Assessor Williams: Starting Today - Property Owners can File Online Appeals, Third Location at Lakeview Christian Center to Open
For the first time since the Orleans Assessor’s office opened for public business, property owners will be able to submit appeals of the valuation placed on their property without having to visit a government office, starting Monday, July 22.
Assessor Erroll G. Williams, in an effort to address public requests for more efficient service, is accepting property valuation appeals online through the website www.nolaassessor.com.
Orleans property owners are receiving their property assessment letters in the mail in July, and if they disagree with the revaluation, they are invited to visit the Assessor’s Office until August 15. Individuals contesting their assessment should submit documentation to support their claim, including a recent appraisal, a builder’s contract, photos or insurance coverage of the property.
The online appeals service requires the same documentation, according to Assessor Williams, but the benefits of filing online include:
To file an appeal online, visit www.nolaassessor.com.
All appeals whether in person or online must be submitted to the Assessor no later than August 15. If the filer does not want to seek an appeal from the Assessor, they can file an appeal to the City Board of Review online at the www.nolaassessor.com site until August 20.
Also opening Monday, July 22, is a third but temporary location at which the public can question their property valuation. The third location is the Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Dr., 2nd Floor.
Property owners from across Orleans Parish are invited to meet with office staff at this location or the traditional locations: the 4th Floor of City Hall, 1300 Perdido St. and the Algiers Courthouse, 225 Morgan St. All three locations will be conducting public inspection of the assessment rolls weekdays until August 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
No appointments are necessary; individuals will be assisted on a first-come, first served basis.
The Orleans Parish Assessor took these steps in order to diminish the lines and wait times that have occurred during the open rolls period in Orleans Parish for the last half-century. Assessment rolls opened July 15, thanks to legislative changes introduced by Rep. Jared Brossett, Rep. Neil Abramson, and Sen. Ed Murray.