How are appraisal values calculated?

How are appraisal values calculated?

Appraisal value is based on these key factors:

  • A property's use (such as home, business, vacant land, etc.)
  • A property's characteristics
  • Location
  • Square Footage (total living area)
  • Age (year of construction)
  • Quality of Construction
  • Amenities (such as bathroom count, garage, carport, vaulted ceilings, etc.)
  • Current market conditions


To determine the fair market value of a property, our office:

  • Visually inspects properties to ensure that the Assessor's records reflect actual characteristics.
  • Reviews and verifies market sales, cost and income data according to accepted appraisal practices.
  • Completes market analyses using the CAMA (Computer-Assisted Mass Appraisal) system, comparing properties of similar size, age, location, and description.
  • Establishes appraisal values that reflect current market conditions.

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that I have completed the listings of all property in the Parish of West Feliciana and have established the valuations thereon and that the said listings will be exposed in my office, 4785 Prosperity Street, Courthouse Annex of West Feliciana Parish, Saint Francisville, Louisiana between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for public inspection and correction for a period of fifteen (15) calendar days beginning the 15th day of August, 2017. Any Taxpayer or other interested party desiring to examine an assessment may call or visit my office during this 15-day period.

Randy Ritchie, CLA

Assessor, Parish of West Feliciana