About Property Management
Property Management is responsible for monitoring and regulating the City of Shreveport’s interest in real property. This includes the management and inventory of all property owned by the city, and the oversight of all leases and other agreements encumbering those properties. Property Management also acquires property rights for the city’s use, including all right of way acquisitions, and facilitates disposing of unneeded property deemed as surplus.
The Property Management Section was formed in 2000, and has a total staff of five people, comprised of a Property Management Administrator, a Senior Property Management Specialist, a Property Management Specialist, and two Management Assistants.
Functions of the Property Management Section
The purpose of property acquisition is to assist city departments in acquiring property and property rights for specific needs, including servitude and rights of way projects. Property Management works with the City Engineer’s Office in acquiring flood prone properties through state and federal grants, and provides relocation assistance when necessary.
The annexation of individual properties or subdivisions into the city is performed by Property Management. This process entails research and compilation of a list with all affected property owners and registered voters in the area. A specialist contacts the occupants and secures signatures on a formal petition. Following a review by authorities, an ordinance package is prepared and submitted it to the City Council for final approval.
Closures & Abandonment
Petitions for closure and abandonment of a street or alley dedication are processed through Property Management. Specialists work with petitioners to ensure that the proper format and notification to affected parties is followed. Once the proper approvals are received, an ordinance package is prepared, and submitted to the City Council for final approval.
Property Management is responsible for the disposal of property that is no longer needed by the city, or for the public interest of its citizens. At the request of a city department, or a private citizen, Property Management polls all city departments, and public utilities, to ensure that the property in question is not needed, and can be declared surplus. Once a property is declared surplus, it is then submitted to the city’s purchasing agent, and then offered for sale at public bid.
Property Management is responsible for oversight of the city’s Adjudicated Property Program. This includes the coordination of the sale or donation of all properties that have been adjudicated to the City of Shreveport. Click here for more information.