What Is Adjudicated Property?
In general terms, adjudicated property is property that has been placed in state or local
government hands because property taxes have not been paid. Louisiana law allows the
governmental body having jurisdiction over the property to sell the property.
May The Parish Sell All Adjudicated Property?
The Parish is authorized to only sell property which
has been adjudicated since January 1, 1975, that is abandoned (vacant or not lawfully
occupied) and that is considered surplus or no longer needed by the Parish for a public
purpose. The Louisiana State Land Office
manages property that was adjudicated before January 1, 1975.
Abandoned adjudicated property sales for the Parish are handled through the
Office of the
Parish Attorney. Questions concerning the sales process and procedures should be addressed
to that office, telephone number (225) 389-3114. A copy of the forms and instructions for
submitting a purchase offer to the Office of the Parish Attorney is available for viewing
Finding Adjudicated Property Roll Books
An Adjudicated Property Roll Book (Adobe PDF format) is updated at the beginning
of each year. Hard copy computer printouts of adjudicated properties are
available at most branches of the East Baton Rouge Parish Libraries. Contact Library Information
Services at (225) 231-3750 for branch locations that have these lists.
My Property Should Not Be Listed
If you believe that your property is incorrectly included on the website, please call the Sheriff's
Tax Office at (225) 389-4810 to verify that the taxes have been in fact paid and that they have reported the redemption or tax sale cancellation to the Assessor's Office. Property that is redeemed will not be removed from the adjudicated rolls until the following year.