OPM: Comprehensive Planning and Intergovernmental Policy Division


Comprehensive Planning and Intergovernmental Policy Division

CPIP Mission

The primary goal of the Comprehensive Planning and Intergovernmental Policy Division (CPIP) is to formulate and implement state policy pertaining to the relationship between the State of Connecticut and municipal governments, and for conservation and development of land and water resources.

The two units within CPIP are:

  • Office of Responsible Growth
  • Assessment, Data Collection, and Grants Management
CPIP was created in July 2017 from the merger of two former divisions  the Intergovernmental Policy Division (IGP) and the Transportation, Conservation, and Development Policy and Planning Division (TCDPP) as part of a streamlining effort within OPM.  References to the former divisions should be replaced with CPIP.

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 Governor Jodi Rell's Executive Order 15 and is housed within the Comprehensive Planning and 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.


For further information, contact:
Michael Sullivan, Acting Undersecretary
Phone: (860) 418-6467
Fax: (860) 418-6493

Content Last Modified on 12/14/2017 1:29:31 PM