Please Read This Notice Carefully for Important Information
Property owners who filed their appeals for real estate property tax assessment with the Orleans Parish Assessor on or before August 20, 2020 will be receiving a post card from the New Orleans City Council, acting in their capacity as the Board of Review, prior to September 15th. The post card will notify all appellants of their ability to request three types of hearings: 1) A hearing without participation of the appellant where the Hearing Officer will review the submitted paperwork; 2) A hearing by telephone or Zoom Video Conference or 3) A hearing by Zoom Video conference with a place reserved for the appellant to go to a Video Conference Kiosk in person with the Hearing Officer and the Assessor Representative appearing by video conference. To choose the third option, the appellant and anyone who joins the appellant will need to be COVID and COVID symptom free for at least 14 days and those appearing will need to have face covering and his or her temperature taken showing a temperature below 99 degrees prior to the hearing.
In order to comply with State law, the board of Review must certify the tax rolls to the Louisiana Tax Commission by October 20, 2020.
Should the appellant choose not to have a live hearing, they can rest assured knowing that the request and all evidence will be considered at length by the hearing officer prior to submitting their recommendation to the Board of Review. Regardless of the outcome, the appellant will still have the ability to appeal to the tax commission if they are not happy with the Board of Review Decision.
The Board of Review advises property owners to work with the Orleans Parish Assessor to resolve their appeal. A mutually acceptable, negotiated resolution is the quickest and most effective way to resolve a disputed real estate property tax assessment.
The Board of Review has contracted with Hammerman & Gainer, LLC to help process the appeals and provide recommendations to the Board of Review, which will be held in open City Council Chambers.
Letters will notify property owners of the hearing date, time, and location for the property appeals hearing.
For additional information, visit www.OrleansTaxAppeal.com or call 1-888-229-7314.
Additional questions may be answered at the Louisiana Tax Commission’s website: https://www.latax.state.la.us/