The city of New Orleans recently contacted New Orleans Homeowners with their 2023 Tax Assessments. As a result of increasing sales prices in New Orleans, City Hall has increased assessed property values on many homeowners. This increase can be troublesome for some because in the worst case the home is no longer affordable due to the new tax bill.
New Orleans Homeowners should know they may appeal the assessed value through August 18, 2022, by 4PM. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are encouraged and can be made at this link.
Here are some factors that one should consider before merely cutting a check:
- Consult your Realtor on comparable sold properties in your neighborhood. If there are recent sales in your area that may contradict your assessed value, you may have a case to dispute the new bill. If you do not have a Realtor, here is a link to a good agent.
- The Assessor’s Office does not have pictures or access to the inside of your property. Your house may be valued as a new renovation whereas it may in fact be completely gutted. If your property is in disrepair, the Assessor’s office may not know, causing a higher assessed value. You should have a general contractor or specialist for whatever the issue is draw up an invoice/estimate for the cost of repairs, or simply bring in pictures to the Assessor’s office.
- If you’re over the age of 65, you may qualify for a freeze on your property taxes.
If you did not receive a letter from the Assessor’s Office, you can check your assessed value at this link. If you’ve seen a tax hike that you feel may be disputable, give your Realtor a call before it’s too late.
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