Here is the latest operational information relative to Parish Government facilities and other public venues. Please note that this list will be regularly updated as developments with COVID-19 occur. As with any emergency, the Parish’s Office of Emergency Preparedness stands ready to assist.

St. Martin Parish Government Departments

Animal Shelter

• No surrenders or adoptions are allowed until further notice. Law Enforcement has limited drop-offs to only emergency cases. Selected personnel will clean and feed animals once a day.

Community/Civic Centers

ALL CENTERS ARE CLOSED.
• Belle River: Belle River Recreation Complex is closed for events until April 13, 2020, or until further notice.
• Cade: Cade Community Center is closed for events until April 13, 2020, or until further notice. All transactions for Cade Community Center and Water Works District #3 will be done at the drive thru window between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
• Catahoula: Catahoula Multipurpose Building is closed for events until April 13, 2020, or until further notice.
• Cecilia: Cecilia Civic Center is closed for events until April 13, 2020, or until further notice.
• Coteau Holmes: Coteau Holmes Civic Center is closed for events until April 13, 2020, or until further notice.

Finance

• Office activities continue with limited staff.

Fire District

• Responses to calls will be handled as would in normal operations. All business activities are being handled via phone/email.

Health Units

•The Breaux Bridge Health Unit will reopen on April 21, 2020, to provide services. The hours of operation will be 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

•The Cecilia Health Unit will reopen on April 22, 2020, to provide services. The hours of operation will be 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

•Should you need assistance in the meantime, please call the Lafayette Health Unit at 337-262-5616 or the St. Martinville Health Unit at 337-394-3097.

Nuisance

• Office is closed to the public. All questions/issues are being handled via email ([email protected]).

Parks

(Belle River, Breaux Bridge, Butte La Rose, Cade, Catahoula, Cecilia, Coteau Holmes, Henderson, Parks, St. Martinville, Stephensville)
• All pavilions are closed to the public.
• All ball fields are closed to the public.
• All playground equipment is closed to the public.
• All walking tracks are closed to the public.

Permits

• Office is closed to the public. Applications are being accepted via phone/email ([email protected] or [email protected]).

There has been some confusion/misunderstanding regarding the issuance of construction permits at St. Martin Parish Government. Much of the misunderstanding was created by the application of the Governor’s Stay at Home Order by several agencies including our office and utility providers. Those have been addressed and clarified.
These are the established guidelines which have been established for St. Martin Parish:

  1. All construction permits (residential and commercial) will be processed.
  2. For plans which must be approved, they can be e-mailed in pdf format to [email protected] or they can be delivered to: BCIS, 100 Sis Lane, Carencro, LA 70520.
  3. Once the plans have been approved, the contractor will be advised and the payment for the permit fees must be made electronically by calling (337) 394-9816 or (337) 394-9806. At this time, payments are being accepted by credit or debit card only. Once payment is made, the permit and receipt will be e-mailed.
  4. St. Martin Parish Government will be taking all telephone calls regarding any issue whatsoever inclusive of questions regarding permits.

 

Planning & Zoning

• Office is closed to the public. All questions/issues are being handled via email ([email protected]).

Public Works

• This morning, President Cedars further evaluated the guidelines of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and after obtaining further guidance, he has made the following modification to previous actions:
o The Parish roads and laterals are deemed “essential public works facilities.” Thus, public works maintenance will commence under normal schedules. However, the following restrictions have been imposed:
 There will be only one operator per vehicle or equipment.
 The operator shall have no personal interaction with the general public unless absolutely necessary.
 At no time should there be 10 or more workers at a barn at one time.
 After each day, all vehicles and equipment will be disinfected.
• Work orders are being accepted via email ([email protected]).

Recreation

• The Recreation Program has been suspended and will remain so until further notice.

Section 8

• Office is closed to the public. All questions/issues are being handled via email ([email protected]).

Tourism

• Office is closed to the public. All questions/issues are being handled via email ([email protected]).

St. Martin Parish Assessor

• The St. Martin Parish Assessor’s office is closed to the public until further notice. However, staff will be available from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to assist the public via telephone, email or website.
www.stmartinassessor.org

St. Martin Parish Clerk of Court

• The St. Martin Parish Clerk of Court office is open from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• For the protection of all customers and employees, all business will be handled from inside individual departments to minimize person to person contact.

St. Martin Parish Council

• Office is closed to the public. All questions/issues are being handled via email ([email protected]).

St. Martin Parish Council on Aging

• Home-delivered meals are being delivered daily.
• Congregate meals in the form of shelf-stable meals were delivered in the form of a ten-day supply.
• Transportation for medical and dialysis only.
• Agency is closing at 1:00 p.m. daily until further notice.
• Asking that general public try to limit interactions to phone calls only, as much as possible.

St. Martin Parish Courthouse

• The Courthouse is closed to the public except for emergency hearings as ordered by the Court.

St. Martin Parish Jail

• No personal visitation is allowed, only attorneys are permitted.
• Trusty crews suspended until further notice.

St. Martin Parish Public Libraries

(Breaux Bridge, Cecilia, St. Martinville)

• All St. Martin Parish public libraries are closed.
www.stmartinparishlibrary.org

St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

• The St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will have a phone line open in the Emergency Operations Center from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for anyone who has any questions in reference to COVID-19. If you call outside of the above hours, you will be prompted to leave a message and someone will return your call. The number to call is (337) 394-2808.

St. Martin Parish Registrar of Voters

• The St. Martin Parish Registrar of Voters office is closed.