Anthony Francis, Director
The Department of General Services consists of four (4) divisions managed and maintained by hard working and dedicated employees who share the same mission statement which is, “to serve the citizens of Jefferson Parish with Respect and a pursuit of excellence”.
The divisions under the direction of the Department of General Services are as follows:
Property Management Division:
The functions for the Property Management Division are to provide:
Centralized building maintenance operations
Provide renovations, repairs
Provide custodial services
Provide Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning services
Provide parish wide inter-office mail services
Initiating adequate preventive maintenance schedules
The Property Management Division strives to upgrade and modernize antiquated equipment and to maintain a high level of service to all tenants in approximately twenty-seven (27) parish-owned buildings under the jurisdiction of the Department of General Services encompassing 1.3 million square feet.
Surplus Property Division:
The functions of the Surplus Property Division are to provide storage of surplus equipment for all Parish departments and to conduct auctions for the disposal of all items not recycled into use by other departments.
If you require information concerning the upcoming surplus auction, please contact Dale Esteves via email at DEsteves@jeffparish.net or by telephone (504) 736-8485 between the hours of 7:30 am and 3:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Annual auctions are normally held in October. Date to be determined. Details will be posted as they become available.
Central Printing Division:
The functions of the Central Printing Division are to provide a centralized operation for printing and copier needs for all Parish departments and to continue to increase volume thus lowering the "cost per copy".
Most Frequently Asked Questions
When is garbage collection?
We refer these citizens to the Department of Environmental Affairs at (504) 731-4612. Also check the section on Garbage and Recycling for more information on garbage pickup.
Department of Environmental Affairs web link: HERE
How do I get someone to cut their grass on a vacant lot or other specific location?
We refer these citizens to the Department of of Property Maintenance Zoning & Quality of Life at (504) 364-3540.
Department of Property Maintenance Zoning & Quality of Life web link: HERE
How do I apply for a job?
Please contact the Personnel Department at 364-2730.
Personnel Department web link: HERE
Property Management (Privately Owned Property)
The Department of General Services handles property management for the publicly owned buildings under this department's jurisdiction. It does not handle issues with privately owned property such as evictions, problems with landlords, or poor yard/home maintenance. Those calls will be referred to the information line for Citizen’s Affairs at 736-6100, for direction to the appropriate department.
Department of Citizen’s Affairs web link: HERE
GENERAL GOVERNEMENT COMPLEX
Parking at the General Government Complex
Public pay parking, which includes handicap parking, is available in the Jefferson Parish Parking Garage. The entrance to the garage is located at 300 Derbigny Street, Gretna, LA.
Parking cost are as follows:
- $5.00 for 0-2 hours
- $7.00 for 2-5 hours
- $9.00 for 5-12 hours
- $12.00 for 12-24 hours
If you are required to serve JURY DUTY, you can park in the parking garage for free. Please remember to bring the ticket you receive upon entering the garage to the Jury Pool Room when you report for Jury Duty so the staff can validate your parking.