Jefferson Parish

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General Information
Welcome to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Bureau of Revenue & Taxation

In addition to the Sheriff’s duties as the chief law enforcement officer for the Parish of Jefferson, the Sheriff also serves as Ex-Officio Tax Collector for Jefferson Parish by authority of the Louisiana Constitution, Louisiana Revised Statutes, and Jefferson Parish Code of Ordinances. The Bureau of Revenue and Taxation performs the duties and responsibilities as ex-officio tax collector, which includes the collection and distribution of the sales/use taxes, occupational license taxes, ad valorem (property) taxes imposed by the Parish of Jefferson, Jefferson Parish School Board, and Jefferson Parish Law Enforcement District. In addition, the Sheriff is responsible for the collection and distribution of fees and fines stemming from various traffic and misdemeanor offenses as ordered by the Parish Courts and Twenty-Fourth Judicial Court.

Local sales, license, and property taxes provide the major source of funding for the multitude of services we depend upon. These include such vital services as police and fire protection, education, sewerage and drainage projects, and road construction. In addition, local tax dollars provide funds for economic development, recreational facilities, and a number of community projects.

The Bureau of Revenue and Taxation currently is responsible for collecting and distributing in excess of $700 million annually in taxes, licenses, fees and fines. Payments may be made in person, by mail, or on-line. Our normal process includes collection, data entry, editing, and balancing processes culminating in the distribution of all funds to the proper governmental agencies by the 10th of the month following the month of collection.

The administrative office of the Bureau is located in the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Administration Building, 1233 Westbank Expressway, in Harvey and is open to the public from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The main telephone number is (504) 363-5710.
Contact Information
Office Hours & Holidays
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New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Mardi Gras (Tuesday), Good Friday (Easter), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, All Saints Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
Links to Rates and e-Services
Parish Sales & Use Tax Ordinances
Parish Exemptions, Exclusions, and Special Provisions
Audit Information
The Jefferson Parish Audit Section focuses on ensuring taxpayer compliance with local tax ordinances and the discovery of unreported or underreported tax revenues. Audits are assigned at random, upon review of taxpayer returns, and upon information received from other taxing jurisdictions (local, state, and federal). This section is located in Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Administrative Building, 1233 Westbank Expressway, in Harvey and is open to the public from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Due to the nature of its activity, taxpayers are advised to schedule an appointment to discuss accounts currently under audit.
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