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Permits and Inspections

Primary Resposiblities

The Division of Permits and Inspections is primarily responsible for monitoring the construction of all buildings in the City of Shreveport and the Parish of Caddo, enforcement of the City of Shreveport's Comprehensive Building Codes and applicable local ordinances, assuring compliance with Water & Sewerage ordinances and policies, and providing administrative support for related activities.  These services provided by the division include:

  • Processing and issuing building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits.
  • Plan review
  • Scheduling inspection activities
  • Registering trade specialist and issuing registrations
  • Automated tracking of permit and inspection data and collecting associated fees.

Commercial / Residential Building Applications

Building plans must be submitted and approved for all construction and reconstruction of buildings in Shreveport. Permits are not required for painting or flooring. Permits are required as follows:
  • Commercial tents: site plan required
  • Driveway / sidewalk: site plan required
  • Residential / commercial accessory structures: site plan required
  • Residential / commercial addition: site plan required
  • Residential / commercial demolition permits: plumbing permit required before building permit can be issued
  • Residential / commercial fence: site plan required
  • Residential / commercial move
  • Residential / commercial new building
  • Residential / commercial remodel
  • Residential / commercial roof
  • Residential / commercial siding
  • Swimming pool: plumbing permit required before building permit can be issued


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Mike Wood

Permits & Inspection
Government Plaza
City of Shreveport Permits & Inspections Office
505 Travis St. -  Suite 130
Shreveport, LA 71101

Ph: 318-673-6100 
Fax: 318-673-6112

Monday - Friday
8 a.m - 5 p.m

City of Shreveport, Louisiana