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  1. Complete a General Registration Application

  2. If business is a corporation, LLC, or LLP, organization must be in good standing with the LA Secretary of State.

  3. If the business is located in the unicorporated area of Jefferson Parish, a zoning clearance issued by the Jefferson Parish Departement of Inspection and Code Enforcement must be obtained.  Zoning clearances may be obtained at the following locations:

    1233 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 101, Harahan, LA 504-736-6957
    400 Maple Street, Harvey, LA 504-364-3514

  4. 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 the following Clerk of Court office:

    1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 603, Harahan, LA 504-736-6390
    Gretna Courthouse, 2nd Floor, Suite 2200 Gretna , LA 504-364-2943

  5. If applicable, the appropriate license tax due.  Checks should be made payable to Newell Normand, Sheriff and Tax Collector.

  6. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  You may mail your completed application, along with the proper documents and remittance referenced above, to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Bureau of Revenue and Taxation, P.O. Box 248, Gretna, LA 70054 or you may visit one of our offices below:

    Gretna Courthouse, 200 Derbigny Street, 1st Floor, Suite 1200, Gretna, LA
    1233 Westbank Expressway, Bldg B, 4th Floor, Room 423, Harvey, LA

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, LA Revised Statutes, and Jefferson Parish Code of Ordinances for further information and assistance.