2013 Property Tax Notices mailed out; Due by 2 p.m. this Dec. 31 to avoid penalties and interest

Posted: December 6th, 2013 | Filed under: Announcements, News Releases, SBSO News

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, in accordance with Louisiana law, has mailed the 2013 property tax notices via U.S. mail to parish property owners and the taxes must be paid by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, to avoid any additional penalties and interest.

These notices were mailed to the address on file as provided to the St. Bernard Parish Tax Assessor’s Office. Property owners should have received these notices by now.

If anyone receives a tax notice for property they no longer own, please notify the sheriff’s Civil Tax Office at 504-271-2504 during regular business hours – Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays.

If a property owner has moved and hasn’t received their 2013 tax bill, they need to call both the Sheriff’s Office to give their new mailing address so the tax bill can be sent to them and must call or visit the St. Bernard Tax Assessor’s office to give their permanent address change.

The Tax Assessor’s office is in a building at 2118 Jackson Blvd., directly behind the Parish Courthouse which is on West St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. The Tax Assessor’s number is 504-279-6379.

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office only maintains the address change for the current mailing. The Assessor’s Office keeps the permanent address.

Property taxes for 2013 become delinquent after 2 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2013. Interest will be charged at the rate of 1% per month or any portion thereof, under Louisiana R.S. 47:2101.

Tax bills can be paid at the Sheriff’s Civil Tax office located on the 2nd-floor of the Sheriff’s Annex, at No. 2 Courthouse Square. The Annex – which is raised above ground – faces Pakenham Drive and is the second of two buildings directly behind the Courthouse.

The Civil Tax office will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26 for the Christmas holiday and will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 27. It will close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 – at which time any property taxes not paid will be delinquent – then will be closed New Year’s Day and re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 2.