CCMA Committee Appointment

The Connecticut Office of Policy & Management is seeking assessors interested in an appointment to the Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor (CCMA) Committee. Appointed by the Secretary of OPM, committee members serve a six year term.  Due to a vacancy, OPM is seeking an assessor interested in serving on the committee and assisting with the training, … Continued

CAAO Legislative Bill Tracking

CAAO Legislative Committee Website for tracking all pending legislation from this year’s Connecticut General Assembly CAAO Bill Tracking Website The site includes the bill’s title, a brief description, any updates including public hearing dates and votes all in once place.   Most useful is a link that will allow members to email legislators their opposition, … Continued

Annual Assessor School – UConn

June 4th to June 9th, 2017 The Assessors School registration site is now live at: www.regonline.com/assessors2017  Nathan Hale Inn Reservations are now open. http://www.nathanhaleinn.com/ Reservations may be also be made by phone by requesting CAAO Assessors School 2017. Phone: (860) 427-7888 On-line or phone reservation GROUP Code is: CAAO Printable Flyer Reservations are based on … Continued

CCM – Shared Services & Revenue Diversification Study

Governments in Connecticut stand at a crossroads. For over a decade prior to the Great Recession, governments in the state benefited from a strong economy and stable revenue. But this stability depended on reliable, adequate state aid and the local property tax. The lack of diversity in revenue sources and uncertainty at the state level … Continued

CAAO Research Historian Committee IAAO Article

On December 21, 1994, the Executive Board of the CAAO formed the Research/Historian Committee.  The purpose of this committee was to write the history of the CAAO and the history of the Connecticut assessment profession. These are the first words of an article appearing in the January 2017,  IAAO publication, Fair & Equitable. Click here … Continued

2017 IAAO Annual Conference. September 24 – 27

2017 IAAO Annual Conference Registration Now Open! The 83rd Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration will be held September 24–27, 2017 at Bally’s Las Vegas.  More than 1,500 attendees are expected at the 2017 conference and attendees can register online or download the registration form. The registration fee for the conference is $595 for members and … Continued

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Proposed Regulation Changes

In accordance with the provisions of Section 4-168(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection hereby gives notice that it proposes to adopt a regulation concerning technical updates to provisions of RCSA 12-107d Classification of Land as Forestland for Property Taxation Purposes. Comment period (See CGS section 4-168(a)(1)(A)) A … Continued

Concrete Foundation Reports

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection hired a consultant to conduct a scientific investigation into the cause of the crumbling concrete home foundations in northeastern Connecticut.  The report confirms the conclusion that the mineral pyrrhotite is a necessary contributing factor in the deterioration of the concrete. Authors of the report, Kay Willie, Associate Professor and … Continued