Civil Division

Tax Information

The Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the collection of property taxes for the taxing bodies located in the Parish of Franklin.  Below are some frequently asked questions regarding tax collection and the answers.  If you any other questions which are not answered below, please feel free to contact our tax department at (318) 435-9735.

Where do I pay my Taxes?
A: You may mail your tax payment to:
Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Property Tax Dept.
6556 Main Street
Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295

You may also pay your taxes in person at:
Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Property Tax Dept.
6556 Main Street
Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Who is responsible for the collection of property taxes?
The Sheriff is responsible for the collection of Franklin Parish property taxes.

How do I change the mailing address on my tax notice?
The Franklin Parish Tax Assessor’s Office should be contacted at (318) 435-5390 for all change of address information.

If I live in the City of Winnsboro, Village or Gilbert or Town of Wisner does my tax notice from the Sheriff include any City, Village or Town taxes?
No. These taxing bodies collect their own taxes. The Sheriff collects only parish taxes. The phone number for the City of Winnsboro tax collections is (318) 435-9087, Village of Gilbert tax collections is (318)435-6506 and the Town of Wisner tax collections is (318) 724-6568.

What is Homestead Exemption and how can I receive a homestead exemption on my property?
Presently, the Louisiana Constitution allows for a homestead exemption of $75,000.00.  To receive homestead exemption on your primary residence you must file a homestead application with the Franklin Parish Tax Assessor. To file for Homestead Exemption, contact the Tax Assessor’s Office at (318) 435-5390.

When do taxes become due and when are property tax notices mailed?
By law the tax assessor is to provide the tax roll to the tax collector by November 15th each calendar year. Taxes assessed shall be due in same calendar year as soon as the tax roll is delivered to the tax collector, and they shall be paid on or before December thirty-first in each respective year.

Tax notices are generally mailed out the last week of November each year.

When do taxes become delinquent and what are the penalties for late payment?
By law current year taxes become delinquent after December 31st each year if the taxes are not fully paid. The law imposes delinquency interest at a rate of 1% per month and provides for a collection fee of 10% on the total of the delinquent as valorem taxes and interest. Taxes fully paid by January 31st accrue delinquency interest at a rate of one percent (1%).

Do you accept partial payment?
No, unfortunately we are unable to accept partial payments.

How can I find out if my account has any outstanding balances?
Call the Franklin Parish Tax Office at (318) 435-9735.

What happens if I do not pay my property taxes?
The property will be sold at a Tax Sale to satisfy the tax debt.

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