Orleans Parish will open property assessment rolls

New Orleans, La. - Beginning on Wednesday, property owners in Orleans parish will be able to discuss changes in tax assessments for the 2013 tax year.  Beginning on August 1st and continuing until August 15th, Tax Assessor Errol Williams will open property assessment rolls.

Property owners who want to discuss their real estate assessment can visit the east or west bank assessor offices.  On the east bank, the office is located at City Hall,  1300 Perdido St., on the 4th floor.  On the West bank, property owners can take their concerns to the Algiers Courthouse at 225 Morgan St.

"If you recently received a formal notice of an assessment change in the mail, whether for residential or commercial property, you should review the notice, and if you think it necessary, make arrangements to visit the office during this time period," says Assessor Williams.  "Property owners should be sure to note whether their assessment letter indicates an increase or decrease in valuation".

Assessor Williams expects a heavy influx of taxpayers vi sting the open rolls time period, and he says people will be served on a first-come, first served basis.  There are no appointments.  Property owners are advised to bring their recent letter from the Assessor's Office, a recent appraisal, a builder's contract, casualty insurance coverage and dated photographs of the property to support any change in the estimated property value.

The Assessor's Office will be open weekdays from 8:30 am until 4 PM.