Laws and Legislation
Lafourche Parish operates under a Home Rule Charter, which provides for separate legislative and executive branches independent of each other.
The Home Rule Charter was an option offered local governments when the State of Louisiana adopted its new constitution in 1974. It was included in the State Constitution at the insistence of local officials who felt the need to strengthen local governments throughout the state.
Prior to this, the Parish operated under the Policy Jury System. Under this system jurors were elected from Wards or Districts. They operated as both Legislators and Administrators, handling day-to-day operations of the Parish.
Home Rule Charter of the Parish of Lafourche, Louisiana (revised January 2017)
Other Parish Policies and Procedures