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Livingston Parish Assessor



Meet Jeff Taylor
 
Local media and industry recognizes Taylor and his staff for:

·         Implementing the Parish’s first property ownership map
·         Purged Tax Rolls to set district budgets accurately
·         Introduced computerized data system for record keeping and
          assessments
·         Coordinated & established a system to share records with   the
          Clerk of Court and Permit office
·         Added hundreds of unlisted assessements to parish tax roll
·         Managed unrelented growth in the parish
·         Advocates for public disclosure of property assessments and
          accessiblity on the internet
·         Works with local, state and national agencies to provide the
          best services to property owners of Livingston parish.
 
Jeffrey Grantham Taylor is a lifelong resident of Livingston Parish.  Upon graduating from Doyle High School, Jeff continued his education at Southeastern Louisiana University. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in marketing and management.  Jeff Taylor has completed the educational requirements for International Certified Assessor. 

Taylor has served as Livingston Parish Assessor since August 31, 2000. During his tenure, he has served parish voters with honesty and integrity and worked to fairly assess property values across the parish. His efforts have been lauded by local media and industry professionals:

Taylor helped to implement the parish’s first property ownership map and purged the tax rolls to give districts more accurate information in setting their budgets. He piloted a new computerized data system, which better records and more accurately manages assessment information. He also has established systems to better share records with the parish’s Clerk of Court and Permit offices.

Taylor has added previously unlisted assessments to the parish’s tax rolls, as well as managed the parish’s unrelenting growth. More accurate tax rolls have improved funding for local schools, law enforcement and fire protection, and infrastructure needs. Taylor has been a leading advocate for public disclosure, calling for property assessments to be listed on the Internet. He has worked closely with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office to provide a full listing of the parish’s tax rolls.

By posting information on the Internet, the citizens of Livingston Parish can examine assessments across the parish and help to discover inequities and omissions from our tax rolls. This transparency has enabled Livingston Parish to move forward and set a positive example for others across the state to follow.

Taylor serves on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Assessor’s Association and is a member of the association’s Legislative Committee. He has worked with state legislators to implement a "freeze” form for residents 65 years of age and older, thereby allowing them to freeze their homestead property assessments at current values, protecting them from rapidly increasing property values that might jeopardize their ability to afford their home. Recently, the association’s Legislative Committee successfully lobbied to allow this exemption to be made available to disabled military personnel, too.

Taylor has completed the rigorous educational requirements to be an international certified assessor and has required that his field deputies pass similar certification classes. He recently was tapped to become an instructor for the International Association of Assessing Officers.

He is the founding sponsor of the parish’s public school supply program, ASSESS the NEED, which is currently in its seventh consecutive year. Since its inception, the program has collected more than $250,000 in donated cash and supplies for local needy children. This year’s campaign anticipates helping more than 2,000 children parish-wide.

Jeff and his wife, Delia Adams Taylor, have been married for twenty-five years.  They have two children:  Zachary (16) and Caroline (12). 

He is the son of the Rev. Delmas and Sharon Taylor of Colyell, La., and the son-in-law of Lois Morgan Adams and the late W.T. Adams of Livingston, La.

Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and management from Southeastern Louisiana University, and he is a graduate of Doyle High School. He is a member of the parish’s Chamber of Commerce and Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, and he helps to coach his children’s sports teams and serves as a volunteer in the school system.

Jeff is a member of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club and a Board Member of the Council on Aging and the Louisiana Assessor’s Association.