OPM: Intergovernmental Policy Division

IGP Mission

The mission of the Intergovernmental Policy Division (IGP) is to assist in formulating state policy pertaining to the relationship between the State of Connecticut and municipal governments.


News & Updates
06/05/2017:  NEW!!! Municipal Tax Collector Submission of Mill Rates and Tax Levy (M-1 Reports) Pursuant to Connecticut General Statute, Section 12-9, local tax officials are required to submit an annual report of municipal property tax to the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) on or by July 1.  Pursuant to the Regulations of State Agencies, Section 12-9-2, towns may apply for a penalty waiver should they be unable to do so for reasonable cause.  This is to clarify that under this regulation, OPM will consider such penalty waiver requests from July 1st through August 11th (30 business days from the filing date). Requests received prior to July 1st or after August 11th cannot be considered.  OPM will generally consider delays in the state budget process and non-timely appropriation of municipal state aid as reasonable cause for penalty waiver.



The Office of Responsible Growth was established by Executive Order 15 and is housed within the Intergovernmental Policy Division of OPM.  Visit the Office of Responsible Growth webpage.

Assessment, Data Collection and Grants Management Unit
  • Develops and recommends policy to the Governor and provides guidance to municipalities in certain areas of property tax assessment. Issues regulations concerning municipal revaluations; qualifies revaluation personnel; recommends schedules for motor vehicle property assessment purposes; and prescribes municipal assessment forms; including the application form for the Maritime Heritage Land Classification
  • Manages formula grant programs that benefit municipalities:

    1. Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (Hardware and Software)
    2. Payments in Lieu of Taxes on Private Colleges and General Hospitals
    3. Payments in Lieu of Taxes on State-Owned Property
  • Manages property tax relief programs that benefit individuals/companies:
    1. Manufacturers located in distressed municipalities
    2. Elderly and disabled homeowners and renters
    3. Elderly and Disabled Freeze Program 
    4. Veterans additional
  • Collects, analyzes, and publishes municipal data regarding real estate sales listing (Equalized Net Grand List calculations)
  • Acts as liaison to Connecticut Association of Assessing Officials and to the Connecticut Certified Municipal Assessors Committee.

Municipal Finance Services Unit

The Municipal Finance Services Unit is housed within the Intergovernmental Policy Division of the Office of Policy and Management.  Visit the Municipal Finance Services Unit webpage.

Intergovernmental Affairs Unit

  • Develops and recommends policy, drafts legislation for the entire Division, performs research and analysis, and acts as a legislative liaison on issues relating to local governments and state/local policy.

  • Acts as a liaison and information source between state and local governments.

  • Acts as coordinator for and administrator of state grant in aid to the nine regional councils of governments (RCOGs) and as a liaison to municipal organizations.

  • Provides staff support to the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR).

  • Collects, analyzes and publishes municipal data:
    1. Estimates Book: State Formula Aid to Municipalities
    2. State Mandates on Municipalities
    3. Statutes Relating to Assessment and Taxation
    4. Statutes Relating to Municipal Planning and Zoning
  • Determines the annual personal property tax liability of certain telecommunications providers that are not subject to personal property taxation by municipalities.               
  • Municipal Grants A dataset on the Connecticut Open Data Portal containing a five-year history by town of state General Fund grant/reimbursement programs administered by OPM

For further information, contact:
W. David LeVasseur, Acting Undersecretary
Phone: (860) 418-6484
Fax: (860) 418-6493

Content Last Modified on 6/5/2017 11:39:14 AM