Caddo Parish Sheriff & City of Shreveport to Conduct Online Tax Title Sale

CADDO PARISH, LA – May 14, 2012 – From May 15th to May 17th 2012 the Caddo Parish Sheriff and City of Shreveport will host Tax Title Sales at www.CivicSource.com. By hosting the sale online, bidders that would not normally be able to attend the auction in person are still able to participate.

Currently over 3500 properties are slated to go to sale ranging in price from $77 to $41,000. This sale is open to the general public. Free registration and a list of available properties are now available at www.civicsource.com.

A tax title sale is the sale of properties that have delinquent taxes due. The Tax Titles for these properties are sold to the public for the amount of the delinquent taxes due, plus any accrued interest, penalties, costs and other statutory impositions. The Tax Title Sale is a low-bid wins style auction in which the property is sold to the purchaser willing to bid on the least percent ownership interest in the property.

Winning bidders of the tax sale are expected to pay for their purchases within 72 hours of the close of the auction. Payment must be made in one installment and all sales are final.

These auctions and all future tax sales can be viewed on the CivicSource.com website. Using the convenient search options, bidders can set the parameters for any property that falls within their interests and budget.

ABOUT CIVICSOURCE.COM

CivicSource Auctioneer®, a product of Archon Information Systems, is an online tax sale application, which allows municipalities to effortlessly host a tax sale via the Internet. With CivicSource Auctioneer®, every aspect of the online tax sale, including registration, browsing, bidding and payment processing, is electronically managed and implemented to meet the specific legal requirements set forth by local legislation. For more information call (888) 387-8033 or visit www.civicsource.com.

City of Gretna & City of Westwego to Conduct Online Tax Title Sale

JEFFERSON PARISH, LA – May 14, 2012 – On May 16, 2012 the City of Gretna and City of Westwego will host Tax Title Sales at www.CivicSource.com. By hosting the sale online, bidders that would not normally be able to attend the auction in person are still able to participate.

Currently over 200 properties are slated to go to sale ranging in price from $91 to $25,000. This sale is open to the general public. Free registration and a list of available properties are now available at www.civicsource.com.

A tax title sale is the sale of properties that have delinquent taxes due. The Tax Titles for these properties are sold to the public for the amount of the delinquent taxes due, plus any accrued interest, penalties, costs and other statutory impositions. The Tax Title Sale is a low-bid wins style auction in which the property is sold to the purchaser willing to bid on the least percent ownership interest in the property.

Winning bidders of the tax sale are expected to pay for their purchases within 72 hours of the close of the auction. Payment must be made in one installment and all sales are final.

These auctions and all future tax sales can be viewed on the CivicSource.com website. Using the convenient search options, bidders can set the parameters for any property that falls within their interests and budget.

ABOUT CIVICSOURCE.COM

CivicSource Auctioneer®, a product of Archon Information Systems, is an online tax sale application, which allows municipalities to effortlessly host a tax sale via the Internet. With CivicSource Auctioneer®, every aspect of the online tax sale, including registration, browsing, bidding and payment processing, is electronically managed and implemented to meet the specific legal requirements set forth by local legislation. For more information call (888) 387-8033 or visit www.civicsource.com.

Archon Announces New Client: Concordia Parish

Archon Information Systems, L.L.C. announced today that the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office has signed a contract with Archon to host tax sales on CivicSource.com. “We look forward to working with Concordia Parish to provide them with our tax related and treasury management technology solutions,” said Bryan Barrios, CEO of Archon Information Systems, L.L.C.

Archon Announces New Client: City of Thibodaux

Archon Information Systems, L.L.C. has announced that the City of Thibodaux signed a contract with Archon to host tax sales on CivicSource.com. “Being a resident of the City of Thibodaux, I am grateful that Archon is able to assist Mayor Tommy Eschete with his initiative to make Thibodaux more progressive,” said Bryan Barrios, CEO of Archon Information Systems, L.L.C.

Archon Receives Award for being a “Best Place to Work”

Archon Information Systems was honored as one of the Best Places to Work for 2011 by New Orleans CityBusiness. Each year, CityBusiness identifies the top 50 area business (15 small companies and 35 large companies) according to how well they treat their most important asset – their employees. Archon was recognized as one of the Top 15 small companies at a banquet and awards ceremony on December 9, 2011. CityBusiness mentioned Archon’s employee recognition programs, social events, charity giving, provision of state-of-the-art equipment and young entrepreneurial workplace culture as reasons the company was selected for the honor.

Lincoln Parish to Conduct Online Tax Sale

LINCOLN PARISH, LA – December 2, 2011 – Lincoln Parish Government will hold an online tax title sale on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at www.CivicSource.com. There are ten properties available, ranging from $369 to $1133. For free registration and a list of properties, visit www.CivicSource.com. By hosting the sale online, bidders that would not normally be able to attend the auction in person are now able to participate.

A tax title sale is the sale of properties that have delinquent real estate taxes due.  The tax titles for these properties are sold to the public for the amount of the delinquent taxes due, plus all accrued interest, collection fees, costs and other statutory impositions. The tax title sale is a low-bid wins style auction in which the property is sold to the purchaser willing to bid for the least percent ownership interest in the property.

Winning bidders do not immediately own the property.  The property owner can redeem the property by paying the tax collector for the purchase price plus redemption penalty and redemption interest. If the property is not redeemed within three years, the tax title holder can pursue the property’s title.

Those who would like to make a payment to remove their property from the sale, or for any other inquiries, please call CivicSource® customer service at 1-888-818-1422.

At the close of the tax sale, winning bidders must pay for their purchases within 72 hours. Payment must be made in one installment and all sales are final. This auction and all future tax sales can be viewed at www.CivicSource.com.  Using the convenient search options, bidders can set the parameters for any property that falls within their interests and budget.

ABOUT ARCHON INFORMATION SYSTEMS:

Archon is a New Orleans-based company that provides technology and collection services to government clients.  The focus of Archon’s services is the collection and management of delinquent ad valorem taxes which are local governments’ major source of revenue. Archon’s products include Civicsource® Administrator, for management of delinquent property taxes, and Civicsource® Auctioneer, for conducting Internet-based tax and adjudication sales.  For more information call (888) 387-8033 or visit http://archoninfosys.com/

For more information about CivicSource, please visit http://www.civicsource.com/ For media inquiries, contact marketing@civicsource.com or call (504) 708-4313.

 


 

 

Archon’s CEO to speak at the Tax Lien Investors Conference

Bryan Barrios, CEO of Archon Information Systems, will speak at the Tax Lien Investors Conference, held November 10th-13th at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. Barrios will present on the topic, “Tax Lien Case Study; State of Louisiana,” and will participate in the panel, “Retention and Redemption: Responsibly Servicing Your Tax Lien Portfolio.” Archon Information Systems will also participate in the conference’s exhibition with their product, CivicSource®. More information about the conference can be found at www.taxlientalk.com.

“I am grateful that GFI, the New York-based conference host, selected New Orleans as its venue for the First Annual Tax Lien Investors Conference. Having the opportunity to educate national, as well as local, investors on Louisiana’s tax sale process at a locally hosted event, has the unintended consequence of showcasing to attendees a sampling of their preferential investments: tax lien-secured, real property,” Barrios commented.

Archon to Participate in Three Day Startup Entrepreneurship Program

Three executives from Archon Information Systems will take part in the 3 Day Startup New Orleans, an entrepreneurship education program designed for college students with an emphasis on learning by doing. Beau Button, Chief Operations Officer; William Sossamon, Chief Technology Officer; and Brian Danos, Chief Information Officer; will serve as mentors for the event held November 11th-13th. The New Orleans 3 Day Startup program was founded by UNO computer science professor Vassil Roussev.

The concept of 3 Day Startup is simple: start a technology company over the course of three days. Organizers rent work space for an entire weekend, recruit forty students with a wide range of backgrounds, cater food and drinks, invite top-notch entrepreneurs and investors, pick the best idea for a software startup during a Friday brainstorming session and release a minimal prototype by Sunday night. The goal is to build enough momentum among a network of motivated people to sustain the company beyond the weekend.

Twelve locally organized 3 Day Startup events in the United States and Europe have given rise to fourteen companies receiving $4 million in funding. Seven 3 Day Startup-originated companies have been accepted to accelerator and incubator programs.

3 Day Startup, a nonprofit organization based in Austin, was started in 2008 through the vision of several University of Texas students. For more information about 3 Day Startup New Orleans, visit http://neworleans.3daystartup.org/.

Archon Announces New Client: East Baton Rouge Parish

Archon Information Systems announced today that Sheriff Sid Geautreaux and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office have signed a contract with Archon to handle past due property taxes on their behalf. “We are extremely excited to experience continued steady growth. East Baton Rouge is the largest parish in Louisiana, and we are looking forward to applying our technology and resources to such a large client,” said Bryan Barrios, CEO of Archon Information Systems.

Archon Announces New Client: Lafourche Parish

Archon Information Systems announced today that Sheriff Craig Webre and the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office have contracted Archon to handle delinquent property tax collection for the parish. Previously, Archon has managed the sheriff’s delinquent moveable tax collections and looks to replicate the same success with immovable collections in order to maximize the tax revenue collected for the parish.