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

Annual CAAO Election

Candidates President-Elect Thomas DeNoto, CCMA II, Assessor, Bristol Candidate Profile Information Flyer – DeNoto Melinda Fonda, CCMA II, Assessor, Stratford Candidate Profile Information Flyer – Fonda Secretary Pamela Deziel, CCMA II, Assessor, Wolcott Treasurer Lawrence LaBarbera, CCMA II, Assessor, Windsor Click here for an Election Flyer and a list of the Committee Members The election of … Continued

Non-Profits – Exempt Status

Dozens Of Nonprofits Denied Tax-Exempt Status As Towns And Cities Look For Revenue By LORI MACK, WNPR• MAY 1, 2018   As state budget cuts have left cash-strapped towns and cities looking for ways to recoup revenue, several nonprofit organizations have been denied their tax-exempt status. Assessors in multiple towns and cities are scrutinizing applications from nonprofits … 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

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

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