NRAAO Annual Conference

The Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO) and the Northeastern Association of Assessing Officers (NRAAO) would like to invite you to participate in the 2018 NRAAO Annual Conference. When:            April 29 – May 2, 2018 Where:           Boston Marriott Quincy, 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy, Massachusetts Conference Registration Hotel Rates:  Group rate of $155 per night (rates are … 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 CAAO Election

Do you have what it takes to represent our members? Can you keep our organization strong and make it better? Notify your county Nominating Committee Representative you are an interested candidate for the CAAO Executive Board by the last Friday in May. Positions to fill: President-Elect Secretary Treasurer Click here for an Election Flyer and … Continued

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 – 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

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

Concrete Foundation Reports

August 31, 2016  – 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 … Continued