How to File for a Homestead Exemption
To file for a Homestead Exemption, the applicant must appear in person at the Assessor’s Office (with the exception of Ascension Parish residents) and bring the following:
- Proof of ownership – recorded Act of Sale or Warranty Deed
- Driver’s License/ID
- Recent unpaid bill(s) for the property addressed to the owner (*Note: some parishes do not accept Sewerage & Water Board bills as proof of residency).
After you have initially filed for your Homestead Exemption, each year thereafter, you will receive a receipt in the mail showing your Homestead Exemption is permanent. You will no longer be eligible for the homestead exemption on that home should you move to another location or sell your house.