(985) 839-7825 Main Office                                                

Parish President
Parish Council
Administrative & Finance
Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
Public Works
Licensing & Permits
Boards & Commissions
Zachary Taylor Parkway
Tourism & Film
Valuable Links
Webmail Login
How Can We Assist You?
Local Government Job Openings
WPG - Advertisement for Bids





 Please refer to the Homeland Security River Readings tab on the left side column for updates to nearby rivers.

Road Update

FLASH FLOOD 8/12/2016 - updated 9:00 am Thursday 8/18/16

Parish Roads

Lonnie Duncan Road CLOSED AT BRIDGE
Turkey Road CLOSED - Roadway washed 
C. C. Road Open - Road washed, Needs repairs
Benny King Road
Bethel Road
Bill Knight Road 
Blackwell Road  

Bob Magee Road

Burch Road

C Corkern Rd  
C E Stafford Road
Carol Morgan Road

Charlie Conerly Road
Charlie Ramsey Road 
Clarence Road 
Cumnock Road
Dock Marinoff Road
Dummy line Road
East Old Columbia Road
Frankie Miller Road
Frickie Road

Glen Guy Road
Harvey Road between Pico Rd and Bateman Rd

Hayes Creek
Heidelberg Road 
Hodge Road
Holmesville Road S of LA 438

Hoyt Stafford Road

James Creel Road 
Jimi Thomas Road

Joe Passman Road

John D Woods at 1072

Lakeview/Boat Ramp Rd

Lee Road north of LA 16

Lee Road south of LA 16 to ST Tammany Parish

Leslie McGehee Road

Letchworth Road

Perry Erwin Road

Martin Road @ cross road

Max Brumfield Road

Mike Fischer Road

Military Road

Mill Creek Road

Mizell Road

Monroe Knight Road

N. Yates Road

O C Jenkins Road

Old Lake Road  

Owl Lane Road

Pleasant Hill Rd

Roberts Road

Sam Smith Road

S. Choctaw (Isabel Swamp) Rd

Sharp Road off LA 60

Shelby Booty Road

Sie Jenkins Road

Sunny Hill Road

W Duncan Road

Wesley Alford Road 

W. N. Brown Road

White Williams Road

Wilton Seal 

State Highways in Washington Parish
Updated at 11:00 pm 8/15/16
LA 10 at LA 25 
LA 10 at Tangipahoa Parish line
LA 10 from LA 450 to parish line
LA 10 near McCain Rd
OPEN Water over road reptd by WPSO, passable at 3:55 
LA 1055 at Silver Creek(Sanders rd - JW Schilling rd)
LA 1072 at Tullos Road
LA 16 at Hwy 1072
OPEN Water over road, passable at 5:00 pm, Friday
LA 25 - Fleetwood Subdivision
OPEN Highway 25 south passable at 3:55 pm, Friday 
LA 25 - Southside of State Park Entrance
OPEN Highway 25 south passable at 3:55 pm, Friday 
LA 25 at Bethel
OPEN Highway 25 south passable at 3:55 pm, Friday 
LA 38 both directions near WP/Tangi. Parish line
LA 450 from LA 1056 to Hwy 38  



Check our Facebook page for more information

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


Recent News..........

Administering the Oath of Office is the Honorable Judge William J.”Rusty” Knight of the 22nd Judicial District Court while Linda Thomas, wife of Parish President Richard N. Thomas, Jr. is holding the bible as the  Oath of Office was given to the Parish President

Councilman taking Oath of Office on January 11, 2016  administered by the Honorable Judge William J. “Rusty” Knight of the 22nd Judicial District Court.

Left to right:  Perry Talley, David Anthony, Levi Lewis, Michael Fussell, Pete Thomas, Chris Workman and Reginald McMaster.



Washington Parish Department of Public Works recently finished repairing the Ben's Ford Bridge. The bridge is now open to the Public.  Thank you for your patience.  6/24/16 3:00 pm.



Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23 (C), of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Parish Council in Washington Parish will be held at its regular meeting place in the Council Chambers of the Courthouse Building, located at 908 Washington Street, Franklinton, LA, on Monday, August 8, 2016, at 5:45 p.m. to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum.  The estimated amount of tax revenues to be collected in the next tax year from the increased millage is $4,410,528.99, and the amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase is $9,421.68. See below 2016 Budget Statement for Washington Parish Government for further financial information


Washington Parish Health Unit News....................................................................................................................................

Washington Parish Health Units would like to inform you that we now have a nurse practitioner available to help with Reproductive Health needs. Not only does your local parish health unit offer WIC and Immunization services, we also offer Personal Health and Family Planning services. A nurse practitioner is in the Franklinton location every Friday and at the Bogalusa location every Tuesday.  A schedule for both Health Unit locations is listed below:


FRANKLINTON                                                                        BOGALUSA

MON - WIC Classes                                                                        MON - Nursing Services/WIC         

TUES - By Phone Only                                                                    TUES - Reproductive/Personal Health

WED - Nursing Services/WIC                                                           WED - WIC Classes

THURS - WIC Classes                                                                      THURS - Nursing Services/WIC         

FRI - Reproductive/Personal Health                                                   FRI - By Phone Only


Franklinton Health Unit is located at: 120 11th Avenue Franklinton, LA 70438. For appointments please call: 985-839-5646.

Bogalusa Health Unit is located at: 626 Carolina Avenue Bogalusa, LA 70427. For appointments please call: 985-732-6615.







      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) 839-0104 Fax

Council Meetings

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

2016 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




Fiscal Year Ending 2015 Audit for the Choctaw Road Landfill  and Washington Parish Government can also be accessed under Administrative and Financial page.