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Welcome to the City of Leesville, the best hometown in the world. Leesville is a historic yet visionary community. As the parish seat of Vernon Parish, where Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center are located, we are the home for many military families and retired veterans. 


The civilians of Leesville and greater Vernon Parish, like their military neighbors, are strong, patriotic, hardworking, and think it is a privilege to work alongside those who sacrifice so much to keep this great Nation of ours free.


Leesville is a place where you can explore, live and invest, start a family or a new life. We are a vibrant, visionary and versatile community, with much to offer not only to our current residents, but potential residents and companies who’d like to move or relocate their businesses here.


Leesville strives to offer all the amenities of a large community, but with a smile, handshake and strong sense of community. Leesville also offers some of the finest outdoor recreational opportunities, top-notch educational facilities, excellent medical facilities and plenty of options for  shopping and dining.


Whether you’re a virtual visitor or an actual visitor, we hope you take the time to explore what we have to offer, and that you find, as we have, that the opportunities here are limited only by your imagination.

The City Council engaged the Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX), a long-range planning firm based out of Baton Rouge, to assist the with zoning and land use regulations within the corporate limits.

·         University Parkway Development District (UPDD):  The City is partnering with the Parish to provide zoning for the University Parkway Development District. Part of the District is within the corporate limits of the City, and the other section is underneath the auspices of the Parish. CPEX drafted the Zoning Code for the UPDD to be congruous in both the City and Parish. The UPDD operates with a regional planning Commission, which is comprised of 5 members: 2 appointed by the City, 2 appointed by the Parish, and 1 jointly appointed member.