Calcasieu homestead continuation may be available for those unable to live in hurricane-damaged homes

Calcasieu homestead continuation may be available for those unable to live in hurricane-damaged homes
Those temporarily unable to live in homes damaged by hurricanes Laura and Delta may be eligible for a Disaster Homestead Continuation, according to information from the Calcasieu Tax Assessor’s Office.

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Those temporarily unable to live in homes damaged by hurricanes Laura and Delta may be eligible for a Disaster Homestead Continuation, according to information from the Calcasieu Tax Assessor’s Office.

The continuation is only available for those not filing a homestead exemption anywhere else while their home is being prepared.

Information from the Calcasieu Tax Assessor’s Office:

If you are unable to live in your homestead property, you can file for a Disaster Homestead Continuation which will allow you to maintain your homestead even though you are temporarily unable to live in your home. This is ONLY good if you DO NOT file for homestead anywhere else while your home is being repaired. Additional information of damage may be provided by property owners to our office for further review and possible additional valuation adjustments. Go to: www.calcasieuassessor.org

Please see the Disaster Reassessment Application Tab to provide information and file the Disaster Homestead Continuation form electronically. The Disaster Reassessment form & Disaster Homestead Continuation form are also available for print or download on our Forms Tab. You MUST provide documentation requested for additional review of your property.

REAL ESTATE/BUILDINGS

Additional information of damage may be provided by property owners to our office for further review and possible additional valuation adjustments. Go to: www.calcasieuassessor.org

Please see the Disaster Reassessment Application Tab to provide information and file the form electronically. The Disaster Reassessment form is also available for print or download on our Forms Tab. You MUST provide documentation requested for additional review of your property.

BUSINESS/PERSONAL PROPERTY

For business assets (inventory, furniture, fixtures, equipment) please provide a revised LAT5 form with supporting documentation of loss for possible valuation adjustment to personal property assets. Go to: www.calcasieuassessor.org

Please see the Online LAT5 Reporting Tab to file the form electronically. The LAT5 form is also available for print or download on our Forms Tab. You MUST provide documentation requested for additional review of your property.

***Please note: There may be some instances when the damage may not result in any additional change of assessed valuation.***

If you have questions, please feel free to call our office at 337-721-3000 for more information.

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