Sheriff Craig Webre is offering the public further clarification regarding the process for mailing in property tax payments. Property taxes are due by December 31, 2019, and unpaid taxes become delinquent on January 1, 2020.
“We have received several calls regarding the out-of-state mailing address for full payments of property tax payments,” said Sheriff Webre. “We want to reassure people that the address is correct because we are using a service provider to assist us in processing payments.”
Beginning in 2018, tax notices sent to property owners included the option of mailing in payments to Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, P.O. Box 679538, Dallas, TX 75267-9538 due to using a third-party service provider to process tax payments. Commonly referred to as a “lockbox” service, this off-site location is used to process payments through a financial institution. This process speeds up the processing time for payments to 1-2 days upon receipt compared to the previous time frame of 7-10 days. It also allows the Sheriff’s Office to disperse tax dollars to local government entities in a more timely manner. In addition, we are able to reduce staffing and overtime during the tax collection process, resulting in a cost savings to taxpayers.
For convenience, property owners are encouraged to use the envelope provided to mail in payments.
While full payments are processed through the lockbox service, all partial payments are handled directly by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Therefore, for those who are unable to pay in full by December 31, 2019, partial payments should be sent to P.O. Box 5608, Thibodaux, LA 70302. Partial payments can also be made at our Administrative Office (200 Canal Boulevard, Thibodaux) and at the South Lafourche Sub-station (102 West 91st Street, Cut Off). Each partial payment must be at least 25% of the total amount of property tax due, and the first partial payment must be made prior to December 31, 2019.
Payments in full can also be made online at www.LPSO.net/PayMyTaxes. Full payments via cash, credit card, debit card, check, or money order can also be made at the aforementioned Sheriff’s Office locations. A surcharge will apply for all card payments. Customers of First American Bank, South Lafourche Bank, State Bank & Trust, United Community Bank, and Hancock Whitney Bank may pay taxes at any Lafourche Parish branch through December 31, 2019.
For more information about tax payments, including details on penalties, visit www.LPSO.net/PayMyTaxes or call the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 449-4431.
Questions regarding property ownership and assessment should be directed to the Lafourche Parish Assessor’s Office at (985) 447-7242.