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Boil Advisory - January 19, 2019

Pipe has been fixed and the water tower is being filled. It will be quite a while before the pres... [more...]

Water Shut Off & Boil Advisory - January 19, 2019

Water should be restored within the next couple of hours.  We will be under a mandatory boil adv... [more...]

Water Shut Off & Boil Advisory - January 19, 2019

Water being shut off immediately due to someone hitting a fire hydrant on Hwy 190.  This shut of... [more...]

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Town of Port Barre: Birthplace of Teche

The early development of Port Barre is credited to its locations along the "highway of the time," Bayou Courtableau.  Starting out as a steamboat landing, the town refused to die when that era ended.  Capitalizing on its vast timber resources, Port Barre then became a saw milll town which further developed with the coming of the railroads.  The discovery of oil in the Hazelwood field in 1928 gave a welcomed boost to the economy and brought in many new families and businesses to the town.  The opening of Route 7 (Highway 190) through the town, and the town's location along the major highway to Baton Rouge, opened many doors of opportunity for further growth.

Throughout its history, Port Barre has continued to grow despite the devastation of the Civil War, the 1927 and 1953 floods, and the fires of 1928 and 1931.  Today, Port Barre is a modern municipality comprised of individuals who take pride in the perseverance of their forefathers and continue in the tradition of providing a prosperous future for their children.
 
*This excerpt taken from the book "The History of PORT BARRE (1765-1950)" by Cheryl Bihm Myers.
 

Making Payments to the Town Of Port Barre:

We now accept credit/debit card Payments through Court Money.  Traffic Fines, Utility Bill and Property Tax payments can be made by clicking on the links provided.  Bonding out of Jail, Building Permits, Meter Deposits, Parks and Recreation and Youth League Payments can be made by phone (337)585-7646, ext 0, or in person. These payments must be processed by a Town Administrative Employee.

 

To make a payment, click the appropriate button below:

 

                    

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Official Boil Advisory

(1/22/2019) The following is the "official" Boil Advisory. The water samples are being taken today, and if all clears, hopefully the advisory will be lifted by Wednesday. Please stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for all updates as they become available. Thank...

Boil Advisory

(1/19/2019) Pipe has been fixed and the water tower is being filled. It will be quite a while before the pressure is restored to normal as everyone will be using the water. Please be advised that we are officially under a “boil advisory” until LDHH has clea...

Water Shut Off & Boil Advisory

(1/19/2019) Water should be restored within the next couple of hours.  We will be under a mandatory boil advisory until further notice.  We will continue to post updates as we receive them.