Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Press Release 2022

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City Parish Buildings will be closed on 9/15/2021 due to associated weather with Tropical Storm Nicholas. Therefore all bids scheduled for opening on 9/15/2021 and 9/16/2021 are hereby postponed and addendums establishing new bid opening dates will be issued when the City Parish Offices reopen. Our Purchasing Division is responsible...

Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday is a series of webinars aimed at educating residents on health and wellness during the coronavirus pandemic. These webinars will be hosted by the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative’s Geaux Get Healthy campaign. The webinar series will have a different topic each session and will feature Geaux...

Virtual Education Town Hall

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome hosted Baton Rouge’s most-recognized educational leaders in virtual town hall meetings. The Town Hall series emphasized the importance of the continued partnership as part of the Capital Area Promise initiative. The focus of this Educational Webinar is to address...

Financial Literacy Workshops

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome presents a series of virtual workshops to help EBR residents budget, plan, and access aid during the COVID-19 crisis. The series focuses on topics such as the stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, applying for relief services, and ensuring your money can support you during and beyond the pandemic.

Outreach Events

Wesley United Methodist Church in partnership with the Mayor’s Homelessness Prevention Coalition will host a clothing giveaway on Saturday, March 27th from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Please register using the link below to pick up beautiful, brand new children’s clothes of all sizes for the Easter holiday. For more information on the event or if you are interested in volunteering, please text Ms. Sabrina Russell at (209) 500-0096.

Press Release 2021

Arrests, charges, or other mentions and/or images of specific persons do not indicate guilt or wrongdoing by those parties; innocence is presumed until and unless a conviction on a specific charge has been made in a court of law. All files are a matter of public record. *Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Important Taxpayer Information Effective January 1, 2021

Effective January 1, 2021, there will be multiple changes to sales and use tax collection and remittance in East Baton Rouge Parish including the following:. Addition of Column L for the Harveston Economic Development District. Harveston Economic Development District Boundaries (PDF) Harveston Economic Development District Tax Levy (PDF) Addition of...

Board of Adjustment Calendar

Meetings are held each month at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 222 St. Louis Street. A $45.00 application fee is charged to apply for a zoning waiver for a property. The application fee will cover the following items each month: mailing; newspaper insertion two and three days prior the meeting; public notice sign to be posted and kept posted one week prior to the meeting. A legal/letter size plot plan showing the request must accompany the application. Applications are to be made in person at the Inspection Division, 300 North 10th Street. For additional information, call the Inspection Division, 389-3226.

2020 A Safe Secure Digital Baton Rouge

Over the past several years, technology has grown by leaps and bounds — all over the world and especially here in Baton Rouge. A more digital Baton Rouge can lead to many benefits, but it also represents risks and threats that cyber criminals are constantly looking to exploit. The Information...

Metropolitan Council

The legislative branch of the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge government is the Metropolitan Council. The Metropolitan Council has twelve members elected from single member districts. The districts overlap the Baton Rouge city limits and the parish ward lines. All Metropolitan Council members are elected...

2020 Citizen Data Academy

Includes an overview of the Open Data BR and EBRGIS programs, the data available through each, and how to register and begin using the various tools within both platforms. Includes training and step-by-step instructions on how to download and add value to open data, create charts and maps, and use various tools to analyze City-Parish data.

Citizen Data Academy

The City-Parish Citizen Data Academy is a free, citizen-focused education and training series Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome launched in 2020. The series connects City-Parish technology and innovation subject-matter experts with Baton Rouge residents, helping participants understand and unlock the full power of City-Parish data — how to find it, what it includes, and how to use it to understand trends and improve quality of life in our community.

Commission on Racial Equity and Inclusion (COREI)

On June 12, 2020, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome enacted the Mayor’s Commission on Racial Equity and Inclusion. The commission is focused on the creation of measurable outcomes, promotion of greater accountability, and coordination of community-wide efforts to achieve racial equity in our community. Members of the Commission will have 90 days to map out the vision of achieving racial equity in the community and the mission of eliminating institutionalized racism in the City-Parish government identified in this Executive Order.


Platinum Card 9.9% APR* on Purchases and Cash Advances. Basic Card 17.9% APR* on Purchases and Cash Advances. This MasterCard™ is owned and approved by Baton Rouge City-Parish Employees' Federal Credit Union. For more details on our low-interest rate and no annual fee Credit Card, call 225-389-3059.

COVID-19 Education

On September 11th, 2020 the East Baton Rouge School district announced their Phase Three Student Return to Schedule. In response HealthyBR’s Region 2 Medical Advisory Board issued their Back to School Recommendations for parents. You can view their recommendations here. You need javascript enabled to view this content or go...


The Department of Development oversees building permits within East Baton Rouge Parish. It also works to reduce blight in abandoned properties through demolitions and removal of excess vegetation. For more information, call 225-389-3160.

Alarm Systems

All users of alarm systems within the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish are required by Title 9, Chapter 422 of the City-Parish Code of Ordinances to pay a one-time fee of $25 to offset the cost of regulating false alarms. The user shall register the alarm system in his or her name within 30 days of either the installation of the system or taking control of an alarm system in an existing structure. Although this fee is a one-time fee, it is non-transferable. Should you move to another location, you must reregister and pay the registration fee again.

Planning Commission

Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting or comment on public hearing items on the agenda may do so by reporting to the River Center branch library, 4th floor meeting room (250 North Blvd.). The meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. Capacity of the meeting room is 100 people. Masks or face coverings are mandatory, and distancing protocols will be enforced.

Open Data Day 2021

Baton Rouge’s celebration of 2021 International Open Data Day features two virtual events designed to raise awareness, share knowledge, and discuss how open data can help spur civic solutions. open data day: baton rouge. Facilitators will discuss how Baton Rouge residents can use the various open data, platforms, tools at...