About Public Works

Our Mission:

To deliver high-quality service and citizen satisfaction by planning, building, and maintaining public infrastructure in a way that is dependable and economical.

Our Vision:

Make Caddo Parish a desirable place to work, live, and play by creating a professional Public Works organization that will sustainably provide quality infrastructure and services.

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

The Engineering Division of Public Works is responsible for reviewing subdivision plats and development engineering plans and overseeing all construction to ensure that the Parish's infrastructure is built to Parish standards and adheres to approved plans and contract documents.

One of the major functions of the Parish government is to build and maintain a network of roads, drainage, and bridges in unincorporated areas of the Parish. In Caddo Parish, Public Works has the responsibility to construct and maintain approximately 830 miles of roads and 170 bridges. The Engineering Division supports these efforts by providing engineering, planning, environmental, inspection, and construction services.

Objective: To provide a cost-effective Capital Improvement Program in a timely manner that will provide roads, drainage, and safe and economical bridges. This will be accomplished professionally using the most efficient procedures possible by qualified and trained staff that are sensitive to the public needs. It is the goal of the division to maximize the use of the resources while streamlining the procedures providing for the safe and efficient completion of projects. We want to respond quickly and eliminate roadblocks allowing the division to process each project productively.

The Caddo Parish Public Works Department’s Permits Division addresses permit for activities within the public right-of-way or activities that could impact public use of the streets and right-of-way.

The Permit Department issues various permits, ranging from Municipal 9-1-1 Addresses to Commercial Vehicle Permits; for additional details, see each permit’s section.

Online Only Approval

All permits must be submitted for approval ONLINE ONLY

An online application does not approve work. A valid permit issued by the Department of Public Works must be in hand before starting any work in the Parish right-of-way.

Parish of Caddo - Public Works
Permits Department