The Orleans Parish Assessor will hold the annual open rolls period from Friday, July 15 through August 15, from 8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m. During this time period, you will be able to visit with the Assessor or his staff regarding your property assessment for the coming year.
Property owners may visit any of the Office’s four locations:
• City Hall 1300 Perdido St.
• 4th Floor Algiers Courthouse 225 Morgan St.
• 1st Floor Lakeview Christian Center 5885 Fleur De Lis Dr. 2nd Floor (TEMPORARY)
• ***NEW*** Uptown River Garden 1851 Rousseau St. (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 by filing online at www.nolaassessor.com
To file online, on the Home Page click the E-File link in the left column then click Appeal of Taxable Valuation. This link will be operational from Monday, July 25 – 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 18. “You do not dispute the property assessment because you think your taxes are too high,” said Assessor Williams. “That is a discussion to take up with the taxing authorities. 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 appointment are necessary; individuals will be assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis at all locations. To check your assessment online, simply go to the nolaassessor.com; choose Search Records on the left side of the page, then agree to the disclaimer, then choose to search either by owner name, tax number or property location. Enter the information. Note: When entering an address, numbered streets are often listed under the number rather than the word, i.e. 1st instead of First) This website also gives information on age and income tax freezes, homestead exemptions and what to do if you think your assessment is too high.