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November 28, 2023


Property tax notices are normally mailed during the last week of November for that taxable year. For example, property taxes for 2023 become due upon receipt of the notice and become delinquent if not paid by December 31, 2023.

The amount of property tax due is based upon your tax rate and taxable assessment. The tax is calculated by multiplying the taxable assessment by the tax rate. The tax rate is the sum of the individual millage that were approved by voters for such purpose as fire protection, law enforcement, education, and other function of parish government. The Washington Parish Assessor’s Office determines the taxable assessment of property.

If your homestead/mortgage company usually pays your property taxes, please forward the tax notice to them for payment. If not, property taxes may be paid through several other methods:

  • Online:
  • Mail: PO Box 544, Franklinton, LA 70438
  • In-Person (Franklinton) : See Temporary In-Person Location
  • Temporary In-Person (Franklinton): 974 Washington Street (The Old Moseley Building)
  • In-Person (Bogalusa): 302 Mississippi Avenue

Information concerning payment dates or amounts paid may be obtained online, or by calling 985-839-3434

June 5, 2023

ATF Offers Reward in Series of Suspicious Fires

ATF and the Louisiana State Fire Marshal Seek the Public's Help in Series of Fires in Washington Parish

NEW ORLEANS, LA. - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New Orleans Field Division in conjunction with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office (LSFM) today announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information on a series of suspicious fires in Washington Parish during the past several years.

ATF New Orleans is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who are responsible for a series of suspicious fires in Washington Parish.

Over the past several years, a series of suspicious fires have been identified at seven (7) residential and church structures located in Washington Parish, specifically near Pine, Louisiana. There are no reported fatalities or injuries resulting from these fires.

Special Agents and Certified Fire Investigators (CFI) from the ATF New Orleans Field Division are assisting investigators in processing evidence from all the scenes.

ATF works closely with the State Fire Marshal's Office and local fire departments across Louisiana to determine the origin and cause of fires and collaboratively investigates crimes of arson.

Anyone with any information about these fires should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or the State Fire Marshal's Office at 844-954-1221.

Information can also be sent to, through ATF's website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating fires and crimes of arson.  For more information about ATF and its programs go to


For questions concerning copies of a notice, redemptions, or other questions regarding property tax collections, please call the Property Tax Division at 985-839-3434.

All questions concerning your assessment, changes in your mailing address, or homestead exemption must be directed to the Assessor’s office at 985-839-7815, or visit the Washington Parish Assessor’s Office located in the Parish courthouse.