2018 Annual Assessor’s School

Sunday, June 03, 2018 – Friday, June 08, 2018 UConn Gilbert Rd. Ext. Storrs, Connecticut 06269 United States Map and Directions 75th Annual School for Connecticut Assessors and Boards of Assessment Appeals The 2018 School offers six courses approved by the CCMA Committee and advanced CAAO workshops that run concurrently.  It is open to all … Continued

Western Connecticut Council of Governments Regionalization Report

Axiomatic, in partnership with WestCOG and its member communities, has conducted a study to determine the possibility for regional cooperation of Property Appraisal, and the viability of a regionalized Real Property Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (“CAMA”) system. A stakeholder kick-off web meeting was conducted on February 22, 2017, and an online survey was distributed via … 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

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

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

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