Assessment Rolls are Open Until Monday, Aug. 19

Formal appeals will be accepted online and in person until 4 p.m., Thursday, August 22
NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans property owners who wish to discuss the taxable assessment on their property with the Assessor’s Office may do so now, during the Open Rolls period, announced Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll G. Williams. The tax rolls are open until Monday, Aug. 19, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
The Open Rolls period began on July 15 and usually ends August 15. The closing of the rolls was pushed back to August 19 due to Hurricane Barry.
Property owners may visit any of the Office’s three locations:
City Hall
1300 Perdido Street
4th Floor
Algiers Courthouse
225 Morgan Street
1st Floor
 Lakeview Christian Center,
 5885 Fleur De Lis Drive
2nd Floor
(TEMPORARY)
Visiting with the Assessor’s Office at one of the locations above is regarded as an “Informal Appeal.” Property owners may bypass this step and file a “Formal Appeal” with the Orleans Parish Board of Review online at www.nolaassessor.com.
To file online at nolaassessor.com, click the E-File link on the left side of the Home Page then click Appeal of Taxable Valuation.
Formal appeals will be accepted until 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22.
“You do not dispute the property assessment because you think your taxes are too high. That is a discussion to take up with the taxing authorities,” said Assessor Williams. “You should see me because you think the value placed on your property is inaccurate due to estimations on its size, comparable sales or market values.”
To contest an assessment value, individuals are advised to have an assessment letter and any additional documentation to support their claim, such as a recent appraisal, a builder’s contract, photos or insurance coverage of the property, said Assessor Williams.
 No appointments are necessary; individuals will be assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis at all locations.
For more information, contact (504) 658-1300 for visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on nolaassessor.com.
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