Jefferson Parish property tax bills for 2017 began hitting the mail Friday (Nov. 17), with Sheriff Joe Lopinto, the ex officio tax collector,
saying the total number being sent is 175,583. Taxes are due on receipt of the bill and become delinquent after Dec. 31.
The Sheriff's Office said payments made or postmarked by Jan. 2 will not incur interest charges. Property owners not receiving a tax notice by Dec. 11 are asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 504.363.5710. Questions about the amount of the assessment, changes in mailing address or homestead exemption may be directed to the assessor's office at 504.362.4100.
Here's how to pay the tax bill:
In person -- General Government Building, 200 Derbigny St., Suite 1200, Gretna. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
Drop box -- Sheriff's Office east bank operations center, 3300 Metairie Road, first floor, Metairie. The location accepts only checks.
Online -- www.jpso.com. Select e-services, pay property taxes to pay by e-check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. For credit cards, a 2.49 percent fee is assessed. There is no fee for e-check payments.
Mail -- Sheriff's Office, Post Office Box 130, Gretna 70054-0130.