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Assessor

MPTS provides a fully integrated Assessor system that includes streamlined processing for increased efficiency.

Appraiser, appraisal and personal property are just a few of the core functions provided on the system.

MPTS provides these Assessor Functions and more:

MPTS includes all of these features within the Secured Real Property module. See further down for Unsecured features.

Address Corrections

Update mailing address data maintained by the system for secured, unsecured, and supplemental assessments on the assessment roll. The address correction will be reflected on the tax roll for all secured, unsecured and supplemental assessments. MPTS is also used to perform standard system functions on the legal description file for assessments.

Appraiser / Appraisal Activity

See tab for more detail.

Business Attributes

Attributes for assessments designated as a business, both secured and unsecured are maintained within MPTS. Business valuations are driven by a series of resource tables with some customizable parameters for each county.

Counties with other aircraft valuation processes may also use the Aircraft interface to import aircraft values using spreadsheets with up to 24 valuation components per aircraft. State mandated BOE report and file are created at end of year processing.

Exemptions

MPTS maintains exemption information.

Homeowners exemptions.
Veterans exemptions.

Inquiry

MPTS displays all related information about an assessment.

Public Inquiry

Public information is available through screens developed to restrict confidential assessment information from the public, while still providing public content.

Notes

MPTS allows for notes throughout the system and has appropriate security implemented for Public/Private and confidential notes.

Ownership History

MPTS provides for the tracking and maintenance of all ownership information of real property transfers.

Remap Requests

When the Assessor parcel map page changes and when new map books are created the remap function is used to give parcels in an existing Map book / Page the new parcel number they are being assigned by the mapping division. The newly assigned parcel numbers are attached to all assessments that are linked to the original parcel. The parcel numbers that are inactivated are given an inactive status. Parcel splits and subdivision creation are easily performed in MPTS by copying existing parcel data from originating parcels to the new parcels.

Roll Assessee Maintenance

MPTS maintains the Roll Assessee file for secured and unsecured assessments as of the January 1 Lien Date. If a transfer occurs after the January 1 lien date, the system will retain the Assessee (old owner) as the Roll Assessee on this file. The creation of Roll Assessee thru the Transfer Process is an automatic function controlled by the system based on the Assessor Roll Year on the System Control File and the Event Date.

Roll Corrections

Roll corrections for all assessments can be processed to add, change or delete on tax roll. On-Line roll corrections for escapes, changes and refunds for current and delinquent rolls.

Roll corrections are electronically submitted to Auditor.

Roll corrections and escape notices are automated.

Situs Address

MPTS is used to add a situs address or multiple situs addresses to an assessment.

Transfers

The transfer process module is used to change ownership of assessments in the property systems. Change of ownership updates flow through the system to update Assessor, Auditor and Tax Collector system files. This module is also used to create “Special Supplementals” for prior year appraisals

MPTS includes all of these features within the Unsecured Property module. See above for Secured features.

Address Corrections

Update mailing address data maintained by the system for secured, unsecured, and supplemental assessments on the assessment roll. The address correction will be reflected on the tax roll for all secured, unsecured and supplemental assessments. MPTS is also used to perform standard system functions on the legal description file for assessments.

Aircraft

Aircraft attributes are captured. Aircraft may be valued multiple ways in the MPTS system. Aircraft may be included in the Personal Property (PP) or not; the County determines how they will process aircraft. Aircraft valued outside of the PP process are valued and may be input through automated value upload or individual value entry. Aircraft included in PP may be processed using the interface between the Blue Book Aircraft valuation software and MPTS, with up to 24 value components for aircraft. Counties with other aircraft valuation processes may also use the Aircraft interface to import aircraft values using spreadsheets with up to 24 valuation components per aircraft. State mandated BOE report and file are created at end of year processing.

Boats

Boat and vessel attributes are captured. Boats and vessels are maintained within the Personal Property (PP) module within MPTS that includes special depreciation factors for boats and documented vessels.

MPTS interfaces with Blue Book Aircraft valuation software. Counties with other aircraft valuation processes may also use the Aircraft interface to import aircraft values using spreadsheets with up to 24 valuation components per aircraft. State mandated BOE report and file is created in end of year processing.

Business Attributes

Attributes for assessments designated as a business, both secured and unsecured are maintained within MPTS. Business valuations are driven by a series of resource tables with customizable parameters for each county.

Counties with other aircraft valuation processes may also use the Aircraft interface to import aircraft values using spreadsheets with up to 24 valuation components per aircraft. State mandated BOE report and file are created at end of year processing.

Manufactured Homes

Valuation allows automated enrollment of values based on AH531 cost data and annual comparison of home values for decline in value review.

MPTS has all of these features within the Appraisal Ques and Valuation module. All processing listed is on-line and updated instantly.

Appeals

MPTS maintains appeals.

Appraisal worksheets

MPTS includes appraisal worksheets.

Appraiser work queue

MPTS has an electronic transfer of change of ownership to appraisal queues.

The appraisal work que displays all re-appraisable work to be completed. Display option includes “Show All Work” or “Show My Work” based on user login. Selections can be made for CIP “Construction in Process”, Show Open Permits or Show Open Permits with no CIP Enrolled. MPTS is used to update values for secured and unsecured assessments for current and/or future year values.

Workflow with user specified levels of approval.

Base year tracking

MPTS maintains base year values.

Building permits

Building Permits enter appraisal queue automatically and tracks construction in process.
Electronic building permits updates enter appraisal queue.

MPTS provides the ability to load permit information from building and planning agencies within the county, and creates the supplemental assessment/activity to be worked for permits to be determined appraisable. MPTS also maintains historical data of building permits imported.

Sales Comparisons

The sales comparable module uses the physical characteristics of parcels to search for like properties based on the criteria that you set to run in the Sales Comp program.

Physical Characteristics

Physical characteristics are frozen at time of sale with sale comparison data.

The Sales Comparable program has the ability to capture comments and comparables electronically.

Mobile Homes with Calculations for:

SBE factors

County specific factors

Blue Book or other values

Personal Property

MPTS has an On-Line Business Property Filings (OBPF) module for personal property, business’ and agricultural property statements.

OBPF allows for direct input/process of personal property forms. MPTS allows for integration with SDR.

MPTS allows for integration with SDR

Processing includes cost capture and assessed valuation calculations, by acquisition year, or by item of equipment.

Valuation calculations are based on depreciation factors within the resource tables which the counties maintain.

Statement tracking and late file penalty processing is available.

Roll correction for personal information is also provided.

Personal Property business mandatory audits are also included.

Values

Automatic CPI updating, indexing and tracking.

Automatic notifications of assessment calculation changes.

Direct enrollment of values via automated roll update.

Tax Roll corrections generation up to 601 turn over.

Updating up to time of 601 turn over.

Value updating is available year round.

MPTS has all of these features within the Agricultural Preserve Module

Agricultural Preserve

Mineral Rights

Open Space Module

Timber Preserve

Trees and Vines

Document Imaging

MPTS includes scanning of homeowner exemption forms.

Prop 58/60 Imaging.

Viewing of all document types.

Import / Export Capabilties

MPTS has many Import / Export capabilities.

Instant Updating

Within MPTS all input is edited for accuracy and available on-line for instant updating.

Resource Driven / System Admin

County specific codes are resource parameter driven, allowing for quick customization.

Scheduled Jobs

Jobs and “batch” processing is available for large activities that can be performed in bulk
.i.e. Personal Property calculations, CPI, 601 roll turnover

User has ability to schedule jobs.

Reports

MPTS includes over 200 reports for Assessor Functions.

Customization of reports available.

Over 200 standard Assessor reports.

Report directories and user ability to link reports to screens.

Workflow from various processes to workflow queues (Transfers, Values, etc.).