What is Adjudicated Property?
State law allows the governmental body to have jurisdiction over property that has been adjudicated in excess of three years.
The Parish is authorized to only sell property that has been adjudicated since January 1, 1975. It is defined as immovable property on which property taxes weren't paid and which was not purchased at the subsequent tax sale, and therefore considered surplus or no longer needed by the Parish for a public purpose.
Properties adjudicated to the Parish are sold with the intent to restore them to property tax roles. The right of way section, working with the Office of the Parish Attorney, has taken a leadership role to assure that back taxes are collected in the Parish. If delinquent taxes are not paid, properties are subject to be sold.
Adjudicated Properties Listing
The Parish Commission does not maintain a listing of adjudicated property nor do we provide maps identifying locations. The Parish Assessor’s Office is responsible for discovery, listing, and valuing all property in the Parish for ad valorem tax purposes.
Finding Adjudicated Property
If you are interested in locating Parish adjudicated property you may speak with the Assessor’s Office. The Assessor’s Office maintains a database which can help aid in locating adjudicated property.
For more information, please contact the Assessor's Office at (318) 574-0117.