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Welcome to the official web site for the City of Natchitoches, Louisiana, established in 1714 as the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase.

We hope you will find this web site helpful to you whether you are a potential resident looking to make a home in Natchitoches, an entrepreneur wanting to do business in the community or a visitor seeking more information on the many festivals and amenities found within this region.

If the City of Natchitoches can be of further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact City Hall at (318) 352-2772 or e-mail



Artist sought for 2018 Christmas Festival Poster

*Deadline extended to July 20, 2018*

Artists are being sought to design the 2018 Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster.  The theme for the poster is “Christmas in Natchitoches.”  Artists who would like to enter the contest should submit a drawing or painting to the Natchitoches Arts Council using the chosen theme.  The size of the completed sketch or painting should be 18 inches wide and 24 inches tall.  If chosen, the painting will become the exclusive property of the Natchitoches Arts Council.  The chosen artist will receive a commission of $600. 

The deadline for entering the competition has been extended to July 20, 2018.  All entries should be submitted to Alicia Rachal, Community Development, 420 Fourth Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457.  The Natchitoches Arts Council is not responsible for insuring the safe or timely delivery of the art work to the appropriate party. 

Numbered prints in the form of a poster will be available and on sale to the public in early October.  All posters are $35 each.  The 1980-2004 collage posters are $15 each.  The small posters (3 ¾” x 5”) are $3 each or two for $4.  Special prints of the 2008 Fleur de Lis Poster (11” x 17”) and the 2016 Christmas in Natchitoches Poster (11” x 14.5) are $20.

The Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster has been a tradition for 38 years.  All of the original artwork can be viewed at the Natchitoches Arts Council office located at the Community Development Office (City Hall Annex), 420 Fourth Street, Natchitoches, LA. For more information about the poster contest, please call Alicia Rachal at (318) 357-3838 or Karen Terrell at (318) 352-6925.



2017 Water We Drink Report
The annual Consumer Confidence Report "Water We Drink" can be viewed by clicking the link above.  This report will remain on the main homepage under announcements until 8/1/18.  After this date, the report can be located on the right column on the home page or the Utility Department subpage.  





The City of Natchitoches, LA/Natchitoches Regional Airport hereby announces its FY 2016-2018 Triennial DBE Goal for 
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction projects as indicated below:

FY 16: No Project

FY 17:  No Project

FY 18:  11.95% DBE Goal
            Seal Coat on RW 7-25

Overall Three-Year DBE Goal FY16-FY18: 11.95%








2014 Christmas Festival Poster

Click here to view the
Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster.