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Type of Government: Parish Council
Parish Seat: Franklinton
FIPS Code: 22117
Courts and Judicial Districts
Washington Parish is subject to the jurisdiction of the following courts:
District Court: 22nd JDC (Naked Ownership Page)
Court of Appeal: First Circuit, Naked Ownership Page
Supreme Court: Louisiana Supreme Court, Naked Ownership Page
Supreme Court District(s): Naked Ownership Page
Bogalusa City Court
Other (includes federal, state and local courts of limited jurisdiction):
Bankruptcy: Eastern District (Federal), Naked Ownership Page
Worker's Compensation: 6 (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 Washington Parish.
The Registrar of Voters for Washington Parish can provide detailed information relating to district boundaries.
Miscellaneous Information and Resources
Washington Parish has a population of 43,926 citizens and a landmass of approximately 676.6 square miles (433,017.40 acres). Ranked by population, Washington Parish is the 25th most populated of 64 parishes. The parish is the 34th largest parish by landmass. There are approximately 62 attorneys in the parish, which means that there are 708.5 people per attorney in the parish. This ratio ranks 23rd in the state.
The following municipalities are located within Washington Parish:
The following links provide information related to Washington 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.)