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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.

House Bill 394 – Remove the Over 65 exemption from the Online Property Search

NEW GUIDELINES FOR DISPLAYING TAXPAYER INFORMATION ON YOUR WEBSITE

House Bill 394 was signed by the governor in June, therefore, starting September 1, 2015 tax appraisal records online can no longer reflect the age of the taxpayer in any way.

No worries…if you are a BIS client we’ve got you covered. In order to comply we are currently working to remove the Over 65 exemption from the Online Property Search and we’ll have it in place before September 1st.

More information

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Search/DocViewer.aspx?ID=84RHB003943A&QueryText=%22hb+394%22&DocType=A

County Map Books Now Available

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GIS Maintenance customers are now able to obtain County Map Books from the GIS/Mapping team at BIS.  Emails with links and instructions were recently sent.  If you did not get one, have any questions or would like to make some suggestions please send us an email at GISsupport@bisconsultants.com  If you have a custom map request we can help with those too, please get in touch!

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