Frequently Asked Questions

  • Jeff Taylor has served as the Assessor for Livingston Parish since August of 2000.

  • Every piece of property in Livingston Parish has a value that must be estimated annually. The Assessor’s Office places a value on every parcel of land, every home, and every commercial building in the parish. This is done through a transparent, open rolls process that solicits citizen feedback.

  • The Livingston Parish Assessor’s Office does not set your tax rate, mail out tax bills, collect tax payments, nor does the office seize, sell, or place liens on property.

  • Livingston Parish uses an open rolls period to allow all citizens the ability to provide feedback on their assessment and, if necessary, dispute the value placed on their property. You will need to set an appointment during the open rolls period and bring documentation regarding recent appraisals, pictures, builders contracts, and insurance documents.

    You cannot dispute your property tax with the Livingston Parish Assessor, but you can dispute the assessed value of your home.

  • Property taxes are levied by what is known as a millage rate. One mill is one-tenth of one percent, or .001%. There are numerous boards, agencies, and authorities in Livingston Parish government that receive funding from local millages.

  • The Louisiana Constitution mandates that the Livingston Parish Assessor’s review the value of all properties in the parish at least once every four years. Extraordinary circumstances, such as the flood of 2016, may prompt a re-appraisal period in order to bring assessed values more in line with on-the-ground realities.