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Lafayette Consolidated Government was established by a home rule charter in 1992 and officially went into effect in 1996. The government is run by an elected city-parish president and nine council members. The departments of the government, ranging from police and fire to public works and community development, are run by directors.

Five smaller parish municipalities, including Broussard, Carencro, Duson, Scott and Youngsville, are not governed by Lafayette Consolidated Government but by their own elected mayors.

Louisiana state sales tax is 4.45 percent. The cities of Lafayette, Carencro and Scott have a local sales tax rate of 4 percent, while Broussard has a rate of 4.5 percent and Youngsville 5.5 percent. There is no state property tax in Louisiana, and the state has a homestead exemption of parish taxes, which means homeowners do not pay property taxes on the first $75,000 of their property’s fair market value.

The property tax rate is not stated as a percentage, but rather as a millage. The city of Lafayette property tax millage is .0178 mills, and millage for property outside of the city is .08413.

City Departments

Police — (337) 291-8600
Fire — (337) 291-8701
Community Development — (337) 291-8402
Lafayette Utilities System — (337) 291-5858
Planning, Zoning & Development — (337) 291-8013
Public Works — (337) 291-8502
Transit — (337) 291-8570
Lafayette International Center — (337) 291-5474
Parks & Recreation — (337) 291-8361

MEET THE OFFICIALS

Lafayette Mayor — President Joel Robideaux

Lafayette City-Parish Council:
Kevin Naquin — District 1 (337) 291-8801
Jay Castille — District 2 (337) 291-8802
Patrick Lewis — District 3 (337) 291-8803
Kenneth P. Boudreaux — District 4 (337) 291-8804
Jared Bellard — District 5 (337) 291-8805
Bruce M. Conque — District 6 (337) 291-8806
Nanette Cook — District 7 (337) 291-8807
Liz W. Hebert — District 8 (337) 291-8808
William G. Theriot — District 9 (337) 291-8809