The Jackson Parish Assessor is responsible for discovery, listing, and valuing all
property in Jackson Parish for ad valorem tax purposes. This property includes all
Real Estate, all Business Movable Property (Personal Property), and all Oil &
Gas Property and Equipment. The Assessor is responsible to the citizens of Jackson
Parish to ensure all property is assessed in a fair and equitable manner. At the
same time, the Assessor is responsible for ensuring that the assessments are done
according to the Constitution of the State of Louisiana and the Revised Statutes
that are passed by the Legislature. The Assessor is also responsible for filing
the annual Tax Roll with the Louisiana Tax Commission. In addition, the Assessor
must maintain the property maps for each piece of Real Estate, maintain the legal
description of each property parcel, as well as maintain the ownership inventory
of each parcel.
The Jackson Parish Tax Collector, which is the
Jackson Parish Sheriff, is responsible
for sending tax bills and collecting taxes based on the assessments and the millage
rates. The annual parish tax bills are sent out in the latter part of the year and are due by
December 31 of that year.
Each municipality within the parish is
responsible for sending tax bills and collecting
taxes based on the
assessments and the millage rates for that municipality. The
municipality sets these millage rates or tax rates.
The different governing bodies within the
parish set millage rates for the parish.
These governing bodies include the Jackson Parish School Board, Jackson
Jury, Jackson Parish Sheriff, and several others. Also there may be additional millages set for the individual Fire
Districts, School Districts, etc. These millages depend upon the location of the property.