In January 2017, the City of St. Louis agreed to partner with DEVNET Inc. on Personal Property and Real Estate Assessment Administration, Tax Calculation, Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal System (CAMA), Personal Property Online Filing Website, and EdgeMaps™ applications. In 2019, many of these software components will go live; DEVNET’s Personal Property Assessment Administration and the Online Filing website went live at the end of January, and online taxpayers and the St. Louis City Assessor’s Office leadership team is enthusiastic about the implementation.
“The City of St. Louis recently converted to DEVNET Inc.’s Personal Property CAMA application, and we couldn’t be happier with the results,” said Michael Dauphin, City of St. Louis Assessor. “Our employees transitioned from an antiquated mainframe system that had been in place for approximately 30 years. The transition has been as smooth as we could have hoped. DEVNET provided training that was thorough and extremely effective.”
Initially, the Assessor’s Office anticipated that 5,000 tax filings would be entered on the new website. Currently, there have been over 15,000 declarations with more coming each day. DEVNET Inc. and the City of St. Louis are delighted by the overwhelmingly positive response to new website.
“The project includes a component that allows taxpayers to declare their personal property online and has been a huge hit with the public,” Dauphin noted. “Given the recent postage hike and our office’s efforts to be environmentally conscious, the online functionality affords taxpayers a convenient, cost-efficient alternative to mailing in declarations. We are looking forward to fully converting to DEVNET’s Real Estate CAMA application in 2020.”