2020 Legislative Session Major Issues

Every year, the Office of Legislative Research (OLR) identifies and provides brief descriptions of important issues the General Assembly may face in the upcoming session (this year it is February 5th – May 6th). The issues in the report have been discussed in the off session with OLR members and are expected to be brought up in some … Continued

Concrete Foundation Reports and News Articles

Archive of Published News Articles – 2019 December 31, 2019 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) November 30, 2019 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) August 31, 2019 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) June 30, 2019 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) May 31, 2019 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) March 31, 2019 Crumbling … Continued

Abstract of Single Assessor – 2019

In this report, the Research/Historian Committee of the Connecticut Association of Assessing Officers has compiled a list of the single assessors who were appointed subsequent to the local board of assessors in all of the 169 municipalities. The information for this report was obtained from the following sources: State Register and Manual, Assessoreporter, CAAO Rosters, … Continued

BAA Workshops – 2020

Course:       BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS WORKSHOP  Instructor:   William Gaffney, CCMA II Date:            Tuesday, January 28, 2020**     Time:            Registration 5.45 p.m.   – Workshop 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Location: Wolcott Senior Center 211 Nichols Road Wolcott, Connecticut 06716 **In the event of inclement weather requiring a cancellation, the Workshop will be rescheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Details … Continued

IAAO Election Results

IAAO Board of Directors election results released Voting for the 2020 IAAO Board of Directors ended on November 15 and members elected the following candidates to the IAAO Board of Directors. President-Elect  Greg McHenry, AAS, Appraiser, Riley County Appraiser’s Office, Manhattan, Kansas Vice President L. Wade Patterson, County Assessor (retired), Garfield County, Oklahoma Region 1 Director … Continued

2019 CCMA Designees

New CCMA Designees ‐ November 2019 Congratulations to all Designees! 8 CCMA I’s 7 CCMA II’s Click here for the full list  

Disabled Veteran Changes for 2019 GL

Changes to veterans exemption amounts for the upcoming 2019 Grand List year. This past legislative session, legislators approved an increase to the exemption for veterans with disability ratings (only).  Two documents for your review and incorporation into your exemption program materials for the 2019 Grand List are linked below. The legislation is Public Act 19-171 … Continued

Municipal Options Survey – Final Report

Please click here for the Municipal Option Survey that Assessors completed in May and June 2019. Each of the municipal options that are being offered in every municipality must be approved by the municipality’s legislative body.  This can be accomplished through ordinance approval at a Town Meeting, a charter revision or by a vote by the … 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

CT Commission on Fiscal Stability & Economic Growth

Final Report, March 2018 PA 17-2 at Sec. 250 established a Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth to develop and recommend policies to achieve state government fiscal stability and promote economic growth and competitiveness within the state. The 14 private citizens appointed to the Commission present these recommendations based on a sober recognition that … 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