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Pay Taxes & Fines Online


In an effort to meet requests from taxpayers, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office expanded property tax payment options. For your convenience, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office now offers a payment option that allows for credit and debit card transactions online. This new service is being offered in partnership with Value Payment Systems (VPS) and Software & Services. 

Credit and debit cards are accepted. A convenience fee based on the number of transactions and total payment amount will be assessed by the payment processing company. Please see the website for detailed fee information. 

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office recognizes that fewer transactions take place using cash or checks and is, therefore, providing this paperless payment option to taxpayers. Visit and pay using a credit or debit card from the comfort of your home.  


Important Information About Your 2019 St. Mary Parish Property Tax Bill


The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Civic Division will stop collecting checks for taxes on May 8, 2020, prior to the tax sale on June 2, 2020.



The total amount of your property tax notice is due now and becomes delinquent after DECEMBER 31, 2019 with interest-bearing at the rate of 1% per month (12% per annum).

  • April 1, 2020- Certified interested party notice of tax sale $49.50
  • April 15, 2020- Fee for publication #1 in official journal $58
  • May 1, 2020 – Fees for certified mail and interested party notice plus cost of bankruptcy research and Louisiana Tax Commission change order $20
  • May 15, 2020 – Fee for publication #2 in official journal $58
  • May 29, 2020 – Fees for online tax sale costs, filing costs, and notices $166
  • June 2, 2020 – TAX SALE STARTS AT 8:00 AM AND ENDS AT 8:00 PM


To ensure timely receipt of payment using any of the following methods:

  • Mail (check or money order) to St. Mary Parish Sheriff, P.O. Box 610, Patterson, LA 70392-0610
  • Online with a credit card at
  • In-person (cash, check, money order, or credit card) at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse, 4th Floor, Sheriff’s Office or in-person (*CREDIT CARDS NOT ACCEPTED*) at the Morgan City Branch Office located at 1455 Railroad Avenue.


Please make your check payable to ST. MARY PARISH SHERIFF and include your assessment number(s) on the check.


The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Tax Department can be reached at 337-828-6979. Questions concerning property tax assessments should be directed to the St. Mary Parish Assessor’s Office.




Currently, there is no option to pay fines online. Fines may be paid in person at our office in Franklin on the 4th Floor of the parish courthouse. Local checks, cash, and money orders are accepted as payment. If you would like to pay using a credit card, you may only do so by making arrangements through the Franklin office by calling 337-828-6979. There is an additional fee for the pay by credit card service.