Each year in accordance with Louisiana revised statutes, the assessor’s office opens its books for public inspection. The books are open for 15 calendar days beginning no earlier than August 15th and ending no later than September 15th, exact dates will be published in the official publication of the parish and listed on this website under Important Dates/Deadlines. During this period, property owners should review the values of their property and if there are any questions about the value, they should discuss it with the local Assessor’s office. If a property owner is to be represented by a third party, they must provide an Appointment of Taxpayer Agent form(form 3103.B) before the Assessor’s office can discuss the property with the agent.
If at the conclusion of the public inspection period the property owner still disagrees with the valuation of a property, the property owner may formally protest their value by submitting an Appeal to Board of Review form(form 3101) to the West Baton Rouge Parish Council who serves as the local Board of Review. The dates of both the formal protest period and the Board of Review hearing(s) will be published in the official publication of the parish and listed on this website under Important Dates/Deadlines.
If either the Assessor or property owner is not satisfied with the determination of the local Board of Review, either party may submit an Appeal to Louisiana Tax Commission form(form 3103.A) to request review by the Louisiana Tax Commission. The Louisiana Tax Commission will consider any and all appeals timely filed in hearings that are open to the public.
All forms referenced above can be downloaded from this website. Mailing addresses for the local Board of Review and Louisiana Tax Commission are provided below:
West Baton Rouge Parish Council Louisiana Tax Commission
P.O. Box 757 P.O. Box 66788
Port Allen, LA 70767 Baton Rouge, LA 70896
For more detailed information on the appeals process, please contact our office.