Louisiana Extends Deadlines for Property Tax Rolls and Payments in Parishes Affected by Hurricane Laura
Governor John Bel Edwards, State of Louisiana, by Executive Proclamation, has extended the deadlines for property tax rolls and payments in the parishes affected by Hurricane Laura. Proclamation number 10-JBE-2021 states that for the impacted parishes of Calcasieu, Cameron, and Beauregard, the deadline for tax assessors to complete and file the tax roll of his or her parish found in La. R.S. 47:1993(0)(1) and the deadline for tax assessors to deliver to the appropriate tax collector the tax roll for the year 2020 found in La. R.S. 47:2126 are suspended until January 8, 2021. Additionally, the deadline found in La. R.S. 47:2127(A) for ad valorem tax payments in these parishes shall also be suspended for sixty calendar days from December 31, 2020 to March 2, 2021. As such, ad valorem tax payments must be made no later than March 2, 2021, without penalty, and interest shall not begin accruing on unpaid ad valorem taxes until March 3, 2021.
For the impacted parishes of Calcasieu, Cameron, and Beauregard, the deadline found in La. R.S. 47:21 53(A)(1 )(a) for the mailing of a notice of delinquency by the tax collectors shall be suspended until April 5, 2021; and the deadline found in La. R.S. 47:2153(A)(2)(a) for the tax collectors to search the mortgage and conveyance records of tax sale eligible properties for the purpose of identifying tax sale parties shall be suspended to May 3, 2021.