Occupational License Taxes

Each person pursuing any trade, profession, vocation, calling, or business within Jefferson Parish is required to file and pay the occupational license tax. The tax, based upon your business classification and gross receipts or commissions, has a minimum of $50 per business location.  Please review the Jefferson Parish Occupational License Tax Exemptions and Special Provisions (PDF) for additional information regarding exemptions, deductions, and special provisions. 
 
Occupational license tax renewals are due January 1 of each year and become delinquent March 1. 

Please note that some cities and towns require licenses and permits in place of (or over and above) the Parish-level permit.  If your business is located within the corporate limits of Grand Isle, Gretna, Harahan, Kenner, or Westwego, please contact the proper agency listed on the Cities and Towns webpage for appropriate instructions. Businesses registering with incorporated cities for occupational license tax purposes must also complete a registration form with the Bureau of Revenue and Taxation for general registration purposes.

Please consult the general registration instructions (PDF) for additional information regarding the occupational license tax.

Chain Store Tax

A chain store tax is imposed on retail businesses having multiple locations under the same general management, supervision, ownership, control and who are commonly recognized as a member of a chain and as a branch store. The tax, based on the number of stores nationwide, is imposed on each store within this jurisdiction.

If your business is located within the corporate limits of Gretna or Harahan, please contact the proper agency listed on the Cities and Towns webpage for appropriate instructions.

Please consult the general registration instructions for additional information regarding the chain store tax

Insurance Premium Tax
An annual license tax is imposed on those engaged in the business of issuing life, accident or health insurance policies or other forms of contracts or obligations covering such risk, issuing endowment or annuity policies or contract obligation in consideration of the payments of a premium. This license tax is based on the gross amount of annual premium on all such risks located in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson Parish. Insurance premium tax renewals are due January one of each year and become delinquent June 1.

Online Payments
Pay Occupation License Tax online.