The Department of Facilities Management is responsible for maintaining not only the outward appearance of the nearly 40 facilities throughout St. Tammany Parish, but also for the inner workings of each. When any facility under their purview needs an upgrade, an overhaul, or just a thorough cleaning and refresh, facilities is the one we call. They provide a safe and functional physical working environment for the administration of Parish Government by providing a professional and cost effective maintenance program. Among their other responsibilities, the department staff insures building safety and the optimal performance of building systems by providing preventative maintenance and repair on all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and building security systems. In addition, the Facilities Management Department also provides interior / exterior repairs and renovations to Parish Facilities, they assist in planning events held on Parish properties such as the Holiday of Lights, the St. Tammany Parish Fair, and fishing events at the St. Tammany Fishing Pier. All Parish generators (19 stationary and 16 trailer packages) and all emergency equipment (fuel tanks/trucks, etc.) are maintained in support of emergency operations. The department is also responsible for all polling locations (61) during elections to make sure the HVAC, restrooms and phone services are in working order.
St. Tammany Parish Government Facilities consist of approximately 731,000 square feet of building space and include: