NEW ORLEANS — With the Delta variant causing a massive upswing in COVID cases, Assessor Erroll Williams has announced that the Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office is closing its doors for in-person meetings between the public and staff. Going forward, all meetings to discuss property assessments, apply for homestead exemptions, or to apply for age/disability freezes must be done virtually or by phone.
“At a time like this, public health and safety has to be the priority,” said Assessor Erroll Willliams. “We’ve made significant strides with the implementation of our virtual scheduling and meeting functions. Our new phone system has the bandwidth and workflow to reliably handle an increased call volume. The improvements we’ve made over the past decade in the Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office in moving towards a more accessible and web-based system have put us in a good position to make our public interface completely contactless for the time being. We feel this is the safe and responsible thing to do, and we can do it without significant impact to the level of service we provide.”
The 2022 assessment rolls are still open for public inspection, and property owners can still discuss their assessment and apply for an age or disability freeze until 4 p.m. August 16. Homestead Exemption applications can be submitted anytime throughout the year.
The deadline to submit an appeal to the Board of Review (BoR) remains August 19, 2021; or three business days after the closing of the assessment rolls per state law. BoR appeals can be submitted by clicking the e-file tab on nolaassessor.com.
Appointments can be scheduled at nolaassessor.com or by calling (504) 754-8811.