Thanks for visiting our new online Bienville Parish Assessor’s Office.
This website allows our office to expand our services to the public by offering the ability to search for property owners, legal descriptions and maps of Bienville Parish. Here you will also find an explanation of the duties of our office, LAT forms and forms for Homestead Exemption, address changes, the Special Assessment Level and much more.
This website is a work in progress; we will be continually working on it. We hope it will become a useful resource for you.
Carol T. Brown
Bienville Parish Assessor
Duties of the Assessor’s Office
The duties of the Assessor’s office include identifying, listing and valuing all property for ad valorem taxation, according to the Constitution of the State of Louisiana and the Revised Statutes that are passed by Legislature. Property consists of land, buildings, inventory, furniture and fixtures, machinery and equipment, oil and gas wells including equipment, lease lines, pipelines, stored natural gas and public service utilities. It is our mission to assess property in a fair and equitable manner for both taxpayers and the taxing districts of Bienville Parish.
The different governing bodies within the parish set the millage rates for the parish. These governing bodies include the Bienville Parish School Board, Police Jury, Sheriff, Library, Assessment District and Council on Aging. There are also additional millages set for the individual Fire Districts, Water Districts, Hospital Districts and Recreation Districts that depend on the location of the property.
The Bienville Parish Tax Collector, which is the Bienville 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. Each municipality sets their own millage rates.
Real Property Search
Bienville Parish's real estate records are available online and free to the public. Search records using a variety of different search criteria such as name or address.
Professional searching is available for those individuals who need more options, more control, and more powerful features to fine-tune property searches than what is provided by the public search.
- April 1 - Deadline for filing self-reporting forms for business personal property.
- August 16 – August 30 - Tax Roll opens for public inspection for a 15 day period. The exact dates are published annually in the Bienville Democrat newspaper.
- September 4 - Appeals must be received by the Police Jury.
- September 6 - September 20 - Board of Review
- September 11 - Board of Review Hearing Date
- November 15 - The Louisiana Tax Commission certifies the Bienville Parish Tax Roll by this date. The Sheriff and Ex-Officio Tax Collector will mail the tax notices after proof of certification is received.
- December 31 - Property taxes are due and payable by this date. Taxes are collected by the Sheriff’s Office, not the Assessor’s Office. If you have questions about tax payments, you may contact them at (318) 263-2215.