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BIS Property Search Clients Now HB394 Compliant

All of BIS Consulting Online Property Search clients are now in compliance with House Bill 394. The new law stated that by September 1, 2015 all appraisal districts must remove any information from their website that would indicate a property owner’s age.  All Over 65 exemptions have now  been removed from the Online Property Search. If you would like more information about House Bill 394 please click HERE.

GIS Department Completes Production Work For Mills County

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Recognizing the top notch quality of work, more and more counties are looking towards BIS Consulting’s GIS department for their property data and GIS production needs. Mills is the latest county to be completed. The GIS department has proven over the years that they take pride in furnishing clients with a product that they can feel confident about.

Mills County GIS and property data is now available for download on the BIS Consulting subsidiary www.texascountygisdata.com

 

Looking for GIS Technician

BIS is a private company specializing in contracted IT & GIS and is located near Dallas Texas. We are a premier provider of contracted IT and GIS services to appraisal districts and small government agencies in Texas. Our GIS team is doing so well we are growing and need another rock star team member. In this roll your primary responsibility would be the creation and maintenance of spatial data, mainly surface parcels (property boundaries) and other related spatial data. You would function on a team, in a supportive, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
In order to be successful, the new GIS Technician needs to have a Bachelor’s degree in Geography or GIS and have knowledge of ESRI ArcMap desktop software, data creation, spatial and attribute editing, cartography, etc. This roll is heavy in reading and interpreting legal documents, deeds, surveyor notes, metes and bounds descriptions, etc and requires an increased attention to detail. Any previous experience with ESRI software, the Texas land survey system and geodatabases is a plus.
Competitive pay, company holidays and PTO. Health insurance is offered after probationary period.
If interested, please send a resume to Aaron Kreag, GISP – GIS Director akreag@bisconsultants.com
Sorry – No phone calls, no relocation, no visa sponsorships

BIS Conference App Is HERE!

If you are coming to the BIS Technology Conference in December then this app is for you! Not only will you stay up to date with all the latest conference info but you’ll be able to set your schedule, view a list of attendees, read more about presenters and so much more. This app will be an invaluable tool once you’re at the conference. You won’t have schedule printouts to lose keep up with. You’ll just need the device you’d typically carry with you already.   There is no downloading required and works on ALL devices.

Go to schedule.bisconsultants.com on your phone, tablet, or pc to view the conference info and see who else is attending. Once you have finished the registration and payment process you will be sent a login so you can customize your schedule.

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Come See Us At TAAO

BIS Consulting will be at the TAAO conference at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas in Irving August 30-September 2nd. Make plans to stop by our booth!

Upcoming Deadlines From The State

The state comptroller sent a reminder out today concerning EARS and EPTS submissions. In case you missed the email click HERE

To sum up the email, August 1st is the deadline for all Electronic Property Transaction Submissions (EPTS). Districts that have fewer than 200,000 taxable parcels but more than 10,000 must submit the  Electronic Appraisal Roll Submission (EARS) by  August 1st while all others have a deadline of September 1st.

Lee CAD’s Website Goes Live

 

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On July 1st BIS Consulting was proud to unveil Lee Central Appraisal District’s website. The CAD and the taxpayers now have an amazing tool to use to easily stay connected and informed. In addition to having access to current forms, updated calendars and the latest tax information BIS products like Online Protest, Online Property Search and Online Maps will all become invaluable tools for both the CAD and the taxpayer.

Click here to view Lee CAD’s new website.

Adding Alerts To Your Website

Keeping your taxpayers informed is providing great customer service. Your website provides a way to alert your taxpayers quickly when something is changing at the office. Reporting weather closures and holiday closures has never been simpler with your BIS hosted website. Click  HERE for steps on updating the home page of your site.

Social Media Policy Template

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Need a social media  policy for your office? Here’s a good starting point. This template is provided free by ArchiveSocial, a company that will provide social media archiving to comply with state and federal laws. You don’t need to use their service to use the template, it just gives you a great starting place to put a policy in action for your office.

Click here to view the template

Flooding Recovery Efforts Aided By BIS Consulting’s GIS Team

After the recent Texas flooding and devastation BIS Consulting was contacted by area disaster personnel; Aaron Kreag and the GIS team collaborated on GIS solutions to help coordinate and facilitate search and rescue efforts.  BIS voluntarily provided unlimited access to data and ESRI map services for consumption in applications and maps used during the recovery operation.  Recognizing a gap and need in our state, BIS is planning an expansion of our involvement in domestic humanitarian and public safety initiatives.

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