Union Parish Assessor
Welcome to the Union Parish Assessor's Office. As your Union Parish Assessor, my staff and I are here to serve you and it is our pleasure to do so. Our office is here for you and we welcome all comments and questions. Please take time to look around and discover what our office does for you.
Life long Union Parish resident Lance Futch was about to graduate from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (then NLU) with a bachelor of Business Administration, when former Assessor Yyvern Taylor asked Lance to work for him. Since beginning his career at the Assessor's Office in 1995, Lance has worked as a field deputy canvassing the parish measuring and photographing new construction. He then transitioned into assisting with calculating the personal property values of parish business assets based upon information submitted by the respective business. As chief deputy since 2004, Lance has been directly involved in the valuation process do land, building, aircraft, drilling rigs, oil and gas wells, towers, pipelines, and all general businesses as well as overseeing the daily operation of the Assessor's Office.
In 2001, Lance earned the designation of Certified Deputy Assessor by continuing his education through the international Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). Lance has maintained his certification thru IAAO earning over 420 credit hours. He was sworn in as the Union Parish Assessor January 1, 2013.
Lance's mission is to fairly and equitably assess all property in Union Parish for ad valorem tax purposes.