Two Police Jury buildings closed due to water main break

Published 4:39 pm Thursday, August 11, 2022

The 901 Lakeshore Drive and 1011 Lakeshore Drive buildings in downtown Lake Charles are closed until further notice due to a water main break.

The facilities are home to numerous Calcasieu Parish Police Jury departments, as well as other agencies such as the Calcasieu District Attorney’s Office, the State Fire Marshal, the Southwest Louisiana Law Center and the Calcasieu Parish Tax Assessor’s Office.

The Calcasieu Parish Division of Planning and Development is housed at 901 Lakeshore Drive on the fifth floor. They will not be issuing permits and occupational licenses in person while the building is closed, but residents may apply for permits and licenses online at or by phone at 337-721-3610.

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Damage assessments are ongoing and the Police Jury will notify the public when the facilities will be reopened.