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*Flood Damage*

If you received damage to your home as a result of the flooding on May 10-12 of 2019, please contact the Washington Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness office at 985-839-0434 between the hours of 8:00am-3:00pm, or email Dehlia Blackwell at dblackwell@wpgov.org with the property owner name, address, and contact information.

Road Closure

Updated: Friday, May 17, 2019 8:18 AM

Washington Parish - Lane Closures
LA 436 (Monroe Creek Road – N. Jct. LA 21)
S.P. No. H.010381.6

There will be alternating closures of the eastbound and westbound lanes on LA 436 between Monroe Creek Road and N. Jct. LA 21, beginning Monday morning, May 20, 2019, at 7:00 AM through Friday, May 24, 2019, and Tuesday morning, May 28, at 7:00 AM to Monday, June 3, 2019. There will be no closures for Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Memorial Day weekend. The contractor will continue preparing the roadway for asphalt paving and will begin the asphalt paving operations, weather permitting.

Permit/Detour Section
Oversize loads are allowed up to 10 feet wide. Emergency vehicles will have access.

Motorists traveling east on LA 436 may take LA 436 to LA 62, east on LA 62 to LA 10, east on LA 10 to LA 21, north on LA 21 to LA 436.

Motorists traveling west on LA 436 may take LA 436 to LA 21, south on LA 21 to LA 10, west on LA 10 to LA 62, west on LA 62 to LA 436.

Message boards and construction signs have been placed for this detour.

Safety Reminder
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.





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)*******

Personnel Meeting, Monday, May 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Public Hearing, Monday, May 20, 2019 at 5:45 pm

Washington Parish Council Meeting, Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 atp 6:00 pm


Home Rule Charter Presentation

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.

2018 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.