How To File For Homestead Exemption In Jefferson Parish
Homestead Exemption saves you from paying property taxes on the first $75,000 of your home’s value. It is recommended that you apply for Homestead Exemption as soon as possible after purchasing your home. However, you must wait to receive the recorded copy of the act of sale. The title company or notary that handled your closing will typically mail you the recorded act of sale within 30 – 45 days after your closing.
Homestead Exemption is permanent in Jefferson Parish & you do not need to reapply as long as you own and permanently reside at that location. If you move or sell the property, Homestead Eemption on that property will be canceled. Only one Homestead Exemption can be granted in the state of Louisiana.
You must apply in person at the Jefferson Parish Assessor’s Office:
New Gretna Courthouse
200 Derbigny Street, Suite 1100
Gretna, LA 70053
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd. Suite 901
Harahan, LA 70123
You will be required to present the following documents along with your Homestead Exemption application:
- Proof of ownership (Recorded Act of Sale)
- Valid Louisiana Driver’s License or Louisiana State I.D. (address on ID must correspond to property address)
Additional Information For Disabled Veterans & First Responders: As of 2017, the Homestead Exemption is increased to the first $150,000 of a home’s value for those declared 100 percent disabled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the surviving spouse of a veteran, policeman, fireman, or state trooper killed in the line of duty.
For more information, contact the Jefferson Parish Assessor’s office at 504-362-4100.