About Us: A Message from Assessor Glenn Waguespack

Fair and equitable assessments are the main goal of this office. To help accomplish this goal, we use the latest mass appraisal and statistical software to develop valuation models based upon recent sales. By using valuation models , we are able to eliminate any bias. Fairness in property taxation cannot be assured if assessments are not based upon what your property is worth --- "Fair Market Value".

The Louisiana Tax Commission, the assessor's governmental oversight agency, regularly conducts ratio studies to check for fairness and equity in property taxation. This office must comply with the Louisiana Constitution, laws enacted by the Louisiana Legislature and rules and regulations of the Louisiana Tax Commission.

Your assessor's office plays a vital role in parish government. All revenue collected from St. James Parish taxpayers is used to fund various taxing districts such as, the school system, law enforcement, assessment district, and parish government, such as, fire protection, street lighting, drainage, street repair and numerous other services.

From this website we hope to disseminate information concerning property taxes and answer your concerns and questions.

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