Williston charges $5.00 to fax anything.  They can come in and pick up a copy for free or we can mail it if necessary.  It discourages most requests when they often have a copy and just don't want to "look it up".

--- On Fri, 2/6/09, Gary Anderson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Gary Anderson <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Faxing Tax Bills?
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Friday, February 6, 2009, 8:31 AM

Hyde Park faxes tax bills to tax preparers and we bill them for the copy charge and the outgoing fax fee of $2.00.  It's not popular, but it's working.  More taxpayers are remembering to take their bills to the preparer or stopping by the office to pick up a copy.  There aren't too many of the latter.
Gary A.

From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Town of Hardwick
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 11:54 AM
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Subject: Faxing Tax Bills?

Good Morning All;
We are trying to determine how everyone handles requests for tax bills.
Due to the extremly high volume of request last year for tax bills to be faxed we made the decission to send every tax bill with a copy and a notice to the tax payer that this was there copy and we were not going to fax them to tax preparers this year. 
We are still being overrun with calls for tax bills to be faxed. Many people are upset that we are saying no to faxing them. We are at a disadvantage that the fax machine is not in our office. We figure at least 3 minutes out of the office per tax bill. If it goes through on the first try.
We would like to hear how you all are handling this problem?
Alberta Miller
Hardwick Town Clerk
P.O. Box 523
Hardwick, Vermont 05843
802-472-5971 Phone
802-472-3793 Fax
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