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6/13/2017 Information on Freezing your 2018 Assessment
 Homeowners 65 years or older and/or homeowners with disabilities...
6/2/2016 2016 Board of Review Procedures
 Important dates and instructions for 2016 Board of Review...
2/26/2016 Storm Damage
 If your home or business suffered any damage from the February 23, 2016 storm...
8/8/2013 Reclassification of All Use Value Lands
  The St. James Parish Assessor's Office recently conducted...
4/23/2012 How to Freeze Your Property Taxes.
 
Louisiana Special Assessment Level---What is it? How do I apply?
1/1/2012 Part I --- The Assessor
 
Recently we have had quite a few calls inquiring about the increases in property taxes. We always …
1/1/2012 Part II --- The Voters
 
Last week's article explained the assessor's roll in the property tax system. This week we will look at the part the voter plays in the property tax ...
1/1/2012 Part III --- The State
 
Three weeks ago I began this series of articles in an effort to inform taxpayers how the property tax system works and some reasons why property taxes …
1/1/2012 Part IV --- The Information
 
The fair market value the assessor calculates for your property is based on the data collected. In 1998 and 1999 the St. James Parish Assessor’s Office measured every structure in the parish …
1/1/2012 Good Maps --- An Important Part of the Assessor's Office.
 
Good parcel maps are an essential part of the assessor’s office. These maps can provide a geographic view of the assessment rolls as well as an inventory of properties that can be used to show ownership ...
1/1/2012 What's My Line?
 
What does the Assessor do? Does he collect property taxes? No. Does he raise the taxes on my house and property! No. Hey, I know what he does! He is responsible ...
1/1/2012 Reappraisal --- Too Many Letters to be a Four Letter Word.
 
When the word reappraisal is mentioned in a conversation, many times people grimace, become very silent or loudly say a ...
1/1/2012 Fair Market Value --- What is it? How is it Determined?
 

Fair Market Value can be defined as what a willing seller decides to accept for a house and property, in dollars, from a willing buyer, both being informed ...

1/1/2012 Who Pays Property Taxes?
 
What exactly does it mean to have a homestead exemption? Most people know something about the homestead exemption, but not everyone understands all ...
1/1/2012 Accrued Depreciation --- What is it? How is it Estimated?
 
In appraisal, accrued depreciation is the loss in value from reproduction or replacement cost new due to all causes except depletion, as of the date of appraisal. This differs from ...
1/1/2012 The Cornerstone --- Fairness and Equity.
 
People expect fairness and equity in taxation and rightly so. There is nothing that will upset a taxpayer more ...

   

 

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