With the distinctive designations of ”Gateway to the Atchafalaya Basin,” “Home of Longfellow’s Evangeline” and “The Crawfish Capital of the World,” St, Martin Parish is a place like none other. Experience the difference!
The St. Martin Economic Development Authority offers resources that stimulate the growth of St. Martin Parish’s economy by creating and maintaining an optimum environment for both new and existing businesses.
Message from Parish President Guy Cormier!
Welcome to the official website for St. Martin Parish Government. It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we offer the residents of St. Martin Parish the opportunity to access important, up-to-date information online.
As Parish President, I strive every day to make certain that Parish Government is as user-friendly as possible. From our public works department to health and family services, it remains our goal to provide you with the necessary online resources.
If you are a business, we sincerely thank you for your investment in St. Martin Parish! In the jobs you create and in the commitment you have chosen to make in locating to our area, we believe you are the backbone of our economy, and we stand ready to assist you as well.
With a population well over 52,000, St. Martin Parish is well-known for its hospitality and joie de vivre. We invite you to visit us soon, where you can tour the Bayou Teche or the Atchafalaya Basin, enjoy bird watching at Lake Martin, or if you simply want to enjoy our world-renown Cajun cuisine, St. Martin Parish is the place to do it all!
About St. Martin Parish
St. Martin Parish is located in South Louisiana. The St. Martin Parish Government seat is located in St. Martinville, about 15 minutes south of Lafayette in the “heart of Acadiana.” The Parish has a population of 52,160. Agriculture and aquaculture play a significant role in the economy of the parish, with sugar cane being the major commercial agricultural crop and crawfish being the major aquacultural crop.