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Tax Collection

The Civil Department of the St. James Parish Sheriff mails notices from the annual tax rolls prepared by the St. James Parish Assessor for collection on property located in St. James Parish. The notices are mailed out the last week of November and taxes are due by December 31st of each year.

For questions concerning the assessed value or amount of taxes due call the St. James Parish Assessor’s Office. For other questions, such as, whether your bill was paid or status of your account please contact: Missy Folse with St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-562-2501.

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Tax Rates

Click on the links below to view current and past tax rates.

Assessment Examples

Example # 1

$ 100,000
– 75,000
$ 25,000
x 0.10
$ 2,500
x .10703
$ 267.58
Fair Market Value
Homestead Exemption
Taxable Value
Level of Assessment
Assessed Value
Millage or Tax Rate *
Tax Bill

The assessor of the parish determines fair market value. You can say that the assessor of the parish is the chief appraiser for the parish.

Example # 2

$ 125,000
– 75,000
$ 50,000
x 0.10
$ 5,000
x .10703
$ 535.15
Fair Market Value
Homestead Exemption
Taxable Value
Level of Assessment
Assessed Value
Millage or Tax Rate *
Tax Bill

In Example # 2, the tax bill doubles because the homestead exemption is still $75,000. This makes the assessed value double. In this case, just $25,000 of value makes the tax bill double.

Example # 3

$ 150,000
– 75,000
$ 75,000
x 0.10
$ 7,500
x .10703
$ 802.73
Fair Market Value
Homestead Exemption
Taxable Value
Level of Assessment
Assessed Value
Millage or Tax Rate *
Tax Bill

Mills means in the thousandths or — .10703 or — $107.03 per $1000 of Assessed Value or simply — 10.703%

For every $25,000 of taxable value, the tax bill increases by $267.58

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