Assessor’s reports are available

By Paige Nash

The Webster Parish Assessor’s Annual Report for 2023 is in the works, but if residents are interested in viewing the annual report from the last two previous years, you can stop by Webster Parish Tax Assessor Denise Edward’s office located at 103 South Monroe Street in Minden to pick up a copy. 

“When Mrs. Edwards took office as the Webster Tax Assessor, she had several goals and one of them was to keep the taxpayers in Webster Parish informed and one of the main methods she employed was to publish an annual report,” said Deputy Assessor and Project Coordinator Carl Thompson. “The first one was published in 2021.” 

The report includes detailed information regarding the assessment process, and how it is implemented and managed. It explains where the tax dollars are spent across districts, the police jury, public services, fire districts and municipalities. There is also a section informing which local agencies received tax dollars based on their mileage and provides information on tax exemptions. 

“That is a really popular item, not only on homestead exemption, but also disabled veterans, first responders who have been disabled or have died in the line of duty and their spouses,” said Thompson. 

It breaks down the changes in assessed values over the years with easy-to-understand graphs, as well as tax roll comparisons.  

Members of the assessor’s office encourage residents and taxpayers within the parish to reach out to the office, follow them on Facebook to keep up with current information or utilize their website, The website offers tools to locate property ownerships, assessed values and legal descriptions. Viewers can also file for homestead exemption online and check the status of tax payments. 

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