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, said Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams. The tax rolls will be open weekdays beginning Wednesday, July 15, 2015, to Monday, August 17, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Property owners may visit any of the Office’s four locations:
1300 Perdido Street
225 Morgan Street
Lakeview Christian Center,
5885 Fleur De Lis Drive
2nd Floor (July 15 –Aug. 17 ONLY)
New Orleans East Satellite
5555 Bullard Avenue Suite 103
(July 15 –Aug. 17 ONLY)
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 Wednesday, July 22 through 4 p.m. August 20.
“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 appointment is necessary; individuals will be assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis at all locations.