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Certificates of Occupancy
Certificate of Occupancy is required when a new business opens, when there is a change of ownership to an existing business, an existing business relocates, or a business changes names. This ensures that the property is properly zoned for the type of business that will locate there and to ensure that the building is safe to occupy. This certificate is required of all commercial buildings.

Home-Based Businesses
For home based businesses, a certificate is required to insure that the type of business meets the guidelines as set forth in ordinance 236, section 106-1124. For most recent ordinance amendments, contact the Zoning Office at 318-673-6440.

Certificate of Occupancy Rates
Fees for commercial or residential certificate of occupancy:
Type of Certificate
City Certificates Commercial $125

Residential $50
Parish Certificates Commercial No fee

Residential No fee

Residential certificates of occupancy renew every 24 month at the same rate.

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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