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Washington Parish Public Works Update 9-15-17 

Beginning the week of Monday, September 18, 2017,  Bateman Drive in Bogue Chitto Heights will be closed from the entrance at Highway 10 to Magee Streeet. Additionally, after that work is completed Jim Steward Rd will be closed from Jim Stewart Cut Off Rd to Zach Magee, so crews can install culverts.


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)

Washington Parish Council Meeting, September 11, 2017 6:00 pm


Washington Parish 2017 Occupational Licenses are now due!

Please check under Licensing and Permits for application and procedure.

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

The Washington Parish Government, in cooperation with local homeowners, recently completed the elevation of structures located around Washington Parish.  These elevations were made possible with 100% funding secured by Parish President Richard “Ned” Thomas, Jr. through the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and FEMA.  Various elevation contractors performed the work.  The project included raising these structures to at least one foot above the current base flood elevation as to help alleviate future damages from flooding events.                          



Recently the contract to replace single span bridges / drainage structures was signed by Parish President Richard N. Thomas, Jr.  and Skip Magee, President & Owner of  Magee Excavation & Development, LLC. 

Looking on during the signing are three Parish Directors, Tommy Thiebaud - Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, Leo Lucchesi - Public Works & Floodplain Administrator, and Donna Graham - Finance Department

The 24 new drainage structures are located throughout the Parish; they are designed to improve the conveyance of storm water drainage across parish roads and mitigate flooding.  The construction project is valued at $ 2.03 million made available through 100% funding from FEMA and Louisiana GOHSEP.  The construction is scheduled to begin in July of this year and scheduled for completion within a 10 – 12 month span. For construction locations please reference the washingtonparishalerts.com website click on DPW page.


WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly released a video to kick off the official start of hurricane season, which begins today, June 1st. Secretary Kelly urged Americans in the potential path of a hurricane to know their risk, prepare, and stay informed. Secretary Kelly also reiterated that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continue to work closely with their private sector, state, and local partners to detect, prepare, and respond to the threat of natural disasters. 

This morning, Secretary Kelly visited the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida for an operational briefing regarding the 2017 hurricane season. Secretary Kelly was joined by Florida Governor Rick Scott and officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Hurricane Center, as well as FEMA’s Hurricane Liaison Team.

Please click on the link below to watch Secretary Kelly’s video message.


May 2017 - Road to Recovery from 2016 floods. Resore.la.gov is currently asking any homeowner who sustained flooding from the 2016 floods to take the online survey.  This will assist in getting eligible homeowners assistsance as quickly as possible.  Once you have completed the survey, the program will determine which phase you potentially qualify for.  You will then be invited to complete the preliminary application.  Survey may also be completed via phone at 1-866-735-2001.  Please click on the links below to read more information about the assistance program.

Homeowner Assistance Flyer Survey information

Homeowner Assistance Detailed Flyer page 1

Homeowner Assistance Detailed Flyer page 2

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.

2017 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.