Property Tax Hike on Tuesday LPPJ Agenda

Tuesday’s (8/9) meeting of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury (LPPJ) will see this item discussed in a public hearing, and then go to a vote by the 12-member body.

To consider levying increased millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward millage rates not to exceed prior year’s maximum millage rates.

The public hearing is set for 7:00 PM, third floor, Lincoln Parish Court House.

Here is the agenda.

Also, at 6:00 PM, there will be another public hearing soliciting input on the proposed abandonment of several roads from the jury’s list to maintain.

See here the list.


5 Responses to “Property Tax Hike on Tuesday LPPJ Agenda”

  1. Annie Says:

    I guess I’m slow, but I trying to understand what increasing millage rates or rolling millage rates forward does in terms of property taxes. Property value is determined by the tax assessor, I get that. Millage rate is the tax rate, right? So if they increase the property value and increase the millage rate, assuming that’s possible, property tax goes way up right? Where does rolling millage rates forward fit? Does that increase the tax too? Much of this seems like legal double speak to me, but I guess it might be intentionally designed that way to keep dummies like me in the dark. Ha!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Every four year by State Law every Parish reassess the value of every piece of property in the parish. This is one of those years. So when the assessor sets the value of all the properties she will communicate to each of the governmental entities(School Board, PJ, Sheriff, Cities) in the parish what the millage rates should be to generate the same level of revenue based on the previous years taxes and properties. That is called the rollback but each entity has the ability to roll forward the millage to the previous years rate but no higher(roll forward). A Mill is basically $1 dollar in taxes per $1,000.00 in value.

  3. SocialJustUs Says:

    There is a good explanation on the La Legislature web site.
    It’s a tax increase if the millages roll forward.

  4. trumped Says:

    when government needs money you can look for property taxes to be increased via assessed value of property.. With all the new businesses, houses and motels built in the last 4 years in lincoln parish there is no way that taxes should be increased on property to obtain funding at a level that was voted on.

  5. SocialJustUs Says:

    Did not happen. Police Jury’s millages rolled back.
    As for the School Board, Sheriff, etc.? I bet they take the increase. About 7 1/2 % increase.

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