Civil Division & Tax Collector
Left to Right: Katie Cormier (Chief Civil Deputy), Trechelle Causey, Carla Arvie, and Chasity Wilson
The Parish Collector is the collector of taxes and collects school and improvement district taxes, and turns them over to each taxing district. The parish is responsible for collecting all property taxes from the 1st of December to the day of the tax sale.
All taxes become delinquent after December 31st and bear monthly interest of 1% after that date.
If payment is sent by mail, it must be postmarked by December 31st or earlier to avoid any delinquent penalties.
Taxes may be paid with cash, money order, cashier's check, personal checks or credit/debit card.
Please make checks payable to EPSO.
There is a convenience fee of 2.35% to pay your taxes with credit/debit card.
Residents of Evangeline Parish may pay their property taxes in person at the Evangeline Parish Courthouse, on the first floor, located at 200 Court St, Suite 100, Ville Platte, LA 70586 or can be mailed to this address. Property taxes may also be paid with a credit/debit by phone at 337-363-2161.
The Civil Division is responsible for processing legal actions filed in the District Court, collecting garnishments, seizures, and foreclosures.
Sheriff's Sales are held at the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office, 200 Court St, Suite 100, Ville Platte, LA 70586 on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM underneath the stairway.
To find out when movable or immovable sales take place, please be sure to check the Ville Platte Gazette, the Sunday issue. Each property is advertised in the Gazette, twice within thirty (30) days for both real estate and movables before the auction.
If you have any questions or concerns about taxes, tax statements, or civil please feel free to call us at 337-363-2161.
For information on your assessed value, homestead exemption or change of address, please contact the Evangeline Parish Assessor's Office at 337-363-4310.
Left to Right: Kent Vidrine, Earlin Fruge, and Durwin Carter