Property Tax Liens In Louisiana
Property Tax Liens In Louisiana are true liens. You are issued a “tax sale deed” but it operates as a lien.
Louisiana is a tax lien state. The “tax sale deed” that is issued to a successful bidder at the tax title sale, is not a deed to the property but a lien. Counties are known as “parishes” in Louisiana.
Tax collection and tax sales are the responsibility of the property tax division of the sheriff’s office in each parish.
Prospective bidders must register with the sheriff’s office before the start of the tax sale.
The Buyer that gets the bid will cover the taxes, interest and costs that are due.
The buyer must pay by cash or check when the tax sale is completed. Within a few working days, a tax sale deed is prepared and filed with the Clerk of Court and a copy is mailed to the buyer.”
Any unsold property will revert to the parish.
Many of the 64 Louisiana parishes conduct their tax sales online.