New Orleans assessor to open tax rolls

New Orleans assessor to open tax rolls

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - People who own property in New Orleans can view the tax rolls beginning Friday, July 15 through Monday, August  15, 2016.

Assessor Errol Williams says this is the period for anyone who wishes to discuss the taxable assessment of their property.

There are four locations where property owners can go to view and talk about the tax assessment:
* 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)
* Uptown River Garden, 1851 Rousseau Street (TEMPORARY)

The assessor says visiting one of the locations would be regarded as an informal appeal. In order to file a formal appeal of the tax roll, a property owner would have to file online at by clicking 'Appeal of Taxable Valuation.' The link will be operational from July 25 until August 18. The assessor's office says property owners will need documentation to support their claim, such as a recent appraisal, a builder's contract, photos or insurance coverage of the property.

"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."

Property owners do not need an appointment. People are served on a first-come, first-served basis.

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