Office Accomplishments

Advanced Technology
  • Modernized technology in every department, including hardware, software and training personnel
  • Implemented a new geographic information system (GIS) providing a digital map with detailed information about properties
  • Launched a new website with mobile device compatibility
  • Researched, mapped and photographed all structures, with 94,000 parcels identified and drawn in GIS
  • Provides GIS software and aerial imagery to all parish agencies
  • Working with municipalities to complete and maintain GIS mapping
Enhanced Transparency
  • Implemented website GIS digital property map, giving the public the ability to compare assessed values
  • Provides aerial imagery to increase the accuracy of the tax roll and to help identify missing property and structures
  • Drew and linked 75 percent of parcels with assessment number and imagery
Built Trust
  • Removed thousands of ineligible homestead exemptions
  • Removed hundreds of ineligible special assessments
  • Added thousands of existing and new parcels, homes and buildings to the tax roll
  • Made the tax roll more accurate, complete and uniform to encourage public agencies to lower taxes
  • Continues to educate and keep citizens informed
  • Reduced taxes by lowering the assessor’s office ad valorem millage three times
  • Improved online search engine to provide more detailed tax roll information to the public
  • Provided greater efficiency by decreasing vehicle fleet by 60 percent and staff by 10 percent