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. Home based businesses are also required to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy.  A Certificate of Occupancy must be issued before  a new businesses can obtain an Occupational License from the City of Bossier Tax Department. 

The Bossier-City Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission has moved to a digital platform for the Certificate of Occupancy Application process.  All applications will be required to be  submitted electronically by the business owner or a representative.  Registration is required to access the self-service portal.  Once registered, "Apply" for the appropriate Certificate of Occupancy (Certificate of Occupancy or Home Based Certificate of Occupancy) in the permit category. 

For step by step instructions on how to register for access to Bossier City Self-Service Portal, click here.  

To apply for a Certificate of Occupancy, click here.  

 Note:  Certificates of Occupancy are not to be confused with Occupational Licenses. 

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