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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

City property tax payments can be made online, by mail, in person and at the kiosk or deposit box (checks only) outside of City Hall and by mail. Online payments can be made by visiting our Make a Payment page. Questions regarding property taxes may be directed to the Office of Taxes and Licensing at 504.363.1555 between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Property taxes are due upon receipt and late after December 31st.

Sales Taxes

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 504.363.1555 between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm, 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.

Alcohol Licensing

All new alcohol licenses and license transfers must be approved by City Council. It is recommended that potential applicants contact the City’s Licensing Official, Mrs. Azalea Roussell at 504.363.1556.

The Alcoholic Beverage Permit Application can be found here. Applicants should contact the City’s Planning and Zoning Official and Chief Licensing Official to discuss the process and potential use conflicts with the underlying zoning district – Mrs. Azalea Roussell at 504.363.1556.

Game, Device and Vending Licensing

The Game, Device and Vending License Application can be found here. Applicants should contact the City’s Planning and Zoning Official and Chief Licensing Official to discuss the process and potential use conflicts with the underlying zoning district – Mrs. Azalea Roussell at 504.363.1556.