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 cityhall@natchitochesla.gov.



 April 10, 2017

City of Natchitoches, Louisiana

 The City of Natchitoches will hold a public hearing at 5:00 PM on April 24, 2017, at the Natchitoches Arts Center, 716 Second Street. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain views on the housing and community development needs of the City and to discuss the submission of an application for funding under the State of Louisiana FY 2018 – FY 2019 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Program.  The following items will be discussed at the hearing:

A.        The amount of funds available for proposed community development and housing activities;

B.        The range of activities available that may be undertaken, including the estimated amount of funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit persons of low and moderate incomes;

C.        The plans of the City for minimizing displaced persons as a result of activities assisted with such funds and the benefits to be provided by the City to persons actually displaced as a result of such activities; and          

D.        The City’s past performance on LCDBG projects funded by the State of Louisiana.

All citizens, particularly low and moderate income persons and residents of slum and blighted areas of the City are encouraged to attend this meeting.
Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and non-English speaking individuals provided that a three day notice is received by the City.
Those citizens unable to attend this hearing may submit their views and proposals until May 9, 2017 in writing to:   

City of Natchitoches
Post Office Box 37
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457
Honorable Lee Posey, Mayor



Environmental Health- Safe Drinking Water Fee- Act 605

ACT 605 of 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature was enacted authorizing an increase in the Safe Drinking Water fee beginning on January 1, 2017. The fee has been increased from $3.20 per connection per year to $12.00 per connection per year. In the past, the fee has been added to the November bills.  To compensate for the new fee change, a $5.00 charge per connection for the Department of Health and Hospitals fee will be added to the May 2017 bills, then a $1.00 charge per connection each month thereafter beginning June 2017. According to the Louisiana Department of Health this fee has increase to provide for additional water testing.









2014 Christmas Festival Poster

Click here to view the
Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster.