This means the St. Charles Parish Assessor’s Office will be valuing all properties in the parish that are subject to property taxes as mandated by the Louisiana Constitution and state law.*
The St. Charles Parish Assessor’s Office is dedicated to completing a fair, consistent, and transparent reassessment process based on the most accurate data available. This page is meant to help you understand all the factors that go into finding your residential property’s fair market value and how that value relates to property taxes, or millages.
The assessor values properties, while local taxing districts and governmental agencies set millage rates. Those rates are subject to authorization by you, the voter, usually for a period of 10 or more years.
Assessor Tab Troxler and the staff of the St. Charles Parish Assessor’s Office are here to serve you. Should you have any questions or concerns, or just want more information, don’t hesitate to contact the office.
*The Louisiana Constitution of 1974, Article VII Section 18(f) mandates reassessment every four years.
REASSESSMENT 2020 EXAMPLE STATS
The assessor is responsible for discovery, listing, and valuing all property in the parish for ad valorem tax purposes. The assessor is also responsible to the citizens to ensure all property is assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Your property’s assessment is used to calculate the amount of property taxes you will owe each year.
Options for Homeowners
The assessor sets assessed values on homes in St. Charles Parish, but his office does not control the property tax rates of various local taxing bodies. Below is more information about the ways residents can reduce their tax burdens.
APPLY FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
This exempts the first $75,000 of market value on a primary residence. In St. Charles Parish, this is equivalent to about $884 in annual property tax savings. [MORE INFO]
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ASSESSMENT FREEZES OR SPECIAL LEVELS
Homeowners 65 or older, those who are disabled, disabled veterans, or surviving spouses of active-duty first responders killed on duty may be eligible for assessment freezes or an additional homestead exemption. [MORE INFO]
ATTEND A PUBLIC MEETING
Taxing bodies set their annual millage rates at advertised meetings. [MORE INFO]
The Assessor’s Glossary
AD VALOREM: Latin term meaning “proportionate to the estimated value of the goods or transaction concerned.”
FAIR MARKET VALUE: The price most people would pay for a property in its present condition.
TAXING BODIES: Local government agencies and districts, including parish government, schools, law enforcement, etc.
IMPROVEMENT: Any permanent structure on real property, or any work on the property which increases its value.
TAX ROLL: An official record of property subject to property tax within a given jurisdiction.