Tax & Licensing
Property Tax Assessment
Property values are assessed through the Jefferson Parish Assessor’s Office. Their website, www.jpassessor.com, provides access to property search tools, millage rates, assessment formulas and homestead exemptions. Please note that the City of Gretna does not offer a homestead exemption for property taxes specific to the City’s jurisdiction.
Pay Property Taxes
2021 property taxes are now available for payment online at Municipal Online Payments. Cash, check, or credit card payments can also be made at the walk-up kiosk at the front door of City Hall, 2nd Street & Huey P Long Avenue. Non-cash payments can also be mailed or dropped in the greet depository box on Huey P. Long Avenue (river-bound) next to City Hall.
Questions regarding property taxes may be directed to the Office of Taxes and Licensing at 504.363.1555 between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. Property taxes are due upon receipt and late after December 31st.
The City levies a 4.75% sales tax that is collected through the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Business and Occupational Licensing
This section contains a summary of the City’s business occupational license tax requirements. It provides important license tax information to citizens and the business community considering operating a business in the City of Gretna. In addition, this site addresses the most frequently asked questions regarding opening a business in the City.
If this website content does not contain the information needed to address your questions or concerns regarding operating a business in the City limits, please feel free to contact the Office of Taxes and Licenses for assistance at 504.363.1504 between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.
The occupational license application can be found here.
A checklist for new businesses in the City of Gretna can be found here.
The State standard occupational license fee schedule can be found here.
The Chain Store license application can be found here.
Building Trade(s) Licensing
All building trade professionals, except for the general contractor, must be licensed to work in the City of Gretna. The Building Trade(s) License Application can be found here.
All new alcohol licenses and license transfers must be approved by City Council. It is recommended that potential applicants contact the City’s Licensing Office 504.363.1504.
The Alcoholic Beverage Permit Application can be found here. Applicants should contact the Chief Licensing Office to discuss the process and potential use conflicts with the underlying zoning district at 504.363.1504.