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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 




Flooding rains are possible over the next several days. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for today and may be expanded in area and extended in time.



Washington Parish Government is changing over to a new phone system this week;  this should be complete by the close of business on Tuesday.  If you experience any interruptions in service please bear with us as we too will be learning the new system.

Listed below are the departments and the numbers for the services provided by Washington Parish Government.


Thanks for your patience….

1 Road Dept (Charlet)

2 Parish President (Jeannine)

4 Payroll (Picola)

5 Accounts payable (Patrick)

6 Director of Public Works (Leo)

7 Director of Finance (Donna)

8 Council Secretary (Sarah)

9 Maintenance Supervisor (Brad)

0 Operator


Richard Thomas                300

Donna Graham                 301

Jeannine Bickham            302

Patti Lucchesi                     303

Patrick Galivan                  304

Picola McClain                   305

Kristin Spears                     306

Charlet Lewis                     307

Lavell Gerald                      308

Brad Toney                         309

Leo Lucchesi                       312

Sarah Cook                         313


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



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

Bottom Left - Parish President Richard Thomas speaking to all present about the mission of the Help Center of Churches organization

Bottom Right - 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

Help Center of Churches, Inc


Parish President Richard N. Thomas, Jr presenting Campus Dean of Administration, Sheila Singletary with a proclamation declaring February , Career and Techincal Month


From the desk of Richard N. Thomas, Jr as submitted and received from the Louisiana DOTD:

Road or Lane Closure Closure beginning Sunday, March 1, 2015

There will be alternating, intermittent lane closures of both eastbound and westbound lanes on LA 438 between the Junction of LA 38, Mt. Hermon, to the junction of LA 438 Spur, beginning Sunday, March 1, 2015 through Thursday, April 30, 2015 (weather permitting) while crews place borrow, place asphalt roadway, remove and replace guard rail, striping and rumble strips.

At least one lane will remain open to traffic at all times.

Permit/Detour Section
To avoid delays, motorists traveling east on LA 438 may take LA 38 East to LA 430, East on LA 430 to LA 438.

Motorists traveling west on LA 438 may take LA 430 West to LA 38, west on LA 38 to LA 438.

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.

January 30, 2015
Meet and Greet with
District Attorney Warren Montgomery
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)





                                                               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 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


 Relocate to Washington Parish









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