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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)*******

Washington Parish Council - Public Hearing, Monday, February 24, 2020 at 5:45 PM

Washington Parish Council Meeting, Monday, February 24, 2020 at 6:00 PM

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.