Integrated Property Tax Management System

Request for Proposal (RFP)

The Department of Taxes, Division of Property Valuation and Review is currently issuing an RFP for software to collect the statewide education grand list and to implement the statewide education property tax system. This solution plays a critical role in the collection of municipal and education property tax, and will be used by every municipality in the state.

Review the Request for Proposal for Integrated Property Tax Management System (IPTMS) available through the Department of Buildings & General Services website.

To learn more about the project and recent developments, see our project updates page for more information.

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Project Objectives

Enforce and Enhance Compliance with Statutory Requirements
The Department of Taxes is statutorily required to maintain a statewide education grand list with Grand List data from each municipality, on each parcel, in the state collected and available to the public. This solution plays a critical part in the collection of over $1.3 billion in Education Fund Revenue.

Meet the Individual and Collective Needs of a Diverse Cross-Section of Stakeholders
The users of the system are the municipal officials in each town responsible for listing and assessing properties (listers, assessors, contract or hired assessors, town clerks, and treasurers) and staff at the Department of Taxes.

Consolidate and Synchronize Property Tax Data Currently Maintained in Multiple Systems
The current software system has been in place since the 1990s and requires the Department of Taxes to maintain multiple Access databases to accommodate the limitations of the system with daily manual file exchanges.

Improve Efficiency, Accuracy, and Transparency with New Features and Expanded Capabilities
Technology solutions and innovations have expanded significantly in the realm of property taxation, such as web-based platforms, GIS integration and better security and performance. Under a modern system, improvements in efficiency and Grand List and taxation accuracy will lead to better policy making, and more transparent property tax administration.

2018 Facts & Figures
Total Number of Vermont municipalities 253
Total Number of Vermont School Districts 264
Total Number of Vermont Properties 324,648
Total Listed Value of Vermont Properties $82,909,584,903
Total Vermont Education Spending $1,371,380,462

Imortant Functions of an IPTMS

  • Administration of Education Grand List
  • Reporting of Homestead Declarations
  • Property tax billing
  • Collection of education property taxes
  • Calculations for Annual Equalization Study
  • Mass Reappraisal of Property Values
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT)
  • Current Use Program
  • Administration of Municipal Grand List
  • Collection of Municipal Property Taxes

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