Planning and Zoning

The Planning and Zoning office issues Certificates of Occupancy, reviews building permits for commercial and residential projects and is responsible for enforcing zoning ordinance regulations outlined in the Bossier City-Parish Unified Development Code. Additionally, the MPC staff processes applications for annexation, zoning changes, plat approval, planned unit developments, temporary use, conditional use, special exceptions and variances submitted for board hearings.  

Certificate of Occupancy                                                         Any business whose physical address falls inside the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Planning Commission is required to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy provided all building and other code requirements have been met and building and zoning requirements are in compliance. Click here for more information.

Home based businesses are also required to obtain a certificate of occupancy . Click here for a Home Based Business Certificate of Occupancy Application and criteria

Site Plan Reviews
Types of permits review by The Bossier City-Parish Zoning Office include but are not limited to:

Commercial and Residential Construction Site Plans                   
Commercial and Residential Additions
Accessory Buildings                                                                                  Driveway Additions
Sign Permits 

Pre-Development Conferences                                                Starting December 1, 2020, the Bossier City – Parish MPC and Benton – Parish MPC will offer Pre-Development Conferences which is an optional conference conducted prior to the submission of a detailed application.  Click here for more information of Pre-Development Conferences.

Violations                                                                                                  The zoning office investigates alleged violations of zoning ordinances within the Bossier City-Parish MPC jurisdiction. For more information click here.