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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 




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

December 2, 2014
Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new
Louisiana National Guard Readiness Center

Mr. Karl Bickham Jr., was sworn in as Enforcement Officer by Attorney Wayne Kuhn at the September 8th Parish Council Meeting.  In the past few years Washington Parish Government has passed a number of ordinances that have been designed to protect the interest of the public and to improve the quality of life of our citizens.  We will now have in place Karl Bickham, Jr., Enforcement Officer; enforcing these ordinances. He has been traveling the roads of Washington Parish and visiting the sites where construction and other commercial activities are going on that would affect our roads, ditches and issues that may affect the quality of life in the parish.  His job entails checking permits making sure they are in order and the work that is going on in our Parish is following the ordinances in place.  Mr. Bickham has the power to enforce our ordinances and will be issuing tickets as necessary when ordinances or permits are in violation.  (Pictured is Attorney Wayne Kuhn swearing in Karl Bickham, Jr., as Washington Parish Enforcement Officer)

Parish President Thomas speaking at Zachary Taylor Parkway meeting !!!  Great attendance!!!! We had around 60 to visit our great parish ... They all had nothing but good things to say about Bogue Chitto State Park and the great barbecue for lunch.  Thanks Park Manager Kyle Bernis and your staff for the help and to Mike Miller and Mike's Restaurant staff we appreciate y'all so much... 




                                                               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) 839-0105 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)839-0105.





(To make it easier to download the file we have divided it into three parts)

2014 Budget Letter and Summary

2014 Budget General Fund

2014 Budget Other Funds


Please visit Administrative and Financial Pages for the Fiscal Year Ending 2013 Audit for Washington Parish Government and the Choctaw Road Landfill 


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