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**Washington Parish Government offices and Washington Parish Courthouse will close at 12pm Thursday, April 18, 2019.**

Thursday's Overview:

SLIGHT RISK of heavy rain/flash flooding

WHEN: The main threat timing is expected to begin during the late morning hours through the evening hours.

WHERE: All of SE LA and MS. 

CONFIDENCE:  High confidence in the occurrence of thunderstorms Thursday. Moderate to High confidence in the storms becoming severe. Normal confidence in any storms producing flash flooding.


-Wind gusts in excess of 60 mph which could down trees and powerlines and/or cause structural damage
-Isolated tornadoes - a few of which could be strong, mainly across the enhanced risk area
-Hail greater than 1 inch in diameter. 
-Locally heavy rainfall could lead to ponding of water in low lying areas and areas of poor drainage. If any area sees multiple rounds of thunderstorms, isolated flash flooding could occur.

Road Closures

Washington Parish - LA 436 (Monroe Creek Road – N. Jct. LA 21)

S.P. No. H.010381.6

There will be alternating closures of the inside (left) lane and outside (right) lane of the eastbound and westbound lanes on LA 436 between Monroe Creek Road and N. Jct. LA 21, beginning Monday morning, April 22, 2019, at 7:00 AM through Monday morning, May 6, 2019, at 7:00 AM. During these lane closures, crews will be cutting soil cement, weather permitting.

One lane in each direction will be open at all times.

Oversize loads are allowed up to 10 feet wide. Emergency vehicles will have access.

Detour Section
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 Committee Meeting, Monday, April 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Washington Parish Public Hearing, Monday, April 15, 2019 at 5:45 PM

Washington Parish Council Meeting, Monday, April 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM 

Washington Parish 2018 Occupational Licenses are now available!

Please check under Licensing and Permits for application and procedure.



The Choctaw Landfill will be closed Saturday, April 20, 2019

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.