Jefferson Parish will open its 2014 property tax rolls for public review for two weeks starting Aug. 25, allowing residents who disagree with the assessed value of their property to file an appeal.
This year is not a reappraisal year, however, so there shouldn’t be many changes from last year’s assessments, parish Assessor Tom Capella said.
Reassessments happen every four years, and the next one will be in 2016. Only if properties have been sold or renovated since last year will the assessment have been changed to reflect the value of the sale or building permit, Capella said.
The total assessed value of property in Jefferson Parish was $4.136 billion in 2013, while the taxable value — after the state’s homestead exemption is accounted for — was $3.389 billion, Capella said.
For 2014, the total assessed value is $4.232 billion, before any possible adjustments as part of the public review process. The final taxable value won’t be known until after the process is complete.
Taxpayers can see the assessed value of their property by clicking the “Property Search” tab at jpassessor.com or by visiting one of the assessor’s two offices between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25 through Sept. 8.
The East Jefferson location is at 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 901. The West Jefferson location is at 200 Derbigny St., Suite 1100, in Gretna.
Assessments can be viewed online, but any appeal must be filed in person.