Local and State Taxes

The tax structure in Ouachita Parish and its cities make the area a low-cost center for doing business. The parish tax is one of the lowest in the state, as well as the cities.

Sales Tax
State 4 %
Parish 4 %
City of Monroe 4.5 %
City of West Monroe 4.5 %
Sterlington 1.5 %
Richwood 3 %

Millage Rates

Rates vary depending on the city and special districts. OEDC can provide the specific data.

Property Taxes

Assessors are required by law to assess on improvements of industrial property at 15 percent of fair market value (land at 10 percent.)

Private residences are assessed at 10 percent of fair market value with exemption on the first $75,000.


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