On February 3, 2022, The City of New Orleans announced the tax deadline extension of 2022 property tax payments to March 15, 2022. City officials say the delay in sending out tax bills was because the Louisiana Tax Commission was working out millages and tax billing data with the Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office.
Millage or “mill rate” is a term the state of Louisiana uses to calculate your property tax bill. Property tax itself is referred to as “millage tax.” A mill is one one-thousandth of a dollar. In property tax terms, a mill is equal to $1.00 of tax for each $1,000 of assessment.
How to Pay Property Taxes in New Orleans
To avoid lines at City Hall, taxpayers have the following options:
- mail the property tax payment (personal or cashier’s check or money order) along with the tax bill stub in the enclosed envelope
- pay the bill online at the City of New Orleans website
- No convenience fees will be assessed when using electronic checking.
- A 2.49 percent processing fee will be charged for credit or debit card payments.
- Payments must be in full if online and are posted effective the day the payment is made.
Drop-off locations for tax payments will be available Friday, March 11; Monday, March 14; and Tuesday, March 15 at the following New Orleans city libraries:
- Algiers Regional, 3014 Holiday Drive
- East New Orleans Regional, 5641 Read Blvd.
- Mid-City, 4140 Canal St.
- Norman Mayer, 3001 Gentilly Blvd.
City employees will be at each location between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Payments must be in sealed envelopes with no more than three property tax stubs. No cash payments will be accepted, and receipts will not be provided.
For more information, contact the New Orleans Bureau of Treasure at (504) 658-1712 or (504) 658-1720.