WHAT IF I DISAGREE WITH THE ASSESSOR’S VALUE OF MY PROPERTY?
As a taxpayer, you have certain legal responsibilities to furnish correct information on your property to the assessor’s office. If you have complied with these legal requirements, you are entitled to question values placed on your property. If your opinion of the value of your property differs from the assessor’s, by all means go to the office and discuss the matter. Be prepared to show evidence that their valuation is too high. The staff will be glad to answer your questions about the assessor’s appraisal explaining how it was done. The assessor’s office must rely on the property owner for information, and you can help by providing accurate data. If, after discussing the matter with the assessor, a difference of opinion still exists, you may appeal your assessment to the Bossier Parish Board of Review. If the Board agrees with the assessor after hearing your petition, you may appeal this decision to the Louisiana State Tax Commission. If the Commission agrees with the Board and the assessor, you can then hire an attorney and file a lawsuit against the assessor’s office.