Benton is a dynamic community that is well positioned for the future. As we develop the vision for Benton’s future, we celebrate its past, and embrace the present. We understand that our decisions today will have a lasting impact on tomorrow and so each decision that impacts the community must be carefully considered. The Town Officials, staff, and various commissions, boards and committees are working diligently to provide residents and future generations an outstanding quality of life.
ATTENTION: Delinquent Property Tax Information Alert
Property taxes that remain unpaid after December 31, 2018 accrue interest at a rate of 1% per month, until paid.
Taxes that remain unpaid after April 30, 2019 will begin accruing collection costs on May 1, 2019 and will continue accruing costs until the online tax sale on August 6, 2019.
If your property is sold at tax sale, you are subject to lose your homestead exemption. Property sold at tax sale may be redeemed up to three years from the date of redecoration. For your current tax bill amount, contact the Town of Benton at (318) 965-2781.
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7,
Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public
hearing of the Town of Benton in Bossier Parish will be held at its regular
meeting place Benton Town Hall, located at 105 Sibley Street, Benton, LA on
Monday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. to consider adopting the millage rates not to exceed
the prior year’s maximum of 12.38 mills (7.42 mills General Alimony, and 4.96 mills
TOWN OF BENTON
FAIR HOUSING: Fair Housing is a national policy of the United States, it’s the law, and it’s your right. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, along with the Louisiana Open Housing Act (La. R.S.51:2601-2614) makes discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin illegal in connection with the sale or rental of most housing and any vacant land offered for residential construction or use. Today, more than ever, America is closer to upholding the inalienable right of all citizens to live where they choose, when they choose, or for as long as they choose and can afford to do so. Yet, this year, as many as two million people who want to rent or buy a home will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap , families with children, or national origin. You can do something about housing discrimination. In addition, information concerning "The Louisiana Open Housing Act" and your rights can be obtained by contacting Louisiana Department of Justice, Public Protection Division, Post Office Box 94095, Baton Rouge, LA 70804, or by calling 1-800-273-5718. Complaints may be filed locally with the Clerk of the Town, or by reporting violations to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at 1-200-424-8590 or the Louisiana Department of Justice at 1-888-273-5718.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS: The Town of Benton announces its participation in the State=s telephone relay service for the hearing impaired. The telephone numbers are: Information 1-800-333-0605, TDD Users 1-800-846-5277, Voice Users 1-800-947-5277. For further information you may contact the Town of Benton at (318) 965-2781.
STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION: The Town of Benton does hereby notify participants, beneficiaries, applicants, employees and other interested persons and groups that it does not discriminate against participants, beneficiaries, applicants, employees or unions or organizations with whom they have collective bargaining agreements, in admission or access to or treatment or employment treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs and activities. The below listed person has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development=s (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24CFR Part 8 dated June 2, 1988). Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.
Ms. Stephanie Sullivant-Collier, Clerk
Town of Benton
Post Office Box 1390
Benton, Louisiana 71006-1390
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