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The City of Lake Charles is providing leadership in coordinating efforts across departments, agencies, and state/federal governmental entities to ensure the rebuilding of Southwest Louisiana is smart, progressive, and allows for future growth. 


Mother Nature has certainly thrown its worst at Southwest Louisiana in recent months, but during this time, we’ve also seen the best of our community, and the spirit of our people remains strong. Brighter days are ahead, and the best is truly yet to come

Nic Hunter, Mayor of Lake Charles

For Residents:

Stay Informed!
The City of Lake Charles actively keeps the community informed on daily improvements or challenges facing the city including new initiatives. The best source for the latest information are these Facebook pages: Lake Charles City Hall and Nic Hunter Lake Charles Mayor.  

Arts & Culture: 

In addition, the city provides a wide array of arts and cultural opportunities. To learn more about the reopening process of 1911 City Hall Arts & Cultural Center and the myriad of galleries housed within the historic structure as well as upcoming events, follow along on the Facebook page Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center.

For residents looking for services, click here for the mayor’s action line, online bill payment, permit center, garbage & recycling, water & sewer, the transit system, community development services and recreation

For Businesses:

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 more.

Contact Us

A great way to interact with the City of Lake Charles is through the Mayor's Action Line. This process tracks inquiries, comments, and complaints addressed to the City of Lake Charles by its residents. Each call is entered into our computer system and referred to the appropriate Department/Division. The Department/Division then has three working days to investigate and respond to the caller with what steps can be or have been taken to resolve the issue. 

Phone: 337 491-1346
Email: or
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

When applicable, please supply location details, photographs and any other information that could help in the investigation by the Department/Division.