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Neighborhood Issues

The Office of Neighborhoods functions as the voice of neighborhoods within City-Parish government. We communicate with individuals, neighborhoods and civic associations, lead dialogues about the problems they face, and work together with the rest of City-Parish government to find solutions. The Office of Neighborhoods is your liaison to City-Parish government. Contact us to help you with a problem or if you are in need of information. If your civic association has been inactive and you’d like to revive it or if your neighborhood doesn’t have one and you’d like to start one, please contact us at 389-3039, ext. 106 or at neighbors@brgov.com. We can help you write your by-laws and lead you through every step of the way. Listed below are some of the issues that East Baton Rouge Parish neighborhoods are facing and tips for addressing them.


Neighborhood Forum A-1 Zoning Q & A

Violations of the A-1 Residential Housing Ordinance

Residential housing areas that are zoned A-1 are designed for single family residences. Homes with more than two unrelated people living in them without the owner living there as well are in violation of City-Parish law. CAN DO!, the former Office of Neighborhoods in East Baton Rouge Parish, had participated in a town meeting about this issue and had answered all the questions that were raised there. Those answers are listed below. To report a violation of this ordinance in your neighborhood, call Neal Bezet of Permit and Inspections Division of the Department of Public Works at 389-8680.

For other types of complaints, service requests and general information call the 3-1-1 Call Center by dialing 3-1-1 or 389-3090. The 3-1-1 Call Center is open 5 days a week from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. to receive citizen inquiries about available parish government services. A call center representative will assist you in finding the appropriate government services, a service request is created and automatically forwarded to the appropriate division to address your needs.

Citizens may also submit a complaint or service request online by accessing BRGov's "Request for Service."

The 3-1-1 Call Center services include: general information (hours and location); domestic animal concerns (stray/loose dogs and cats); housing conditions (overgrown lots, junk or inoperative vehicles); mosquito related problems; potholes; traffic signal malfunctions (street sign and traffic light related concerns); sidewalk concerns (damaged or in need of repair), trash & debris pick up; tree/branch hazards; unpermitted construction and zoning violations.