Welcome

Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government Welcomes You!

WELCOME to Lafayette, the Heart of Acadiana and an educational and economic center of southwestern Louisiana.
EMERGENCY NUMBERS
Acadian Ambulance...511
Fire(Emergency)...911
Poison Control Center...911
Police (Emergency)...911
Acadian CARES
(AIDS Relief, Education & Support)...233-2437
Bus Service...291-8570
City Court...291-8720
City Marshall...291-8725
Crime Stoppers...232-TIPS or 232-8477
City/Parish Consolidated Government...291-8300
Diocese of Lafayette(Information)...261-5500
HELP...232-4357
 
Hospitals
Crossroad Regional Hospital...1-800-737-3808
Lafayette General Medical Center...289-7991
Medical Center of Southwest Louisiana...981-2949
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital...289-2000
Surgery Center, Inc...233-8603
University Medical Center (UMC)...261-6000
Vermilion Hospital...210-1550
Women’s & Children’s Hospital...521-9100
Salvation Army...235-2407
Sexual Abuse Response Center...269-1557
Sheriff (Mark Garbor)...236-5610
 
Utilities
 
Atmos Energy...1-888-852-2424
Entergy...1-800-368-3749
Lafayette Utility Service (LUS)...291-8280
Sewer Problems...291-5755
Water, Utilities (Problems)...291-5740
 
IMPORTANT LINKS & NUMBERS
 
UL Lafayette...www.ull.edu
Lafayette Government...www.lafayettela.gov
International Center...www.lecentre.org
Lafayette Tourism...www.lafayettetravel.com
Lafayette Nightlife...www.downtownlafayette.org
 
*If on campus dial 9 to exit
UL Lafayette...482-1000
UL Lafayette International Affairs...482-6819
City Hall...291-8200
Connecting electricity...291-8280
Connecting Video/Internet/Phone...993-4237
Police Station...291-8600
Paying traffic tickets...291-8627
Hospitals...Go to the UL Clinic FIRST only in emergency call 911
Bus System...291-8570
Taxi...237-3333
 
A
Acadian Village...981-2364
Acadiana Arts Council...233-7060
Acadian CARES 
(AIDS Relief, Education & Support)...233-2437
Airport...266-4400
Alcoholics Anonymous...991-0830
Art Gallery, Lafayette...269-0363
Art Museum, University...482-2278
Automobile Registration...1-877-368-5463
 
B
Bar Cards...291-8697
Blood Services, United...235-5433
Bus Service...291-8570
 
C
City Court...291-8720
City Hall...291-8200
City Marshall...291-8725
Convention and Visitors Bureau...232-3737
Council for the Development of
French in Louisiana (CODOFIL)...262-5810
Crime Stoppers...232-TIPS or 232-8477
City/Parish Consolidated Government...291-8300
 
D
Diocese of Lafayette(Information)...261-5500
Downtown Development Authority...291-5566
Drivers License Information...886-3713
 
E
Emergency Preparedness Office...291-5075
 
F
Festival International de Louisiane...232-8086
Fire Prevention...291-8704
 
G
Garbage Pickup...232-5730
 
H
Health Information Center...988-1816
HELP...232-4357
Heymann Performing Arts and Convention Center
Business Office...291-5540
Ticket Office...291-5555
Hospitals
Crossroad Regional Hospital...1-800-737-3808
Lafayette General Medical Center...289-7991
Medical Center of Southwest Louisiana...981-2949
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital...289-2000
Surgery Center, Inc...233-8603
University Medical Center (UMC)...261-6000
Vermilion Hospital...210-1550
Women’s & Children’s Hospital...521-9100
 
I
International Trade Development...291-5474
 
L
Library (Lafayette Parish)...261-5775
 
M
Museum, Lafayette (Alexandre Mouton House)...234-2208
 
N
Natural History Museum and Planetarium...291-5544
Nature Station...291-8448
 
P
Post Office Information...1-800-275-8777
Productivity Center (ULL)...482-6767
 
R
Recreation Centers
Comeaux...291-8875
Domingue...291-5558
Dupuis...291-8377
George Bowles...291-8381
Girard Park...291-8379
Heymann...291-5562
J. Carlton James...291-8386
Martin Luther King...291-5561
Robicheaux...291-8885
Thomas Park...291-5553
Red Cross...234-7371
 
S
Salvation Army...235-2407
Sewer Problems...291-5755
Sexual Abuse Response Center...269-1557
Sheriff (Mark Garber)...236-5610
Street Conditions (Complaints)...291-8517
Street Lights (Complaints)...291-5700
Symphony, Acadiana...232-4277
 
T
Time and Temperature...235-5111
Times of Acadiana...289-6382
Tourist Center...232-3737
Traffic Lights (Problems)...291-8568
Traffic Signs...291-8565
Transit System...291-8570
 
U
United Blood Services...235-5433
University Art Museum...482-2278
University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL)...482-1000
Utilities
Atmos Energy...1-888-852-2424
Entergy...1-800-368-3749
Lafayette Utility Service (LUS)...291-8280
Utilities, Billing...291-8271
Utilities, Connection...291-8280
 
V
Vermilionville...233-4077
 
W
Waste Services...291-8518
Allied Waste...1-800-256-1886
Waste Management...1-800-423-0645
Water, Utilities(Problems)...291-5740
 
RESOURCES
 
Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government
Local government body for Lafayette City and Lafayette Parish Chief executive: A City-Parish President, rather than a mayor Representative body: Lafayette City-Parish Council
 
Services:
Traffic, public transit, planning, development review
Utilities (electricity, water, waste water, fiber optic network)
Police department
Fire department
City-Parish President and 9 council members
www.LafayetteLA.gov
 
Lafayette Transit System
(city buses)
12 day-time routes
4 night service routes
Equipped with bicycle rack and security cameras
$1.00
www.rideLTS.com
 
Downtown
Development
Authority
Downtown Alive
Movies in the Park
ArtWalk
Bach Lunch
www.downtownLafayette.org
 
LCVC
Lafayette Convention
and Visitors Commission
VISITOR CENTER
Evangeline Thruway and Willow Street
Open 7 days a week
Brochures
Maps
Information on Festivals and Events
Museums and Attractions
Hotels and Restaurants
www.Lafayette.travel
 
LEDA
Lafayette Economic
Development Authority
LEDA works with businesses as they make decisions to start, expand or relocate in Lafayette, LA and the surrounding communities.
Through innovative collaborations with business, government and education,
LEDA strives to diversify the community’s business base for future growth and development.
Business Facilities- Job Growth Leaders
Lafayette was recognized as the 5th best city for job growth in the U.S.
SB&D- Top 10 in the South
Lafayette was recognized in the annual Top 10 issue as being a sizzling mid-market economy.
Milken- Best Performing Cities Index
For the sixth time in seven years, Lafayette is ranked in the top 25 metros in the Best Performing Cities Index. Lafayette gained five spots, coming in at 19 out of the 200 largest metros.
www.Lafayette.org
 
OneAcadiana
One Acadiana, formerly the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, is transforming into a national-caliber regional economic development organization serving a nine-parish (county) area in south Louisiana.
One Acadiana is focused on a long-term vision of making the region one of the most high quality, sought after places in the South for business and talent.
www.OneAcadiana.org
Twitter: @OneAcadiana
Facebook.com/OneAcadiana
 
Lafayette Regional Airport
Airlines offer daily nonstop flights to hubs in:
Atlanta via Delta Airlines
Dallas/Fort Worth via American Eagle Airlines
Houston and Denver via United Airlines
Links Southwest Louisiana to the world.
Offers an easy, cost-effective and convenient alternative to large city terminals
Provides a safe and secure environment for travelers.
501,101 airline passengers in 2014, the best year on record
25,818,110 pounds of cargo, also one of the best years on record
Five minutes from UL campus
www.lftairport.com
 
Lafayette International Center
Trade opportunities
Export counseling
Trade missions
Trade shows
Seminars
Workshops
Internships
Sister Cities
International networking opportunities
www.leCentre.org
 
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
UL Lafayette cited in latest editions
Princeton Review’s "Best 378 Colleges"
and
Forbe's "America’s Best Colleges"
 
GREAT CHOICE!
Lafayette is located in the happiest state.
Lafayette ranked as one of America's "Top 100 Places to Live".
Welcoming and diverse population.
Great education and much fun.
 
HISTORY, ECONOMY AND CULTURE
Town of Vermilionville
1700’s – French and Acadians (originally from Nova Scotia). settled in this region already populated by several Native American tribes
1821 - Jean Mouton founded Vermilionville, named after the Bayou Vermilion. He donated the land for the church and courthouse.
 
City of Lafayette
Vermilionville renamed in 1884 after General Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, French military hero who fought with George Washington’s American revolutionaries during the War of Independence.
Total area: 49.2 sq mi (127.0 km²)
City Population: 124,276 (2013 est.)
Parish Population: 235,644 (2014 est.)
 
Economy
Based on agriculture until 1940’s.
The petroleum and natural gas industry then became more dominant.
Last decade developing as a technology hub: LITE, Fiber to the Home, etc.
Manufacturing.
Cultural Tourism
 
L.I.T.E.
Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) is the world's first and only data visualization facility open to both public and private sector. LITE enhances training programs in the oil and gas, healthcare and education industries by creating Immersive Virtual Learning Environments (IVLE) that recreate the sight, sounds and dangers of real-life situations. 
 
LUS Fiber
(Lafayette Utilities System)
Named one of the fastest home Internet provides in the world.
Recognized by the White House as a Pioneer City in the US Ignite program.
Recognized by FCC Thomas Wheeler as an example of broadband success.
Only provider in Lafayette with a peering arrangement with UL Lafayette.
Only provider of public WiFi access during major events throughout the city.
Offers 1 gigabit Internet for as low as $69.95 per month.
 
Cultural Tourism
Home of the Cajun and Creole cultures, Cajun and Zydeco music
Historical villages (Acadian Village and Vermilionville, etc.)
“The happiest city in the U.S.”
“America’s Best Small Town For Food”
Mardi Gras
More than 20 festivals every year
 
Cuisine
Cajun cuisine is one of the most famous regional cuisines in the world
Lafayette named America’s ‘Best Small Town For Food’ in 2011
Jambalaya, crawfish étouffée, cracklins, boudin, gumbo

 

Our seasonings are renowned: Tabasco and many others.