Homestead and Other Exemptions

Homestead Exemption: As a provision of the Louisiana State Constitution, every homeowner in Plaquemines Parish is able to claim an exemption from the first $75,000 of property value for their primary residence. Because you can have only one primary residence, you may have only one Homestead Exemption, even if you own multiple homes.

As of August 1, 2016, claiming more than one Homestead Exemption is a crime punishable by a $500 fine and six months in jail.

If you wish to claim a Homestead Exemption, please contact our office for an application and instruction sheet showing the required documentation.

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Special Assessment Level: The Special Assessment Level freezes the assessed VALUE of your property. Please note, the taxes due annually will still fluctuate due to changes in tax (millage) rates.

The available Special Assessment Level options, qualifications, and requirements are outlined in the following table:

Special Assessment Level

Qualifications

Documents Required

Age 65

Homestead Exemption

Annual Income of $72,134 or less (for 2017 - amount changes annually)

1040 adjusted gross income of prior year’s tax return

Disability

Homestead Exemption

Annual Income of $72,134 or less (for 2017 – amount changes annually)

Federal or State disability of 100%.

1040 adjusted gross income of prior year’s tax return

Letter from a federal or state agency confirming the total disability

Service Connected Disability

Homestead Exemption

Annual Income of $72,134 or less (for 2017 – amount changes annually)

Service connected disability rating of 50% or more

1040 adjusted gross income of prior year’s tax return

Letter of determination or notice of award from Veterans Administration

*If you are a 100% disabled veteran, you quality for a homestead exemption of up to $150,000 of the value of the home.

Surviving Spouse of a member of the Armed forces, state police, law enforcement officer or fire protection officer killed or missing in action or prisoner of war

Homestead Exemption

 

Letter from spouse's former employer

*This exempts 100% of current value of home and remains in place as long as you do not remarry.


*The Special Assessment Level freeze may be retained as long as you remain qualified. Audits may be performed by the Assessor’s office periodically requiring proof of combined adjusted gross income.