NEW ORLEANS – February 2, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The City of New Orleans today issued a reminder that Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, is the payment deadline for 2015 property taxes. Residents are strongly encouraged to pay their property taxes online or by mail on or before Saturday, Jan. 31 to avoid long lines. City Hall will extend its office hours on Friday, Jan. 30, accepting payments from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Because Jan. 31 falls on a weekend, the City will only accept in-person payments on Monday, Feb. 2, and will do so at City Hall during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All other payments – including those submitted online or by mail – must be submitted or postmarked on or before Jan. 31, 2015, to receive timely credit.
Residents who intend to pay in person may do so at the Bureau of Treasury in City Hall, Room 1W40, during normal business hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For customer convenience, the City will provide a drop-off lane on the Perdido Street entrance to City Hall on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Residents may also use one of three temporary drop-off locations on Friday, Jan. 30 in New Orleans East, Mid City or Algiers.
Residents may view and pay their property tax bills online by visiting http://www.nola.gov/pay-taxes/ external link and select “Pay Real Estate Tax.” To pay online, residents will need their tax bill number. Credit or debit card payments are accepted, but a 2.49 percent processing fee is added. There is no convenience fee for payments submitted with a checking account and bank routing number. (NOTE: Using a debit card linked to a checking account will incur a fee.) Online payments must be submitted on or before Jan. 31, 2015, to receive timely credit.
Residents may also mail a check, along with a payment stub from their property tax bill, to P.O. Box 60047, New Orleans, LA 70160-0047. Please be sure to write the tax bill number and property address for the tax bill on the face of the check and include the payment stub. Mailed payments must be postmarked by Jan. 31, 2015, to receive timely credit.
Three temporary drop-off locations around the city will also be available on Friday, Jan. 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. These locations are:
?New Orleans East: Joe Brown Recreation Center, 5601 Read Blvd.;
?Mid City: Gernon Brown Recreation Center, 2529 Harrison Ave.; and,
?Algiers: Behrman Recreation Center, 2529 General Myer Ave.
Please remember these tips when utilizing a temporary drop-off location:
? No cash will be accepted; cash payments will only be accepted at City Hall.
? When paying by check or money order, a payment stub must be included with payment in an envelope. Please be sure to write the tax bill number and property address for the tax bill on the face of the check.
? No representative will be onsite to answer questions about property tax bills or assessment values; those questions must be directed to City Hall during normal business hours.
? Receipts will not be issued on site; the receipt will be the returned check.
For questions about property tax payments, please call the Bureau of the Treasury at (888) 387-8027.