What is required to obtain an occupational license?
  • If a corporation, corporation must be in good standing with the LA Secretary of State.
  • A zoning clearance issued by the Jefferson Parish Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement.
  • If the name of the business does not include your full legal name or the name of your corporation, a receipt indicating that the trade name of the business has been recorded with the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court. The Clerk of Court requires a notarized affidavit and imposes a fee to record a trade name.
  • If business activity includes the sale of food or beverages, the original Plans Review receipt issued by the Jefferson Parish Health Unit.
  • The minimum occupational license tax due is $50 and is reduced to $25 for anyone beginning business after June 30. Remittance should be made payable to Joseph P. Lopinto, III, Sheriff and Tax Collector.

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1. What is an occupational license tax?
2. What is required to obtain an occupational license?
3. How often is the occupational license tax paid and when does it expire?
4. Are there any exemptions or special provisions pertaining to the occupational license tax?
5. Where can an application for the occupational license tax be obtained?
6. How do I make changes (location, mailing address, trade name, etc.) to my account?