Calcasieu Parish tax notices to be delayed

By Wendy Aguillard, Calcasieu Parish Assessor

Due to the delays from the hurricanes, the Sheriff and Tax Collector will not be sending out the 2020 tax notices until after the first of the year.

Calcasieu Assessor, Wendy Aguillard has provided an initial parish wide Hurricane Laura/Delta reduction in value.

Homestead Property

If you are unable to live in your homestead property, you can file for a Disaster Homestead Continuation which will allow you to maintain your homestead even though you are temporarily unable to live in your home.

This is ONLY good if you DO NOT file for homestead anywhere else while your home is being repaired.

Real Estate/Buildings

If you have experienced unfortunate more extensive damage, additional information of damage may be provided by property owners to our office for further review and possible additional valuation adjustments.

Business/Personal Property

For business assets (inventory, furniture, fixtures, and equipment) please provide a revised LAT5 form with supporting documentation of loss for possible valuation adjustment to personal property assets.

In the continued interest of maintaining public health and employee safety during the COVID-19 health emergency and the Governor’s Phase 3 step to resume business – our main office is still limiting the number of customers into the office at one time.

We request you wear a mask to enter our office.

Our phone number is 337-721-3000, fax 337-721-3021 and email, which will be monitored by staff to assist you as quickly as possible.

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Our West-Cal office will remain closed at this time.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!

We will resume normal business practices as soon as possible.