New Business Checklist

  • Complete a General Registration Application and return it to the JPSO Revenue and Taxation Department.
    • Note the following:
      • If the business is a corporation, LLC, or LLP, the organization must be in good standing with the LA Secretary of State.

      • If the business is located in the unincorporated area of Jefferson Parish, a zoning clearance issued by the Jefferson Parish Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement must be obtained.  Zoning clearances may be obtained online at  For assistance, please call 504-736-6320.
  • If the trade name of the business does not include your full legal name or the name of the corporation, LLC or LLP, a receipt indicating that the trade name of the business has been recorded with the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court. The Clerk requires a notarized affidavit and imposes a fee for recordation. Trade name recordation may be completed at one of the following Clerk of Court offices:

               1221 Elmwood Park Blvd.
               Room 603
               Harahan, LA 70123

               Ph: 504-736-6390

200 Derbigny St.
2nd Floor, Suite 2200
Gretna , LA 70053

Ph: 504-364-2943

  • If applicable, the appropriate occupational license tax may be due. Checks should be made payable to "Joseph P. Lopinto, III, Sheriff and Tax Collector".
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • You may mail your completed application, along with the proper documents and remittance referenced above, to:

        Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Bureau of Revenue and Taxation
        Bureau of Revenue and Taxation
        P.O. Box 248
        Gretna, LA 70054

Or you may visit our JPSO Revenue and Taxation office at:

Gretna Courthouse
200 Derbigny St.
1st Floor, Suite 1200
Gretna, LA 70053

Further Information

Please review JPSO's Introduction to Local Taxes for information regarding sales/use tax, occupational license tax, chain store tax, and ad valorem tax. Please visit links to related sites for additional governmental and regulatory agencies, Louisiana Revised Statutes, and Jefferson Parish Code of Ordinances for further information and assistance.