St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | 337.948.8004 | www.cajuntravel.com

Here in the heart of Cajun Country, we host a wide range of events and activities for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy your stay in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This printable listing of events was generated on www.cajuntravel.com!

Area Facts

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St. Landry Parish is located in central southwest Louisiana in Cajun Country. With I-49 and LA Hwy. 190 intersecting in the middle of the parish, making your way to quaint communities is simple and stress-free. The parish is bordered on the east by the Atchafalaya River, on the west by Evangeline Parish, on the north by Avoyelles Parish and on the south by Acadia, Lafayette, and St. Martin parishes. We are only twenty minutes north of Lafayette, one hour west of Baton Rouge, two hours west of New Orleans and four hours east of Houston, Texas.

St. Landry Parish is chiefly prairie, alluvial land, pine flats, wooded swamp and bluff land. The soil is productive and fertile. The total area of the parish is 933 square miles, with about sixty percent being used primarily for agriculture.

Parish Population (US Census 2010):

  • St. Landry Parish -83,384
  • Arnaudville -1,398
  • Cankton -362
  • Eunice -10,398
  • Grand Coteau -1,040
  • Krotz Springs -1,219
  • Leonville -1,007
  • Melville -1,376
  • Opelousas (Parish Seat) -16,634
  • Palmetto -188
  • Port Barre -2,287
  • Sunset -2,352
  • Washington -1,082


Sales and Use Tax Rates including Hotel & Motel (effective 11/30/12)

Jurisdiction  

State Sales  

Parish * 

City/Town  

Total

Parish H/M Occupancy Tax

City H/M Occupancy Tax

Total with

Occupancy

Tax(s)

Arnaudville  

4.00% 

3.55%

2.00%

9.55%

4%

 

13.55%

Cankton  

4.00% 

3.55%

1.00%

8.55%

4%

 

12.55%

Eunice  

4.00% 

3.55%

2.20%

9.75%

4%

 

13.75%

Grand Coteau  

4.00% 

3.55%

2.00%

9.55%

4%

 

13.55%

Krotz Springs  

4.00% 

3.55%

1.00%

8.55%

4%

 

12.55%

Leonville

 

 

 

 

4%

 

4%

Melville  

4.00% 

3.55%

2.20%

9.75%

4%

 

13.75%

Opelousas  

4.00% 

3.55%

2.20%

9.75%

4%

2%

15.75%

Port Barre  

4.00% 

 3.55%

2.20%

9.75%

4%

 

13.75%

Sunset  

4.00% 

3.55%

2.00%

9.55%

4%

 

13.55%

Washington  

4.00% 

3.55%

1.20%

8.75%

4%

 

12.75%

Unincorporated Areas  

4.00% 

5.55%

 

7.55%

4%

 

21.10%


*Parish Sales Tax of 3.55% = School Board (2.0%); Sheriff (.75%); Solid Waste (0.8%)
*Unincorporated Areas have an extra 2% tax dedicated to road improvement (effective February 2014).

Parish Tourist Centers & Chambers of Commerce

St. Landry Parish Municipalities

  • Arnaudville Town Hall 337-754-7993
  • Cankton Town Hall 337-668-4456
  • Eunice City Hall 337-457-7389
  • Grand Coteau Town Hall 337-662-5246
  • Krotz Springs Town Hall 337-566-2322
  • Leonville Town Hall 337-879-2601
  • Melville Town Hall 337-623-4226
  • Opelousas City Hall 337-948-2527
  • Palmetto Town Hall 337-623-4426
  • Port Barre Town Hall 337-585-7646
  • Sunset Town Hall 337-662-5297
  • Washington Town Hall 337-826-3626
  • St. Landry Parish Government 337-948-3688
    President: Bill Fontenot | bill.fontenot@stlandryparish.org
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriff 337-948-6516