FOX 8 Defenders: Orleans property assessment appeals period now through Aug. 15th

FOX 8 Defenders: Orleans property assessment appeals period now through Aug. 15th

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Orleans Parish property owners who don't agree with the Assessor's Office estimated market value of their property have until August 15th to appeal. If it doesn't seem fair or doesn't reflect what you think your property would sell for today, you can challenge it.

You can do that by starting an informal appeals process in person at one of three locations:

East Bank:
-New Orleans City Hall, 4th floor
-Lakeview Christian Center on Fleur de Lis Drive

West Bank:
-Algiers Courthouse on Morgan Street

All three locations are open on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Before you show up, make sure you have the following documents in hand to help explain why the value should be changed:
-photos
-recent appraisal (if you have one)
-homeowner's insurance
-estimated cost of repair from a contractor

If you can't appeal in person, you can file an appeal online at www.nolaassessor.com.

The FOX 8 Defenders staffed with volunteers from the National Council of Jewish Women also field consumer complaints at 1-877-670-6397 or you can fill out an online complaint form.

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