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Jul 15, 2013 5:02 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Assessment appeal period opens Monday

New Orleans property owners whose assessments have been raised this year can visit Assessor Erroll Williams' office starting Monday to discuss the revaluation.
For the first time, the public will have a month to challenge their assessments in person.
In the past, the period was limited by state law to two weeks, Aug. 1-15. The result often was long waits and unhappy home and business owners. The problem worsened when Williams became New Orleans' first citywide assessor in 2011 and began revaluing tens of thousands of properties each year.
The Legislature this year passed a bill to expand the review period in order to reduce the lines.

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