PROCEDURE FOR DRINKING ESTABLISHMENTS
AND SALES OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Thank you for choosing Bossier City – Parish for your business location. The Bossier City - Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) requires any person/business that sells (directly or indirectly), manufactures, blends, distributes, handles, stores or uses and/or allows the consumption of alcohol for on and/or off the premises within the City of Bossier City and within the five (5) mile unincorporated area of Bossier Parish, to first obtain local sales approval.
HOW DO I BEGIN THE PROCESS? To begin the process of obtaining local alcohol sales approval, apply to the Bossier City – Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission via the Energov portal by selecting the appropriate Plan type, Alcohol (City) or Parish-Alcohol (Parish), by the applicable deadline.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY CASE IS SUBMITTED? After internal review of the application, the application will be placed on the next available MPC agenda. A notice about the date of the hearing will be mailed ten (10) days before the scheduled hearing. The applicant or representative must be present at the public hearing.
The MPC will evaluate the application at the hearing and make a formal recommendation of approval, approval with conditions or denial.
The MPC recommendation will be forwarded to the applicable governing authority; Bossier City Council or the Bossier Parish Police Jury.
Once the case information reaches the Bossier City Council and the Bossier Parish Police Jury, their staff assumes management of the case.
Contact the Bossier City Council at 318-741-8520 and/or the Bossier Parish Police Jury at 318-965-2329 for additional information about hearings going forward.
HOW LONG IS THE APPROVAL PROCESS? Bossier City – Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission - Application Process (30+/- days)
Bossier City Council and Bossier Parish Police Jury - Continued Process (30+/- days)
ADDITIONAL ALCOHOL REGULATING AUTHORITIES There are other agencies at various levels of government that must be contacted to complete sales approval. Make sure to also contact the following agencies for more information on licensing and approvals.*
The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (can run concurrent) l
Bossier Parish Police Jury - Alcohol Application Contact: Marissa Broughton Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 318-965-2329
CODE AND ORDINANCE LINKS Bossier City – Parish Unified Development Code
* Note: This list may not be all inclusive and is for informational purposes only. While we have made every attempt to ensure the information is complete and accurate, the Bossier City – Parish MPC is not responsible for errors and omissions. It is very important that independent research be conducted before any actions are taken.