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Type of Government: Consolidated Govt.
Parish Seat: Lafayette
FIPS Code: 22055
The following documents are related to the local government: Code of Ordinances
Courts and Judicial Districts
Lafayette Parish is subject to the jurisdiction of the following courts:
District Court: 15th JDC (Naked Ownership Page) Court Page
Court of Appeal: Third Circuit, Naked Ownership Page
Supreme Court: Louisiana Supreme Court, Naked Ownership Page
Supreme Court District(s): 3
Lafayette City Court
Other (includes federal, state and local courts of limited jurisdiction):
Bankruptcy: Western District (Federal), Naked Ownership Page
Worker's Compensation: 4 (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 Lafayette Parish.
The Registrar of Voters for Lafayette Parish can provide detailed information relating to district boundaries.
Miscellaneous Information and Resources
Lafayette Parish has a population of 190,503 citizens and a landmass of approximately 270.7 square miles (173,217.00 acres). Ranked by population, Lafayette Parish is the 6th most populated of 64 parishes. The parish is the 62nd largest parish by landmass. There are approximately 1,043 attorneys in the parish, which means that there are 182.6 people per attorney in the parish. This ratio ranks 3rd in the state.
The following municipalities are located within Lafayette Parish:
- Town of Broussard
- City of Carencro
- Town of Duson (also in Acadia Parish)
- City of Lafayette
- City of Scott
- Town of Youngsville
The following links provide information related to Lafayette 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.)