Ordinances

An ordinance is a law passed by your Town of Washington government.  Ordinances for the Town of Washington may be found below. 

If you have any questions regarding a particular ordinance, please call City Hall and we will be happy to help you.

 The Ordinances are first listed in chronological order and then categorized in related groups.

1927-0 Animal

1955-1 Rate of Motor Vehicle Speed

1955-2 Criminal Laws, Revision

1956-1 Animals

1960-1 Liquor

1961-1 Occupational License

1961-3 Noxious Weed, Grass, Growths

1962-1 Occupational License

1963-1 Housing Standards

1963-2 Housing Standards

1963-3 National Electric Code Standard

1963-4 Plumbing Inspections

1966-1 Nuisance (cattle, pen, stables)

1968-1 Regional Planning Commission

1969-0 Animals, Horseback on Sidewalks

1970-1 Planning Commission

1971-2 Dumping of Garbage and Trash

1972-0 Junk Cars

1972-3 Garbage Preparation, Collection & Disposal

1972-4 Garbage Replacing all Others in Conflict

1974-1 Liquor

1975-0 Police Automobile

1977-1 Worthless Checks

1978 Washington Placed on National Register

1980-3 Corp Limits

1983-1 Curfew

1983-1 Liquor

1984-2 Animals, Dogs

1984-4 Municipal Elections

1984-5 Bicycles and Tricycles Registration

1984-6 Cedar Hill Cemetery

1985-6 Immovable Property Amending 1961-3

1985-6 Noxious Weeds, Grass, Growths

1986-1 Personnel

1987-0 Flood Damaging Ordinance

1987-0 Housing and Housing Regulations

1987-0 Occupational Licenses

1987-3 Occupational Licenses

1988-2 Fireworks

1988-4 Criminal Code

1988-5 Traffic Flow on Sittig St.

1988-6 Court Costs

1989-0 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

1989-5 Liquor

1989-7 LA Underground Utilities Damage Prevention Law

1990-1 Drug-Free Zone

1990-2 Voting Districts Consent Judgement on Atty Fees…1990-2 Voting Districts Order

1990-2  Voting Districts Order

1990-2 Voting Districts

1991-3 Housing Code

1991-4 Junk Cars

1992-1 Special Meeting procedures

1992-2 Abandoning Portion of Washington St.

1992-3 Speed of Motor Vehicles, Amending 1955-1

1992-4 Noxious Odors, Weeds, Growths

1993-2 Nocturnal Curfew

1993-3 Abandoning a Portion of Carrier and Bidstrup Streets

1993-4 Liquor, Bars, and Lounges

1994-1 Drug Testing, Repealing 1990-3

1994-2 Changing the name of portions of Dejean St., Sittig…

1995-2 Changing Name of Buhot St. to Martin Luther King Drive; and Dallas St. to Buhot St.

1995-3 Changing Names of Streets

1995-3 Proof of Vehicle Insurance

1996-1 Drug Traffic

1997-1 Municipal Purchases

1999-1 Planning Commission, Permits

1999-2 Tax on Insurance Premiums

2000-1 Animals, amending 1984-2

2000-2 Curfew

2001-1 Authority to Set Rates for Utilities

2001-3 Franchise – Cleco

2002-1 Municipal Public Library

2002-2 Liquor, Amending 1993-4

2002-3 Handicapped Parking

2002-3 Liquor, Amending 1989-5

2003-2 Nuisance, Junk Cars_ Replacing 1991-4

2003-5 Billboards

2003-6 Liquor_ Repealing 1989-5

2003-6 Schedule of Bonds, Amending Existing Schedule

2003-6 Traffic Citations_ Amending Existing Schedule

2004-1 Liquor Ordinance, Superceeding and Repealing Ordinance 2003-6

2005-1 Schedule of Bonds for Traffic Citations

2005-2 Traffic Citations Amending 2003-6 and 2005-1

2006-1 Mobile Home Ordinance

2006-2 Construction Code

2006-3 Ground Water Protection

2007-1 Salaries Amending 2003-5B

2007-2 Historical Preservation

2007-2 Junk Cars Amending 2003-2

2007-14 To Hire Aucoin & Assoc. for LCDBG Sewer Project Grant

2008-1 Water Backflow Prevention

2008-2 Skateboard

2008-4 B Cable Ordinance 1

2008-4 B Cable Ordinance 2

2009-1 Animals, Pitt Bulls

2009-2 Annexation

2009-3 Adoption of Operating Budget for 2009

2009-4A Franchise Fee for Cable or Video

2009-4B Permit for Use of Municipal Property for Business

2009-5 Sewer Revenue Bond Series

2009-6 Annexation, Assessor’s Certification

2009-6 Annexation, Description of Corp Limits

2009-2 Annexation, Map

2009-6 Annexation, Ordinance

2009-6 Annexation, Petitions

2009-6 Annexation, Registrar of Voters Certificate

2010 Draft of Proposed Home Rule Charter for the Town of Washington

2010-1 Amending the Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2009 to 2010

2010-2 Adopting of Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2010 to 2011

2010-3 Flood Damage Prevention (Replacing 1989-0 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance)

2010-4 Providing for .2 percent sales and use tax effective Jan. 1, 2011 for a period of 10 years

2012-1 Historical and Preservation (Amendment)

Ordinances

Abandoned Properties

Frequently Asked Questions

May I burn trash and leaves inside the city limits?

No, not at the current time due to dry conditions in our county.  Please contact city hall if you have any questions.