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Description of Update

Asset Manager


The Details and Delete buttons were not enabled in the Asset Manager until a new segment was added. This has been corrected.

Notice Processing


When using the Value Increase Greater than and Value Decrease Greater than options with the Appraisal Notice Selection Process Wizard (Actvities > Appraisal Notices > Appraisal Notice Maintenance), properties without prior year values are now selected.


There is a new exclusion check box, Exclude State Assessed Utility Properties, available in the Appraisal Notice Selection Process Wizard, which is accessed by clicking Add in the Appraisal Notices window (Activities > Appraisal Notices > Appraisal Notice Maintenance).

When selected, properties with a sub type that has the State Assessed Utility attribute assigned to it in PACS.ADMIN are excluded. (The State Assessed Utility attribute is set under Tools > Code File Maintenance > Property > Property Sub Type.)


The Appraised Value column in the Appraisal Notice Listing, accessed by right-clicking Print Appraisal Notice Listing in the Appraisal Notices window (Activities > Appraisal Notice > Appraisal Notice Maintenance), displayed a cumulative amount for each property. This has been corrected so that previous values are no longer accumulated in the current row.


The Appraisal Notice Listing was including prior year values for properties for which the Do Not Print Prior Year Values on Appraisal Notice check box was selected in the Property Codes panel.

In addition, notices for real properties were incorrectly including new value in the frozen value.

These issues have been corrected.



When a payment was displayed from the Payment History panel and Reprint Receipt was selected, an error was displayed. This has been corrected.

Reports – Assessor


When Tax District was selected in the Print Totals By field in the Print Preliminary Totals dialog box (Reports > Totals/Rolls > Preliminary Totals), the report did not retrieve any data. This has been corrected.


The Recalculation Errors Report dialog box no longer includes the Include PTD check box, which is not applicable for Washington.



After completing entries in the rollback wizard (accessed by clicking Add in the Rollbacks and Shared Property panel) and clicking Finish, an error was displayed. This has been corrected.



After a split, bills that were created were not retaining the same due dates as the bills associated with the source property.

After a merge, bills that were created were not retaining the same due dates as the bills on the remaining property. This has been corrected so that:

  • For splits, the due dates for bills associated with the newly created property will be set to the source property’s due dates.
  • For merges, the maximum due date will be assigned to the remaining properties.

Note This update will not correct previously supplemented data. To correct due dates for supplemented data, use one of the following options:

  • For half payment statements, remove the current half pay status and associated due ates with the Remove Half Pay Status wizard (Bills/Fees > Remove Half Pay Status), and then use the Set Half Pay Status wizard (Bills/Fees > Set Half Pay Status) to set the new effective due dates.
  • For full payment statements, use the Modify Bills Wizard (Bills/Fees > Modify Bills) to set the new effective due dates.
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Last updated on December 8, 2018 Release Notes GA #



Description of Update



An error is no longer displayed after Activities > Accounting > Validate Event Mapping is chosen.

Appraisal Card


The market value on exempt properties was displayed in the taxable value area of the appraisal card. This has been corrected.



When a protest was created for a property opened in a year other than 2009, the next case ID for 2009 was assigned. This has been corrected so that the next case ID available for the year in which the property was opened is assigned.



The payee address has been moved down on the check so that the address can be displayed in an envelope window. In addition, the date below the payee information has been removed.

Deeds & Sales


The Finance Information section of the Sales Price panel in the Ownership History dialog box (accessed from the Deeds & Sales panel) now remains enabled for entries.


When the base price per square foot was changed on an improvement displayed from the Sale Improvement panel, and the Import Sales button was selected to import land and improvement segments, summary information did not get updated for the land and the improvement. This has been corrected.


The sales price is now updated when the sales confirmation is set to Active. (The Active radio button is accessed from the Sales Price panel in the Ownership History dialog box, which is displayed by selecting a deed transfer from the Deeds & Sales panel and clicking Details.)

Effective Due Dates


When a supplemented item’s due date is modified (i.e., by the supplement process), there can now be a grace period that, when past, calculates interest as of the levy’s first half and second half due dates. The first half due date is entered in the Begin Date cell of the tax district’s Penalties and Interest panel, and the second half due date is entered in the H2 Begin Date cell.

For more information about the modifications, click here.



It was not possible to set an income valuation to active (accessed by clicking Income Value from a property’s Value panel). This has been corrected.

Mass Maintenance


When an ID for a parent account was entered in the Mass Create activity (Activities > Mass Maintenance (Property)), the data for the neighborhood, region, subset, map ID, Mapsco ID and tax area fields from the parent account did not default. This has been corrected.



It was not possible to export a monitor’s results. This has been corrected.

Mortgage Processing


The Export > Mortgage Billing command is no longer available as a menu command.



There is now a default summary view displayed from the Payment Distribution panel (accessed by clicking Details for a payment). The view contains both an Owner Payment category for items such as fees that are not associated with a property record and a Property Payment Category.


In the Quick Post: Multiple Payments dialog box (Activities > Posting > Quick Post: Multiple Payments), check boxes are now available to disable the Ref Num fields.

In addition, when the value entered equals the half pay amount due, the focus is set to the Pay 1st Half button. Otherwise, the focus is set to the Pay Full Amount button.


The geo ID, legal acreage, and DBA name information has been added to the payment receipt.


When a payment was voided, the check total amount was reduced on the Daily Summary reports for the user who initially receipted the money, not the user who carried out the void. The payment voiding process now reflects the correct user ID.



The Preview Card option is now disabled in the GIS Viewer.

Property Record


The current ownership is now displayed for prior years when records are displayed with the Treasurer role.


The Summary panel was displayed at the bottom of a property record. This has been corrected.



The recalculation of neighborhood and abstract/subdivision now rounds to 4 decimal places instead of 2 decimal places.



The reason for a refund now prints on the memo area of the refund check instead of the date.

Reports – Assessor


City and school search fields are now populated correctly in the Sales Ratio Report (Reports > Sales Ratio Report).


There is now an Include Deleted Properties check box available in the Property Group Code report dialog box.


An error occurred when the Recalculation Errors Report was generated. This has been corrected.

Special Assessments


The Special Assessment Calculation Comparison Report (Reports > Special Assessment Calculation Report) was not retrieving all the properties that corresponded with the gain and loss criteria entered. This has been corrected.


The special assessment import (Activities > Special Assessment Import Run List) is now in comma-delimited format. (Previously it was in fixed-width format.)


The system was generating the Special Assessment Calculation Comparison Report (Reports > Special Assessment Calculation Report) only for agencies with a status code of CALC. This has been corrected.

Supplement Processing


  • When an increase in taxes causes the supplement process to assign a new effective due date, PACS now also assigns the effective due date to all items associated with a statement.

    In the special case that a rollback compensatory item is selected to have its effective due date modified, then all statement items in all years associated with the compensatory rollback will have their due dates modified. This will not include any remainder year taxes grouped with a non-rollback current year tax statement.

  • It is now possible to use a calculated due date or an Oct 31 due date for current year taxes adjusted up and associated with Manifest Error, Board of Equalization, Destroyed, Senior Citizen/DOR Exempt, or Segregation/Combination supplement types. This configuration in PACS.ADMIN (Tools > System Configuration > System category > Supplement node > Ignore October 31 Rule) will only take effect after April 30 and before October 31.
  • If an item’s first half is paid and its taxes are increased, then the adjusted amount will be added to the second half amount due. Otherwise, the halves will be split into equal halves once bills are activated.

    For more information about the modifications, click here.

Tax Statements


An error no longer occurs after previewing corrected tax statements (Activities > Generate Corrected Tax Statements), which prevented the tax statements from being printed.


When a tax statement is generated from a property record (Commands > Create New Tax Statement), the Print button is now available to send the statement directly to the default printer without generating a PACS inbox item. (The Post option continues to create a PACS inbox item without printing the statement.)


Only 12 total lines can now be printed in the Assessments/Fees area on the tax statement. If the number of lines exceeds 12, a single line that aggregates the remaining ones will be created and will display “Other Assessments/Fees” with the sum of the assessment/fee amounts.

** Due to this change, tax statements may need to be recreated to populate the Assessment and Fees portion of the tax statement correctly.


The levy statement process was not producing an image of a tax statement that could be previewed when there was not a mortgage company associated with the property. This has been corrected.

Note As of September 30, 2009, at 4:30 pm Central Standard Time, item 12668 was removed from this list.

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Last updated on December 8, 2018
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