Property Taxes in New Orleans
New Orleans is unique in many ways and our New Orleans property taxes are no exception. In all of the surrounding parishes, property taxes are paid in arrears. In Orleans Parish, which makes up the entire city of New Orleans, property taxes are billed in December for the coming year. Effectively, you are paying your taxes in advance.
What do you need to know about property taxes?
- Owner occupants are allowed to file a homestead exemption for their primary residence in New Orleans
- Homestead exemptions are limited to one per household
- The homestead exemption does not apply to the millages for fire and police protection, so even if your home is valued at less than $75,000, you’ll still pay a small amount of property taxes
How to calculate property taxes
It used to be there was a long, convoluted math problem that I believe even involved 2 trains leaving a station. Now, it’s easy to estimate your taxes online at the Orleans Parish assessor’s website. It’s only an estimate, because there are special neighborhood assessment districts, senior exemptions and other variables that may change your actual tax bill, but you’ll get pretty darned close to the real number.