley dedication are processed through Property Management. Specialists work with petitioners to ensure that the proper format and notification to affected parties is followed. Once the proper approvals are received, an ordinance package is prepared, and submitted to the City Council for final approval.

Surplus Property - Property Management is responsible for the disposal of property that is no longer needed by the city, or for the public interest of its citizens. At the request of a city department, or a private citizen, Property Management polls all city departments, and public utilities, to ensure that the property in question is not needed, and can be declared surplus. Once a property is declared surplus, it is then submitted to the city’s purchasing agent, and then offered for sale at public bid.

Adjudicated Properties - Property Management is responsible for oversight of the city’s Adjudicated Property Program. This includes the coordination of the sale or donation of all properties that have been adjudicated to the City of Shreveport. 

  1. How to Purchase Any Adjudicated Property
  2. $1 Adjudicated Property Program
  3. Property Acquisition

How to buy any Adjudicated Property:

  1. Applicant to complete application form. (Application Fee $300.00 CERTIFIED FUNDS ONLY, payable to the City of Shreveport; $200 represents a non-refundable application fee - $100 represents an advanced advertising fee). All information, fees, and signatures requested in application must be completed. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
    1. The Property Management Section does not have a list of adjudicated properties, you must contact:
      Caddo Parish Tax Assessor’s Office
      Caddo Parish Courthouse
      501 Texas Street, Room 102 Shreveport, LA 71101
      (318) 226-6701
    2. Please mail or deliver Application Fee to:
      City of Shreveport – Property Management Section
      505 Travis Street, Suite 300 Shreveport, LA 71101
      (318) 673-6022 or (318) 673-6048
  2. No minimum bid is required. The City of Shreveport shall schedule a sale date as soon as possible.
  3. The sale shall be advertised by the City of Shreveport twice. Once at least 30 days prior to the sale and once within 7 days of the sale. Only persons submitting written offers will be allowed to participate in the bid process. The advertisement shall stipulate the last day written offers will be accepted. Advertisements will be placed in the City's official journal legal section on Thursdays.
  4. At the sale, the property will be sold to the highest bidder.
  5. Should anyone other than the applicant be the successful bidder, that person shall tender certified funds to the City of Shreveport in the amount of $300, which is equal to the original application fee. Additional fees not exceeding $480 may be added depending on whether the property has been listed with the city's agent, CivicSource. These funds shall be received by the City of Shreveport – Property Management Section, at the address above, no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the sale.
  6. The successful bidder will be furnished examples of the notices, publications and an affidavit of notice. (These forms are provided for informational purposes only.) The successful bidder will be responsible for providing notice to all interested parties in accordance with Act 819 of 2008. THE CITY OF SHREVEPORT’S PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SECTION CANNOT ASSIST IN THE NOTIFICATION PROCESS. APPLICANTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO OBTAIN LEGAL COUNSEL PRIOR TO MAKING AN APPLICATION TO ACQUIRE ADJUDICATED PROPERTY AND TO REVIEW THE APPLICATION FOR PURCHASE OF ADJUDICATED PROPERTY.
  7. At the conclusion of the notification period, as required by law, (60 days for property adjudicated more than 5 years; 180 days for property adjudicated for more than 3 years and less than 5 years), the acquiring party shall sign a statement that the notices have been given as required and they now request to authenticate the sale. The City of Shreveport will prepare the deed within ten (10) days of this request.
  8. At the closing, the acquiring party shall tender certified funds payable to the City of Shreveport, for the purchase price and applicable recording fees.
  9. The City of Shreveport will record the deed and return a certified copy to the acquiring part
    1. NOTE:
      1. If the required notification period is 60 days (2 months), the acquiring party shall complete the notifications within 120 days (4 months) of the sale date or all funds will be forfeited.
      2. If the required notification period is 180 days (6 months), the acquiring party shall complete the notifications within 240 days (8 months) of the sale date or all funds will be forfeited.

NOTE: If you would like to complete an application on paper, rather than online, you can choose to:

  1. Mail a self-addressed-stamped-envelope to: City of Shreveport – Property Management Section, 505 Travis Street, Suite 300 Shreveport, LA 71101. We will return your envelope with an Adjudicated Property Application Packet enclosed.
  2. Download this pdf file (file to come), print the document, complete the application, then return it to the Property Management Department.