Buildings & Grounds
The Department of Buildings and Grounds is responsible for the oversight of City and Parish infrastructure-related functions and buildings such as public building maintenance, which also includes maintenance of the prison and the River Center, City- and Parish-owned parking garages, and architectural services.
The Administration Division provides support for all the divisions within the Department of Buildings and Grounds.
Architectural Services Division
The Architectural Services Division provides design, project, and construction-management services for public facilities, including new construction and major renovations and feasibility studies, all within the City-Parish. This division is responsible for the preparation of contracts and specifications for services and procurement, and oversees construction from engineering and architect selection through construction phases to project close-out.
Typical projects include expansion, compliance and continued preservation, fire stations, police and prison work, libraries, animal control, as well as other miscellaneous support for over 250 non-profit facilities. Architectural Services is also a cooperative contributor on several grant projects.
Public Building Maintenance Division
The Public Building Maintenance Division is responsible for the overall maintenance and custodial operations for all structure-related functions of City-Parish fixed assets.
Public Building Maintenance – Prison
The Public Building Maintenance - Prison Division is responsible for the overall maintenance of the Parish Prison.
Priority Building Improvements
This non-departmental budget includes funding for the payment of costs associated with major building repair needs for various City-Parish departments and agencies.
The Development Department enforces building codes and handles building permits and inspections, environmental surveys for new subdivisions, and blight remediation. Please refer to the Development Department at the link above for all questions about permits, new construction, code enforcement, inspection fees, or status of applications for permits, etc.