FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2016
Assessor: Rolls Open From Friday, July 15 to Monday, August 15
Fourth Location to Open in Uptown New Orleans
Online Appeals to be Accepted Monday, July 25 – Thursday, August 18
New Orleans property owners who wish to discuss the taxable assessment on their property with the Assessor’s Office may do so during the Open Rolls period, announced Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams. The tax rolls will be open weekdays beginning Friday, July 15, 2016, to Monday, August 15, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Property owners may visit any of the Office’s four 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)
***NEW*** Uptown River Garden, 1851 Rousseau Street, (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 at nolaassessor.com, 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 p.m. Thursday, August 18.
“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.