Ouachita Parish

“Monroe…One City, One Future”

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

Jurisdiction Name Column School Board Street Impr. City of Monroe Fire/Police East Ouachita Parish Tax West Ouachita Parish Tax Police Jury West Monroe EDD Fire Protection Sheriff Municipality Combined Local Rate State Rate Total Rate
Monroe – Food & Drugs
1 2.00% 1.00% 0.49% 1.50% 4.99% 4.45% 9.44%
Monroe 2 2.00% 1.00% 0.49% 2.50% 5.99% 4.45% 10.44%
Richwood R 1.50% 1.00% 1.00% 2.00% 5.50% 4.45% 9.95%
Sterlington S 2.00% 1.00% 1.00% 2.50% 6.50% 4.45% 10.95%
West Monroe 3 3.00% 2.99% 5.99% 4.45% 10.44%
East Ouachita Parish 4 2.00% 1.39% 1.00% 1.00% 0.60% 5.99% 4.45% 10.44%
West Ouachita Parish 7 3.00% 0.39% 1.00% 1.00% 0.60% 5.99% 4.45% 10.44%
West Monroe EDD 8 3.00%   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.**

Jurisdiction Name Column School Board Street Impr. City of Monroe Fire/Police East Ouachita Parish Tax West Ouachita Parish Tax Police Jury Fire Protection Sheriff Municipality Combined Local Rate State Rate Total Rate
Monroe – Food & Drugs
1 2.00% 1.00% 0.49% 1.50% 4.99% 4.45% 9.44%
Monroe 2 2.00% 1.00% 0.49% 2.50% 5.99% 4.45% 10.44%
Richwood R 1.50% 1.00% 1.00% 2.00% 5.50% 4.45% 9.95%
Sterlington S 2.00% 1.00% 1.00% 2.50% 6.50% 4.45% 10.95%
West Monroe 3 3.00% 2.99% 5.99% 4.45% 10.44%
East Ouachita Parish 4 2.00% 1.39% 1.00% 1.00% 0.60% 5.99% 4.45% 10.44%
West Ouachita Parish 7 3.00% 0.39% 1.00% 1.00% 0.60% 5.99% 4.45% 10.44%

Effective 4/1/2018:

Jurisdiction Name Column School Board Street Impr. City of Monroe Fire/Police East Ouachita Parish Tax West Ouachita Parish Tax Police Jury Fire Protection Sheriff Municipality Combined Local Rate State Rate Total Rate
Monroe – Food & Drugs
1 2.00% 1.00% 0.49% 1.50% 4.99% 5.00% 9.99%
Monroe 2 2.00% 1.00% 0.49% 2.50% 5.99% 5.00% 10.99%
Richwood R 1.50% 1.00% 1.00% 2.00% 5.50% 5.00% 10.50%
Sterlington S 2.00% 1.00% 1.00% 2.50% 6.50% 5.00% 11.50%
West Monroe 3 3.00% 2.99% 5.99% 5.00% 10.99%
East Ouachita Parish 4 2.00% 1.39% 1.00% 1.00% 0.60% 5.99% 5.00% 10.99%
West Ouachita Parish 7 3.00% 0.39% 1.00% 1.00% 0.60% 5.99% 5.00% 10.99%

Effective 7/1/2016:

Jurisdiction Name Column School Board Street Impr. City of Monroe Fire/Police West Ouachita Parish Tax Police Jury Fire Protection Sheriff Municipality Combined Local Rate State Rate Total Rate
Monroe – Food & Drugs
1 2.00% 1.00% 0.49% 1.50% 4.99% 5.00% 9.99%
Monroe 2 2.00% 1.00% 0.49% 2.50% 5.99% 5.00% 10.99%
Richwood R 1.50% 1.00% 1.00% 2.00% 5.50% 5.00% 10.50%
Sterlington S 2.00% 1.00% 1.00% 2.50% 6.50% 5.00% 11.50%
West Monroe 3 3.00% 2.99% 5.99% 5.00% 10.99%
East Ouachita Parish 4 2.00% 1.00% 1.00% 0.60% 4.60% 5.00% 9.60%
West Ouachita Parish 7 3.00% 0.39% 1.00% 1.00% 0.60% 5.99% 5.00% 10.99%

Effective 4/1/2016 through 6/30/2016: **The rate table below includes the Louisiana State Rate increase effective April 1, 2016.**

Jurisdiction Name Column School Board Street Improvement City of Monroe Fire/Police Police Jury Fire Protection Sheriff Municipality Combined Local Rate State Rate Total Rate
Monroe – Food & Drugs
1 2.00% 1.00% 0.49% 1.50% 4.99% 5.00% 9.99%
Monroe 2 2.00% 1.00% 0.49% 2.50% 5.99% 5.00% 10.99%
Richwood R 1.50% 1.00% 1.00% 2.00% 5.50% 5.00% 10.50%
Sterlington S 2.00% 1.00% 1.00% 2.50% 6.50% 5.00% 11.50%
West Monroe 3 3.00% 2.99% 5.99% 5.00% 10.99%
East Ouachita Parish 4 2.00% 1.00% 1.00% 0.60% 4.60% 5.00% 9.60%
West Ouachita Parish 7 3.00% 1.00% 1.00% 0.60% 5.60% 5.00% 10.60%

Effective 4/1/2015 through 3/31/2016:

Jurisdiction Name Column School Board Street Improvement City of Monroe Fire/Police Police Jury Fire Protection Sheriff Municipality Combined Local Rate State Rate Total Rate
Monroe – Food & Drugs
1 2.00% 1.00% 0.49% 1.50% 4.99% 4.00% 8.99%
Monroe 2 2.00% 1.00% 0.49% 2.50% 5.99% 4.00% 9.99%
Richwood R 1.50% 1.00% 1.00% 2.00% 5.50% 4.00% 9.50%
Sterlington S 2.00% 1.00% 1.00% 2.00% 6.00% 4.00% 10.00%
West Monroe 3 3.00% 2.99% 5.99% 4.00% 9.99%
East Ouachita Parish 4 2.00% 1.00% 1.00% 0.60% 4.60% 4.00% 8.60%
West Ouachita Parish 7 3.00% 1.00% 1.00% 0.60% 5.60% 4.00% 9.60%

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%.

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Ouachita Parish, Sales Tax Rate Increase: Effective 7/1/2016 The sales tax rate for West Ouachita Parish (column ‘7’) will increase by 0.39%. The old rate was 5.60% and the new rate is 5.99%.
Ouachita Parish, Sales Tax Rate Increase: Effective 4/1/2016 The sales tax rate for the Town of Sterlington (column ‘S’) will increase by 0.50%. The old rate was 6.00% and the new rate is 6.50%.
Ouachita Parish, Sales Tax Rate Increase: Effective 4/1/2015 The sales tax rate for the City of West Monroe (Column 3) will increase by 0.49%. The old rate was 5.50% and the new rate is 5.99%.

Forms

Sales & Use Tax Report (Effective 7/1/2016)Sales & Use Tax Report (Effective 4/1/2016 through 6/30/2016)Sales & Use Tax Report (Effective 4/1/2015 through 3/31/2016)
Sales & Use Tax Report (Effective through 3/31/2015)
Sales & Use Tax Report (Effective through 6/30/2013)
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 Name First Year Contracted
Thomas L. Driskell & Associates, Inc. 2005
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