St. Tammany Parish

St. Tammany Parish is the state’s fifth most populous parish and is one of Louisiana’s fastest-growing parishes, especially over the past decade. As a dominant parish on the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, St. Tammany prides itself for its scenic beauty, outdoor recreation options, a vibrant food scene and family-friendly attractions. The high influx of population — partly spurred by migration from other coastal parishes after the 2005-2006 hurricane seasons— represents such challenges that are related to sudden growth, such as development without consideration of stormwater management or current flood risks to accommodate a growing need for housing, taxed infrastructure and congested roadways resulting from the increase in population.