Assessor Responsibilities

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 Statues 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.