The DeSoto Parish Assessor is responsible for discovery, listing, and valuing all property in DeSoto Parish for ad valorem tax
purposes. This property includes all Real Estate, all Business Movable Property (Personal Property), and all Oil & Gas Property and
Equipment. The Assessor is responsible to the citizens of DeSoto Parish to ensure all property is assessed in a fair and equitable
manner to the property owners. At the same time, the Assessor is responsible for ensuring that the assessments are done according to the
Constitution of the State of Louisiana and the Revised Statutes that are passed by the Legislature. The Assessor is also responsible for filing the
Tax Roll annually with the Louisiana Tax Commission on which all the property taxes are based. In addition, the Assessor must maintain the property maps
for each piece of Real Estate, maintain the legal description of each property parcel, as well as maintain the ownership inventory of each parcel.