The goal of the Intergovernmental Policy Division is to assist in formulating state policy pertaining to the relationship between the State of Connecticut and municipal governments.
Office of Responsible Growth -
The Office of Responsible Growth was established by Executive Order 15 and is housed within the Intergovernmental Policy Division of OPM.
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:
- Local Capital Improvement Program
- Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (Hardware and Software)
- Payments in Lieu of Taxes on Private Colleges and General Hospitals
- Payments in Lieu of Taxes on State-Owned Property
- Mashantucket Pequot/Mohegan Grant
- Manages property tax relief programs that benefit individuals/companies:
- Manufacturers located in distressed municipalities
- Manufacturers with newly acquired machinery and equipment and companies with commercial motor vehicles
- Elderly and disabled homeowners and renters
- Elderly and Disabled Freeze Program
- Totally disabled persons
- 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
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 fifteen regional planning organizations and as a liaison to municipal organizations.
Provides staff support to the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR).
- Collects, analyzes and publishes municipal data:
- Estimates Book: State Formula Aid to Municipalities
- State Mandates on Municipalities
- Statutes Relating to Assessment and Taxation
- Statutes Relating to Municipal Planning and Zoning
For Further Information, Contact:
David LeVasseur, Acting Undersecretary, phone (860) 418-6484, FAX: (860) 418-6493, e-mail David.LeVasseur@ct.gov
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