The Assessor is required by the Louisiana Constitution to list, value and enumerate all property subject to ad valorem taxation on an Assessment Roll each year. The “ad valorem” basis for taxation means that all property should be taxed “according to value” which is the definition of ad valorem. The Assessed Value is a percentage of “Fair Market Value” or “Use Value” as prescribed by law. The Assessor’s Office must appraise and assess approximately 13,000 parcels of property. All public service properties are assessed by the Louisiana Tax Commission.
Assessments shall be made on the basis of the condition of things existing on the first day of January of each year.
All personal property report forms should be submitted to the Assessor by this date.
On or before this date each year, the Assessor shall complete and file the tax roll.
Taxes not paid to the Sheriff (Ex-Officio Tax Collector) by this date will become delinquent.
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