St. Tammany Property Tax Increase

Property owners in St. Tammany Parish may soon be paying higher property taxes. St. Tammany Parish Council will decide whether to proceed with property tax collections at a public hearing on Thursday evening. Residents will be able to weigh in on the idea at the public hearing; however, no further voter approval is required. It has been more than a decade and a half since the parish council chose to “progress” a property tax mile. With inflation and gasoline prices as well as the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, many residents have experienced financial hardship. In St. Tammany, some of the parish money dried up when a few sales taxes expired. Property tax rates have already been approved by voters, and upon reassessment, the parish council could vote to increase the rate levied as long as it does not exceed the maximum rate already approved by voters. The tax is not new. Those in unincorporated St. Tammany could see an increase of $2.70 per $100,000 home value. Those who live in a municipality would see their property taxes increase by $2 per $100,000 home.

Property owners in St. Tammany Parish may soon be paying higher property taxes.

St. Tammany Parish Council will decide whether to proceed with property tax collections at a public hearing on Thursday evening.

Residents will be able to weigh in on the idea at the public hearing; however, no further voter approval is required.

It has been more than a decade and a half since the parish council chose to “progress” a property tax mile.

With inflation and gasoline prices as well as the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, many residents have experienced financial hardship.

In St. Tammany, some of the parish money dried up when a few sales taxes expired.

Property tax rates have already been approved by voters, and upon reassessment, the parish council could vote to increase the rate levied as long as it does not exceed the maximum rate already approved by voters. The tax is not new.

Those in unincorporated St. Tammany could see an increase of $2.70 per $100,000 home value.

Those who live in a municipality would see their property taxes increase by $2 per $100,000 home.

Penny D. Jackson