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Welcome to Ouachita Parish Assessor's Office

Welcome to the Ouachita Parish Assessor Website! I hope you find it a useful resource for practical information about property values and the assessment process.

Your Assessor’s office is charged with the responsibility to identify and value all property within the Parish of Ouachita. Fair taxation has always been and always will continue to be vitally important to every taxpayer in the Parish. Correct property assessment provides our local governments, law enforcement, schools and others with the funds they need to maintain, improve and repair our infrastructure, protect us from crime and educate our children.

As your Ouachita Parish Assessor, my staff and I will continue to be an office that makes a difference. Our mission is to be the best public servants, giving our best efforts, for the very best community – always striving to be better.

This is your office and we are here to serve you!

Sincerely,
Stephanie Smith, AAS, CLA
Assessor, Ouachita Parish

Proven Experience and with over 25 years comprehensive knowledge of the financial management and fiscal responsibility of the tax dollars that fund the Assessment District.

  • Assessment Administrative Specialist (AAS) designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) since
  • Certified Louisiana Assessor ( and Deputy) since
  • Currently serves on the Board of Directors for Louisiana Assessors' Association (LAA) and is a member of the LAA Legislative Committee. Formerly served as Trustee for the LAA Retirement Fund for over 15 years and two terms on the LAA Insurance Committee.
  • Member of IAAO for over 25 years.
  • Community Involvement: Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Ouachita Parish Women’s Republican Club, Leadership Ouachita Graduate, Monroe Rotary, United Way of Northeast LA

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Real Property Search

Ouachita Parish's real estate records are available online and free to the public. Search records using a variety of different search criteria such as name or address.

Interactive Mapping

Use the power of the interactive mapping functionality by searching, viewing, and selecting different properties of interest directly on the map.

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LAT Forms

Here you will find a brief list of services offered by our office. Some of these are available online such as the Sales Questionnaire Form and printable LAT forms in PDF format.

Homestead Exemption

One of the most important services our office provides is tracking Homestead Exemptions. To learn more about this and to see if you may qualify, click the button below.

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LAT Forms

LAT forms are a tool that you can use to tell us about your property. You may download and print LAT forms that are approved by the Louisiana Tax Commission.

LAT Forms

Sales Questionnaire

If you recently purchased property, take a moment to fill out this questionnaire and provide us details of the transaction. This helps to ensure Fair Market Value of assessments.

Sales Questionnaire
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Tax Information

The information contained on this page was compiled solely for use by the Ouachita Parish Assessor's Office, the Louisiana Tax Commission and/or the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. The Ouachita Parish Assessor's Office assumes no liability for the improper use or alteration of this data for other purposes.

Reports

There are several types of reports produced by our office each tax year, some of which are mandated by the Louisiana Tax Commission. The reports below are in PDF format. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may get it here.

Millage Rates

Here is some information about our current taxing bodies and their associated millage rates.

Charts & Graphs

Below you will find a list of charts and graphs displaying information about taxes and values in Ouachita Parish.

  • Current Year Parish Taxes by Ward - Pie chart showing the amount of Parish taxes due to the Ouachita Parish Tax Collector from property within each ward. This chart shows PARISH taxes only.
  • Current Year Taxes by Levy - Pie chart showing the amount of Parish taxes due for each major taxing body. Some miscellaneous taxes are summarized for clarity. This chart shows PARISH taxes only.
  • Current Year Values by Ward - Pie chart showing the Taxable Assessed values for each ward in the Parish. Values are based on the current year's tax roll data.
  • Parish Values by Year - Graph showing the history of Taxable Assessed values in the Parish for the last 10 years.
  • Parish Taxes by Year - Graph showing the history of collectible Parish Taxes for the last 10 years.

Estimated Tax Calculator

For a quick and easy way to estimate your taxes try the free tax calculator. Please note that the correctness of the tax information provided is not warranted. Actual taxes may only be determined at the time the books are closed and the tax roll is printed.

Tax Calculator

Although our office strives to ensure the accuracy and authenticity of this information, this information is provided for your convenience only. This information is given without recourse or warranty, and should not be relied upon for any legal purpose, including, but not limited to ownership, tax consequences, flood status, or any other purpose.

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Q: How much are my property taxes and what is a mill?

A: The Ouachita Parish Tax Assessor's Office will assess the value of your property. Once the assessed value of your property has been determined, multiply it by the appropriate millage rate for the area in which you live. Millage is the tax rate expressed in decimal form.

  • A mill is one-tenth of one cent. ()
  • 1 mill = $
  • 10 mills = one penny or $
  • mills = ten cents or $
  • 1, mills = one dollar or $1

For example:
$, (Appraised Value) X (Residential Rate: 10%) = $10, (Assessed Value)
$10, (Assessed Value) X (City Millage Rate of mills) = $ (Tax Amount)

Another way to view it is that for every $1, of assessed value, the tax is $

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Q: Why am I being billed for taxes even though I received my notice from the parish that my property is homestead exempt?

A: The homestead exemption only affects a customer's parish property taxes. The exemption does not apply to the City of Monroe property taxes and therefore the taxes due are based on the full assessed property value.

Q: Who do I contact concerning my homestead exemption status?

A: The Ouachita Parish Tax Assessor's Office at

Q: Why did my property taxes increase?

A: This answer depends on your particular situation. There could be an increase in the assessed value of the property or an increase in the tax rate.

Q: Doesn't the parish collect property taxes for the city?

A: No. The city and parish are two separate taxing authorities and each collects their own tax.

Q: What is the assessed value of a piece of property?

A: For this information, you will need to contact the Ouachita Parish Tax Assessor's Office at

Q: Can property be sold after non-payment of taxes for one year? Why?

A: Yes. The property owner has until December 31st of the year for which the tax is due to pay with no interest or costs attached. January 1st of the next year the taxes are delinquent. After sufficient notice has been given to the tax debtor, according to law, the tax collector will at the designated time and place conduct a tax sale consisting of properties for which the current year's taxes have not been paid.

Q: Is it legal to add grasscutting and demolition charges to the property tax notice?

A: If a property owner is billed for any such charges, they can be added to the tax notice to be paid along with the taxes. See City ordinances for grasscutting (Code , §§ , ; Ord. No. , ; Ord. No. , ) and for demolition (Ord. No. 10,, ).

Q: How can I get grasscutting and/or demolition charges removed from my property tax notice?

A: Grasscutting: The customer must contact the Code Enforcement Department at If it is determined that the customer was billed in error, a letter authorizing the adjustment must be executed by Code Enforcement and forwarded to the Tax & Revenue office. Demolition: The customer must contact the Code Enforcement Department and set up a payment agreement. A copy of the agreement accompanied by a cover letter should be forwarded to the Tax & Revenue office before removing the charge.

Q: I owe back taxes on my property. How do I bring them current?

A: If you owe city taxes, call the City of Monroe Tax and Revenue Department - Property Tax Division at for a redemption amount. If you owe parish taxes, call the Ouachita Parish Tax Collector's Office at for a redemption amount.

Q: How long do I have to redeem my property?

A: You will have three years from the date the Tax Collector's Deed or Adjudication Deed is filed.

Q: I am interested in some property owned by the City of Monroe. How can I purchase the property?

A: (1) A listing of adjudicated property may be obtained from the Tax & Revenue office or from the City of Monroe Legal Department on the 2nd floor of City Hall. The Legal Department can be reached at
(2) Contact the Tax & Revenue office (, select Property Tax) to get the amount of taxes, penalties, interest and costs currently due plus the amount for two months in the future.
(3) Go to the Ouachita Parish Tax Collector located on the 1st floor of the Parish Courthouse. Give them the information obtained from step 2 above. There you will obtain the parish taxes, penalties, interest and costs currently due plus the amount for two months in the future.
(4) Head to the Clerk of Court's office located at the opposite end of the hall from the Ouachita Parish Tax Collector's office. Request a Mortgage Certificate and Proces Verbal (an official report of proceedings or facts) on the property. This is the only document that will cost money to obtain. The cost varies from $20 on up depending on the number of names.
(5) Proceed to the City of Monroe Legal Department on the 2nd floor of City Hall. They will calculate the amounts due based on the documents you provide (documents from steps 2 through 4) and go over the entire process with you. If you wish to proceed you will need to bring the funds calculated in order to begin the process.

Q: How do I find property ownership information?

A: You can either contact The Ouachita Parish Tax Assessor's Office at or go to the parish courthouse and view the public terminals.

Q: New Owners' Question: (a) Why didn't I receive a tax notice? (b) Am I responsible for paying the redemption amount since the property was sold in the tax sale or is the previous owner responsible?

A: (a) Normally, if there is a change in ownership, the transfer may not have reached the assessor's office prior to the tax roll closing. Therefore, the previous owner and not the new owner receives the property tax notice. (b) You are responsible for the taxes. However, in situations such as this, we advise that you contact the party responsible for the closing of the sale to see if funds were set aside in an escrow account from you and the previous owner to pay the taxes.

Q: Where do I submit a change of address?

A: The change of address has to be done at the Ouachita Parish Tax Assessor's office. The assessor's office is located at the Ouachita Parish Courthouse at Saint John Street in Monroe.

Q: I paid my property taxes and so did my mortgage company. Will I be refunded?

A: We will refund the second payee. If your tax payment is applied before the mortgage company payment, the mortgage company will receive the refund and you will have to contact them for a refund.

Q: What are the procedures for the tax sale?

A: After all efforts have been made to collect current taxes, we hold a tax sale at Breard Street or another designated location. The prospective taxbuyers sign in and are seated before the sale begins. The Director proceeds by making statements pertinent to the sale and what is required of the taxbuyer if he/she purchases a piece of property. After reading the legal notice as it appears in the paper, the Director proceeds by (1) stating the property owner, (2) the property address with a brief description of the property, (3) the tax sale price and (4) any demolition or grasscutting costs. If a customer is interested in a piece of property, he/she may raise their paddle when the property address and all other information have been read. However, if there is more than one party interested in the property, they do have the opportunity to bid down the interest in the property. Once the sale has ended, the taxbuyer proceeds to the cashier for payment of the property or properties purchased in the sale. When the deeds are filed, a copy will be forwarded to the taxbuyer.

The taxbuyer is responsible for the payment of taxes until the original owner redeems. The taxbuyer is also required to upkeep the lawn if the property is vacant. If the property is redeemed, interest and 5% penalty are added to the amount paid at the tax sale as well as interest on any additional years' taxes were paid by the taxbuyer. If the original owner fails to redeem the property within three years, he/she must go through a lawyer to redeem their property. If the owner fails to redeem within five years, they no longer have any rights to the property. At this time the taxbuyer can file to quiet the title on the property and execute a quitclaim deed.

  • Notices will be mailed between the later part of November and the beginning of December of each year.
  • The tax sale will be in the month of June after the parish tax sale.

After the tax sale, a certified letter is mailed to each property owner to inform them that their property was either sold to a taxbuyer or adjudicated by the City of Monroe. The owner will receive two additional certified notices over the next two years before he/she can no longer redeem their property through the Tax & Revenue office.

Q: Taxbuyers' Question: Now that I've purchased the property, (a) Can I rent the building or home? (b) If the property needs work, for instance, cutting the grass, boarding up the home or building, and cleaning up the property, are there certain procedures I must follow? (c) Can I move into the house or open a business?

A: (a) Certain legal procedures must be followed in order to take full possession of the property prior to the expiration of the three-year period. Otherwise, one option is to wait until the three year redemption period has expired and then petition the courts to take possession of the property. After the lapse of six months from the date of service of petition and citation, if no proceeding to annul the sale has been instituted, judgment shall be rendered quieting and confirming the title. After five years has expired, the taxbuyer may petition the courts for possession except that the delay for answer shall be ten days instead of six months. (b) Contact the Code Enforcement Department at They will inspect and give permission to do the work to the property, if they deem it to be necessary. Immediately following the completion of the authorized work, forward receipts and a copy of the letter from Code Enforcement to the Taxation & Revenue office attention Property Tax so we can collect those funds when the original owner redeems the property. (c) No. See the answer for (a) above regarding taking possession.

For additional information about the laws regarding a property tax sale see Louisiana Revised Statute Title Click here and start at Title 47 Section for the sale of immovable property.

Click here to view the City of Monroe sales tax packet

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Ouachita Parish Assessor's Office

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Address, Phone Number, and Fax Number for Ouachita Parish Assessor's Office, an Assessor Office, at South Grand Street, Monroe LA.

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About the Ouachita Parish Assessor's Office

The Ouachita Parish Assessor's Office, located in Monroe, Louisiana, determines the value of all taxable property in Ouachita Parish, LA. Taxable property includes land and commercial properties, often referred to as real property or real estate, and fixed assets owned by businesses, often referred to as personal property. Property assessments performed by the Assessor are used to determine the Ouachita Parish property taxes owed by individual taxpayers.

Property owners may contact the Assessment Office for questions about:
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Ouachita Parish Home & Property Tax Statistics

Find Ouachita Parish Home Values, Property Tax Payments (Annual), Property Tax Collections (Total), and Housing Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, ACS 5-Year Estimates.

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana - Assessor's Office

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The Ouachita Parish Assessor is responsible for appraising real estate and assessing a property tax on properties located in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. You can contact the Ouachita Parish Assessor for:

  • Appealing your property tax appraisal
  • Reporting upgrades or improvements
  • Paying your property tax
  • Checking the Ouachita Parish property tax due date
  • Information on your property's tax assessment
  • Your property tax bill

Parish CourthouseThe Ouachita Parish Assessor's Office is located in the Ouachita Parish Courthouse in Monroe, Louisiana. Monroe is the county seat of Ouachita Parish, where most local government offices are located.

Ouachita Parish Assessor Address

Ouachita Parish Assessor's Office
Ouachita Parish Courthouse
Saint John Street
Monroe, LA

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There are three major roles involved in administering property taxes - Tax Assessor, Property Appraiser, and Tax Collector. Note that in some counties, one or more of these roles may be held by the same individual or office. For example, the Ouachita Parish Tax Assessor may also serve as the Ouachita Parish Tax Appraiser.

  1. The Ouachita Parish Tax Assessor is responsible for setting property tax rates and collecting owed property tax on real estate located in Ouachita Parish.

  2. The Ouachita Parish Property Appraiser is responsible for determining the taxable value of each piece of real estate, which the Tax Assessor will use to determine the owed property tax.

  3. The Ouachita Parish Tax Collector is responsible for collecting property tax from property owners. They issue yearly tax bills to all property owners in Ouachita Parish, and work with the sheriff's office to foreclose on properties with delinquent taxes.

When contacting Ouachita Parish about your property taxes, make sure that you are contacting the correct office. You can call the Ouachita Parish Tax Assessor's Office for assistance at . Remember to have your property's Tax ID Number or Parcel Number available when you call!

Please call the assessor's office in Monroe before you send documents or if you need to schedule a meeting. If you have general questions, you can call the Ouachita Parish government at .


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