‘Special Assessment Freeze’ available for seniors, disabled veterans, citizens

Published 10:02 am Thursday, June 6, 2024

Calcasieu Assessor, Wendy Curphy Aguillard, would like to remind seniors, disabled veterans, and disabled citizens that they may qualify for a “Special Assessment Freeze.” This benefit will freeze the value of their homestead property against future value increases.

To qualify your household income must be less than $100,000 and you must be:

  • 65 or older
  • or a disabled Veteran with a 50% or more service connected disability
  • or 100% disabled through the Social Security Administration.

For more information on the qualifications to file for these “Special Assessment Level  Freezes” and the documentation needed, please call the Calcasieu Parish Assessor’s Office at 337-721-3000.

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*Applicants must bring proof of age, proof of disability and proof of income (as required by law) for the “Special Assessment Level Freezes”.

This may be applied for during regular office hours 8:30-4:30 M-F at the Lake Charles Office, 1011 Lakeshore Dr., #101, Lake Charles.

Additionally, our staff will be at local senior centers/public venues to provide information and applications on the following days:

  • Lake Charles Senior Center on Thursday, June 6, 9 a.m.–noon
  • Westlake Senior Center on Thursday, June 20, 9 a.m.–noon
  • Vinton Senior Center on Tuesday, June 25, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Iowa Senior Center on Tuesday, July 16, 9 a.m.–noon
  • Moss Bluff Senior Center on Wednesday, July 24, 9 a.m.-noon