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Default Owner in Clerk

Did you know you have the ability to designate an owner as a “Default Owner” in Avitar Clerk? The Default Owner is typically your Town’s name and is used to simplify the process of entering town clerk services for when … Continue reading

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Year End Preparation

As we receive a higher volume of calls this time of year assisting Collectors in their Year End Close, we thought it would be beneficial to write a blog post to give you some guidance in preparation. Before Year End … Continue reading

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Option to Display Inactive Transactions on Invoices and Receipts

Sometimes additional investigation is required to answer a taxpayer’s questions when a receipt and/or transaction might have been deleted from one or more of the their invoices. By default, both the Receivables and Receipts sides of the program have only … Continue reading

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NCIC… What Do I Do With This Message?

Clerks have been seeing this message a lot lately. When you get this MAAP error message, please call the title bureau to confirm the reason for the NCIC flag. They will instruct you as to whether you are able to … Continue reading

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Utility vs. Non-Utility Receipt and Deposit Flavors

Did you know Avitar Collect has a setting that allows those of you who process payments for municipal water and/or sewer invoices to isolate utility receipts separate from property tax payment receipts?

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It’s Vacation Time… Are You Prepared?

Vacations are meant to be an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle of life. For Clerks and their Deputies, however, it can be a very stressful time for those left in the office. One thing every clerk can do … Continue reading

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Dog Civil Forfeitures and Licensing

The season of the dreaded Civil Forfeiture process for all dog owners who have failed to renew/license their dog(s) for last year is upon us. We wanted to remind you of an option we added to our Clerk software in … Continue reading

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Delinquent Payment File Requests from Real Estate Service Companies

It is that time of year again. Time when the Real Estate Service companies (e.g. Corelogic, Wells Fargo, Lereta, etc.) are requesting your delinquent payment files be sent to them. We get many calls for assistance with this procedure, and … Continue reading

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Creating Categories in Town Clerk Services

In our latest Clerk software update 3.4.4, we added the ability to add Categories to your Town Clerk Services. The Category option was added to help you organize and simplify the available services. For example, you have multiple services that … Continue reading

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What Status Option Do I Choose When Processing an Online/Lockbox Error Transaction?

There has been some confusion regarding which Status option you should select when there is an error while processing Online/Lockbox batch files.

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