POSTED: Friday, November 30, 2012 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Friday, November 30, 2012 - 6:04am
BATON ROUGE, LA — The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is reminding the public that if you have purchased a home in the past 15 months and do not receive a tax notice, you need to contact the Sheriff’s Tax Office to ensure your taxes do not become delinquent. The Sheriff’s Office needs to ensure that these new property owners receive their notices at the proper address as recent purchases are not always reflected on the Tax Assessor’s Rolls given to the Sheriff’s Office.
Tax notices will be mailed today and tomorrow. If you have recently purchased a new home and do not receive your notice by next week, you need to contact the EBRSO Tax Office at 389-4810.
Each Notice includes the following notes to the taxpayer:
- Taxes become due upon receipt of this Notice and become delinquent after December 31, 2012. Interest at the rate of 1 percent per month on the unpaid balance plus cost of collection will be added if delinquency occurs.
- If you have sold the property for which you have received a notice, please forward the notice to the new owner or to the EBR Sheriff’s Office (P.O. Box 70, LA 70821).
- If you need to file a homestead exemption, change your mailing address, or have any questions concerning your assessment, please contact the EBR Parish Tax Assessor’s Office: (225) 389-3920.
- You may view your tax payment status or pay your taxes online by clicking here .
EBRSO will be closed for all non-essential personnel and the public on December 24 – 25 for Christmas and on December 31 – January 1 for New Years. Uniform Patrol, Detectives and other responders will maintain normal hours.
The Tax office, however, will be open on New Year's Eve, December 31, since this will be the last day to pay ad valorem (property) taxes without a penalty. The office will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. that day.