Ville Platte, LA asked in Tax Law and Criminal Law for Louisiana

Q: If I owe taxes on my house in Louisiana can I use it to post bail

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A: In Louisiana, you cannot directly use your house to post bail if you owe taxes on it. Bail typically requires cash or a bail bond, not property with liens or tax obligations.

However, if you can clear the owed taxes and gain clear ownership, you might be able to use the house as collateral for a bail bond. This would involve working with a bail bondsman who accepts property bonds.

It's important to address the tax issue first to ensure your property can be used effectively. Consulting with a legal expert or bail bondsman can provide you with guidance on the necessary steps to take.

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