New on-line Homestead Exemption Form provided by Ascension/Livingston Assessors

Assessor Mert Smiley

Ascension Parish Assessor Mert Smiley and Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor  announced today they are launching a new homestead exemption form that can be  completed online.

This joint effort between the Ascension and Livingston parish assessors’ offices will allow  qualifying homeowners to fill out and submit the form in a timely manner in order to  receive the $75,000 property assessment exemption. Only one homestead exemption is  allowed per homeowner, and the property must be owned and occupied by the filer.

“The homestead exemption form is typically completed in person and in the assessor’s  office,” said Taylor. “Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have worked to make  this form available online and upgrade verification tools to ensure there are no double-homesteads.”

“We are excited to offer this important form online,” Smiley said. “Using this new  technology, we will keep our community and employees safer and ensure we are not  issuing double-homestead exemptions.”

To access the new form in Ascension parish, visit
To access the new form in Livingston parish, visit

Both parish offices are utilizing Assessure, a software-based tool used to verify all  applications and to ensure no double-homesteads are issued.

Assessors across Louisiana are currently performing regularly scheduled reassessments  on all properties in their parishes. These assessments determine the value of each  property parcel in the respective parishes. Properties that do not qualify for homestead  exemption are assessed at 100% of value and do not receive the $75,000 homestead  reduction on property assessments.