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Acadia Parish, Louisiana

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Acadia Parish is one of 64 parishes located in Louisiana. The parish seat is Crowley. In 2000, the population was 58,861. The parish was founded from parts of St. Landry Parish in 1887 after an election to determine the parish seat, ending when Crowley beat Rayne and Prairie Hayes.

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See also: Evaluation of Louisiana parish websites
Budget N
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning P
Audits N
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Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes N
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The good

  • A full listing of Police Jurors and contact information are available.[1]
  • Administrative officials are listed with contact information.[2]
  • Meeting dates are listed, along with meeting minutes and agendas.[3][4][5]
  • Information is posted regarding permits, but there are no downloadable applications.[6]
  • Bids are listed.[7]

The bad

  • Budget information is not listed.
  • No information is provided about how parish residents can request access to public documents of the parish under Louisiana's sunshine laws.
  • Parish audits, contracts and tax information are not online.
  • The website does not include a search function.

Cities and towns


Acadia Parish is served by Acadia Parish Public Schools.

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