About the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
The agency has regional offices located across the state with headquarters in the Galvez Building, 602 North Fifth Street. The Galvez Building is part of Capitol Park, a collection of new facilities in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge. The building is named for Spaniard Bernardo de Galvez, one of Louisiana’s most colorful governors, who drove the British from Baton Rouge in 1779 when Spain still owned most of the Louisiana territory.

DEQ business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For your convenience when visiting, free parking is available across the street in the Main Street Market parking garage. A parking voucher is issued for access and can be validated by the appropriate personnel prior to departure.

For safety and security reasons, visitors must sign in at the security desk and present photo identification. The Galvez Building is also home to the Public Service Commission and the Division of Archaeology. Other attributes of the building include an annex of conference rooms to accommodate small or large groups, a package drop-off center and break area featuring a variety of vending machines. When the opportunity presents itself, please visit and meet our professional staff. DEQ offers a diversified workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

The Department's mission is to provide service to the people of Louisiana through comprehensive environmental protection in order to promote and protect health, safety and welfare.

To be a respected steward of the State's environment.
Organizational Structure
Below is an overview of the five major offices within the agency. It provides information on the mission, function, organization along with a biography for each member of management.