Office of the State Assessor

Alaska Association of Assessing Officers (AAAO)

Mission

The Alaska Association of Assessing Officers' (AAAO's) overall goal is to promote justice and equity in the distribution of the tax burden. The Alaska Association of Assessing Officers' mission is to:

  • Improve standards of the assessment practice;
  • Elevate the standards of personnel requirements of assessing officers by promoting and promulgating continuing education in the assessment field;
  • Enlighten assessing officers, other governmental officials and the taxpaying public on the true nature and importance of the work performed by assessment professionals;
  • Cooperate with other public and private agencies interested in improving tax administration.

Alaska Assessment Job Opportunities

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Alaska Certified Assessor/Appraiser (ACAA) Program

Assessing officers and appraisers who meet certain prescribed qualifications, and who have achieved outstanding proficiency and ability in the assessment field, are recognized professionally through certification by the Alaska Certified Assessing/Appraiser(ACAA) Program, a professional designation program administered by the AAAO Certification Board. The AAAO Certification Board confers professional designation in the assessment field through five certification levels:  ACAA I, through ACAA V.  For more information or to verify credentials, please contact any member of the AAAO Certification Board:  Ivar Halvarson, or Shelley Fritts.

Assessment Data and Materials

Links of Interest

ACAA Certification

AAAO Standards

Case Law

For more information about the State Assessor's office, contact:

Steve Van Sant, State Assessor

Division of Community & Regional Affairs
Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1640
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-4605
FAX: (907) 269-4539
e-mail: steve.vansant@alaska.gov