Fire Chief · Jude Mire

The Abbeville Fire Department maintains a fire rating of 3. This Public Protection Classification reflects a community’s local fire protection for property insurance rating purposes and directly affects property insurance rates.

The department is led by Chief Ernest Jude Mire. Chief Mire began his career with the Abbeville Fire Department on December 03, 1989. He served as a Firefighter for 12 years before being promoted to Fire Captain in 2001 and served in that rank for 12 years.

He was Assistant Fire Chief for 1 year before being appointed tore Chief in 2014.

The Abbeville Fire Department Main Station is located at 210 West Vermilion Street with Substations located on Veterans Memorial Drive, Joffree Street, and Maude Avenue.



Chief of Police · Mike Hardy

The Abbeville Police Department is led by Chief of Police Mike Hardy.He served as chief from 1990 to ‘02. In addition, he continued to serve in various law enforcement roles, including as an officer with the Maurice Police Department. He volunteered as a reserve officer in Abbeville during the time his brother, Tony Hardy, served as Abbeville chief (2010-‘18).


Utility Customer Warning:
Third Party Payment Site

We have identified a website that falsely claims to be an official online payment portal for the City of Abbeville. Please be aware that if you choose to use a third-party website like to pay your utility bills there is a delay in receipt of the payment to your account. This delay could lead to late fees and disconnection of your utility services. We do not endorse or its affiliates and cannot waive additional charges or issues caused by using their service.

We strongly recommend using the City of Abbeville’s official payment portal for online transactions.