Its property tax time! Parishes are sending out tax notices to homeowners. Do not be alarmed if you escrow your taxes with your monthly mortgage payment, your lender will pay your taxes.
If you have questions or concerns, contact your mortgage lender. normally taxes are paid by December 31 for you and you can verify that your taxes have been paid by contacting your mortgage lender.
Some Homeowners may notice an increase in property tax. Home property values are assessed every four years and this is an assessment year in Calcasieu Parish, therefore you may see an increase in your 2012 taxes. Properties are assessed as close to market value as possible. For more information or questions about your tax assessment visit the tax assessor website www.calcasieuassessor.org/