ATA Bus

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1. How much will I pay to ride the ATA Bus Fixed Route?
2. Do you offer services for citizens of Riley County that do not live in Manhattan?
3. How far in advance do I need to schedule a Demand Response ride?
4. How many vehicles are available for rides?
5. What hours does the ATA Bus operate?
6. Where does the funding for the ATA Bus come from?
7. What Regional Services does ATA bus provide?
8. What if I don't live near the fixed routes?
9. What if I am mobility impaired and can not get to the bus stop?
10. What is the fare for demand response trips?

Attorney

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1. My landlord has threatened to kick me out of my house/apartment, what can I do?
2. When are first appearances in City Court/Municipal Court? Where is the court located?
3. When are first appearances for District Court? Where is the court located?
4. I received a speeding ticket, am I eligible for a diversion?
5. How can I drop charges against someone?
6. How can I find out if an arrest warrant has been issued on myself, a friend or relative?
7. How do I obtain criminal history on a individual within Riley County?

Attorney - Checks

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1. May I pay for my check with cash?
2. May I pay for my check with another check?
3. May I pay for my check with a credit card?
4. If arrested, may I use my bail money to pay for all costs incurred?
5. How can I take care of my check case without going to court?

Attorney - Criminal

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1. I gave all of the information about my damages to the police, why do I have to do it again?
2. The Judge ordered restitution, but when will I be paid?
3. What happens if the Defendant fails to pay restitution?
4. What do I do if I drop the charges against another person?

Attorney - Criminal - Domestic

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1. What do I do if an ex-spouse or ex-significant other threatens me?
2. If I get a Protection From Abuse Order against an ex, what happens if he/she violates that Order?
3. How do I reach the Crisis Center for assistance?

Attorney - Criminal - Drug

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1. DANGER, Potential methamphetamine labs:
2. I was arrested for a drug related offense, can I receive a diversion?
3. I feel I have a substance abuse problem and would like to get help but fear criminal charges, what can I do?
4. I think my neighbor is distributing drugs as I have seen an excessive amount of traffic that remains for short durations, can I help to combat this problem?

Attorney - Criminal - Property

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1. The police recovered my property, when will it be returned?
2. Will I be paid for my stolen/damaged property?

Attorney - Diversion

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1. How can I find out if I am eligible for a diversion?
2. How should I enter my plea at my first appearance in Court?
3. If I am granted a diversion for an MIP (Minor In Possession) what are the costs involved?
4. I received a Driving Under the Influence ticket, am I eligible for a diversion?

Attorney - Juvenile

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1. What is the parents role in a juvenile proceeding?
2. Do I need an Attorney?
3. What is the procedure when a report is received from the Police Department?
4. What is the definition of Truancy?
5. What services are available to parents?

Attorney - Traffic

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1. Can my speeding ticket be lowered to a non-moving violation?
2. I received a speeding ticket and do not believe that I was speeding or there was another car by me, what can I do?
3. I received a ticket for Driving While Suspended(DWS) and I did not know that my license was suspended or I thought that it was already cleared up, what can I do?
4. What are the fines for Driving While Suspended?
5. I received a ticket for no insurance. I have insurance, but did not have my card on me, what can I do?
6. Can an arrest warrant be issued for traffic tickets?
7. I received a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) ticket, am I eligible for a diversion?

Attorney - Victim / Witness

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1. What if I am threatened as a witness?
2. Will I receive compensation for appearing as a witness?
3. Should I talk to the defense attorney?
4. Can I receive compensation for losses I suffered as a result of the crime?
5. When can I get my property back?
6. What is a continuance?
7. What if I move or change jobs during the proceedings?

Building

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1. Do I need a building permit to construct a fence?
2. Does Riley County have building codes?
3. Do I need a permit to build a structure in the unincorporated area?
4. What are the required setbacks for my property?
5. I’m not sure where my property lines are. How do I get accurate information?
6. What should I do if I notice construction and suspect that the owner or builder did not obtain a building permit?
7. I am planning on building a house. Do I need a property address before I get my building permit?
8. Does Riley County notify surrounding property owners if someone has obtained, or is in the process of obtaining, a building permit?

Burn Permits

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1. Where do I get a burning permit?
2. Do I need a burn permit to burn my household trash?
3. Is crop residue burning restricted in April?
4. Is burning yard waste allowed at an individual residence during April?
5. Are residential trash burn barrels permitted?
6. Can a local fire chief override the April Burning Restrictions of K.A.R. 28-19-645a if requested by a local resident or business?
7. Are fire fighter training burns permitted?
8. Is open burning for land clearing and construction projects allowed in April?
9. Are air curtain destructors / incinerators allowed to operate in April?
10. What is an example of open burning that might be “deemed to be necessary and in the public interest”?
11. What agencies and offices are involved in regulating open burning?
12. Where is the first place a person should call with questions concerning open burning?
13. Which agency has the final authority on regulating open burning?
14. Are camp fires and bonfires allowed in April?
15. How will the April Burn Restrictions be enforced?
16. Is the local permitted open burn site allowed to burn in April?
17. If there are severe storms, can the collected debris be burned?

Community Corrections

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1. What is the difference between community corrections intensive supervision and regular probation?
2. What drugs do you test probationers for?
3. How do I find out if someone is on probation?
4. What about more specific information about sex offenders?
5. Isn’t probation too easy and just a slap on the wrist for the criminals?

District Court

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1. How do I file a small claims petition?
2. I need to obtain information on a court case. How can I receive that information?
3. How do I obtain a marriage license?
4. How can I inquire about my child support?
5. How can I obtain a copy of my marriage license?
6. How do I obtain a protection from abuse order?
7. How do I obtain a protection from stalking order?

Driver's License

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1. What drivers' license services can I receive at Treasurer's Office?
2. What are the hours for getting a driver's license?
3. Where would I go for all other driver's license services?
4. How many questions can I miss and still be able to pass to renew my driver's license?
5. What do I do if I did not receive a renewal for a driver's license and it is time for me to renew?
6. Can I renew my driver's license in the Treasurer's Office if it has expired?
7. Can I get an Identification Card or renew an ID card in the Treasurer's Office?
8. If I am moving into from another state, can I change and get a Kansas license in the Treasurer's Office?
9. Can I get a driver's license from your office if I have never had a license before?
10. Can I get a Kansas Driver's License if my out-of-state driver's license has expired?
11. How can I renew my license if I am in the military and not stationed in the U.S.?
12. Where do I call if my driver's license has been suspended?
13. Where do I send money when I am getting my driver's license reinstated after being suspended?
14. Where do I call if I have a vision or medical question regarding my driver's license?
15. What can I use to get an Identification Card if I am a foreign exchange student and I do not have my birth certificate with me?

Election Questions

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1. How do I register to vote?
2. How do I electronically register to vote?
3. Where can I find my voter information
4. How do I contact my local Election Office?
5. Where is my polling place
6. Can I vote absentee?
7. Where can I register to vote in person?
8. How do I get a ballot sent to my home for all elections?
9. What are the hours for voting at a polling place?
10. What are the hours for advance voting?
11. Candidates: When may I begin raising campaign funds?
12. When is the next election for Riley County?
13. How do I find my Government Representatives?

Emergencies

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1. Where do I go when the outdoor warning sirens sound?
2. Why do the outdoor warning sirens sound on the first Monday of every month?
3. Can I receive emergency notifications?
4. Where are the public tornado shelters in Riley County?

Environmental Health

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1. Does Riley County have a Sanitary Code?
2. Do I need a Septic Permit to build in Riley County?
3. Is my system grandfathered in and does it have to meet Sanitary Code requirements?
4. I want to sell my property, how do I obtain a septic and water evaluation for the site?
5. Do I need a well permit to drill a water well on my property?
6. Can I get my well water tested locally?

Fire District #1

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1. How can I become a volunteer firefighter?
2. What are the requirements for filling out an application for becoming a member of the Riley County Fire District #1?
3. I am in the military and have a driver’s license from another state. Can I be a volunteer fire fighter?
4. What is the volunteer fire fighter application process?
5. How do I find out my fire insurance rating?

Floodplain

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1. How do I determine if my property is within a floodplain?
2. Can I build within the 500-year floodplain?
3. Can I build within the 100-year floodplain?
4. Can I build within the floodway?

Frequently Asked Questions

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1. I've been called for Jury Duty, what do I do?
2. How do I obtain a copy of my birth certificate?
3. How do I contact the Sheriff's office?
4. Where is the tag office and what are the hours?
5. How can I become a paid Election Worker?
6. How do I determine what my property is zoned?
7. What do I do if I have a complaint about a county employee?
8. What papers will I need to title a newly-purchased vehicle?
9. Where do I go to file a deed?
10. How do I obtain a marriage license?
11. What is the federal minimum wage?
12. Where do I find information about the H1N1 virus?
13. Where do I obtain landlord and tenant information?
14. How often is the information within the interactive GIS website updated?
15. Can I build within the 500-year floodplain?
16. Does Riley County have building codes?
17. Which weeds are considered noxious in Riley County?

General

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1. How do I get a new address?

Hazardous Waste

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1. How do I find the HHW facility?
2. What are your hours?
3. Are you open on Saturdays?
4. What types of materials can I bring to the Household Hazardous Waste facility?
5. What can I GET for FREE from your ReUse Shelves?
6. Can I throw my old latex paint in the trash?
7. I live or have a business in a county next to Riley County, can I bring my Household Hazardous Waste to your facility?
8. If my business is located in Riley County, can I bring my business waste to the HHW facility for disposal?

Health Department

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1. What are your hours?
2. Where are you located?
3. Where is WIC offered at?
4. Do I need an appointment?
5. Are there fees for services at the health department?
6. Do I need proof of income to qualify for services?
7. Can insurance be billed for clinic services?
8. How can I get help paying for my medications?
9. How can I find out about early childhood playgroups?
10. Where can I get a list of child care providers?
11. How do I make a complaint about a in home day care, center, preschool, drop-in program or school age program?
12. Can you help me get a child care scholarship?
13. How can I find out about starting a child care program?
14. How do I know if I need to get a food service license?
15. How do I make a complaint about food safety?
16. How do I make a complaint about a sewer system?
17. When do I need a septic system inspection?
18. Which services are in the Health Department building?
19. What services are in the Family and Child Resource Center?
20. Who qualifies for Family Planning services at the Health Department?
21. Are Family Planning services confidential for minors?
22. What does it mean to be a “mandated reporter” for child abuse and neglect?
23. Does the Health Department provide school physicals?
24. Where do you have blood pressure clinics?
25. When can I get a flu vaccination?
26. Do you have travel immunizations?
27. Am I expected to pay for services at the time of my visit?
28. Can the health department help me resolve a housing issue related to mold?

Human Resources

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1. Do I need to send two different applications if I see openings in both District Court and Riley County Job Listings?
2. Where do I apply for a job with the City of Manhattan or for the Sunset Zoo?
3. Where do I apply for a job with the Riley County Police Department?
4. Where do I apply for a job with Riley County EMS/Ambulance?
5. How much postage will I need to mail an application?
6. Can I just send a resume for an open position that is listed?
7. Where is the unemployment office?
8. Who do I contact about eligibility for food stamps, medical card, or other public assistance?
9. Who do I contact about getting a replacement copy of my Social Security card?
10. Who do I contact about wage & hour issues?
11. Who do I contact about getting a marriage license?

IT/GIS

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1. How often is the information within the interactive GIS website updated?

Jury Duty

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1. How is it determined if someone is eligible to be a juror in Riley County?
2. When can I be excused from serving on jury duty?
3. How am I chosen for jury duty?
4. Is there an age limit for persons serving on jury duty?
5. How many times can a juror be summoned for jury duty?
6. How do I go about getting excused from jury duty?
7. Are students exempt from serving on jury duty?
8. Where do I report for jury duty at the Riley County District Court?
9. What happens when I report for jury duty?
10. Must my employer pay me while serving on jury duty?
11. Who do I contact with questions about jury duty?

Motor Vehicle

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1. What are your office hours?
2. Where are you located?
3. How much will it cost to register my vehicle?
4. How can I pay for my tags?
5. Do my tags expire on the first day or the last day of the month?
6. What papers will I need to title a newly-purchased vehicle?
7. How can I renew my tags if I didn't get a renewal notice in the mail?
8. I'm moving to Kansas from another state; how do I register my vehicle?
9. Where can I get my vehicle inspected, and during what hours?
10. Why aren't my tags good for a full year?
11. Do I have to register my vehicle if I am going to sell it?
12. I own businesses in several counties in Kansas. Where do I register my vehicle?
13. Can I get an extension on my sixty-day permit?
14. My tag was stolen. What do I do?
15. How do I get a personalized tag?
16. Do I have to get a Kansas driver's license if I have Kansas plates?
17. What will happen if I have delinquent taxes?
18. Where can I get a power of attorney / lienholder consent / bill of sale, etc.?
19. Can I get a refund if I move out of Kansas?
20. How can I get a refund if I sell my car and what forms will I need?
21. I am in the military. Am I exempt from personal property taxes?
22. I am in the military but a Kansas resident. Do I pay taxes on my vehicle?
23. I am active duty military, but the vehicle is in my spouse's name. Do I have to pay taxes of the vehicle.
24. Why do I pay taxes on my leased vehicle when I'm in the military?
25. What do I need to know about transferring a tag from one vehicle to another?
26. Where can I go to renew my disabled placard? Where do I mail it?
27. My doctor says I'm permanently disabled. Why do I have to re-certify for disabled privileges?
28. What is the Kansas State Parks Passport?

New Resident Information

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1. What papers will I need to title a newly-purchased vehicle?

Noxious Weed

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1. What can I do to get rid of the dandelions blooming in my yard?
2. What weeds are considered noxious in Riley County?
3. Can I purchase brush herbicides from the weed department?
4. Do I need an applicator's license to purchase chemicals for noxious weed control?

Parks

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1. What parks and facilities are maintained by Riley County?
2. How do I make reservations for Keats Park?
3. Where do I pick up a key for Keats park?
4. What are county park use regulations?
5. How much does it cost to rent the building and shelter at Keats Park?
6. What items are available in the building at Keats Park?
7. What are the reservation policies for the ball diamond at Keats Park?
8. Can I reserve shelters at CiCo Park?

Permits

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1. I would like to put up a sign advertising my business. Do I need a sign permit?

Personal Property

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1. What is personal property?
2. What personal property is taxable?
3. Why is personal property taxed in Kansas?
4. How is personal property appraised?
5. How is personal property classified and assessed in Kansas?
6. What does the county appraiser do?
7. How does the county appraiser discover taxable personal property?
8. Who needs to list personal property for taxation?
9. Who must sign the personal property rendition?
10. When and where does a taxpayer file a rendition?
11. Personal Property Filing Penalties
12. How does the county appraiser determine personal property values?
13. Do personal property values depreciate every year?
14. How does the county's appraisal affect taxes?
15. When are taxpayers notified of the value of their personal property?
16. What can property owners do if they believe their personal property value is too high?
17. What takes place at the appeal hearing?
18. How are personal property taxes calculated?
19. What is the mill levy?
20. Who is responsible for the taxes due on property that was sold or purchased during the year?
21. Are property taxes prorated between buyer and seller?
22. Are personal property taxes prorated?
23. I sold my property during th year; do I still need to fill out a rendition?
24. When are personal property taxes due?
25. Where can taxpayers find additional information about property taxation?

Planning / Development / Permits / Zoning

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1. Do I need a building permit to construct a fence?
2. Does Riley County have building codes?
3. Do I need a permit to build a structure in the unincorporated area?
4. What are the required setbacks for my property?
5. I’m not sure where my property lines are. How do I get accurate information?
6. What should I do if I notice construction and suspect that the owner or builder did not obtain a building permit?
7. How do I get a new address?
8. I am planning on building a house. Do I need a property address before I get my building permit?
9. How do I determine what my property is zoned?
10. If I want to make a complaint against someone regarding a possible zoning violation, can I remain anonymous?
11. How do I determine if my property is within a floodplain?
12. Can I build within the 100-year floodplain?
13. Can I build within the 500-year floodplain?
14. Can I build within the floodway?
15. Can I have an apartment in my garage or guest house on my property?
16. What is a PUD?
17. What is the process for sub-dividing land?
18. I have 60-acres and I would like to sell 30-acres of my land. Do I need to plat the property?
19. Does Riley County notify surrounding property owners if someone has obtained, or is in the process of obtaining, a building permit?
20. I received a notice of public hearing in the mail. What exactly does it mean?
21. I would like to put up a sign advertising my business. Do I need a sign permit?

Public Works

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1. Where do I go to start water service in Riley County?
2. What is the deposit for water service?
3. Can I get service the same day?
4. When will I get my bill?
5. When is my bill due?
6. Can I pay my bill after hours?
7. Does it cost for a reread of my meter?
8. Who pays for a leak?
9. Who do I contact with an after hour emergency?
10. Where do I take my household trash?

Real Estate

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1. Why is property taxed in Kansas?
2. What does my county appraiser do?
3. How does the county's appraisal affect my taxes?
4. Will the value of my property change every year?
5. At what level is property appraised?
6. Does the county appraiser visit my property?
7. If I bought my house last year, shouldn't the value be the same as what I paid for it a year ago?
8. When will I be notified of the value of my property?
9. How can I determine if the appraisal of my home is accurate?
10. Who pays the taxes due on property I sold or purchased?
11. Are property taxes prorated between buyer and seller?
12. What is real property?
13. What real property is taxable?

Real Estate Tax

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1. How can I find out who owns a property?
2. How much are the taxes on a property?
3. Can I get the size of my lot or property?
4. How can I find the value of a property?
5. How can I get a description of my property?

Recycling

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1. What can you tell me about recycling?
2. Why is it important to recycle?

Register of Deeds

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1. Where is the Register of Deeds Office located?
2. Does the document need to be an original?
3. Must signatures be notarized?
4. What happens when a document is brought to the Register of Deeds Office for recording?
5. Who keeps the documents?
6. How much does it cost to record a document?
7. Where does the money for recording go?
8. How far back do the records in the Register of Deeds Office go?
9. How is all that paper tracked?
10. What information do I need to obtain a copy of my deed?
11. What is a lien?
12. Can I get someone to do research for me?
13. Can I find out who owns a particular piece of property?
14. Are there liens against my property?
15. What is meant by "indexes"?
16. How do I find information about easements on my property?
17. Can I find out how old my house is or get historical information about my house?
18. Where else can I look if I cannot find the information in your office?
19. What was the sale price for a particular property?
20. Can the Register of Deeds office tell me if I have a good and clear title?
21. Is everything handled in the Register of Deeds office public record?
22. Can I get a copy of a birth or death certificate through the Register of Deeds Office?
23. How do I record or get a copy of my military discharge?
24. What is a deed?
25. Do I need to record my deed?
26. May I record a document for real estate for another county?
27. I want to take someone's name off my deed or change the names of the owners on my property. Can I change the deed?
28. If I sell a portion of my land, do I get a deed for the remainder?
29. May I make out my own deed?
30. If I want to write my own deed, do you have standard deed forms available?
31. What if I lose my deed?
32. How long does it take to record a document?
33. What types of documents can I file in the Register of Deeds Office?

Tax Sale

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1. Can I register to participate prior to the day of the sale?
2. What is the process for participating in a Tax Sale?
3. Can I place bids ahead of time on the available properties?
4. How do I pay for property purchased at a tax sale?
5. Can I place sealed bids on any property?
6. Are there any properties available for over-the-counter purchase?
7. How can I get my property out of a tax sale?
8. The newspaper listed a property that will be auctioned off on the courthouse steps. How do I get more information on it?

Taxes

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1. When should I receive my tax statement?
2. What if my mortgage company pays my real estate taxes and I receive the tax bill?
3. What should I do if I don't receive a tax bill?
4. When are my real estate taxes due?
5. What happens if I don't pay my real estate taxes on time?
6. When would my real estate property be up for tax sale?
7. When are my personal property taxes due?
8. What happens if I don't pay my personal property taxes on time?
9. What is the interest charged on delinquent taxes?
10. Can I make partial payments on my taxes?
11. What type of payment is acceptable for tax payment?
12. My check is payable to whom?
13. Where can I pay real estate and personal property taxes?
14. Where can I mail my tax payment?
15. How do I file a payment under protest?

WIC

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1. What is WIC?
2. When is check pick up in Manhattan and Fort Riley?

Wildlife & Parks

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1. Where can I purchase hunting and fishing licenses?
2. Do I need a hunting or fishing license if I am only hunting or fishing on my own land?
3. Do my children need a license to hunt or fish?
4. I'm over 65 years old, do I need a license to hunt or fish?
5. What is the Kansas State Parks Passport?

Zoning

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1. How do I determine what my property is zoned?
2. If I want to make a complaint against someone regarding a possible zoning violation, can I remain anonymous?
3. Can I have an apartment in my garage or guest house on my property?
4. What is a PUD?
5. What is the process for sub-dividing land?
6. I have 60-acres and I would like to sell 30-acres of my land. Do I need to plat the property?
7. I received a notice of public hearing in the mail. What exactly does it mean?