Kudos to Covington Fire Department

A Better Rating Means Better Rates

Under Chief Gary Blocker’s leadership, major congratulations go to our Fire Department. Per the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana, the City of Covington’s insurance rating improved from a level 3 to a level 2. This is remarkable for a city of our size. For many residents, this will mean a lowering of insurance rates. For all of us, it means we are served by one of the best Fire Departments in the area. 


No Burning in City

Sec. 46-2. - Trash fires:

"Within the city limits of Covington, no person shall burn any garbage, solid waste, commercial solid waste, yard waste, household waste, junk, refuse, rubbish, construction waste, hazardous waste, buildings or structures."

Please click here to read Sec. 46-6 for more information on fire pits, chimineas, and bonfires.


Giving Back: Grand Isle

CovFD Firefighters have been and are deploying with the St. Tammany Parish Emergency Response Team to work in Grand Isle. Chief Blocker recently drove Trevor Betz there to join a crew from St. Bernard FD and STFD 13 to provide fire suppression support and water support for the island. Grand Isle is still without power and water.


Big Thanks to the Cov FD.

They are my favorite department. Please do not tell the other departments.

Rummage Sale

Benefitting the Covington Garden Club : )

Saturday November 6th, 2021

8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Location:  300 West 14th Ave. Covington, La.

Hundreds of Items, Great Prices


At Noon all Remaining Items 50% off

Children's Advocacy Center / Hope House

Tickets for One of the Year's Most Fun Events

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Sometimes supporting the community simply means buying the ticket, eating the eats, drinking the drinks and dancing the dances : )

Winter Coats for the Kids and Young Adults

The Knights of Columbus are again collecting gently used coats for children and young adults to be distributed later in November.

Grab those unused jackets and throw them in the back seat of your car. Next time you're at Acquistapace's, place them in the collection barrel inside the store.

It's a good thing.


Porch Fest Covington, This Saturday

Great Music … and it's Free

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Big Thanks to Councilman John Botsford for organizing this fun community event … and to the generous sponsors that help make it happen. Excess proceeds benefit Hope House. That's a good thing.

Northshore Food Bank

Pallets with a Purpose

A Good Time for a Good Cause

Sometimes supporting the community simply means buying the ticket, eating the eats, drinking the drinks and dancing the dances : )

Click here for tickets

Rumors that local jeweler legend Jose Balli and Mayor Mark will make appearances as Elvises are true.

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Need the Covington PD? Follow these steps to set-up:

Text "CPDLA" to 847411. You will receive an automated response that says: "Thank you for contacting Covington PD. Please submit your text, photo, or video tip. Text HELP for tech support or STOP to stop. Msg&data rates may apply."

Text back "Hello" and then save the exchange as a contact called "Cov PD."

In the future, if you need to call for service, simply text your concern. Text messages go directly to the Covington Police Department's Shift Supervisor.

As always, if it is an emergency or you need immediate assistance, call 911.

Covington's First Train Depot


Check out the new telephone pole banners throughout downtown … pictures of what used to be. Often directly in front of the old building, some are offset by 1/2 a block.

This one, from 1920, is located in front of Mattina Bella on Gibson Street. The small piece of front porch on the far left side was the first train depot in Covington. The depot was later moved onto New Hampshire where Lola Restaurant is today. The train in this photo is "curved" as it follows the railroad track in front of Brooks Bike Shop and Rosemary's Closet. The center of commerce for Covington in the 19th century was from the Columbia Street Landing, up Columbia towards Theard (as we were primarily a port city). With the introduction of the train, the center of commerce shifted to Gibson Street.

Replies to this e-mail go directly to Mayor Mark.

Rooted in History, Focused on the Future

City of Covington, How Do I?

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