BGR Evaluates Assessor’s Progress on Property Assessment Reform in New Orleans

November 19, 2019

Today, BGR releases Assessing the Assessor: Progress on Property Assessment Reform in New Orleans. The report evaluates whether and to what extent New Orleans’ property assessment system has improved under the single parish assessor since he replaced the seven-assessor system in 2011. This report follows up on BGR’s 2009 report In All Fairness: Building a Model Assessment System in New Orleans, which made recommendations, based on nationally recognized best practices, to help the single assessor create a high-functioning parishwide assessment office.

In Assessing the Assessor, BGR’s core finding is that the single assessor has put in place some of the necessary building blocks for a high-functioning assessment office, but key areas of property valuation practices and exemption administration require continued improvement.

Read the full report, a two-page summary and the media release.