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Duties of the Assessor’s Office
The primary duties of the Assessor’s Office include identifying, listing, and valuing all property for ad valorem taxation.
Examples of these duties include:
1.) Locating and identifying all taxable property in the jurisdiction.
2.) Making an inventory of all taxable property, including quantity, quality, and important characteristics.
3.) Classifying each property and determining the extent to which it is taxable.
4.) Estimating the fair market value of each taxable property.
5.) Calculating the taxable value of each property.
6.) Preparing and certifying the assessment roll of the entire jurisdiction.
7.) Notifying the owners of the taxable value of their properties.
8.) Defending value estimates and valuation methods during appeals.
Property consists of land, buildings, inventory, furniture and fixtures, machinery and equipment, as well as oil and gas wells including equipment, lease lines, pipelines, stored natural gas, and public service utilities.
The Assessor does not make laws which affect property owners, nor can the Assessor raise or lower taxes. The Parish’s millage rate is the total of mills that are set by individual taxing districts. These taxing districts include the West Feliciana Parish School Board, Parish Government, Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department, Town of St. Francisville, and the Assessment District. Aside from our own millage, the Assessor has no control over the rate a district approves to set.
The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the mailing of tax notices and the collection of property taxes. The tax notices are typically sent out in November and are due by December 31st of that year.