Local City & State Government

City of Monroe
  • Code of Ordinances: City of Monroe 
    This site contains a compilation of the ordinances of the City of Monroe. Note: This Code of Ordinances and/or any other documents that appear on this site may not reflect the most current legislation adopted by the Municipality.
  • Monroe City Council
    The Council enacts policies, adopts ordinances and resolutions, establishes the annual budget to provide services to the public, and sets the city tax rate, and water, electric and wastewater rates for the City of Monroe. All Council meetings are open to the public.
  • Monroe City Job Openings
    The job posting for the City of Monroe. Civil Service positions with the Monroe Fire Department and Monroe Police Department require separate application procedures.
  • Monroe Fire Department
    The Monroe Fire Department has risen from a handful of unorganized neighbors associated for mutual protection into one of the best organized, most modernly equipped and thoroughly efficient firefighting organizations in the country. It has a Class 1 rating.
  • Monroe Police Department
    The police department Administration Office is located at 1810-B Martin L. King Drive in the City of Monroe Public Safety Center. The department employs, when fully staffed, 152 sworn officers and 48 support employees.
City of West Monroe
  • Code of Ordinances: City of West Monroe
    This site contains a compilation of the ordinances of the City of West Monroe. Note: This Code of Ordinances and/or any other documents that appear on this site may not reflect the most current legislation adopted by the Municipality.
  • West Monroe Board of Alderman
    The Board of Alderman serve the City of West Monroe. This site posts their agendas and minutes, as well as biographical information on each alderman.
  • West Monroe City Job Openings
    The job postings for the City of West Monroe. Note: The fire department and police department have separate applications on this site.
  • West Monroe Fire Department
    WMFD serves the city through fire suppression, emergency medical services, disaster services, fire prevention, and public education.
  • West Monroe Police Department
    West Monroe Police Department is Louisiana’s first nationally accredited police agency. The WMPD deploys personnel from one central headquarters located at 2301 North 7th Street. They actively maintain 3 sub-stations strategically located within the City limits.
Town of Richwood

Parish Government

Ouachita Parish Police Jury
  • Code of Ordinaces: Ouachita Parish
    This site contains a compilation of the ordinances of the Parish of Ouachita. Note: This Code of Ordinances and/or any other documents that appear on this site may not reflect the most current legislation adopted by the Parish.
  • OPPJ Code Enforcement & Litter Control
    The Code Enforcement Department of Ouachita Parish is responsible for monitoring properties in the unincorporated areas of the parish both public and private property, commercial and residential, to ensure that there are no health or safety hazards or nuisances that might endanger the public.
  • OPPJ Employment Opportunities
    This site lists job postings for Ouachita Parish Police Jury.
  • OPPJ Jurors
    List of the current 6 jurors with biographical information and a map of the parish districts.
  • OPPJ Mosquito Abatement
    The Mosquito Abatement Department works to reduce the amount of mosquitoes in the parish. They do this by surveillance, larviciding, adulticiding, and source reduction.

Ouachita Parish Fire Department
OPFD covers 600 square miles and is the first emergency contact for over 90,000 citizens. For hiring information, visit the OPFD Job Opportunities page.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office
This site offers news from OPSO, as well as services such as inmate & jail bookings, victim notification, sex offender search, property taxes, and court and traffic payments.

State Government

State of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Civil Service
    The Louisiana Civil Service helps job seekers search for and prepare for civil service exams. Information about civil service testing locations and times are also listed.
  • Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles
    Online resource for the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles for information on driver's licenses, commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), Louisiana identification cards, official driving records, and vehicle registrations.
  • Louisiana State Government Jobs
    This site features job postings for state jobs throughout Louisiana.
  • Louisiana State Legislature
    The state legislature site features information on bills, laws, the Senate, the House, individual legislators, and committees.
  • Louisiana State Police
    The Louisiana State Police (LSP) is a statutorily mandated, statewide law enforcement agency. Ouachita Parish is located in Troop F of LSP.
  • Louisiana Vital Records
    Online resource to request Louisiana vital records including birth, death, marriage, and divorce records.
  • Louisiana Workforce
    From the Louisiana Department of Labor, LAWorks is the central site job with related resources offered by the state, including unemployment benefits.
  • Office of the Governor
    John Bel Edwards is the 56th governor of Louisiana. This site offers news from the governor, links to programs and state agencies, and COVID-19 resources.

Voting & Registration

Register to Vote
Louisiana allows online voter registration. Remember to have a Louisiana driver's license or Louisiana special ID handy.

Find Public Officials
Find state and local elected officials by using the Elected Officials Database or find members of state boards and commissions by using the Boards and Commissions database.

Find Your Elected Officials and Voting Information
Enter an address or registered voter’s name and get information on state and local elected officials, precinct number, ward number, and district number for that specific voter.

Public Documents

DRAFT Monroe 2045 MTP Main Report
The Ouachita Council of Governments (OCOG) has released its DRAFT 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan for public review and comment.  This plan, dubbed “Connecting Ouachita,” will serve as the region’s roadmap for improving transportation over the next 25 years, including improvements for roadways, bridges, bicycling, walking, and public transit. Please review the main report and provide any comments to OCOG by October 23, 2020. Comments can be provided by email to doug@northdelta.org or by regular mail to 3000 Kilpatrick Blvd, Monroe, LA 71201.