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Physical Address: Mail To Address:

Bossier Parish Courthouse
1st Floor
204 Burt Blvd.
Benton, Louisiana 71006

Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office
Bossier Parish Courthouse
ATTN: Property Tax Dept.
P.O. Box 850
Benton, Louisiana 71006
BUSINESS HOURS:
Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30 PM - closed all legal holidays
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Telephone: (318) 965-3400
Fax: (318) 965-3448
Email: tax@bossiersheriff.com


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


When do the property tax notices go out and when do they become delinquent?

Property tax notices are generally mailed out the last week of November and become due upon receipt. They become delinquent if not paid by Decemeber 31st.

Do you accept the postmark on the envelope?

Yes.

Where do I pay my Bossier Parish property taxes?

You may mail your tax payment to:
         Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office
         Attn: Property Tax Dept.
         P.O. Box 850
         Benton, Louisiana 71006

You may pay your taxes in person:
         Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office
         Bossier Parish Courthouse, 1st Floor
         204 Burt Blvd.
         Benton, Louisiana 71006
         (318) 965-3400

- OR -

 At the following Bossier Sheriff's Substations:

 Bossier City
 2510 Viking Drive
 Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
 (318) 965-3500 ; (318) 747-8600
 (Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

 Benton
 7076 Hwy 3
 Benton, Louisiana 71006
 (318) 965-3065
 (Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM closed from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm for lunch)

Marine Patrol Office
3135 Arthur Ray Teague Parkway
Bossier City, Louisiana 71112
(318) 549-3317
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM closed from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm for lunch)

What forms of payment do you accept?
        
       We accept cash, check, Visa or Mastercard in person. A 5% service charge will be issued for all credit card payments.

Can I pay online?
      
       Yes, with a credit card or electronic check. A 5% service charge will be issused for any online payments. Visit the homepage to begin the online payment process. The online payment application is on the right.

If I am delinquent with my payment, what is the delinquent interest rate?

1% per month from January until paid

Are there any other costs as a result of a delinquent payment?

Yes. Depending on how delinquent the payment is, there may be additional costs applied.

Do you accept partial payments?

No. The tax notice must be paid in full.

What happens if I do not pay my Bossier Parish property taxes?

Any property taxes still delinquent may be sold at our annual Tax Sale held in May.

What is a Tax Sale?

The Tax Sale is held at the Bossier Parish Courthouse in Benton, Louisiana. Any property with taxes that are still unpaid will be sold to Tax Sale Buyers. Properties going to this sale will be advertised in the official parish newspaper in April and May. The actual Tax Sale is generally held the 3rd week of May. The purpose of the Tax Sale is to collect the delinquent property taxes due the parish.

If my property is bought at a Tax Sale, what can I do?

The original owner has three (3) years to "redeem" the property from the date the deed is filed in the Clerk of Court's Office. A redemption is calculated by the Tax Collector. The amounts of the redemption will include a redemption fee, a tax sale fee, interest due the Tax Sale Buyer, the base taxes and monthly interest.

How do I file for Homestead Exemption?

You must contact the Bossier Parish Tax Assessor's Office at (318) 965-2213.