The Livingston Parish Council is the legislative body, with the power to enact all ordinances and resolutions. Livingston Parish Council members are elected from nine districts, and the President is elected at-large, by all voters of the Parish. The nine Livingston Parish Council members act only by ordinance, resolution or motion. They adopt and may alter the annual budget and confirm the Livingston Parish President's appointments. The Livingston Parish Council is responsible for the appropriation and issuance of bonds. The Livingston Parish Council determines its own rules of procedure, and its meetings are open to the public.
Livingston Parish Council members are elected every four years. They are elected to geographic districts of roughly the same proportion of population.
The Livingston Parish Council meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6pm following the public hearing. The Council conducts its meeting in the Council Chambers located in the Governmental Building, 20355 Government Boulevard, Livingston, Louisiana. All meetings of the Council and its committees are open to the public with the provisions of general state law.