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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The CDC and the Louisiana Office of Public Health continues to monitor and makes dailys updates to their website at 9:30A.M. and 5:30P.M.






COVID 19 Community testing to begin in Washington Parish on May 29, 2020


Crisis Counseling text line now available


Memo from Parish President Thomas concerning courthouse  


Memo from Parish President Thomas


Washington Parish COVID19 Community Resource Guide

LHC Cares Act Housing Summary


Memo from Parish President Thomas

Amended executive order issued by Governor Edwards 52 JBE 2020


Memo from Parish President Thomas

Elder Fraud Prevention


Washington Parish COVID19 Community Resource guide - RECINDED


Memo from Parish President Thomas


Memo from Parish President Thomas


Memo from Parish President Thomas


Memo from Parish President Thomas 

Washingotn Parish COVID19 Community Resource Guide - RECINDED

COVID 19 Rural Federal Resource Guide


IRS issues warning about Coronavirus scams.  The IRS isn't going to call you asking to verify or provide your financial information so you can get an economic impact payment or your refund faster

Go to https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-issues-warning-about-coronavirus-related-scams-watch-out-for-schemes-tied-to-economic-impact-payments to learn more


If your employment has been affected by COVID19 go to http://www.laworks.net/ to file a claim


Self HelpTips - Surviving the Quarantine


Memo from Parish President Thomas 


Amended executive order issued by Governor Edwards Provisions for unemployment and necessary state employees


https://my2020census.gov/login   Don't forget about the 2020 Census questionnaire!!  Its quick, easy and takes about 10 minutes


Sheriff Randy Seal issues parish wide curfew

Business practices COVID 19 from Parish President Thomas

Memo from Parish President Thomas


Washington Parish COVID19 community resource guide RECINDED


Memo from Parish President Thomas 

Louisiana Economic Development offers hotline for Louisiana businesses




Major declaration for the State of Louisiana


Memo from Louisiana Economic Development

Statewide burn ban

Cease and desist


Memo from Parish President Thomas

Memo from Choctaw Landfill


Memo from Parish President Thomas

Amended executive order issued by Governor John Bel Edwards 3-22-2020


Memo from Parish President Thomas 

State agency resource guide




Memo from Parish President Thomas

Stop the Spread of respiratory viruses

Amended executive order issued by Governor John Bel Edwrds effective 3-17-2020 -04-13-2020



Memo from Parish President Thomas

For more information on COVID 19 call 211

Updates from Governor John Bel Edwards can be found at facebook.com/LouisianaGov/ 




Parish President Richard N. Thomas, Jr. has signed emergency declaration 03-13-2020 that will enable our parish to adequately deal with an emergency that may arise from COVID-19. No presumptive cases have been identified in our parish as of this post.

Washington Parish Emergency Declaration 3-13-20

Executive Order issued by Governor John Bel Edwards 3-12-20

Amended executive order issued by Governor John Bel Edwards 3-13-20

CDC Fact sheet - What to do if you are sick

CDC Fact Sheet - What you need to know

CDC Fact Sheet - Workplace - School and Home Guidance


Washington Parish Energy Center One, LLC (WPEC) and Calpine Corporation, owners of a power station on property located at 18400 Bennett Road in Ward 4 of Washington Parish, recently contracted with Entergy Louisiana, LLC for the demolition of the existing power plant, transfer of property and construction of a new natural-gas fired power plant.

The power plant originally constructed by WPEC/Calpine was never placed into commercial operation due to economic conditions and is now obsolete.  Acknowledging that the new project may qualify for ad valorem tax exemption, WPEC/Calpine desiring to mitigate the financial impact an Industrial Tax Exemption would have on Washington Parish, has agreed to pay the sum of $250,000 each calendar year during construction and $1,000,000 when the project is complete, and the property transferred to Entergy Louisiana.

This payment will be distributed by the Washington Parish Sheriff, Ex-officio Tax Collector, to each taxing agency with a millage levied within the assessed area WPEC is located, based on their allowed millage and taxable assessed property values.

Pictured:  Parish President Richard N. Thomas, Jr., Assessor James "Jimbo" Stevenson, Sheriff Randy "Country " Seal, shown in receipt of a $250,000. check, the first installment from Calpine of a payment in lieu of taxes.

 WP President, Assessor and Sheriff





Welcome to Washington Parish and all that it has to offer.

We have designed this website for You in hopes that all the information necessary

to live, work and play in Washington Parish is here. Our mission is to serve You the Public.

If there is anything that we have missed or of concern to you, please check our link,

"How Can We Assist You?". You have my personal pledge that if you have an issue that

needs addressing and you can not find it here, we will make sure that it gets to the

proper department to be expedited.

Richard "Ned" Thomas, Jr. - Parish President 


**********Upcoming meetings and agendas: (Please see individual Committee or Commission for full agenda)*******

Following the guidlines fo the CDC, emergency declarations from Federal and State Governments, and to help prevent anyone from potential contact with the COVID-19 virus the Council Meeting scheduled for March 23, 2020 has been cancelled.  We will re-evaluate the situation on April 1, 2020 and make determinations from there as how to proceed.  Our Counicl Clerk, Sarah Cook, will be working remotely from home.  The office phone 985-335-1313 has been forwarded and will go direclty to her and she will be availalbe by email at scook@wpgov.org. The Council will be available and can be reached through individual phone, email, or through contacting the Council Clerk.

For CENSUS PRESENTATION: Click the Orange Below!!


Washington Parish 2018 Occupational Licenses are now available!

Please check under Licensing and Permits for application and procedure.


The Choctaw Landfill is now accepting #1 & #2 plastics for recycling purposes. Please check our webpage for details.








      PLEASE NOTE: For your convenience, we have new phone extensions for the different departments.
Main Number  985-839-7825 Ext.
Parish President 302 - Road Department 307 - Accounts Payable 304 - Payroll 305

Director of Public Works 312 - Director of Finance 301 - Comptroller 306 - Council Clerk 313 

Washington Parish Council  

Please visit the Council home page for information regarding meetings and agendas. To contact us directly, please visit our individual webpages for our contact information or call our Clerk of Council Sarah Cook at:

(985) 839-7825 Ext 313 Office

(985) 839-7825 Fax

Council Meetings

Council Meetings generally occur at 6:00 PM on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.

2020 Council Calendar 





We're Growing!

Washington Parish has been increasing its Building Permits for new construction over the last few years and opportunity for growth is throughout the Parish.

Please visit our Licensing and Permits page to get all the necessary information for your next project.
Click here for the Comprehensive Development Plan for further information. 



Public Notices 

 Washington Parish Government Administrative Offices at 909 Pearl Street in Franklinton

are open

Monday - Friday  8:00 am - 4:00 pm

When calling Washington Parish Government (985) 839-7825 please follow the prompts on our automated phone system to get to the proper department. For Washington Parish Council please call (985)839-7825 Ext 313





(To make it easier to download the file we have divided it into three parts)

2018 WPG Budget Part 1

2018 WPG Budget Part 2

2018 WPG Budget Part 3


Fiscal Year Ending 2017 Audit for the Choctaw Road Landfill  and Washington Parish Government can also be accessed under Administrative and Financial page.