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.