The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, in accordance with Louisiana law, has mailed the 2020 property tax notices via U.S. mail to parish property owners. Taxes must be paid by Dec. 31 before becoming delinquent.
Tax bills can be paid at the Sheriff’s Civil Tax Office located on the second floor of the Sheriff’s Annex, at 2 Courthouse Square in Chalmette. The Annex – which is raised above ground – faces Pakenham Drive and is the second of two buildings directly behind the Courthouse. Regular business hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The following rules will apply to all persons entering the Annex building:
- Persons must allow a non-touch temperature check to be conducted. Persons with a body temperature below 100.4 will be allowed to sign in and receive a visitor’s badge. Persons with a body temperature over 100.4 will not be allowed into the building.
- Persons entering the building must wear a mask and use hand sanitizer to be allowed inside. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. There also will be a hand sanitizer dispenser located at the entrance.
The Civil Tax Office, where such bills are paid, will be closed Nov. 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday, and Dec. 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday. The office also will be closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday.
There is a dropbox at the front entrance to the building for after-hours use. Tax bills can also be paid online on the Sheriff’s Office website at www.sbso.org. Go to the left side of the front page to a tan-colored box near the top which says Pay Property Taxes.
Tax notices were mailed to the address on file as provided to the St. Bernard Parish Tax Assessor’s Office.
If you receive a tax notice for a property you no longer own, or if you have moved and haven’t received your 2020 tax bill, please notify the Sheriff’s Civil Tax Office at (504) 271-2504.
You must call and give your new mailing address so the tax bill can be sent to the proper address, and you should also call or visit the St. Bernard Tax Assessor’s office to make a permanent address change.
The Tax Assessor’s office is located at 2118 Jackson Blvd., directly behind the Parish Courthouse in Chalmette. 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.