Miami-Dade County Approves Contract for TaxSys® — Grant Street Group’s Web-Based Tax Collection and Billing SystemMarch 10, 2010
Pittsburgh, PA (March 3, 2010) – Yesterday, after a year-long selection process, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a contract with Grant Street Group to supply the County with TaxSys®, a state-of-the-art, web-based tax collection and billing system. Miami-Dade will become the twelfth Florida County to switch to TaxSys since the system was launched in 2006. The County is replacing its internally developed system built 25 years ago.
With a population of approximately 2.5 million, Miami-Dade County is the largest metropolitan area in the State of Florida, and the eighth largest county in the nation. “The Miami-Dade County contract award is a significant and strategic milestone for Grant Street,” said Ian Yorty, Director of Florida Business Development for Grant Street Group. “With nearly a million parcels and over $6 billion in annual tax collections, Miami-Dade is one of the largest and most complex regional governments in the country. With the addition of Miami-Dade County, over 40% of all property taxes in the State of Florida will be collected with TaxSys,” continued Mr. Yorty.
Miami-Dade’s conversion to TaxSys is scheduled to be completed by August 2011. The County selected Grant Street Group’s TaxSys application over solutions offered by Manatron, Pacific Blue Software, Sector Source LLC, and Tyler Technologies.
TaxSys offers numerous benefits to the County, including: secure access from any computer with an internet connection; an open source architecture that allows for future growth, scalability, and enhancement; comprehensive disaster recovery; and seamless integration with other County systems such as their FAMIS accounting software, property appraisal CAMA solution, GIS, code enforcement system, and the County’s web portal. George Burgess, Miami-Dade County Manager, estimates that these and other efficiencies TaxSys provides could save the County more than $2 million over the next five years.
County residents will benefit from the transition as well. TaxSys will reduce customer wait time, reduce data and information errors, and add a website that the public can use to retrieve up-to-the-minute account information, property related reports, and submit electronic payments.
For more information, please contact Ian Yorty at (305) 710-8926, or Ian.Yorty@GrantStreet.com.