Property Tax overview

Property tax notices are normally mailed during the last week of November for that taxable year. Property taxes for 2023 become due upon receipt of the notice and become delinquent if not paid by December 31, 2023. Payments made on or postmarked by January 2, 2024 will not incur interest charges.

The amount of property tax due is based upon your tax rate and taxable assessment. The tax is calculated by multiplying the taxable assessment by the tax rate. The tax rate is the sum of the individual millage that were approved by voters for such purposes as fire protection, law enforcement, education, recreation, and other functions of parish government. The Jefferson Parish Assessor's Office determines the taxable assessment of property.

If your homestead/mortgage company usually pays your property taxes, please forward the tax notice to them for payment.  If not, property taxes may be paid through several other methods:

In Person
Jefferson Parish Government Building
200 Derbigny St.
Suite 1200
Gretna, LA 70053
Drop Box (checks only)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
3300 Metairie Road
1st Floor
Metairie, LA 70001
 Only open from December 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024.
Utilize our Payments Menu to pay by e-check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). A 2.49% convenience fee is assessed on all credit card payments. There is no fee for e-check payments. 
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 130
Gretna, LA 70054-0130
OvernightJefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
200 Derbigny St.
Suite 1200
Gretna, LA 70053


Questions concerning payment dates, amounts paid, refunds, copies of a notice, redemptions, or other questions regarding property tax collections, please call the Property Tax Division at 504-363-5710.

All questions concerning your assessment, changes in your mailing address, or homestead exemption must be directed to the Assessor’s Office at 504-362-4100 or visit the Jefferson Parish Assessor’s Office located in the Parish courthouse.