Caddo Parish is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana. A parish, in Louisiana, is the equivalent of a county in other states.
Caddo Parish operates under a home rule charter adopted by the voters that became effective in 1984. That means that it operates under a "commission-administration" form of government. The Caddo Parish Commission is composed of 12 elected commissioners and constitutes the legislative branch of the parish government. The commissioners are elected to four-year terms from single member districts.
- See also: Evaluation of Louisiana parish websites
- The website includes information about who is on the Parish Commission (the governing agency of the parish) and how to contact them.
- The website posts budgets from 2008 to 2011.
- The website publishes minutes and agendas for parish commissioners' meetings going back to 2006.
- The website includes a feature that allows people to watch a live broadcast of parish commissioners' meetings online.
- The website offers information on the heads of each department, as well as how to contact them.
- The website offers annual reports about what is going on in the parish.
- Permits are posted on the website. Ordinances are also available.
- Contract bids and purchasing information are posted to the website.
- Information is available about current and past budgets, audits and local taxes.
- The website states that the Parish Attorney is responsible for public records requests, but information on the procedure for accessing the records under Louisiana's sunshine laws is not provided.