St. James Parish, Louisiana Tax Assessors' Office
5800 LA Hwy 44
Convent, Louisiana 70723
Where is the St. James Parish Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the St. James Parish Assessor's Office do for me?
The St. James Parish Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in St. James Parish.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a St. James Parish property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the St. James Parish Assessor's Office at (225) 562 2250 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful St. James Parish Facts:
The median home value in St. James Parish is between $109,329.00 and $123,871.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact St. James Parish?
You can try contacting the St. James Parish local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for St. James Parish is located in the in Convent, which is located at Parish Courthouse. You can direct your general inquiries to St. James Parish with the contact info listed below.
St. James Parish Phone Number
St. James Parish Address
Convent, LA 70723-0106
Useful St. James Parish Links:
- St. James Parish Government Homepage
- St. James Parish Assessors' Office Homepage
- St. James Parish GIS Maps