ALL ABOUT REASSESSMENT IN ST. CHARLES PARISH

2020 is a reassessment year. This means the St. Charles Parish Assessor's Office will be valuing all properties in the parish that are subject to property taxes as mandated by the Louisiana Constitution and state law.* SCROLL DOWN TO LEARN MORE.

St. Charles Parish Assessor Tab Troxler

FROM THE ASSESSOR


“Consistent and accurate data is important to me. I will use the facts available and operate within the legal framework to complete a fair and equitable reassessment.”– Tab Troxler, St. Charles Parish Assessor

"2020 is a reassessment year. This means my office will be valuing all properties in the parish that are subject to property taxes as mandated by the Louisiana Constitution and state law.*

I am dedicated to completing a fair, consistent and transparent reassessment process based on the most accurate data available.

Anyone who has been involved in buying or selling residential properties since our last reassessment in 2016 knows the market has evolved. Real estate values change with the transactions of buyers and sellers. Our changing market will impact the reassessment process, but it’s not the only data we look at.

This mailer is meant to help you understand all the factors that go into finding your residential property’s FAIR MARKET VALUE and how that value relates to property taxes, or millages.

The assessor values properties, while local taxing districts and governmental agencies set millage rates. Those rates are subject to authorization by you, the voter, usually for a period of 10 or more years.

MY STAFF AND I ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU. Should you have any questions or concerns, or just want more information, don’t hesitate to contact my office via the methods provided here."

Tab Troxler's Signature

Tab Troxler, St. Charles Parish Assessor

*The Louisiana Constitution of 1974, Article VII, Section 18 (F) mandates reassessment at least every four years.

LEARN ABOUT THE PROCESS





ABOUT ASSESSMENTS &
PROPERTY TAXES

The assessor is responsible for discovery, listing and valuing all property in the parish for ad valorem* tax purposes. The assessor is also responsible to the citizens to ensure all property is assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Your property’s assessment is used to calculate the amount of property taxes you will owe each year.

HOW PROPERTY TAXES ARE TOTALED

  • YOUR HOME'S ASSESSMENT:
    The Fair Market Value (ex: $175,000)
  • YOUR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION:
    It’s $75,000 (ex: $175,000 - $75,000 = $100,000)
  • MILLAGE RATE APPLIES TO 10% OF FAIR MARKET VALUE:
    (ex: 10% of $100,000 = $10,000)
  • ONE MIL REPRESENTS ONE THOUSANDTH OF A DOLLAR:
    (ex: $10,000 Divided by 1,000 = $10) // Then Multiply by the Millage Rate

HOW THE ASSESSOR DETERMINES RESIDENTIAL FAIR MARKET VALUE


  • SALES OCCUR
    Sales occur during reassessment period. (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019)
  • VALUES DEVELOPED
    The assessor develops an appropriate value per square foot for the neighborhood and adjustments for property attributes.
  • MODELS APPLIED
    The assessor applies appropriate values, using computer models, to all properties in the neighborhood.
  • CHANGES REVIEWED
    Office staff undertakes a detailed review of the changes generated by the computer models.
  • DETERMINATION MADE
    Assessor determines the final assessment.
  • NOTIFICATIONS SENT
    Notification sent to the property owner of the new value. Change reflected on the Dec. 2020 tax bill.

OPTIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS

The assessor sets assessed values on homes in St. Charles Parish, but his office does not control the property tax rates of various local taxing bodies. Below is more info about the ways residents can reduce their tax burdens.

APPLY FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

This exempts the first $75,000 of market value on a primary residence. In St. Charles, this is equivalent to about $884 in annual property tax savings.


PARTICIPATE IN ELECTIONS

Millage rates are subject to voter approval.


MONITOR STATE LEGISLATION

State laws have a large effect on how property taxes are administered.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ASSESSMENT FREEZES OR SPECIAL LEVELS

Homeowners 65 or older, those who are disabled, disabled veterans, or surviving spouses of active-duty first responders killed on duty may be eligible for assessment freezes or an additional homestead exemption.


ATTEND A PUBLIC MEETING

Taxing bodies set their annual millage rates at advertised meetings.


HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page on the main website.


GLOSSARY & STATS


AD VALOREM: Latin term meaning “proportionate to the estimated value of the goods or transaction concerned.”

FAIR MARKET VALUE: The price most people would pay for a property in its present condition.

 TAXING BODIES: Local governmental agencies and districts, including parish government, schools, law enforcement, etc.

IMPROVEMENT: Any permanent structure on real property, or any work on the property which increases its value.

TAX ROLL: An official record of property subject to property tax within a given jurisdiction.

REASSESSMENT STATS: 25,511 Parcels // 132 Market Areas // 432 Subdivisions


CONTACT


The St. Charles Parish Assessor's Office is happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to get in touch with us using the information below.

VISIT THE OFFICE

St. Charles Parish Courthouse
First Floor


15045 River Road

P.O. Box 303
Hahnville, LA 70057