Public Works

Interim Director

Verdell Kindrick

(985) 652-4815

1811 W. Airline Hwy LaPlace, LA 70068

Additional Phone Numbers: (985) 536-4274 - (985) 652-7527

Staff Title Ext. Email
Kylund Edwards Manager 1119
Elaine Tassara Executive Secretary 1120
Tracy Perilloux Executive Secretary 1121

The St. John the Baptist Parish Public Works department is responsible for maintaining roadways, roadsides, drainage and the collection of  debris on more than 441 miles of roads and 136 miles of major canals and ditches throughout the parish. The department has an operating budget of $7.8M dollars which includes funding for solid waste, drainage, maintenance, equipment and roads and bridges.

Public Works Hours:

  • East Bank Office hours:7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Office #: 985-652-4815 - Fax # 985-652-7527
  • West Bank Office #: 985-267-1560 - Fax # 985-267-1670

Public Works Contacts

Rain Events

In the event of a rain event, residents are asked to clear any debris from catch basins located near their homes in an effort to prepare the drainage systems.  Please report any issues or concerns through the 9-1-1 Communications Center by dialing 9-1-1.  Public Works personnel will be dispatched as necessary.