Aug. 15 was the last day for property owners in New Orleans to contest assessments in person at City Hall. The offices were jammed and an effort to extend the deadline was rebuffed.
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Property owners in New Orleans are out of luck if they haven't already challenged their property assessment. Yesterday was the last day to contest the assessments in person at city hall. Its offices were still so jammed that the city council asked the Louisiana Tax Commission for an extension. But only the state legislature can alter the deadlines. Assessors have to turn in their appeals forms by next Monday.
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