My job as Assessor is one of tremendous responsibility. As Assessor, I must ensure that property values, which are the basis of property taxation and funding for local government, are correct and uniform. The decisions made by my office affect every individual and every business, large and small.
I look forward to continuing to carry out the responsibilities of the Assessor’s office and, in so doing, maintain the trust of the people of Plaquemines Parish for years to come.
Belinda Hazel has served as Plaquemines Parish Assessor since January 1, 2017.
Belinda Hazel is currently Plaquemines Parish Assessor and the Chairperson of the Louisiana Assessors Association Oil and Gas Committee and spearheads a committee to study the methodology used to value oil and gas wells statewide.
Belinda joined the Plaquemines Parish Assessor’s Office in 2012 and served as Chief Deputy beginning in 2014. She is a member of the Louisiana Assessor’s Association and the International Association of Assessing Officers.
Belinda Hazel Assessor and her family
As the Public Service District 1 member of the Louisiana Tax Commission, Belinda was one of five commissioners hearing statewide property tax appeal cases and promulgating the Rules and Regulations used for property tax assessments statewide between 2008 and 2012.
Belinda representing District 1 as Tax Commissioner
As a Louisiana Certified General Appraiser, Belinda appraised property throughout Plaquemines Parish for nearly thirty years as owner and broker of Belle Chasse Real Estate, Inc. She is a member of the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors, the Louisiana Realtors Association, the National Association of Realtors and an associate of the Appraisal Institute.
Belinda is a Louisiana Certified General Appraiser
Belinda particularly loves being a member of the Belle Chasse Garden Club. She is a past president and currently serves as Parliamentarian.
Belinda is a member of the Belle Chasse Rotary Club. She has served on the board of Belle Chasse United Methodist Church as a past chairperson and is currently the Lay Leader and a Staff and Parish Relations Committee member.
Garden Club project beautifying Parish buildings
Belinda moved to Plaquemines Parish in 2nd grade when her Marine Corps Dad, “Colonel Brown” was transferred to the Belle Chasse Naval Air Station. Her family settled in Braithwaite where Belinda grew up and raised their two children with her husband, Donald, until Hurricane Isaac. Belinda and Donald now call Belle Chasse “home.”
Belinda in the Plaquemines Parish Orange Festival
Here are just a few examples of our events and activities we have had in the community.
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