Helping Counties, Municipalities and Property Owners with an efficient online solution to manage property assessment appeals
The Open Public Records Act (OPRA) went into effect in the State of New Jersey in 2001. Since that time, state and local governments have been committed to providing public citizens access to all records deemed "permanent and public." In 2009, Monmouth County, New Jerseys' Board of Taxation and County Office of Records Management was looking to reduce the recurring cost of managing all property and property tax documentation.
When local property owners were not satisfied with the government's estimate of their property's value, they had the opportunity to file a formal appeal. For each claim, the paperwork between municipal offices involved several copies of a document as well as visits to several offices. Each year, the County Board of Taxation found itself inundated with assessment appeals; so much so that the sheer volume of documents related to property assessments and property owners had reached cumbersome proportions. The need to create a streamlined more efficient process was evident.
The Sunrise Business Solution
Sunrise Systems is a leading provider of technology, services and complete IT solutions for state and local government.
We developed the Online Assessment Appeals portal; which provided an efficient electronic filing system for all assessment appeals. This web-enabled system eases the load on the property owner, as well as the municipality. Users can search and retrieve documents and calculate property value based on GIS maps. Electronic copies of these claims are submitted, thereby reducing the recurring costs of managing paper records. The Online Assessment Appeals system also helps government entities to comply with transparency and OPRA requirements.
Since 1990, we have been providing the states of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania with records management, public facing interfaces, cloud technology solutions, and custom application development. Since 2009, The Online Assessment Appeals solution has been in used in 2 counties and 100 municipalities in New Jersey.
The states of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania have been provided with records management, public facing interfaces, cloud technology solutions, and custom application development from Sunrise. The Online Assessment Appeals solution has been in use in 2 counties and 100 municipalities of New Jersey since 2009.
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