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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.  
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 -   

Richard "Ned" Thomas, Jr.

Parish President 

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

Parish President Richard Thomas speaking recently at the graduation ceremony of the Master Gardener Program at the LSU Ag Center


Washington Parish Health Unit Schedule for Wednesday, May 27th – Friday May 29th 2015

Health Unit will be transitioning to electronic medical records and will have

a change in the schedules for these days.  Please check schedules below for clinic closures:


Wednesday and Friday-    Franklinton Office Open

                                           Bogalusa Office Closed


Thursday – Bogalusa Office Open

                    Franklinton Office Closed


Regular office hours will resume on June 1 in both Bogalusa and Franklinton Health Units.




Sample box of food items that are deliverd to a qualified family in need.  

Mark Vise, Assessor Jimbo Stevenson, Bro. Andrew Voss, Clerk of Court Johnny Crain Jr, Parish President Richard Thomas JR and Registrar of Voters Randy Strickland   

For more information you may call 985-839-2541 or visit their facebook page

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Road or Lane Closure

LA 450: LA 25 to LA 16 St. Tammany and Washington Parishes

RESCHEDULED 05/06/2015******LA 450, 0.85 miles north of LA 25*****St. Tammany and Washington Parishes
Thursday, April 30, 2015 8:45 AM
Road Closure...

H.011042: LA 450: LA 25 to LA 16 St. Tammany and Washington Parishes
April 29, 2015

ROAD CLOSURE of the northbound and southbound lanes on LA 450, 0.85 miles north of LA 25, is RESCHEDULED to begin Wednesday, May 6, 2015 through Sunday, May 10, 2015.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 8:00 AM

Road Closure
H.011042: LA 450: LA 25 to LA 16 St. Tammany and Washington Parishes
April 29, 2015

There will be a road closure of the northbound and southbound lanes on LA 450, 0.85 miles north of LA 25, beginning Monday, May 4, 2015 through Friday, May 8, 2015 (weather permitting) while crews remove and replace drainage structures.

Permit/Detour Section
To avoid delays, motorists traveling north on LA 450 may take LA 25 north to LA 16, west on LA 16 to LA 450.

Motorists traveling south on LA 450 may take LA 16 east to LA 25, south on LA 25 to LA 450.

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.



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.

2015 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 four parts)

2015 General Fund Budget Schedule 

2015 All Other Funds Budget Schedule  

2015 Letters and Narratives

2015 Supplemental Information


Fiscal Year Ending 2014 Audit for Washington Parish Government and the Choctaw Road Landfill  will be uploaded to the Administrative and Financial pages as soon as it is received