02 Oct Assessor Fitzmorris Announces No Appeals Heard at 2019 Board of Review
The St. Tammany Parish Assessor’s Office has concluded a very successful public exposure period of the 2019 tax roll and it was delivered timely to the Louisiana Tax Commission. Of the over 120,000 parcels in St. Tammany Parish, only 455 reviews were filed in 2019. Of these reviews, 14 were commercial and 441 were residential. Approximately 75% of the commercial assessments and 60% of the residential assessments were modified upon being reviewed.
The 2019 review period was noteworthy. Assessor Fitzmorris is pleased to share that Board of Review hearings were unnecessary this year, as no appeals were scheduled with the parish council to be heard. “I am proud of my staff. It is our duty to serve our citizens and provide St. Tammany with a fair and equitable tax roll. The success of this review and appeals process is proof that we are doing just that”.
Debbie Fendlason, assistant chief deputy, has been with the St. Tammany Parish Assessor’s Office for 48 years. “In all my years at the assessor’s office, I have never witnessed this”, Fendlason said. “The fact that we had no appeals heard at the Board of Review is a huge accomplishment for this office and speaks volumes to the good work our team is doing here”.
The tax roll was certified today by the LA Tax Commission and is available to the public on the St. Tammany Parish Assessor’s Office website: www.STPAO.org.