By Paige Nash
The Webster Parish Police Jury convened to sit as a Board of Review of the 2022 assessment of real and individual property of the Parish of Webster on October 4. Webster Parish Assessor, Denise Edwards was there to give the 2022 Board of Review Report.
Public notice was given on June 22 that assessment listings for Webster Parish were completed and an assessment book including information on the value of individual property was available for viewing in the Assessor’s Office in Minden for a period of 15 days beginning on Thursday, September 1 to Thursday, September 15 with the deadline for taxpayer protests on Tuesday, September 27.
Two protests were received against the tax roll report by Covenant Testing Technologies, LLC, and Yellowjacket Oilfield Services, but were withdrawn the previous Friday afternoon.
According to the report all millages for the various taxing districts were submitted and approved by the Louisiana Legislative’s Auditor’s Office.
The 2022 total value came to an amount of $323,231,117 with a decrease of $59,270,856 in homestead equaling the 2022 Total Taxable amount of $263,960,261.
The school board made up the largest amount of valorem tax distribution with 49 percent. Law enforcement at 14 percent, Library at 12 percent, Fire Districts at 9 percent, Police Jury also at 9 percent, Assessment District at 5 percent, and Industrial District at 2 percent.
The tax amounts payable to the Police Jury increased to $34, 191 with the Webster Parish Libraries increasing to $50,121.
A total of 26,444 tax notices will be issued Minden, Doyline, Cotton Valley, Cullen and Sarepta with Sibley and Springhill sending out their own notices.
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