Resources for Businesses & Organizations


Update Your Business Info

If you are a business owner in the hospitality industry, make sure that your place of business is listed accurately on Visit Lake Charles. If you need to make updates, please select the category below.

City of Lake Charles

The City is working alongside local, state, and federal agencies to rebuild Lake Charles in a smart, progressive way with future growth and prosperity as the focus to be enjoyed by generations. For tools and resources, click here to view bids & tabulations, small business opportunities, business directory, forms & applications, vendor registration, economic development incentives, plans & studies, and development districts.

The City of Lake Charles’ Permit Center is a centralized location for obtaining development permits and for acquiring information on all construction, zoning and land use requirements for the City of Lake Charles. The City of Lake Charles Permit Center establishes rules and regulations for the construction, alteration, repair, removal, relocation, demolition and the use and occupancy of buildings, structures or premises. Click here to learn

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury

Business owners in Calcasieu Parish can learn more about ordinance enforcement, current bids & RFPs, economic development, Geographic Information Systems, planning and zoning, permits and licenses, purchasing supplies, and more related information by clicking here.  

United Way SWLA

Learn about the initiatives outlined by the United Way as well as ways to partner with an event or donation of goods/services and campaign with the agency.  

City of Sulphur

Cameron Parish

For more information on Cameron Parish's hurricane recovery progress, visit the Cameron Parish Police Jury website here

Community Foundation

We’ve raised more than $5.5 million from individuals and companies in the weeks following Hurricane Laura. Fundraising continues because recovery is expected to take months and federal relief takes time to reach people and nonprofits. Learn more about our efforts to help good causes here.

Visit Lake Charles

The team at Visit Lake Charles strives to promote the hospitality industry and all there is to see and do in Southwest Louisiana for visitors and residents alike. If you are interested in volunteering to assist with rebuilding and recovery efforts, please click here. You can also follow developments in the area through connecting with Visit Lake Charles on social media platforms and searching #VisitLakeCharles or #LouisianasPlayground. Go to for ideas on where to stay, restaurants and events.