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Frequently Asked Questions

Property Tax

When do the bills go out, and when do they become delinquent?

  • Property tax notices are generally mailed by the last week of November and become due upon receipt. Then become delinquent if not paid by December 31st.
  • If your Mortgage Company usually pays your property taxes, please forward the notice them.

Do you accept the postmark on the envelope?

  • Yes! However, it is the responsibility of the taxpayer to insure that the Post Office has received and will post mark your mail.

What is the delinquent interest rate?

  • 1% per month from January 1st until paid.

My Assessment seems too high, whom do I call?

  • You must contact the Bossier Parish Assessor’s Office at (318) 965-2213. All changes to assessments must be submitted, by the Assessor, to the Louisiana Tax Commission, for approval.

Do you take partial payments?

  • No. The bill must be paid in full before our tax sale, which is held annually in June.

How do I file for a Homestead Exemption?

  • You must contact the Assessor’s Office at (318) 965-2213. The Homestead Exemption exempts the first $75,000 of parish property tax. There is no Homestead Exemption for the city property taxes.

Where do I pay my City property tax bill?

  • You may mail your check or money order payable to Bossier City.

    City of Bossier City
    P.O. BOX 5399
    Bossier City, LA. 71171-5399

  • You may also pay your bill (in cash, check or money order) in person at this address:

    Property Tax Department
    620 Benton Road
    Bossier City, LA. 71111

Where do I pay my Parish property tax bill?

  • You may mail your check or money order payable to Julian C. Whittington:

    Tax Collector
    P.O. BOX 850
    Benton, LA. 71006

  • You may also pay your bill (in cash, check or money order) in person at the addresses listed below: 

      Bossier Parish Sheriff - Court House
      204 Burt Boulevard
      Benton, LA 71006
      Phone (318) 965-3400

          Bossier Parish Sheriff Substation - Viking Drive
          2510 Viking Drive
          Bossier City, LA. 71111
          Phone (318) 965-3500

          Bossier Parish Sheriff Substation - Benton Road
          7076 Benton Road
          Benton, LA 71006
          Phone (318) 965-3065    

          Bossier Parish Sheriff Substation - South Bossier
          3135 Arthur Ray Teague Parkway  
          Bossier City, LA 71112
          Phone (318) 549-3317

How do I change my mailing address?

  • You must submit your change of address, in writing, or call at (318) 965-2213.

    Bossier Parish Assessor Office
    PO Box 325
    Benton, LA 71006

Are there any special instructions for mortgage or mortgage service companies?

  • Yes. For mortgage and mortgage service companies requesting research of assessment numbers on the property tax roll, electronic processing of taxes and printing of tax notices:
  • Tax notice requests are due before October 31 for the tax billing in November.
  • Tax payments are due on or before December 31. We accept payments postmarked with a December 31st date, but to facilitate a timely collection cycle we request that all mortgage company’s pay by December 20.
  • A $1.50 error request processing fee is charged for each unpaid tax item requested in error.

Other Questions?

  • Questions concerning payment dates, amounts paid, refunds, copies of a notice, redemptions or any other question you may have concerning property tax collections, please call the Bossier City Tax Department at (318) 741-8556.


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Contact Us

Tax Division
City of Bossier City
620 Benton Road
PO Box 71313
Bossier City, LA 71171-1313
Phone: 318.741.8549
Fax: 318.741.8997

Mike Norton, Tax Administrator

Occupational License: 318.741.8555
Property Tax: 318.741.8556
Sales & Use Tax: 318.741.8549

Office Hours M-F: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm