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Type of Government: Parish Council
Parish Seat: New Orleans
FIPS Code: 22071
The following documents are related to the local government: Code of Ordinances
Courts and Judicial Districts
Orleans Parish is subject to the jurisdiction of the following courts:
District Court: Orleans Civil District Court (Naked Ownership Page), Court Page
Orleans Criminal Court, Court Page
Court of Appeal: Fourth Circuit, Naked Ownership Page
Supreme Court: Louisiana Supreme Court, Naked Ownership Page
Supreme Court District(s): 1 and 7
Other (includes federal, state and local courts of limited jurisdiction):
Bankruptcy: Eastern District (Federal), Naked Ownership Page
Worker's Compensation: 8 (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 Orleans Parish.
Senators: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
Representatives: 82, 86, 89, 91, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 101, 101 and 103
Public Service Commission: 1 and 3
Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: 1 and 2
The Registrar of Voters for Orleans Parish can provide detailed information relating to district boundaries.
Miscellaneous Information and Resources
Orleans Parish has a population of 484,674 citizens and a landmass of approximately 350.2 square miles (224,142.90 acres). Ranked by population, Orleans Parish is the 1st most populated of 64 parishes. The parish is the 59th largest parish by landmass. There are approximately 5,206 attorneys in the parish, which means that there are 93.1 people per attorney in the parish. This ratio ranks 1st in the state.
The following municipalities are located within Orleans Parish:
The following links provide information related to Orleans 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.)