CPSO Announces Methods to Pay Property Taxes

The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

Sheriff Tony Mancuso announces taxpayers will be able to pay their 2011 property taxes online on the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office website at www.cpso.com by using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card.  Taxpayers may also view and print their bill from the website.

"We are always looking for ways to make it more convenient for the taxpayers to pay their taxes," says Sheriff Mancuso.  "If you choose to pay online, there will be no lines to stand in and you will be able to pay your taxes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."

For those not wanting to pay their taxes online, they may pay them in person at:

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Tax Office

  • Magnolia Life Building -- 491-3680
  • 1011 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 100, Lake Charles
  • Monday—Friday        8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

Sulphur (West Cal) CPSO Law Enforcement Center

  • 1525 Cypress Street, Sulphur -- 491-3625
  • Monday—Friday
  • 8:30—4:00 p.m. (closed for lunch 11:00 a.m.—12:00 noon)

Payment by check or money order only—no cash accepted at this location.

Or by mailing their payment to:

  • Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Tax Division

P.O. Box 1450

Lake Charles, LA 70602

To find out how much is due before mailing your payment, go to www.cpso.com or call the tax office at (337) 491-3680.  The Tax Office will be closed for the Christmas holidays on Monday, December 26th.

Also for the convenience to the taxpayers, the Calcasieu Parish Tax Collector's Office will have a representative to collect the 2011 property taxes on the following dates and at the following locations around the parish:

DATE AND TIME                             LOCATION

Monday, December 5                    Vinton Law Enforcement

8:30am. to 2:30 p.m.                   1302 Center St., Vinton

Tuesday, December 6                   DeQuincy Law Enforcement Center

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.                 618 E Center St., DeQuincy

Wednesday, December 7               Westlake City Hall

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.                 1001 Mulberry, Westlake

Thursday, December 8                  Iowa Law Enforcement Center

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.                 203 Hwy 90 W., Iowa

For information concerning payment of your taxes, please call (337) 491-3680.

For information concerning assessment changes and homestead, please call the Calcasieu Parish Tax Assessor's Office at (337) 721-3000.

The deadline to make payment on the 2011 tax notices without paying any interest or penalty is December 31, 2011.