2016 Property Tax notices have been mailed out and are due by December 31

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, in accordance with Louisiana law, has mailed the 2016 property tax notices via U.S. mail to parish property owners and the taxes must be paid by Dec. 31 before becoming delinquent.

These notices were mailed to the address on file as provided to the St. Bernard Parish Tax Assessor’s Office. Property owners should have received these notices by now.

If anyone receives a tax notice for property they no longer own, please notify the sheriff’s Civil Tax Office at 504-271-2504 during regular business hours – Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

If a property owner has moved and hasn’t received their 2016 tax bill, they need to call both the Sheriff’s Office to give their new mailing address so the tax bill can be sent to them and must call or visit the St. Bernard Tax Assessor’s office to give their permanent address change.

The Tax Assessor’s office is in a building at 2118 Jackson Blvd., directly behind the Parish Courthouse in Chalmette. The Tax Assessor’s number is 504-279-6379.

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office only maintains the address change for the current mailing. The Assessor’s Office keeps the permanent address.

Property taxes for 2016 are due by Dec. 31 and afterward are considered delinquent. The Civil Division office, where such bills are paid, will close a half-day on Dec. 30 for the New Year’s holiday and re-open at 8:30 a.m.Jan. 3. But there is a drop box at the front entrance to the building for after-hours use.

Tax bills can also be paid online to the Sheriff’s Office at its web site at www.sbso.org by going to the left side of the front page to a tan-colored box near the top which says Pay Property Taxes

The Sheriff’s Civil Tax office is located on the 2nd-floor of the Sheriff’s Annex, at No. 2 Courthouse Square. The Annex – which is raised above ground – faces Pakenham Drive and is the second of two buildings directly behind the Courthouse.

The Civil Tax office will be closed a half-day on Dec. 23 through Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday and will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 27.