Property Standards

Property standards are the required minimum standards that specify how a property should be maintained and are enacted to ensure that a minimum level of maintenance is adhered to on all properties within Caddo Parish.

Please click here for the Property Standards Enforcement pamphlet

What is Covered

The Storing of or abandoning of junk, inoperable, or wrecked automobiles or motor vehicles, discarded or abandoned major appliances, or other metal; tin or other discarded items garbage cans more than twenty-four (24) hours after the garbage has been collected, on any lot, neutral ground, street or sidewalk, within the unincorporated area of the Parish is prohibited.


Areas to be excluded from this section of the ordinance are Commercial property, farmland, recreational locations, five-acre tracts of land (excluding a 150-foot setback from a public right-of-way), businesses, i.e., oil and gas or timber, and the interior of residential homes.

Legal Information

Property Standards are enforced by the Parish of Caddo under Ordinance No. 5455 of 2015. Upon the first violation of this article, a person shall receive a “Warning Citation” and be allowed 14 days to abate the violation; if the violation is not abated by the 15th day after the warning citation is issued, that person shall be personally issued a “Notice of Violation.” The parish shall have the authority to abate any violation(s) enumerated under the provisions of this article by the utilization of parish resources or a private contractor. Any costs or expenses incurred by the parish relative to the abatement of any violation(s) under the provisions of this article shall be the owner's responsibility. The parish shall have a lien and privilege for the cost of abating any violation on any property located within the corporate limits of the parish.

Reporting Ordinance Violations

The Parish of Caddo strives to enhance neighborhoods and their citizens’ health, safety, and general welfare through efficient and effective Parish code enforcement. All ordinance issues will be addressed responsively and fairly, focusing on customer service and public awareness while respecting the property rights of our citizens.

If you suspect a code violation in your area or neighborhood, contact the Property Standard section or the Constable responsible for the Ward District in which you live.