Ouachita Parish

“Monroe…One City, One Future”

 Effective 10/1/2020: **The rate table below includes the rate increase for the Sterlington Economic Development District**

Jurisd. NameColSchool
Board
Street Impr.City of Monroe Fire/
Police
East/West
Ouachita
Parish Tax
Police
Jury
EDD
Tax
Rates
Fire
Prot.
SheriffMunic.Comb.
Local
Rate
State
Rate
Total
Rate
Monroe – Food & Drugs12.00%1.00%0.49%1.50%4.99%4.45%9.44%
Monroe22.00%1.00%0.49%2.50%5.99%4.45%10.44%
RichwoodR1.50%1.00%1.00%2.00%5.50%4.45%9.95%
SterlingtonS2.00%1.00%1.00%2.50%6.50%4.45%10.95%
West Monroe33.00%2.99%5.99%4.45%10.44%
East Ouachita Parish42.00%1.39%1.00%1.00%0.60%5.99%4.45%10.44%
West Ouachita Parish73.00%0.39%1.00%1.00%0.60%5.99%4.45%10.44%
West Monroe EDD83.00% 1.00%2.99%6.99%4.45%11.44%
Sterlington EDD92.00%1.00%2.00%1.00%2.50%8.50%4.45%12.95%

 Effective 4/1/2019: **The rate table below includes the rate increase for the West Monroe Economic Development District**

Jurisd. NameColSchool
Board
Street Impr.City of Monroe Fire/
Police
East/West
Ouachita Parish Tax
Police JuryEDD
Tax
Rates
Fire Prot.SheriffMunic.Comb.
Local
Rate
State RateTotal Rate
Monroe – Food & Drugs12.00%1.00%0.49%1.50%4.99%4.45%9.44%
Monroe22.00%1.00%0.49%2.50%5.99%4.45%10.44%
RichwoodR1.50%1.00%1.00%2.00%5.50%4.45%9.95%
SterlingtonS2.00%1.00%1.00%2.50%6.50%4.45%10.95%
West Monroe33.00%2.99%5.99%4.45%10.44%
East Ouachita Parish42.00%1.39%1.00%1.00%0.60%5.99%4.45%10.44%
West Ouachita Parish73.00%0.39%1.00%1.00%0.60%5.99%4.45%10.44%
West Monroe EDD83.00% 1.00%2.99%6.99%4.45%11.44%

Effective 7/1/2018: **The rate table below includes the Louisiana State Rate decrease effective July 1, 2018.**

Jurisd.
Name
ColSchool
Board
Street
Impr.
City of Monroe Fire/
Police
East/West
Ouachita
Parish
Tax
Police JuryFire Prot.SheriffMunic.Comb.
Local
Rate
State
Rate
Total
Rate
Monroe – Food & Drugs12.00%1.00%0.49%1.50%4.99%4.45%9.44%
Monroe22.00%1.00%0.49%2.50%5.99%4.45%10.44%
RichwoodR1.50%1.00%1.00%2.00%5.50%4.45%9.95%
SterlingtonS2.00%1.00%1.00%2.50%6.50%4.45%10.95%
West Monroe33.00%2.99%5.99%4.45%10.44%
East Ouachita Parish42.00%1.39%1.00%1.00%0.60%5.99%4.45%10.44%
West Ouachita Parish73.00%0.39%1.00%1.00%0.60%5.99%4.45%10.44%

Effective 4/1/2018:

Jurisd.
Name
ColSchool
Board
Street
Impr.
City of Monroe Fire/
Police
East/West Ouachita Parish TaxPolice
Jury
Fire
Prot.
SheriffMunic.Comb.
Local
Rate
State
Rate
Total
Rate
Monroe – Food & Drugs12.00%1.00%0.49%1.50%4.99%5.00%9.99%
Monroe22.00%1.00%0.49%2.50%5.99%5.00%10.99%
RichwoodR1.50%1.00%1.00%2.00%5.50%5.00%10.50%
SterlingtonS2.00%1.00%1.00%2.50%6.50%5.00%11.50%
West Monroe33.00%2.99%5.99%5.00%10.99%
East Ouachita Parish42.00%1.39%1.00%1.00%0.60%5.99%5.00%10.99%
West Ouachita Parish73.00%0.39%1.00%1.00%0.60%5.99%5.00%10.99%

Contact Information

Physical Address:
316 Breard St
Monroe, LA 71201

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 123
Monroe, LA 71210-0123

Phone: (318) 329-2220
Fax: (318) 329-2362
Email: Timothy T. Lewis, Administrator
Website: City of Monroe

Office Hours & Holidays

Normal Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Phone Payments until 4:00 pm only

Holidays: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday (Easter), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Notices

Ouachita Parish, Sales Tax Rate Increase: Effective 4/1/2018

The sales tax rate for East Ouachita Parish (column ‘4’) will increase by 1.39%. The old rate was 4.60% and the new rate is 5.99%.

Sales Tax Formpdficon small

Forms

Sales & Use Tax Report (Effective 10/1/2020)
Occupational License Application

Parish Sales & Use Tax Ordinances

Please contact the parish for a copy of the sales & use tax ordinances.

Parish Optional Exemptions

Please contact the parish for information regarding optional exemptions.

Audit Information

Contract Audit Firm NameFirst Year Contracted
Thomas L. Driskell & Associates, Inc.2005
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