FAQ

  • Who is the Livingston Parish Assessor?

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

  • What does the Assessor’s Office do?

    Every single 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.

  • What does the Assessor’s Office NOT do?

    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.

  • How do I dispute my assessment?

    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.

  • What is a millage?

    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.

  • What are property taxes spent on?

    Not that it’s determined by anyone in this office…but property taxes are spent on a myriad of invaluable services in Livingston Parish. From fire departments and public libraries to city services and schools.

  • How often is property assessed by the Livingston Parish Assessor’s Office?

    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 Great Flood of 2016, may prompt a re-appraisal period in order to bring assessed values more in line with on-the-ground realities.