Frequently Asked Questions
The nature park staff are permitted to care for injured vertebrates, but cannot pick up animals. The Caddo Parish Animal Control Department picks up injured animals and will transport them to the nature park if necessary. Caddo Parish Animal Services
The Parish sponsors an adult women’s basketball league.
The Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park pavilion serves as the site of a summer Earth Camp each year. The environmental day camp is sponsored jointly by the Parish of Caddo Parks and Recreation Department and Shreveport Green. Questions regarding Earth Camp should be submitted to the director’s office. Other summer programs available are listed under special events.
Contact the Cross Lake Patrol 2900 Municipal Pier Rd. Shreveport, La. 71119 Phone (318)673-7245
A La. Fishing license is required to fish in any of the Parish parks that allow fishing. LADWF Fishing Licenses
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, P. B. S. Pinchback Park, Keithville Community Park, Greenbrook Park, and Stoner Hill Park have handicapped accessible asphalt paths. Walter Jacobs Nature Park has more than five miles of hiking trails. Eddie D. Jones Park has more than ten miles of mountain biking trails, five miles of horseback riding trails, and 1 ½ miles ... Read More
Several of the Parish parks located on area lakes have native birds, mammals, and other animals that can sometimes be observed in the parks. The Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park has displays of native fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals used in educational programs, in addition to the native wildlife found in the park.
Hunting is not allowed on any Parish park sites.
Parish park sites are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Park patrons can request a permit to access the utilities, free of charge, via phone, email, regular mail, or fax (318) 212-0229. Reservations can be made for nature programs provided by the Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park staff. The Walter B. Jacobs Nature Park pavilion can also be rented, 4 ... Read More
None of the Parish parks charge an admission fee. The Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park does accept donations to feed the park animals. Earl G. Williamson Park charges for overnight camping. RV camper hook-ups $12/night, areas for primitive tent camping $6/night, and a $2 sewage disposal fee for campers not staying overnight in the park.
All parks, with the exception of Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park and Keithville Community Park, are open to the public from 6 am – 9 pm daily. Boat ramps are open to fishermen 24 hours a day.
Who can I call for help with my child but will not require that my child first appear before the court?
For behavioral or substance abuse issues, call Magellan Health Services of Louisiana at 1-800-424-4399 or visit on the web: Magellan Health Services
If you are in danger, call 911 or the domestic violence hotline at (318) 226-5015 or (888) 411-1333. Contact The Providence House 221-7887 or visit at 814 Cotton Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101. The Providence House offers services to those coping with or fleeing violent relationships. All services are confidential and at no charge.
If either you or your child is in immediate danger, contact your local police or sheriff’s department. You may call 318-425-1883 to talk with someone about whether your child’s behavior meets the requirements for filing a FINS Petition or to request the assistance of the court.
Contact your child’s attorney, Juvenile Probation Officer, the Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office at (318) 226-6751 or The District Attorney’s Office – Juvenile Division at (318) 429-7647 to talk about what your child’s options are. The court does offer juveniles the opportunity to recall the warrant.
If your child has been arrested and brought to detention, an employee will call you and will give you the necessary information. You may ask questions at that time. If your child has been arrested and released to you or another adult, wait to hear from the court. The prosecutor screens these cases and decides whether or not to file ... Read More
READ THE DOCUMENT CAREFULLY. It will give you either a number to call or a date and time to appear in court for your first hearing. Follow the instructions.
Contact one of the Purchasers listed in the staff directory to schedule an appointment. All potential vendors need to complete a Vendor’s Application and a Small and Emerging Business Application. (Documents Available online).
A Request for Quotes (RFQ) $10,000 – $30,000: The Parish purchasing policy requests that all supply and equipment purchases between $10,000 to $30,000 be made by formal request. Fax or telephone quotes are made depending upon the nature of the item to be purchased. Competitive Sealed Bids ($30,000 and Greater): It is the policy of the parish to solicit competitive ... Read More
You must be a citizen of United States or possess a visa permit which allows employment, must be over the age of 18 unless hired through the summer youth / student worker program, possess a high school diploma or equivalent if required by the position, have a valid driver’s license if required by the position, and pass pre-employment screenings such ... Read More
Submit an Application Online You will need to complete an online application for employment with the Human Resources Department of the Parish of Caddo during the time the job is open. Applications must be submitted on or before 11:59 pm on the last date of the opening unless otherwise noted. Applications submitted after that date may not be considered. Note: When submitting an ... Read More
Copies of audit reports and operating budgets can be obtained from the Department of Finance. Audit reports and operating budgets are also kept on file in the public documents area at the Shreve Memorial Library.
Why did I receive a notice regarding a paving lien against my property and why is my assessment more than my neighbor’s assessment?
The Parish of Caddo has the authority to order the paving, repaving, or improvement of any streets, public alleys, or public places in the Parish whenever in its judgment and discretion it may be necessary. Property owners whose property abuts a dirt street may petition the Caddo Parish Commission to pave the street. Property owners who represent more than 50 ... Read More
The Finance Department is responsible for paying invoices for the Parish of Caddo. Any questions concerning the payment or receipt of invoices should be directed to the Finance Department at (318) 226-6913.
A class A or B Alcohol Beverage License is required for the sale of alcohol in the Parish. A class A license is for the consumption of liquor on the premises, class B is for liquor in package form only. Applications for an Alcohol Beverage License may be obtained from the Purchasing Department. The application must be accompanied by certified ... Read More
An occupational license tax is due and payable upon commencement of the business. The Parish issues a temporary license to conduct business for a period of 30 days. The temporary license must be updated after 30 days, and the original license will be mailed. Occupational licenses may be obtained from the Purchasing Department.
The Caddo Parish Tax Assessor values real estate and personal property in Caddo Parish for property tax purposes. The Parish of Caddo does not collect property taxes. Your property tax bill is sent to you at the end of each year by the Caddo Parish Sheriff and Tax Collector. Any inquiries concerning your property tax bill should be made to ... Read More
The homestead exemption is a tax exemption on the first $75,000 of the value of a person’s home. The value of your home is exempt up to $75,000 from state and parish property taxes. The exemption applies to all homeowners. If your home is worth $70,000, you are fully exempt from the payment of property taxes. If it is worth ... Read More
A property tax mill is the tax rate on real property based on $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed property value. A mill is equal to 1/10 cent
Property is assessed by the Caddo Parish Tax Assessor. Questions concerning property assessments should be addressed to: Caddo Parish Tax Assessor 501 Texas Street, Room 101 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 226-6701
Contact our Courthouse tour guide at (318) 226-6801 to set a time. Tours are conducted year-round.
Courthouse grounds may be used by a nonprofit organization with prior approval from the director of parish buildings. Persons must be willing to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement. For more details, please contact Facilities and Maintenance at (318) 226-6899.
We’ve already interfered. Domesticated dogs and cats mate more often and have larger litters than their wild ancestors, but cannot survive well on their own.
No, that’s caused by overfeeding and lack of exercise. Spayed or neutered pets require fewer calories. Cut down on their meals, and make time for walks or play.
But how do those pets get pregnant? A male pet can easily father 750 offspring in his lifetime. (And if he gets into a neighbor’s yard and mates with the “wrong” female, her owner could sue.)
Not so! His instinct to “defend his turf” won’t be affected. And he’ll be less likely to wander off.
But will they? Many pets hide when giving birth. And even if you find good homes for the litter, you may deny homes to animals already born
Having a litter won’t improve an animal’s health or permanently change her personality – although she may be tired and irritable while nursing.
They’re cheaper in the long run than caring for the litters! Financial assistance may be available. License fees are often less for spayed or neutered pets.
Most people infected with the West Nile Virus will not have any signs of illness.Twenty percent of people who become infected will have mild symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches and occasionally a skin rash on the trunk of the body and swollen lymph glands. The symptoms of severe infection (West Nile encephalitis or meningitis) include headache, high fever, ... Read More
Currently there is no vaccine for West Nile virus, but several companies are working toward developing a vaccine.
There is no specific treatment for West Nile Virus infection. In severe cases, intensive supportive therapies are used, such as intravenous fluids and medicine to control fever or pain. Antibiotics may be given for any secondary bacterial infection.
People over 50 years of age have the highest risk of severe disease. It is not known if people with weakened immune systems are at an increase risk for West Nile Virus.
Preventing mosquito bites is the best way to avoid getting the West Nile Virus. Remember the four Ds: Drain, Dusk-to-Dawn, Dress and Deet. Drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood. Standing water can be found in swimming pools that are not kept clean, ponds, pet watering dishes, birdbaths, potted plants, old tires, empty containers, toys and clogged rain gutters. ... Read More
West Nile Virus is a virus which was previously associated and commonly found in Africa, West Asia and the Middle East. It is not known how long it has been in the United States, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believe the virus probably has been in the US since early summer of 1999. It is closely ... Read More
Bring in pet dishes or cover them. Cover ornamental ponds and birdbaths. Bring your pets inside for the night. Do not go outside during spray times. If you have health problems, such as asthma, take special precautions as directed by your doctor, if necessary.
Yes, when it is necessary to do so, we will operate a spray program. We will monitor known breeding sites and apply larvicide to control mosquitos in their infant stages. We will also check identified locations from citizen complaints and apply larvicide or adulticide where needed. WHEN NECESSARY, we will conduct an adulticide spray program to kill mosquito populations during ... Read More
A new residential address is ($50.00), and a fee of ($100.00) is for commercial.
Less than five acres are required to be subdivided. You will need to contact the Caddo Permits department to make sure you have enough acreage to subdivide.
The first step is to call the City of Shreveport. If located within the limits of Greenwood, contact the Town of Greenwood. For Oil and Gas addresses, see the Parish section for Oil & Gas.
For non-commercial locations outside the City of Shreveport, you may contact the Parish property standards department at 318-226-6930.
Public Works does not provide curbside pickup for household trash. Throughout the Parish, there are 18 compactor locations capable of receiving residential household refuse.
For public roads outside the limits of the City of Shreveport, you may contact the Parish Sign shop at 318-226-6936.
Employee Benefits Outline of Available Benefits The Parish of Caddo has a very attractive benefits package available to all full time employees. Advancement possibilities and career tracks are available. The following benefits are enjoyed by Parish employees: Cost of Living Allowance Merit Increases Comprehensive medical insurance (75% of premium paid by Parish for employee and dependents). Excellent pension plan with ... Read More
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