The Caddo Parish Assessor is responsible for discovery, listing, and valuing all property in Caddo Parish for ad valorem tax purposes. This property includes all Real Estate, all Business Movable Property (Personal Property), and all Oil and Gas Property and Equipment. The Assessor is responsible to the citizens of Caddo Parish to ensure all property is assessed in a fair and equitable manner to the property owners. At the same time the Assessor is responsible that the assessments are done according the Constitution of the State of Louisiana and the Revised Statutes that are passed by the Legislature. The Assessor is responsible for filing the Tax Roll annually with the Louisiana Tax Commission on which all the property taxes are based. In addition, the Assessor must maintain the property maps for each piece of Real Estate, maintain the legal description of each property parcel, as well as maintain the ownership inventory of each parcel.
The Caddo Parish Tax Collector, which is the Caddo Parish Sheriff, is responsible for sending tax bills and collecting taxes based on the assessments and the millage rates. The annual parish tax bills are sent out in November and are due by December 31 of that year.
Each municipality within the parish is responsible for sending tax bills and collecting taxes based on the assessments and the millage rates for that municipality. The municipality sets these millage rates or tax rates.
The different governing bodies within the parish set millage rates for the parish. These governing bodies include the Caddo Parish School Board, Caddo Parish Commission, Caddo Parish Sheriff, and several others. Also there may be additional millages set for the individual Fire Districts, Water Districts, etc. that depend on where the property is located.