You don't have much time left to get your parish property taxes paid...the deadline is December 31st. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator says Caddo residents have several ways to pay -- in person at the courthouse, by mail or online. He says a lot of people are taking advantage of a new program where you can make smaller payments throughout the year, to avoid paying one lump sum before the new year rolls around. He suggests that when you pay this year's taxes, you get signed up for that, too. And he reminds folks that only 9-percent of property tax money goes to his department -- and much of that is to cover the manpower and supplies it takes to get the tax notices mailed out. Bossier Sheriff's Lt. Bill Davis says Bossier Parish residents can pay at any of the sheriff's substations or the courthouse in Benton, by mail or online. He says right now, only about 40-percent of Bossier Parish property owners have paid their taxes, but he expects that to jump to at least 80-percent by the end of next week.

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