Taxes, Licenses, and Permits FAQ

When are permits required?

Any type of construction including the construction of a storage shed or fence requires a permit. You must also get a permit if you want to demolish any structure. If there is a question regarding a permit, contact the Building and Zoning Department at (318) 396-2600.

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My mailing address has changed, how do I notify your office?

Any changes to your property taxes should be reported to the Ouachita Parish Tax Assessors Office. They are located at the Ouachita Parish Courthouse (300 St. John Street, Monroe, LA 318-327-1300). This information must be changed at their office and they will notify us!

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I have closed my business located in the city limits of West Monroe or any inventory that was previously reported has changed, whom do I notify of these changes?

Any changes to your tax notice should be reported to the Ouachita Parish Tax Assessors Office. They are located at the Ouachita Parish Courthouse (300 St. John Street, Monroe, LA 318-327-1300). This information must be changed at their office and they must notify us!

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Where do I pay my property taxes?

Taxes can be paid at the water counter on the first floor of West Monroe City Hall or mailed to the address on the notices.

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My mortgage company pays my property taxes, will you send them a copy of the property tax notice?

A copy of your property tax notice will be sent to your mortgage company if your mortgage company requests a copy of the notice from our office. We do not keep your mortgage company information on file. If a copy of your property tax notice is sent to your mortgage company, you will receive a copy of the tax notice with a stamp indicating that the notice was sent to your mortgage company.

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I sold my home during the year but I am still receiving a tax notice, what should I do?

Take any paperwork that you have from the sale and call or go to the Ouachita Parish Tax Assessors Office. They will process any changes and notify our office to change the name and mailing address of the homeowner. This information must be changed at their office and they must notify us!

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My property is sold at tax sale, what do I do to redeem my property?

Contact our office to receive the amount that you are now required to pay to put your taxes back into your name. If your taxes are sold at tax sale, you will have to pay the original tax amount along with any interest and costs associated with the sale and redemption of the taxes. You have three years from the date of sale to pay the redemption figure but each month the taxes are not redeemed, the cost increases.

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I did not receive my tax notices but my property is now going to tax sale or has already been sold at tax sale. Can you sell my property without notifying me?

Property taxes are mailed and are are due every December. If you do not receive your notice during this time, call our office to get the information. Three notices and a certified notice along with printing the delinquent property tax owners in the legal section of the Ouachita Citizen four times will occur before your property is sold for non-payment of property taxes.

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Occupational License, Taxes & Permits Contact Information

2305 North 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
Phone: (318) 397-6706
Fax: (318) 397-2382
 
 
For Special Event Permits, Peddlers Permits, Liquor Permits or any other questions regarding licensing, contact the office.