NEW ORLEANS — On March 1 the Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office will add changes to improve the website’s search page and map function said Assessor Erroll Williams.
The most noticeable change is that the map function will now be mobile-friendly. The map page at nolaassessor.com will adjust automatically to the dimensions of the screen. Additionally, users will have the flexibility to show the data they are most interested in by selecting which columns to display on various sections of the property report, toggle photos on/off and see where they are on the map by turning the mobile device navigation.
“Accessibility, transparency and user-friendliness have always been top priorities of this office,” said Assessor Williams. “With the popularity of mobile devices we thought it made sense to improve the user experience for community members who may not have access to a desktop or laptop. This is an important update for us to make so we can truly serve all members of our community.”
EagleView and Google Integration, unlimited map layers, measuring tools, buffer tools, markup tools, sales, change of title, and aerial mapping history are some features that are also available on the Map tab. Users can also print the Parcel report.
“In consolidating seven Assessor’s Offices into one over the past 10 years, as well as returning the City’s properties to full value since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures, this office has consistently moved towards more online features which have reduced service lines and enhanced public service,” said Assessor Williams. “Moreover, our website provides a very transparent picture of the value of more than 166,000 parcels, whether they are residential, commercial or non-profit.”