Welcome to the Acadia Parish Assessor's website. I believe that property owners have a right to know how the duties of the assessor's office affect them. Our site explains briefly the functions and responsibilities of the Assessor's office and answers some of the most commonly asked questions about assessment of taxes. The website was designed to expand our services to the public and keep our office open beyond normal working hours. Our site offers everyone the ability to search for valuable parcel information including, but not limited to, ownership data, assessed values and legal descriptions. Additionally, visitors can view and print aerial photography and digital maps of Acadia Parish properties.
The Assessor's office is responsible for the discovery, listing, and valuing of all property in Acadia Parish for ad valorem tax purposes. This property includes all Real Estate, all Business (Personal Property), Oil & Gas Property and Equipment. The Assessor's duties are to ensure that all property is assessed in a fair and equitable manner. At the same time, the Assessor has to make certain that the assessments are made according to the Constitution and the Revised Statutes of the State of Louisiana, laws which are passed by the Louisiana Legislature. The Assessor is also responsible for filing the annual Tax Roll with the Louisiana Tax Commission. In addition, the Assessor must maintain the property maps for each parcel of real estate and maintain the legal description and ownership inventory of each parcel.
As your Assessor, I am committed to bringing the most up to date technological advances to the Assessor's office. Digital mapping and advanced computer assisted mass appraisal systems are our top priorities. These technological advances will allow the Assessor's office to determine the most accurate and fair property assessments. My door will remain open to you at all times as we are forever committed to providing you with constantly improved services. We are certain that our website will be beneficial to you and we welcome any questions, suggestions or comments you may have.
James J. "Jimbo" Petitjean, CLA
Acadia Parish Assessor