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You need to appear in court and upon entering a plea of guilty or being found guilty at a trial, you should request o the Court additional time to pay your fine.
That is a decision that you alone must make. Everyone is entitled to hire their own attorney. In some cases, depending on the nature of the charge and whether or not you can afford an attorney, the Court will consider appointing an attorney to represent you. When you appear in court for your arraignment, if you want an attorney, you must ask for one at that time.
Yes. Court costs are due whether you appear in court or not. Costs of the court are set by the Legislature and are set to defray operational costs and other expenses.
You may pay your fine (between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday) before your court date. The City Marshal's office located in the City Court building at 2303 North 7th Street in West Monroe, Louisiana. You may call 318-396-6107 or 318-396-8192 for the fine amount and method of payment.
Court attire should be modest and respectful. All persons should be modestly covered and must wear pants appropriate (no low-riders). Shorts, tank tops, muscle shirts, spaghetti straps, or clothing with suggestive and/or obscene logos, etc, are inappropriate attire. Anyone wearing inappropriate attire will not be allowed in court. Other than women wearing pierced earrings, no one will be allowed in the courtroom with any body piercings showing, including nose piercings, eyebrow piercings, etc.
Warrants are issued for the arrest of all persons who failed to appear in court. If you missed your court date you should immediately call the City Attorney's Office at 318-396-2791. The City Attorney's Office will be able to explain to you whether you will be able to obtain a new court date and whether you will be required to pay a fee or additional fine for missing your original court date.
First understand that rescheduling a court date is only allowed in certain circumstances, as it affects the scheduling of a number of other matters. If you wish to request that your court date be rescheduled, you must contact the City Attorney's Office at 318-396-2791 in advance of your court date. You may be required to provide verification of your circumstances. You should call as far in advance as possible, and it is more difficult to obtain a rescheduled court date if you call less than a week before that date.
The city has ordinances against abandoned or nuisance vehicles. Your vehicle met the criteria.
Your property has a code violation. Ordinances require property owners to receive certain types of notification to obtain legal notice. A certified letter is the most common.
If you need more time to correct your violation please call the Code Enforcement Hotline at 318-323-2515 before the deadline date to work out a possible arrangement.
Either there wasn't a code violation or the violation procedure is in progress. Feel free to call the Code Enforcement Hotline at 318-323-2515 to check the status. Sometimes it may take up to 4 weeks just to mow a lot due to legal notification procedures.
You can not have a permanent garage sale. A garage sale is defined as the sale of personal or household items by a person or persons not licensed as a retailer operating lawfully. A permanent garage sale is defined as having a duration in excess of seventy-two hours, having regularly scheduled hours of operation each day for more than three days, or having regularly scheduled days of operation each week for more than two weeks.
It is illegal to place signs on trees, fences, sign columns, or building walls without prior permission of the property owner. Any sign placed in or on public right of way shall be considered litter. This includes utility poles and street signs.
Any type of construction including the construction of a storage shed or fence requires a permit. You must also get a permit if you want to demolish any structure. If there is a question regarding a permit, call the Building and Development Department at 318-396-2600.
The City of West Monroe requires all structures to be secured, which includes locking windows, doors, and other means of egress. If locking the doors or windows can not be done, you will be required to board up the structure in accordance with city ordinances.
Not only is tall grass an eye sore, but it is also a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Chances are no one. Although, the Code Enforcement Office does act on all complaints; most violations are discovered through routine patrol.
Call the West Monroe Police Department at 318-396-2722 or dial 911.
Furniture intended for indoor use placed outside of your house is considered junk and debris. Humidity can cause mildew inside of the furniture, which is a health hazard.
It is illegal to work on your vehicle if it is perceptible from beyond your property, which means it can’t be seen from the street or your neighbor’s property.
Tires that are not on a vehicle are considered junk and debris. Tires must be kept in an enclosed shelter. It can not be visible from beyond your property.
In order to sell your vehicle on a property that is not yours, you must have permission from the property owner, otherwise, it will be considered as an abandoned vehicle.
For questions regarding trash intended for pick up by the city, please call the City Complex at 318-325-0496.
Call the Code Enforcement Hotline at 318-323-2515 or email Code Enforcement.
Yes. $5 per table per day with a max of 5 tables, $1 per for scale rental, $3 per bushel of peas and beans shelled, and cooler rent which can vary due to energy cost.
Yes, a person can be expected to find the following:
The market shells peas and butter beans during the season and cracks pecans during the fall and winter.
To become a member of the market a person must submit an application for membership and apply for an occupation license. The cost of membership is $50. This fee covers the cost of your occupational license if for some chance your application is declined your membership fee will be returned and your license canceled. This occupational license is only valid for the market and can not be used anywhere else in the city.
You can come by 1700 North 7th street to fill out an application.
You may go to the administrative building located at 4341 Cypress Street to receive a fire report.
Yes, there is always a burn ban in the City of West Monroe.
The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) website provides information about all programs available through the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
West Monroe Section 8 Housing opens and closes the application period based on funding. This information is published in the Ouachita Citizen prior to the open application period. Historically, applications have been taken once a year in December, but this can vary. Emergency applications are taken for those who are elderly, handicapped or disabled, homeless, living in substandard conditions, or paying more than 50% of their income for rent and utilities at any time.
West Monroe provides Section 8 rental assistance only. All publically owned housing projects/units are located in Monroe and are administered by the Monroe Housing Authority.
West Monroe Section 8 Housing provides housing assistance for residents of the city limits of West Monroe only. Monroe Housing Authority covers the city limits of Monroe, and Ouachita Parish Housing Authority covers Ouachita Parish outside of the city limits of Monroe and West Monroe.
Almost all of the events are free to the public.
Our website calendar is a good place to find out about scheduled events. The event hotline which you may call at 318-325-9160, ext. 510 also has event details.
The Ike is handicap accessible. There is an elevator to the second-floor seating and designated handicap seating. There are ramps to the first level of seating.
There are concessions available for most of the events.
There is never a charge for public parking during events.
The daily rental fee varies depending on the time of year, the number of stalls or ties being rented, the length of the show, etc.
Most of our events are booked two years in advance.
Although The Ike is occasionally rented for non-livestock events, it is not appropriate for weddings and similar events. We recommend you contact the West Monroe Convention Center for those types of events. The number for the Convention Center is 318-396-5000.
The City of West Monroe retains all rights to concessions. No vendor or promoter many sell or give away concession type food. A promoter may have vendor spaces. Fees for vendor spaces are in the contract.
Yes, we recommend that you use our chef to cater your event. However, you are free to choose another caterer if you wish. All catering must be approved by The Ike staff prior to an event.
Director Robin Hatten handles all bookings. She may be reached by calling 318-325-9160, ext. 2.
The Ike has a variety of events throughout the year! Event schedules are available at The Ike and on the webpage. For the most up-to-date information on events call the event hotline at 325-9160, ext 1. Most livestock events offer free admission for the public. New events are added each year so be sure to check the calendar often. Types of events include:
There are showers and dressing rooms available.
Horse stalls are 10 by 10.
No, all stalls have an asphalt floor.
No, shavings must be purchased from The Ike.
The Ike staff does not usually take stall reservations unless special arrangements have been made with the show’s promoter.
The Ike has 510 permanent stalls and additional covered space for temporary stalls.
The promoter establishes the cost of the stalls for his/her event.
Absolutely! The Ike does not permit horses to be tied.
Yes, there are two sets of wash racks. Both sets have numerous wash areas.
Yes, in 2006 a separate cow barn was added. It is attached to the horse barn.
The Ike has approx. 200 permanent tie-outs and additional covered space for temporary stalls.
No, the dirt can be compacted if requested but there is no concrete underneath. At this time there is no additional floor covering provided.
We have over 175 RV spaces, therefore, we do not take reservations for RV spaces.
All RV spaces have water, electric and sewer.
An RV area is located immediately behind the horse barn.
The RV spots are for the convenience of our participants and are not rented out unless there is an event.
The City of West Monroe was pleased to offer assistance during hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In another similar disaster, we would again jump to assist our southern neighbors. However, The Ike is not a designated evacuation center so each emergency must be individually evaluated.
RV spaces are $20 per night. Promoters may add an additional surcharge.
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The main entrance of our Corrections Facility can be found on the South side of our headquarters at 2301 North 7th Street. The hours for these services are:
Monday - 8:00 am to 10:30 am
Tuesday - 8:00 am to 10:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Not only is tall grass an eyesore, but it is also a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Contact our office to receive the amount that you are now required to pay to put your taxes back into your name. If your taxes are sold at a tax sale, you will have to pay the original tax amount along with any interest and costs associated with the sale and redemption of the taxes. You have three years from the date of sale to pay the redemption figure but each month the taxes are not redeemed, the cost increases.
Take any paperwork that you have from the sale and call or go to the Ouachita Parish Tax Assessors Office at 300 St. John Street. They will process any changes and notify our office to change the name and mailing address of the homeowner. This information must be changed at their office and they must notify us!
A copy of your property tax notice will be sent to your mortgage company if your mortgage company requests a copy of the notice from our office. We do not keep your mortgage company information on file. If a copy of your property tax notice is sent to your mortgage company, you will receive a copy of the tax notice with a stamp indicating that the notice was sent to your mortgage company.
Property taxes are mailed and are due every December. If you do not receive your notice during this time, call our office to get the information. Three notices and a certified notice along with printing the delinquent property tax owners in the legal section of the Ouachita Citizen four times will occur before your property is sold for non-payment of property taxes.
Any changes to your tax notice should be reported to the Ouachita Parish Tax Assessors Office. They are located at the Ouachita Parish Courthouse located at 300 St. John Street in Monroe, Louisiana. You may call them at 318-327-1300. This information must be changed at their office and they must notify us!
Any changes to your tax notice should be reported to the Ouachita Parish Tax Assessors Office. They are located at the Ouachita Parish Courthouse located at 300 St. John Street in Monroe, Louisiana. You may call them at 318-327-1300. This information must be changed at their office and they will notify us!
Taxes can be paid at the water counter on the first floor of West Monroe City Hall or mailed to the address on the notice.
Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7:30 am-4:30 pm and closed on weekends.
you must call 24-48 hours in advance to schedule ride.
You pay the driver.
WOPT only goes to medical offices and federal buildings in Monroe.
No. All rides must originate in West Monroe.
Passengers are responsible for carry-on bags. No more than 3-4 bags per person. All carry-on items must be placed under the passenger's seat or on his/her lap. This includes groceries.
All transit buses are handicap accessible, but transit is unable to provide service to/from the ER or to/from medical procedures.
The treatment plant charge is $1.20 per thousand gallons.
There is a $16.10 fee for garbage collection per can. We no longer provide commercial dumpster service for pickup.
The City of West Monroe Utility Department accepts the following forms of payment: cash, checks, money orders, Visa and Master debit/credit cards.
Payments can be made via:
American Express and Discover cards are not accepted forms of payment
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If receipts are not provided by the Kiosk, please feel free to visit the water department or contact us at 318-397-6898
$7.50 is the flat rate for sewage.
$16.50 is the garbage collection fee for one can. There is an additional charge of $13.60 for each additional can. Three cans is the maximum.
The amount charged for the treatment plant for residential is $2.65 per thousand gallons. This charge is dependent on the amount of water you use. The amount charged for commercial is $2.95 per thousand gallons.
The amount for a commercial deposit is $50.
For commercial water, there is a flat rate of $8 to $18.50 depending on the meter size. This includes 0 to 999 gallons of water. Everyone pays this charge. Commercial charges are reflective of water usage excluding the garbage fee. $2.50 is charged for every thousand gallons after the minimum. We measure in thousands of gallons.
There is a flat rate of $7.50 for sewerage collection which includes up to 10,000 gallons of usage. Thereafter the fee is $1.55 per thousand depending on water usage.
For residential water, there is a $4.50 water minimum charge. Everyone pays this amount. $2.15 is charged for each thousand gallon. We measure in thousands of gallons.
The amount of the deposit for a residential account is $85. This fee includes all water services.