Advisory Commission Best Practices Guidelines COVID-19

The Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR) compiled best practices guidelines to assist municipalities in their response to the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The goal of this effort is to provide various local officials with solutions that meet local needs and are in sync with state expectations.  Guidelines will be updated as needs change … Continued

Concrete Foundation Reports and News Articles

Archive of Published News Articles June 30, 2020 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) May 31, 2020 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) April 30, 2020 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) March 31, 2020 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) February 29, 2020 Crumbling Foundation Testing Report (Town by Town report) January 31, 2020 Crumbling Foundation Testing … Continued

CAAO Election

2020 Slate of Candidates President-Elect Mary Gardner, Groton Assessor, CCMA II;  Biography Brian Lastra, New Milford Assessor, CCMA II, SPA, CCMC;  Biography Secretary Pamela Deziel, Wolcott Assessor, CCMA II Treasurer Lawrence LaBarbera, Windsor Assessor, CCMA II, ASA, CCMC   Do you have what it takes to represent our members? Can you keep our organization strong and make it better? Notify … Continued

CCMA Re-Certification Notice

Dear Colleagues, The CCMA Committee hopes this notice finds you and your family safe and healthy during these trying times. Along with the rest of the world the CCMA Committee has been attempting to navigate these uncharted waters in the most efficient way possible, while also conforming with the Governor’s Executive Orders and recommendations from … 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

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