Welcome to Gonzales Louisiana!

Welcome to Gonzales, Louisiana, (population 11,350) conveniently located between the capital city of Baton Rouge and the fun and originality of New Orleans.

In 2019, the City of Gonzales was chosen by the National Chamber of Commerce as one of the “Top Five Cities To Live In.”

Gonzales is known as the “Jambalaya Capital of the World,” it is famous for its annual Jambalaya Festival, which was first held in 1968.  Stephen “Steve” F. Juneau came up with the idea for the Jambalaya Festival and served as the first president of the Jambalaya Festival Association.

Our area is home to some of the South’s most interesting and beautiful tourist attractions, many steeped in our rich history. There are no fewer than a dozen antebellum homes within a short drive, numerous restaurants all featuring original cuisine and boutique shops along with an outlet mall.

So, if you’re looking for “a great escape,” or wanting to relocate, we’re sure you’ll agree when we say, “Gonzales, Nous avons tout!”

The City of Gonzales is here to serve you, whether resident or visitor, so call us for any queries you may have.

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In case of water or gas leaks after hours, on weekends, or during holidays, you can still call the City of Gonzales at 225.647.2841. The message will ask you to hit “1” for dispatch. Once through, simply explain your issue, and it will be sent to the correct person.


We are pleased to present to you the Annual Water Quality Report for the year 2018. This report, entitled “The Water We Drink,” is designed to inform you about the quality of your water and services we deliver to you every day (Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien). Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water.

The City of Gonzales hereby requests proposals for a

Land Acquisition Agreement for the City’s New Conference Center

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Posted: January 25,2019