Community Information

Whether you're new to our community or just need to find something in Ascension Parish, here's a listing of helpful information.

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Utilities
Driver's License/Registration
Voter Registration
Community Service Numbers
Health Units/Hospitals
Libraries
Boating/Fishing

Utilities

| Cable/Satellite | Electricity | Garbage | Gas | Telephone | Water & Sewerage |

Important Info


Louisian One Call (Call before you dig!)
www.laonecall.com
Dial 811 or 800-272-3020

Louisiana Public Service Commission
www.lpsc.org
800-256-2397

Louisiana DO NOT CALL Registry
www.lpsc.org/dncprogram.asp
877-676-0773

National DO NOT CALL Registry
donotcall.gov
888-382-1222

Cable/Satellite


Charter (Phone/Internet/TV)
www.charter.com
800-888-2954

Cox (Phone/Internet/TV)
cox.com
866-342-5269
225-615-1000

DirectTV (Satellite TV)
www.directv.com
877-259-9678

Dish Network (Satellite TV)
www.dish.com/
888-262-8520

East Ascension Telephone (EATEL) (Phone/Internet/TV)
www.eatel.com/
800-621-4211
225-621-4300

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Electricity


CenterPoint Energy
www.centerpointenergy.com
800-477-0177

Dixie Electric Membership Corp. (DEMCO)
www.demco.org

  • Outages (24/hr) - 800-262-1160
  • Service/Billing - 800-262-1170
  • Gonzales - 225-622-2549

Entergy
www.entergy-louisiana.com

  • Outages (24/hr) - 800-968-8243
  • Service/Billing - 800-368-3749

Garbage


Dale's Gargabe Service
dalesgarbageservice.com
225-647-6061

Innovative Waste Systems
www.innovativewastesystems.com
225-775-2350

Republic Services (formerly: Allied Waste)
www.republicservices.com
225-675-8021

Waste Management
wm.com
800-654-0489

Waste Pro (formerly: Acadian Waste Disposal Service)
www.wasteprousa.com
225-744-6400

Gas


Atmos Energy Louisiana
www.atmosenergy.com

  • Emergencies - 800-692-4694
  • Service/Billing - 800-621-1867

CenterPoint Energy
www.centerpointenergy.com
800-477-0177

Entergy
www.entergy-louisiana.com

  • Outages (24/hr) - 800-968-8243
  • Service/Billing - 800-368-3749

Gonzales City Utilities
www.gonzalesla.com
225-647-9568

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Telephone


East Ascension Telephone (EATEL) (Phone/Internet/TV)
www.eatel.com/
800-621-4211
New Service: 225-621-4300
Internet Tech Support: 225-621-4466

AT&T (Phone/Internet/TV/Broadband)
www.att.com/
888-757-6500
225-557-6500

Verizon (Phone/Internet/TV/Broadband)
verizon.com/
800-837-4966

Water & Sewerage


Ascension Water Company
www.brwater.com
225-675-5644

Diversion Water Company
diversionwater.com
225-673-8560

Gonzales City Utilities
www.gonzalesla.com
225-647-2841

Peoples Water Service Company
www.peopleswaterservice.com
225-473-7603

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Driver's License/Registration

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The Rules


  • First-time drivers must be at least 17 years old to apply for a personal driver's license and must pass a written test, a driving test and vision exam.
  • New Louisiana residents must obtain a Louisiana driver's license, register their vehicle(s) and obtain a Louisiana license plate within 30 days of establishing residency. Drivers with valid out-of-state licenses only need to pass the vision exam.
  • The fee for a Class E driver's license is currently $24.50. Fees for driver's license are CASH only!

On-line license renewal: www.expresslane.org
Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles: 225-925-6146


 
Office Locations:
Gonzales
1056 E. Worthey St. Suite A
Gonzales, LA 70737

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Donaldsonville
413 Williams St
Donaldsonville, LA 70346

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Brake Tags/Inspection Stickers

Louisiana residents are required to pass annual motor vehicle safety inspections. All vehicles registered in the parish of Ascension must be inspected in one of these parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston and West Baton Rouge. The fee for the inspection is $18.00. No tax will be charged. For locations, look for an official orange "Motor Vehicle Inspection Station" sign at most full service gas stations or service garages.

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Boating License Information

| Boating | Fishing |

Boating License Information
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
P.O. Box 14796
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone: 225-765-2898
Fishing and Hunting License Information
Sheriff's Office
Gonzales, LA
Phone: 225-621-8340

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Voting

Voter Registration


To register to vote, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • At least 17 years of age and 18 years old prior to the next election
  • Not under a judgement of interdiction where your right to vote has been suspended
  • Not under an order of imprisonment for convition of a felony
  • Reside in the parish you wish to vote in

You may apply online or at any of the following State offices:

  • Registrar of Voters
  • Office of Motor Vehicles
  • Office of Social Services
  • WIC Office (women, infants & children)
  • Food Stamp Office
  • Medicaid Offices
  • Offices serving persons with disabilities
  • Armed Forces Recruitment centers
  • On-line (link below)

You must be registered at least 30 days prior to be eligible to vote in the next election.
For more information or to register: www.sos.louisiana.gov

Office Locations:
Gonzales
828 South Irma Blvd, Suite 107
Gonzales, LA 70737
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Donaldsonville
300 Houmas St
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Community Service Numbers

Category Name Telephone Web Site
Animal Shelter/Control Ascension Parish 225-675-6557
Business/Legal Services Ascension Parish Chamber 225-647-7487 ascensionchamber.org
Donaldsonville Chamber 225-473-48147 donaldsonvillechamber.org/
Children/Youth Ascension Parish School Board 225-257-2000 apsb.org
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Health Units/Hospitals

| Health Units | Hospitals |
Donaldsonville
901 Catalpa Street
225-474-2004
Gonzales
1024 S. E. Ascension Complex
225-644-4582
Prevost Memorial Hospital
301 Memorial Drive
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
225-473-7931
Promise Hospital of Ascension
615 E. Worthy Road
Gonzales, LA 70737
225-621-1200
St. Elizabeth Hospital
1125 W. Hwy. 30
Gonzales, LA 70737
225-647-5000

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Libraries

| Libraries |
Ascension Parish Library
500 Mississippi Street
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Phone: 225-473-8052
Ascension Parish Library
708 S. Irma Blvd.
Gonzales, LA 70737
Hours: M-T 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri-Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 225-647-3955
Ascension Parish Library
40300 Hwy. 42
Galvez, LA 70769
Hours: M-W-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
T-Th 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat.: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Phone: 225-622-3339

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