Paying Taxes

The Sheriff, in his capacity as Ex-Officio Tax Collector for Lafayette Parish, is charged with the responsibility of collecting all ad Valorem property taxes in the parish. Notices are mailed to property owners on or about November 15 each year and are due and payable no later than December 31st of that same year. Any failure to pay by the due date will result in interest and penalties and could result in the sale of the property at tax sale in settlement of unpaid taxes. Tax sales occur at 9 AM on the first Wednesday in May each year. Information about all sales are published in the local newspaper.

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Tax Division is located at:

1010 Lafayette St.
4th Floor
Lafayette, LA.

Questions may be directed to (337) 236-5880, emailed to, or mailed to the LPSO Tax Division, P. O. Drawer 92590, Lafayette, LA 70509-2590.

LPSO Tax Division email

Property taxes may be paid by mail, in person, or electronically via the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office web site (View/Pay Taxes Online). The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Tax Division will accept checks, cash or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover).