Winn Parish is located in north-central Louisiana, 50 miles north of Alexandria and 100 miles south-east of Shreveport. There are 972 square miles in the Parish of Winn.
Winn Parish was officially created by the state legislature in 1851 from lands formerly belonging to the neighboring parishes of Rapides, Natchitoches, and Catahoula. The official organization was completed in 1852. In 1869 Winn Parish gave up part of its original area for the formation of a new southern neighbor, Grant Parish. Winnfield, the parish seat since its organization is located in the geographical center of the parish. The parish was named after Walter O. Winn, the representative who sponsored the legislation to establish the parish.
The Winn Parish Police Jury accepts white goods (appliances) televisions, furniture, etc. for disposal at the Winn Parish Road Barn located at 501 Thomas Mill Road, Winnfield every 1st Thursday of each month between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Please note that the drop off day and times have changed. Bins are provided, and this service is free of charge. Someone will be there to assist you.
Calendar dates for the remainder of 2020
Nov 5th Dec 3rd
Winn Parish is gearing up for the 2020 Census. It’s very important that everyone is counted. Census data is used in many ways, including federal funding for schools, roads, hospitals, public works, and other vital programs. Currently census workers are needed. Winn Parish has 133 positions with 100 positions needing to be filled. Pay rate is $13.50 per hour. Minimum of 4 hours per week. Income won’t effect any benefits you are receiving. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.
FEMA ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
All citizens who were impacted by Hurricane Laura need to register as they may be eligible for assistance from FEMA. Grants may help eligible survivors with financial assistance that include rent, home repair, home replacement and other disaster-related needs such as childcare, medical and dental expenses.
Before you apply, contact your insurance company and file a claim for the disaster-caused damage. Take photographs or video of the damage and keep all receipts related to home repair.
If you have uninsured or underinsured losses, contact FEMA online at www.disasterassitance.gov, download the FEMA app and register on your smartphone or tablet, or call 1-800-621-3362.
After registering, create an account to check the status of your application, view messages from FEMA, update your personal information and upload important documents.
If you have any questions, please contact the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585).
If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) please call 1-800-621-3362.
If you have suffered damage to your structures call the Sheriff’s Office at 225-254-0148 ext. 0. They need your name and address.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The Winn Parish Police Jury will be receiving bids on CULVERTS, CRS2 EMULSIONS, GRADER BLADES, GRAVEL & STONE, FUEL & OIL, TIRES & TUBES for the 2021 calendar year beginning Wednesday October 7, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and ending Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 2:00 o’clock p.m. Bid specifications may be obtained at the office of the Secretary/Treasurer in the Parish Courthouse, 119 W. Main Street, Winnfield, LA between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Bids must be in a sealed envelope with “SEALED BID” marked clearly on the envelope along with the item you are bidding on. Bids will be opened at the office of the Police Jury by the Bid Committee on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Bids will be awarded to the lowest bidder at the regular monthly meeting of the Jury, which will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The Jury reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
JOSHUA MCALLISTER, PRESIDENT
KAREN TYLER, SECRETARY/TREASURER