Louisiana Municipal Advisory and Technical Services Bureau

Louisiana Municipal Advisory and Technical Services Bureau

LaMATS assists municipalities in meeting the many challenges and requirements of local government.  Members that participate in our programs have made their governments more efficient, protected their constituents' liability, and provided municipal employees with added benefits.

Revenue Capture

LaMATS knows that quality public service depends on maximizing your municipality's financial resources. Our full-service debt recovery and tax collection programs include:   

Millage Management

  • Collect the maximum amount of ad velorem taxes owed to your city 

Insurance Premium Tax

  • Annual and Delinquent Collection Services

  • Increase Revenues 6%-10%

  • Serving 192 Louisiana municipalities

Occupational License Tax

  • Streamline process & level the field

  • Raise returns to municipality

Municipal Debt Recovery Service

  • No cost to municipalities: fee added to debt

  • Skip trace to find debtor

Capacity Building

Stretched thin on tools and materials to help staff perform at top capacity?  Need a source for quality contractors to help you build Louisiana’s next great city?  LaMATS provides:  

Online Buyer’s Guide

  • Free to member municipalities

  • One-stop shop to purchase goods and services you need

  • Provides businesses wider exposure to their target markets

Computer Internet and Technology Assistance Program (CITAP)

  • Provides computers, software and internet connection services

  • Little or no cost to members

  • Tailored to smaller-sized communities

Operations Apps

Sometimes it’s what’s you know.  Whether you need the latest available data, municipal best-practices or expert advice,  LaMATS puts vital information at your fingertips that can improve every facet of your operations. Ask us about: 

BidBoard Procurement

  • Provides venue for reverse auctions, cooperative purchasing, and "shopping" on pre-approved municipal contracts

  • Every​ member can join!

Salary and Benefits Data

  • Provides current and accurate data on 60 municipal positions

  • Easy online interface

Grant Research Assistance

  • Free, 1-year online research access

  • Identify potential grants & get technical assistance

Labor and Personnel Consulting

  • Expert guidance on federal and state labor laws; Fair Labor Standards Act; Davis-Bacon and Family and Medical Leave Act

Capital Outlay Consulting Service

  • Free initial consultation to review and advise your projects

  • Includes two newsletters on deadlines and process