What should you know about property taxes?

Published 11:40 am Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office personnel began preparing to mail 23,342 notices starting this week.

Here are five things to know about the annual property tax assessment:

 

  1. When is payment due?

Taxes must be paid by Dec. 31, 2021. Payments postmarked Dec. 31, 2021 will not incur interest charges.

 

  1. Where may I pay my bill?

You can pay online at www.wpso.la.gov (click the “Divisions” tab and select “Pay Taxes Online”), or visit online at snstaxpayments.com/washington. All citizens are encouraged to pay online, if possible.

You can pay in person at the WPSO, 1002 Main St. in Franklinton, or 302 Mississippi Ave. in Bogalusa.

You can pay via regular mail by sending your payment to “Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, Attention Property Tax Division, 1002 Main St., Franklinton, LA 70438” Make checks payable to “Washington Parish Tax Collector” and include the assessment number on your check.

You can pay via overnight mail by sending your payment to “Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, Attention Property Tax Division, 1002 Main St., Franklinton, LA 70438.”

 

  1. What if I don’t receive a tax notice?

If you don’t receive a tax notice by Dec. 15, 2021, call the WPSO Property Tax Division at 985-839-3434.

 

  1. How was my property assessed?

While the WPSO sends the tax assessment, the Assessor’s Office is responsible for determining the value of your property. If you have questions about your assessment, call the Assessor’s Office at 985-839-7815.

 

  1. What if I need to change my mailing address?

Contact the Assessor’s Office at 985-839-7815.