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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


Washington Parish 2017 Occupational Licenses are now due!

Please check under Licensing and Permits for application and procedure.


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.


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.

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.