New Construction

How is new construction or property that has been reconstructed property appraised?

By Louisiana law, the Assessor's Office must appraise property to reflect its condition as of January 1 of each reappraisal year (every 4 years). However, the Assessor's Office must revalue the property when the construction of an improvement, addition, or demolition occurs prior to January 1 of any tax year.

To revalue a modified property, a staff of professionally trained appraisers:

  • Reviews and verifies permits relating to the property.
  • Compares physical structure to permit.
  • Carefully measures outside perimeter of the structure.
  • Sketches footprint of the structure.
  • Sections out porches, patios, garages, and unfinished areas because they are computed at a different rate from heated areas.
  • Makes special notes of exterior wall material, fireplaces, roof structure, story height, bedrooms, bathrooms and any of the additional features.
  • Reviews recent comparable sales data in neighborhoods and surrounding areas.
  • Values property and classifies it to ensure that the proper assessment is applied.

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