1.PACS Appraisal 8.0.43.18 #

PACS Appraisal 8.0.43.18

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Exemptions

45662

Processing time for the Exemption Wizard has been improved.

Supplement Process

44064

When you right-click on a property and choose List Properties in the Supplement Group List, the system now displays all properties in a supplement group when there are more than 100 properties.

2.PACS Appraisal 8.0.43.17 #

PACS Appraisal 8.0.43.17

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Personal Property

45095

When data is entered on the Rendition Summary screen (displayed by choosing the Personal Property tab > Rend Summary button), an MDSE segment is no longer created automatically. In addition,when data is entered in the Good Faith or Supplies column, a supplement segment is no longer created automatically.

45103

On the Rendition Summary screen (displayed by choosing the Personal Property tab > Rend Summary button), the PACS user ID is displayed.

45468

Schedule A and schedule B files are now sorted in the correct order for the Print Personal Property Applications activity.

3.PACS Appraisal 8.0.43.16 #

PACS Appraisal 8.0.43.16

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Appraisal Card

44148

It is now possible to preview a field card without an error after choosing Print Appraisal Card on the Summary tab of a property record.

Exemptions

45236

Homestead exemption scanned forms with barcodes now load the years associated with the property on the screen.

44978

The Prior Year Exemption search dialog box now selects the latest year listed by default if no years have had a prop_inactive_dt value set. Otherwise, the wizard checks the rows for years in which the property has been deleted.

General

44034

It is now possible to undo a batch for a mass update without an error.

Reports/Letters

45146

The Value Certification report no longer shows deleted for active and inactive accounts.

Sales

45211

Printing the Sales Ratio Report from the Profile Sale Chart page no longer results in an error.

4.PACS Collections 8.0.43.16 #

PACS Collections 8.0.43.16

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Reports/Letters

45254

In the Attorney Fees Report, multiple payments to the same account for the same amount in the same batch are now added into the total for the entities listed.

5.PACS Appraisal 8.0.43.15 #

PACS Appraisal 8.0.43.15

Applications

New sort options are available when printing applications. The sort options include alpha, geo, property ID, zip code, and owner IDs.

Appraisal summary

A new button is available from the appraisal summary screen that invokes the active income valuation. It allows the valuation to be edited as it normally would.

ARB – quick image scan

The ARB quick image scan has been modified so that images may be associated with an inquiry or protest by specifying the case ID, the property ID, or the geo ID.

Commercial property designation

The ability to set a property as commercial or residential as an override to the state code has been added.

Comp grid – feature value addition

Feature values have been added as a new adjustment when using comp grids.

Comp grid – Mapsco addition

The Mapsco field has been added as a weighted selection criteria for use in comp grids.

Data validation checks

Data validation checks are available to verify data on the system.

De-annexation indicator and report

There is an indicator available to mark whether an entity is being de-annexed from a property, and a report for this new functionality has been added.

Exemption wizard

The exemption wizard has been modified so that a geo ID or a property ID can be entered for property selections.

Field review card

A new check box has been added to the field review card that allows subsegment information to be printed on the card.

GIS display year use values

The GIS Viewer populates values onto the map from the year layer the property was opened from. For example, if a property is opened in the 2005 layer and the GIS Viewer is opened, then values for the year 2005 are populated.

GIS – land adjustment codes label

A new land adjustment codes label has been added to list the land adjustments on a property.

GIS – pool label

  • A new check box has been added to the improvement detail type code that allows a code to be flagged as a pool type.
  • A new pool label and associated data is available to be displayed through the GIS Viewer for a property.

Income grid

Changes have been made to the income equity grid calculations. The following fields have been modified: stabilized market value, L/B adjustment, NOI/sqft, NOI adj, cap rate adj, equity stabilized value, equity value economic unit, equity value real estate/sqft, and subject equity position.

Listing price and date on the sale record

  • New fields for the listing price and sales date have been added on the sale information screen.
  • A market analysis report has been added to incorporate these new values.

Mass create sub/condo process changes

  • The ref_id2 field has been added to the first wizard screen; it functions in a way similar to the geo number field.
  • When creating condos, the land record is now created through the wizard.
  • Geo IDs can be auto-incremented in sequence.
  • Individual events are created through the wizard rather than a single, linked event.
  • Lot numbers are available for editing on the property breakdown screen.

Personal property enhancements

  • A new print button is available on personal properties that allows basic segment and subsegment information to be printed.
  • The following new fields have been added to the rendition entry screen: Good Faith Merchandise, Good Faith Supplies, Merchandise, and Supplies.
  • The Total original costs field has been added to the asset management screen for personal property.
  • Both the rendition summary screen and the asset manager screens are visible as read-only in certified year layers.

Property group code search

The property group code search report has been enhanced to allow a searches for property group codes using and instead of only or.

What’s New in PACS Documentation

Documentation for the following functional areas is provided with this release:

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Description of Update

Appraisal – General

34302

The Supplemental Roll Report now prints international addresses.

36726

The REF ID2 field has been added to the mass creation wizard, and the land record has been added to condo mass creation. Geo IDs can be created sequentially. There is the capability to create REF ID2 from Geo ID value, and there is enhanced event creation. It is possible to edit the lot number in the breakdown screen.

39349

40520

When an entity association is removed from a property in the layer for one year, PACS treats this as a de-annexation if the entity was on the property in the layer for the immediately preceding year. In addition, there is now a search button for the mass update entities on properties, and an annexation/de-annexation event for mass update entities on properties. Further, there is a user right available (deannexation_default) that can update the deannexation table upon the removal or addition of an entity on a property.

39351

Property ID and Owner ID sort options have been added to the Print Property Applications dialog.

41080

An option has been added to permit you to manually override state codes and designate personal properties as commercial or residential.

41081

The Commercial Appraisal Summary page now includes a button in property views that opens the active income valuation for the current year, if there is one.

41086

Listing Price and Date fields have been added to the Sales Information page, and the Market Analysis report is created.

41091

Searching with a geo ID now identifies ARB inquiries and protests to apply quick scans to.

41092

Searching with a geo ID now identifies property to apply exemptions to.

41100

The default value and the year selection in the Property Group Codes Report no longer filters properties by year; rather, it selects which year’s ownership information to print for the matching properties. There is also an option to print properties with any or all of the selected codes.

41100

UDI parent properties no longer appear in the Property Group Codes Report.

41101

You can now search for residential comparables by Mapsco locator and configure Mapsco as a column in the search results. The Mapsco search parameter is a comma-separated list of prefixes. For example, an entry of AA,B finds all properties with a Mapsco locator starting with AA or B.

41104

Features Value has been added to the available sections in residential comparable grids. It can be enabled or disabled in the comparable property system-wide configuration.

41505

Inactive income valuations for certified years are no longer displayed.

42453

It is no longer possible to enter a current or future year for the previous appraisal year. In addition, the HS Cap Value Breakdown dialog box now calculates correctly the HS value of the base cap year if it was set to the current year.

42496

The Print Property Applications dialog box now carries forward the number of blank forms to print to the Windows Print dialog box.

42586

PACS now returns a correct list of agents as a result of searching for active or inactive.

43019

Freeze ceiling processing has been improved.

43435

The income grid enhancement project has been included.

Appraisal Card

41932

It is now possible to print a personal property subsegment breakdown on the field appraisal card and a new BPP report, which is available on the Activities menu or Personal Property tab.

Appraisal Notice

38520

The appraisal notice export now checks for the invalid characters <city> tag, and <PRP_school_tax_ceiling> tag has been added.

ARB Inquiry

41076

The Inquiry By name and address tags have been added to the AI tag set of ARB inquiry letters.

42599

The docket sort and place is no longer lost in ARB protest hearings after you open and then later return to a docket.

42761

A reason has been added to ARB letter tags.

42951

The arbitration letter Word merge now processes the required fields.

43679

The sort order for the certified mailer generation is now correct, and letters are now generated for UDI children instead of for the parents.

43748

The processing time for ARB protests has been improved.

43951

Non-UDI properties are no longer displayed in the arbitration case listing as UDI properties.

43990

Information is no longer missing when determining protest letters.

Codes

40751

The number of characters allowed for remarks in the abstract subdivision worksheet information has been increased from 500 to 2,000.

Exemptions

42650

The freeze/refreeze process now takes new value into consideration for some properties when an entity is offering a freeze ceiling for the first time in 2006.

43090

The Freeze Override column has been added to the freeze list of the Exemption dialog. In addition, the Details button is now enabled when a property is not in coding to allow you to see a read-only version of the details dialog box.

GIS

40626

There is now an option to view the GIS map from the current appraisal year or from the year the property was opened. In addition, there is a user right available (view_only_current_year_gis) that allows you to specify that the GIS year to be viewed should always be the current appraisal year.

Personal Property

40398

For agencies participating in rendition summaries, new fields for good faith estimates for merchandise and supplies have been added to the rendition summary screen.

40400

For agencies participating in rendition summaries, the rendition summary screen can now be viewed after a year is certified. The data is read-only.

40401

For agencies participating in rendition summaries, the asset management screen can now be viewed after a year is certified. The data is read-only.

42587

The Special Inv. Acct check box on the property summary screen is now disabled when the property is not in coding.

Reports & Letters

41675

The Value Certification report has been modified to display DELETED for deleted properties.

43611

The totals report dialog box no longer enables the Recalculate Properties check box for report types other than the Preliminary Totals report.

45011

Formatting has been adjusted for the market analysis report.

Roll History

42727

The roll history information is now displayed under the correct column when the property has a future year layer.

Sales

42621

In the Manage Comparables dialog box, the Create Residential Comparables button no longer causes an error when the process is begun on a property that has been supplemented, and then is later removed from supplement.

Supplement Process

42079

42317

The accept supplement group process no longer fails with a SQL error.

42940

The process of supplementing a property and then removing it from the supplement now restores some values that might have been changed.

43517

Accepting a supplement group no longer causes a foreign key constraint error under certain conditions.

43759

Assessed and taxable values are now displayed properly on the Supplemental Roll.

43957

The acceptance of a supplement group is no longer prevented when an account in the group has an address with a type code larger than a single character.

6.PACS Collections 8.0.43.15 #

PACS Collections 8.0.43.15

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Description of Update

Collections General

40700

The Collections owner is now updated when creating a new property through the merge wizard.

42837

The fee search by fee date no longer returns results that include fees for the next day.

43019

Freeze ceiling processing has been improved.

43144

The Collections summary screen now includes P&I, discount, variance attorney fees, and other fees.

43354

The Installment Agreement Worksheet now prints months correctly.

43645

Processing involving the posting large of numbers of payments using the payment cart has been improved.

43845

Creating an installment schedule no longer calculates incorrect payment amounts when certain fields in the tax rate table are null.

Balancing

41762

Non-UDI properties are no longer displayed in the arbitration case listing as UDI properties.

43096

The close daily collections process now correctly saves tax certificate fee values, which are displayed in the batch distribution wizard.

43424

The Attorney Fees Report has been modified to include refunded fee amounts.

Delinquent Tax Rolls

43788

The DTRBuild stored procedure no longer prevents the application from generating delinquent tax roll reports.

43960

You are no longer prompted for a parameter value when running the Delinquent Tax Roll Totals report.

Escrow

42389

The tax receipt now prints correct tax information for an escrow payment applied to an account.

42781

The posting date now defaults to the correct date in the dialog boxes.

Exemptions

42650

The freeze/refreeze process now takes new value into consideration for some properties when an entity is offering a freeze ceiling for the first time in 2006.

Posting

42489/
43859

The system no longer categorizes a cash amount entered on the Quick Post Statement as change due.

42681

The quick post Paid By field now shows the correct owner name.

Statement of Account

43358

The Statement of Account now shows correct value information.

Supplement Process

38148

PACS now shows previous year sale records in VIT escrow.

Tax Statement

42026

The Tax Statement Creation wizard now checks mineral properties for missing geo ID and situs values. If the values are missing, the wizard is cancelled. In addition, the tax statement process has been modified to perform this same check and cancel the export if transfer tax statement records exist with missing values. In both cases, a report can be printed.

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