Administration is responsible for the daily operations of the ten departments of the Parish.

Administration

Administration

Administration

Welcome to Caddo Parish

On behalf of the Administration and staff of the Parish of Caddo, welcome to our home.  Caddo Parish is rich in heritage and a wonderful place to live, work, play, and raise a family.  We pride ourselves on hospitality and inclusiveness. We support some of the best public schools in the state, an incredible music history (launching the careers of Elvis, Hank Williams, and Lead Belly), fantastic outdoor opportunities for fishing, hiking, hunting, and water sports, and a restaurant scene worthy of the name Louisiana. 

The Parish is grateful to our citizens for their support in providing 900 square miles of well-maintained roads, 1,100 acres of green space, 28 miles of hiking and biking trails in 14 scenic parks, and a “business-friendly” atmosphere.  Oil and Gas proceeds and our fiscal responsibility have allowed us to exhibit excellent financial stewardship and develop great partnerships with various community organizations and businesses.  We work hard to maintain a collaborative approach to governance – working together with the City of Shreveport and the Caddo Parish School District.  We consider Caddo Parish one of the state's most dynamic parishes, and we are proud to call it home.

Whether you’re enjoying the sights and sounds of the best film festival in the state – the Film Prize – or tastes of Caddo’s original Stuffed Shrimp Festival, or the arts and sounds of our historic festival, the Red River Revel, you’ll find an excellent time for your whole family in Caddo.

Whether you are here to visit or considering making Caddo your home, please consider this a personal invitation to drop by and learn more about Caddo Parish.

- Erica Bryant, Parish Administrator & CEO

Location and History

The Parish of Caddo (pronounced “KÀD-Oh”) is located in the northwest corner of Louisiana, the only state in the nation that refers to area political subdivisions as parishes rather than counties.  The name derives from a French truncation of kadohadacho, meaning “real chief.” The Caddo tribe was part of the Caddoan Mississippian culture dating back to 200 BC in the areas now comprising Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma.

Form of Government

The Caddo Parish Commission is the governing authority for the Parish of Caddo and is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana. The Commission consists of 12 members called Commissioners who are elected to four-year terms from single-member districts.  Caddo Parish operates under a Home Rule Charter adopted by the voters in 1984.  Under the Home Rule Charter, the elected Commission is the legislative branch, and the Parish Administrator, appointed by the Commission, is the Chief Executive Officer and head of the executive branch.

Functions

The Administrator is responsible for the daily operations of the ten departments of the Parish – Animal Services and Mosquito Control, Communications, Facilities and Maintenance, Finance, Human Resources, Information Services, Juvenile Services, Legal, Parks and Recreation, and Public Works.  The departments manage programs in criminal justice, highways and streets, sanitation, planning and zoning, public health and welfare, culture and recreation, economic development, and general administrative services.  Citizens of Caddo Parish provide funding for the parish's operations primarily through sales and property taxes.

CONTACT

(318) 226-6900

P.O. Box 1127
Shreveport, LA 71163

505 Travis St.
Suite 800
Shreveport, LA 71101

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Caddo Parish Commission Redistricting Process

On February 23, 2023 the Caddo Parish Commission adopted Ordinance 6310 of 2023 adopting the new Caddo Parish Commission district lines: Ordinance 6310 Map Plan Components Population Summary Precinct Changes Overview Every 10 years after the release of the U.S. Census, Cities, Parishes, School Boards, and States redraw the lines for election districts to keep population equal on their respective ... Read More

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