2018 Annual Assessor School – Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations for the 2018 Annual Assessor’s School at the Nathan Hale Inn at UConn are now open. Annual Assessor’s School – UConn, June 3rd to June 8th, 2018 On-line reservations –  http://www.nathanhaleinn.com/ Reservations may also be made by phone and requesting CAAO Assessors School 2018. Phone: (860) 427-7888 On-line or phone reservation Group Code is: … Continued

IAAO Fair & Equitable Article – Groton Tax Appeal

Judge rules in favor of Connecticut assessor An assessor, who applied a factor to equalize the assessed values of an upscale neighborhood with those of other residential areas, did not violate state law, a Connecticut trial court judge has found. The judge further ruled that the statute did not prohibit the assessor from using ratio … Continued

CCMA Re-Certification

The Re-certification deadline of December 31st, 2017 is approaching soon.  Approximately half of the designees due to re-certify this year have NOT yet done so. Please check your certificates and submit your information for re-certification soon! For a full list of CCMA Designees click here If you need additional education credits, check the “Events” section for upcoming … 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

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

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