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Type of Government: Parish Council
Parish Seat: Gretna
FIPS Code: 22051
Courts and Judicial Districts
Jefferson Parish is subject to the jurisdiction of the following courts:
District Court: 24th JDC (Naked Ownership Page) Court Page
Court of Appeal: Fifth Circuit, Naked Ownership Page
Supreme Court: Louisiana Supreme Court, Naked Ownership Page
Supreme Court District(s): 1, 6 and 7
Other (includes federal, state and local courts of limited jurisdiction):
Bankruptcy: Eastern District (Federal), Naked Ownership Page
Worker's Compensation: 7 (State)
Justice of the Peace: See Elected Officials (Local)
Legislative Districts and/or Elected Officials
See Elected Officials for a listing of all officials elected by the voters of Jefferson Parish.
Senators: 1, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
Representatives: 54, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 92 and 105
Public Service Commission: 1 and 3
Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: 1, 2 and 3
The Registrar of Voters for Jefferson Parish can provide detailed information relating to district boundaries.
Miscellaneous Information and Resources
Jefferson Parish has a population of 455,466 citizens and a landmass of approximately 678.9 square miles (434,477.10 acres). Ranked by population, Jefferson Parish is the 2nd most populated of 64 parishes. The parish is the 33rd largest parish by landmass. There are approximately 2,055 attorneys in the parish, which means that there are 221.6 people per attorney in the parish. This ratio ranks 4th in the state.
The following municipalities are located within Jefferson Parish:
- Town of Grand Isle
- City of Gretna
- City of Harahan
- Town of Jean Lafitte
- City of Kenner
- City of Westwego
The following links provide information related to Jefferson Parish:
Cooperative Extension: Provides contact information for Cooperative Extension Program Agents (such as community economic development, 4-H, forestry and wildlife, family resource management, etc.)
Economic Profile (1998): Economic development information provided by the Northeastern LEAP program.
Economic Profile (2001) [pdf]: Louisiana Department of Economic Development profile hosted by Entergy.
Tax Profile: Sales and use tax rates (with some forms) for the parish and municipalities, provided by the Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators (LAOTA).
2000 Federal Census: Federal Census data including population estimates and demographics.
Environment Profile: Find information related to chemical releases, water quality, Superfund sites, etc.
Capitol Impact Profile: Provides links to local elected officials, local entities and demographic information (including links to Open Secrets, which provides information on campaign contributions and the Political Graveyard, which details the lives of elected officials that have lived in the parish.)