Homestead & SAL

Orleans Parish homeowners can apply for Homestead Exemption, Disabled Veteran Exemption, Special Assessment Level Age Freeze, Disability Freeze exemption or First Responder Exemption.

If you need to file for more than one Exemption or a Special Assessment Level Freeze, there is no need to make 2 appointments.

The application qualifications and document requirements are outlined in the following table:

Application Qualifications Documents Required Other
Homestead Exemption

Every homeowner in Orleans Parish qualifies for a Homestead exemption on their primary residence. This exempts the first $75,000 of the home’s market value from taxation.

Primary residence/owner-occupied 1. Proof of Ownership
2. Valid driver’s license or ID. (address must match the property)
3. A current Entergy bill, Cable, landline or internet bill. The service location and mailing address must match the property. The bills must indicate standard residential usage.
Click here to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment.

Click here to download the homestead exemption application.

*Please complete the application and gather the required supporting documents PRIOR to scheduling your appointment.

*All owners who reside in the property must be present for the appointment.

Disabled Veteran Exemption

Veterans with a service-connected
disability of 50% or more
may qualify for additional tax savings.

50-70% Disabled = $2,500+$7,500=$10,000

70-99% Disabled = $4,500+$7,500=$12,000

100% Disabled = Total Exemption (excluding non-Homestead Exempt millages)

*Applies only to Homestead Exempt properties

1. Driver’s license or ID (address must match the property)
2. A property tax benefit certification that has been stamped and certified by a VA representative
3. VA Benefit summary that shows the service-connected percentage
of disability
Click here to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment.

Click here to download Disabled Veterans Exemption application.

*Please complete the application and gather the required supporting documents PRIOR to scheduling your appointment.

Special Assessment Level Age Freeze 65 or older
Annual household income of $100,000 or less.

*Applies only to Homestead Exempt properties
Driver’s license or ID (address must match the property)
Previous year’s signed 1040 tax return
Social Security award letter; retirement/
pension award letter.

* If no longer required to file a tax return, a letter from the IRS must be provided after April 15th that states no tax return has been filed.
Click here to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment.

Click here to download Special Assessment Level Freeze application.

*Please complete the application and gather the required supporting documents PRIOR to scheduling your appointment.

Disability Freeze Verification from a federal or state agency of 50%-100% disability. Annual household income of $100,000 or less.

*applies only to Homestead Exempt properties

Driver’s license or ID (address must match the property)

Social Security award letter, VA award letter

Previous year signed 1040 tax return.

Click here to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment.

Click here to download Special Assessment Level Freeze application.

*Please complete the application and gather the required supporting documents PRIOR to scheduling your appointment.

Mailing Address Change

Owner of the property

 

Property owned by
LLC’s, trust, Etc.

 

Listed as owner on record or granted power of attorney.

Authorized agent

 

Driver’s license or ID (address must match the property)

 

Driver’s license or ID & Recorded power of attorney, or Notarized letter of permission.

*If there are multiple properties a form must be filled out for each property.

 

Click here to download form.

Forms must be mailed to the P.O. box listed on the form or submitted in-person.

*Please complete the application and gather the required supporting documents PRIOR to scheduling your appointment.

First Responder Exemption

Qualified first responders may apply for an additional exemption of $25,000 off the market value ($2,500 assessed value) of their Homestead Exempt property.

 

 

1. Claim a Homestead Exemption in Orleans Parish.
2. Full-time public employee or volunteer firefighter.
3. Employer is located in Orleans Parish.
4. You are employed as one of the following:

  • peace officer (police officer, sheriff’s deputy, or other deputized person per La. R.S. 40:2402)
  • firefighter/fire protection personnel
  • certified emergency personnel
  • emergency response operator
  • emergency services dispatcher
 

Driver’s license or ID (address must match the property)

 

Employment verification letter on official letterhead .

 

 

Click here to download The First Responder Application.

Forms must be mailed to the P.O. box listed on the form or submitted in-person.