Message from our President

Our parish has so much to offer for residents, businesses, and guests. One of the fastest growing parishes in the state, Tangipahoa now has over 117,000 residents. We are constantly striving to ensure positive growth and the best environment for our citizens' needs. Our Parish Officials and entire staff are always available to serve you, so please contact us through this website, by phone, or in person and we will assist you any way we can.


Tangipahoa Parish offers recycling every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, from 9:00am to 12:00 pm. There are two locations where you can bring your items; in Hammond at 44512 West Pleasant Ridge Road, and in Roseland at 63101 Commercial Street.

Plastics: Plastic bottles that have #1 through #7 inside the triangle shaped recycling symbol located typically at the bottom of the container. Beverage bottles, food containers, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, prescription bottles, baby wipe containers, household cleaner containers, bleach bottles, flower pots, and buckets with handles removed. Metal: Aluminum, tin, and metal alloy beverage, food, and pet food cans, metal lids. Labels do not need to be removed. Cardboard: Corrugated and paperboard boxes, drink cartons, shoe boxes. Paper: Junk mail, coupons, white or colored paper, gift wrap, envelopes, paper grocery bags, catalogs, magazines, newspapers, paperback books, telephone books, shredded paper.

Plastic bags, Styrofoam, bubble wrap, plastic film, household garbage, yard trimmings, woody waste, building materials, tires, batteries, clothes hangers, soiled paper (tissues, diapers, paper towels, etc.), toys, 6-pack rings, chemical containers, packing material, plastic wrap, pizza boxes, waxed cardboard, aerosol cans, take-out food containers, photos, hard cover books, carbon paper, rubber bands.

The Tangipahoa Parish Landfill will be closed Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

Tangipahoa Parish President Gordon Burgess said the closure will impact both residential and commercial garbage collection throughout the parish Monday. For questions about your specific closures, please contact your household garbage  service provider.

The landfill, located on Hano Road East of Independence, will reopen Tuesday during regular operating hours.

Tangipahoa Parish road and bridge crews will be on the scene completing emergency repairs to the Pardo Road bridge this week after the bridge was badly damaged over the weekend.

Pardo Road is located north of Tickfaw, running parallel to LA 1064 between US 51 and westbound toward I-55.

Tangipahoa Parish President Gordon Burgess said the single-span timber bridge was closed Monday and will remain closed through the duration of the week as crews make the emergency repairs.

Burgess said the bridge was likely damaged by an overweight vehicle.

"We are certainly doing all we can at this point to get the bridge repaired and reopened as soon as possible," Burgess said, noting that he expects the bridge to be reopened in approximately one week.

Westbound motorists are being directed to detour the bridge by taking Garafola Road north to Sawmill Road and then Galafora Road south back to Pardo. Eastbound traffic will take Galafaro Road, travel north to Sawmill, east to Garafola, and south to Pardo.

"We apologize for the inconvenience and ask our motorists to remain patient through this detour process," Burgess said.

AMITE---Tangipahoa Parish 9-1-1 officials will officially launch the parish's new Smart911 on Monday July 7, 2014 at 10 A.M.

Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens to create a Safety Profile for their household that can include any information they may want 9-1-1 call takers and first responders to have in the event of an emergency.  

Once enrolled, residents who use the Smart911 program when they call 9-1-1 will have their Safety Profile automatically display on the call taker’s screen, saving critical seconds and even minutes in response to the emergency.

This free service is now available to all citizens in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes on line at

We are requesting you and/or members of your agency be present at the news conference.


Tangipahoa 9-1-1 Center
211 Campo Lane
Amite, La. 70422

As of noon today, parish officials have closed one lane of the Hoover Road Bridge between Sisters Road and Hwy 22 in Ponchatoula.  The bridge will remain one lane for the next few days as the parish makes emergency repairs.  Please plan to use alternate routes to avoid further congestion.

If "location, location, location" is the key to every good business plan, then having a plan to find the right site is crucial to generate economic development prospects, says Tangipahoa Parish President Gordon Burgess.

Burgess and the parish's economic development leaders are building a database identifying potentially the "best industrial and commercial sites in Tanigpahoa Parish," and the process, referred to as "site suitability," has classified at least 31 such locations, primarily along the I-55/I-12 corridor.

"This is a long-range goal to identify key tracts of land and provide property owners with the resources they need to attract potential industry," Burgess said.

The Tangipahoa Parish Economic Development Foundation (TEDF) contracted with LEO, LLC, a firm that specializes in site identification. Using engineering and GIS data, LEO developed a series of potential land tracts based on a series of "suitability" characteristics, emphasizing access to infrastructure, water, sewer, gas, electricity, fiber, and of course, modes of transportation.

The sites range from 25 to 250 acres each, TEDF Director Stacey Neal said, noting that the 31 prime locations were further vetted to avoid potential zoning questions, like placing an industrial site next door to a school.

Neal said TEDF then contacted Entergy's Research and Engineering Services department, who helped develop site-specific maps of the 31 locations, outlining their specific attractions, from elevation grades to utility infrastructure, wetlands and environmental determinations, as well as any other considerations. Entergy is the process of creating site-by-site videos of the parcels, and those tools will all be available for use by economic development officials to help showcase the available sites in the area.

"These are tools, additional resources, our office can provide free of charge to the landowner," Neal said, noting that while her office is not a real estate sales office, TEDF does act as a liaison to introduce business developers with property holders.

Thusfar, six "top sites" have been identified. Those locations, including the Fluker "Megasite", two tracts in Hammond, and one apiece in Kentwood, Amite, and Ponchatoula, are all well on their way to becoming Louisiana "certified" industrial sites. That distinction will make the land easier to market and easier to match with potential buyers.

"There are currently six certified sites in St. Tammany; we have three here in Tangipahoa," Burgess said, adding that the site suitability database work will enable our parish to better market itself for incoming industry.

"Tangipahoa is taking proactive steps to aggressively market itself as business-ready, industry-ready," Neal said.

The parish continues to partner with other groups, like the Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. SBDC can research additional demographics that appeal to industry heads.

"They can provide data on work force, market name it. That's the data we need to drive our sales pitch and land these companies," Burgess said.


Parish President Gordon Burgess has announced that if you are a property owner that has had multiple flood claims provided through FEMA, had flood insurance at the time of the claims, and are included in the FEMA Repetitive Loss list, you may qualify for a partial building elevation grant through the use of FEMA grant funds provided to Tangipahoa Parish.  However, an eligible elevation project must include the required minimum 25% propertyowner cash contribution to pay the project costs, along with a maximum of 75% grant funds from FEMA for eligible costs if the project qualifies for assistance.  If you have an interest in this program, please notify Tangipahoa Parish Government by calling Andy or Nic at the Parish Building Permit Office at (985) 542-2117 on or before Monday June 17th at 3 PM (call Monday- Friday during office hours). A full application must be completed before qualifying.