Meet the Assessor

Ouachita Assessor
Stephanie Smith, AAS, CLA
Ouachita Parish Assessor

Welcome to the Ouachita Parish Assessor Website! In response to public demand, our new and improved website is just one of many steps we have taken to provide timely, accurate, and current assessment-related information to the public. I hope you find it a useful resource for practical information about property values and the assessment process.

Your Assessor’s office is charged with the responsibility to identify and value all property within the Parish of Ouachita. Fair taxation has always been and always will continue to be vitally important to every taxpayer in the Parish. Correct property assessment provides our local governments, law enforcement, schools and others with the funds they need to maintain, improve and repair our infrastructure, protect us from crime and educate our children.

As your Ouachita Parish Assessor, my staff and I will continue to be an office that makes a difference. Our Vision is to be the best public servants, giving our best efforts, for the very best community – always striving to be better.

This is your office and we are here to serve you!

Bio info:

Proven Experience and with over 20 years comprehensive knowledge of the financial management and fiscal responsibility of the tax dollars that fund the Assessment District.

  • Assessment Administrative Specialist (AAS) designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) since 2011.
  • Certified Louisiana Deputy Assessor (CLDA) since 1993
  • Over 500 hours education in assessment specific courses and exams
  • Serves as Trustee for the Louisiana Assessors’ Association Statewide Retirement System. Formerly served as a Board Member for the LAA Insurance Fund for two terms.
  • Certified Manager (CM) designation with the Institute of Certified Professional. Notary Public commissioned in 1991. Member of IAAO for over 20 years.
  • Community Involvement: Monroe Chamber of Commerce and Ambassador Club, Ouachita Parish Women’s Republican Club, Downtown Monroe Lion’s Club, 2001 Leadership Ouachita Graduate, Junior League of Monroe Sustainer
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