NEW RESIDENT INFO
Bogalusa is located in Washington Parish, where the town of Franklinton is the parish seat. The governing parish body is known as the Parish Council and has 7 council members and a parish president. Parish offices are located in the Court House Building, 908 Washington St., Franklinton, Louisiana 70438, phone 985-839-7825.
Washington Parish Tax Assessor, 1-800-809-0298 or 839-7815
Clerk of Court, 985-839-4663
Washington Parish Sheriff, 985-732-7160
District Attorney, 985-735-0380
Washington Parish Tourism Commission, 888-827-7118/985-839-5228
Justice of the Peace/City Judge, 985-735-6800
Bogalusa City Hall, 214 Arkansas Ave., phone 985-732-6200
Bogalusa City Council, 214 Arkansas Ave., phone 985-732-6202
Bogalusa Police Dept., 202 Arkansas Ave., phone 985-732-3611
Bogalusa Fire Dept., 200 Arkansas Ave., phone 985-732-6219
Motor Vehicle Division, 62041 Benjamin Rd., Bogalusa, 70427--732-6628
U.S. Post Office, 305 Ave. B, Bogalusa 70427 985-735-5921
(post office boxes have zip code 70429)
Social Security Administration, 205 Arkansas Ave., 985-735-6570
Registrar of Voters
Court House, Franklinton 985-732-2925
Electric: Entergy 1-800-368-3749
Gas: CenterPoint Energy 1-800-477-0177
Water/Sewer/Garbage Service: Public Works Dept., City Hall 985-732-6213
Electrical Inspection: Public Works Dept., City Hall 985-732-6213
Cable: Media3 Communications 1-800-821-4559
Telephone: AT&T 1-866-620-6000 Uverse: 1-888-288-8339
Cellular: AT&T 985-735-1101, others available
Other Information for New Residents
Everyone must obtain an occupancy permit for an electrical inspection from the Public Works Department at City Hall. If you purchase a house, you should file for homestead exemption at the Washington Parish Tax Assessor’s office between January 1st and April 1st. Property not under homestead exemption must have property tax paid by December 31st, at the Sheriff’s Office. Bogalusa has zoning laws and codes; additions or new structures must have building permits obtained at Public Works Department.
All vehicles must be given a safety inspection sticker once a year. Cars must be registered in Louisiana when residence is established or when employment is acquired. For a driver’s license, out-of-state is good for 90 days; a new license must be obtained after establishing residence or securing employment.
To register a child for school, there must be a health record of immunization and a birth certificate to present to the Bogalusa School Board office.
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