LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — The value of taxable property in Livingston Parish has risen almost 23 percent since 2008, which was the last reassessment year.

Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor tells The Advocate ( ) most homes and businesses that existed three years ago haven't had their assessments changed during that period, but the biggest part of the increase was the addition of new homes and businesses. He says those have been added to the tax rolls each year.

Under current millage rates, Taylor says people with a home valued at $175,000 would pay an average of about $1,300 a year in taxes if they have a homestead exemption.