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Louisiana (LA) Property Tax Info

Property Tax Rank in US (best =1) 33
Corporate Tax Rank in US (best =1) 37
Sales Tax Rank in US (best =1) 48
Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate 0.50%
Is Personal Property Taxable Yes 
Louisiana State Website
Capital Baton Rouge
Largest City New Orleans
Largest Metro Area 1,270,399

Important Dates

For Real Property

  • Louisiana Property Tax Filing Deadline Later of April 1 or within 45 days of receipt of forms from Assessor; Jefferson Parish 45 days after receipt of forms from Assessor
  • Louisiana Property Tax Appeal Deadline 3 days after 15 day Assessor Review End

For Business Personal Property

  • BPP Filing (Rendition) Deadline 45 days after receipt of forms or April 1
  • BPP Appeal Deadline Aug 15

Louisiana Property Tax

Louisiana has some of the lowest property tax rates in the U.S., as only Alabama and Hawaii residents pay less on average than residents of the Pelican State. Compared to the nationwide 1.07% average effective property tax rate, Louisiana has a generous rate at 0.53%.

Louisiana Property Tax Rate - personal property tax

At just 0.53%, Louisiana has the fifth lowest effective property tax rate of any U.S. state. The median annual property tax payment in Louisiana is $919, though this can drop to around $200 in some counties. Nationwide, the median property tax payment is a significantly pricier $2,578.