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1. How long does the hiring period take?
2. How long will an applicant stay on the eligibility list?
3. How long does training last?
4. How long does the probationary period last?
5. What shift do new employees usually get assigned after they are off training?
6. What is the average time employed before enough seniority is established for a day shift work assignment?
7. When 911 employees do leave, what are the most cited reasons?
8. What advancement opportunities are available within the agency?
9. Are there advancement opportunities available to a police or fire dispatcher position?

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1. Are there maps online?
2. Didn't Initiative 747 limit my property tax to a 1% annual increase?
3. Do I qualify for senior citizen/disabled exemption?
4. What about exemptions on property?
5. How are property taxes levied?
6. How does the Assessor value commercial property?
7. Is assessed value different than market value?
8. Is my Senior Citizen or Disabled Person Exemption Application processed yet?
9. My property was revalued last year. Why did my assessed value go up?
10. What is the Open Space Act?
11. What is the Property Valuation Cycle?
12. What is personal property?
13. What is property tax?
14. When are property taxes determined?
15. Where do I get information about property ownership and legal descriptions?
16. Where do I get information about the assessed value of my property?
17. Where’s my property line?
18. Who do I contact to see what my property taxes will be?
19. Who must report personal property?
20. Why are there two addresses on my Official Assessment Notice?
21. Why do my property lines not line up with the aerial photo and/or street centerlines?

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1. Where do I get a marriage license?
2. Where do I get information about land deeds, titles, other recorded documents?
3. Where do I get information about renewing my vehicle license?

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1. What is the correlation between the County Assessor, County Treasurer, and the County Board of Equalization?
2. What is the basic order of processes, procedures, and time frame of appeal?
3. How can I appeal the assessed value of my property?
4. Who may file an appeal?
5. Where can I get an appeal form?
6. What is the deadline for filing?
7. When should I contact the Assessor's Office?
8. When do I receive a "Change of Value Notice" or "Value Notice"?
9. How does the Assessor value my property?
10. What information must I provide for a completed petition?
11. Am I encouraged to exchange valuation information and supporting evidence at a reasonable time prior to hearing?
12. How is the resolve processed?
13. When will I have a hearing?
14. What can I expect at the hearing?
15. How soon will I receive a decision from the board?
16. What if I am not satisfied with the Board of Equalization's decision?
17. If I do not file my appeal in a timely fashion, can the Board be reconvened to consider my petition?
18. Should I wait until after my hearing to pay my property taxes?
19. What if I need additional information?

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1. How do I apply for a building permit?
2. What construction codes are in effect in the unincorporated areas of the County?
3. What design criteria do I use for designing a building?
4. How long is my permit good for?
5. How much will my permit cost?
6. How do I get an address assigned to my property?
7. What are my setbacks?
8. Where do I get my electrical permit?
9. What is the frost depth for Spokane County?
10. What is the basic minimum snow load for Spokane County?
11. Do I need a permit for a fence?
12. Do I need a fence around my swimming pool?
13. Can I substitute a swimming pool safety cover for the fence?
14. How high can a fence be?
15. How often can you amend the Comprehensive Plan?
16. What is Radon?
17. Is there radon in Spokane County?
18. Do I have to mitigate my home for radon?
19. How do I apply for a manufactured home permit?
20. What hours can construction noise take place?
21. What is an egress window and when is it required?
22. How can shoreline regulations impact my property?
23. What are Critical Areas?
24. What requirements apply within Critical Areas?
25. Where can I find information about minimum lot sizes in Spokane County?
26. What is Construction Stormwater Permit Coverage?
27. How do I obtain a Food Establishment permit?
28. What are the requirements for septic system inspections and permits?

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1. How do I register a complaint?
2. What happens after a complaint is filed?

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1. How do I make payments for court imposed obligations I owe?
2. Where do I go to post bond/bail?
3. How and where do I file a civil lawsuit under $75,000?
4. How/where do I file a civil lawsuit over $75,000?

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1. Where is the County Clerk's Office (Clerk of the Superior Court) and what hours is it open?
2. How do I get information about a case?
3. Can I take a court file out of the Clerk's office to copy it?
4. What does it cost to file a law suit in the Superior Court?
5. Where do I file court documents?
6. How do I obtain copies of documents from a court file?
7. How do I do a court record search?
8. Why are some cases confidential or sealed?
9. Do I need an attorney to do my legal work?
10. How do I present my documents to the court?
11. What is the date, time and/or place of my court hearing?
12. How and where do I set a court date?

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1. How do I review the County Code?
2. Where do I get information and/or copies of County resolutions?

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1. How do I find out about County employment opportunities?
2. Will all Spokane County positions be posted using NEOGOV?
3. Where do I begin?
4. How do I register on NEOGOV to submit an application?
5. An email address is required to complete the online application form. What if I don’t have an email account?
6. What if I don't have computer / Internet access?
7. What if the online application requires an electronic document attachment such as a resume, cover letter, writing sample or drivers abstract and I only have a paper copy?
8. Can I apply for a Spokane County job by e-mail?
9. Can I apply with a resume instead of an application form?
10. Can I apply for more than one job?
11. What is the deadline date to apply for a job?
12. Can I add additional information to my application after the deadline date?
13. How will I know whether I am being considered for the job?
14. How do I get help registering with NEOGOV?
15. How do I access my online account once it has been established?
16. Who do I contact if I have issues accessing my online account?
17. When is the Employment Opportunities list updated? I don't want to miss my chance to apply.
18. Can I apply for a job that isn't advertised now?
19. Can I apply for a job shown under "County Employees Only"?
20. Is Civil Service using NEOGOV for their recruitments?
21. What are "Civil Service" opportunities?
22. Why are some positions "Civil Service" positions?
23. What is the typical testing process for "Civil Service" positions?
24. How important is the integrity interview?
25. What if I have the highest score on a Civil Service test?
26. Our contract requires that we sign the bottom of the posted job vacancy notice. Will this change?
27. Our contract requires that we complete the Spokane County application to apply for a position. Will the paper application be available to use?
28. Human Resources faxes out individual postings for the various bargaining units to various County office locations. Will this continue?

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1. Where do I get information about abandoned vehicles in the County?
2. Where do I get information about the bicycle safety program for 3rd through 8th graders?
3. Where do I get information about, or report bicycles that were lost or stolen?

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1. Where do I report a juvenile runaway?
2. Why does a Crime Check call receiver take my report by phone?
3. Why can't 911/Crime Check call receivers tell me if someone has a warrant?
4. Is making a report the same as "pressing charges"?
5. What information would be helpful to gather (if possible) before calling to make my police report?
6. How do I add information to my report?
7. What happens with my report now?
8. Are 911/Crime Check call receivers Law Enforcement?
9. Can 911/Crime Check call receivers give legal advice?
10. Who else might I notify about the loss or theft of personal information, such as a driver’s license, Social Security card, checks, and credit or debit cards?
11. How do I get a copy of my police report?
12. Who should I call to check on the status of a previously filed police report?
13. What is the appropriate number to call to make a complaint about a Law Enforcement officer?
14. Who can I call/where can I look for information about drug/suspicious activity?
15. Why can’t 911 call receivers give an "ETA" (estimated time of arrival) when I request police/fire/medical response?
16. Who do I contact to find out if the vehicle (including boats) or gun I want to purchase is/has been reported stolen?
17. How do I get a copy of a 9-1-1/Crime Check recordings?
18. How do I get a copy of my traffic collision/accident report?
19. Where can I get a Washington State Accident Reporting Form?
20. When is 9-1-1 the appropriate agency to call for animal/pet emergencies?
21. Where can I get crime statistics for a neighborhood?
22. Does Spokane County have a Noise Ordinance?

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1. Can the Community Correction Center be built without replacing Geiger?
2. Have partnerships for a regional facility been considered with other jurisdictions such as the State of Washington, the federal government or neighboring counties including Kootenai County, Idaho?
3. How much will this cost?
4. The number of inmates housed at the Spokane County Jail and the Geiger Corrections Center has recently decreased. Does this mean that Geiger no longer has to be replaced?
5. What is the Community Corrections Center?
6. What is this project?
7. When will we vote on this proposal?
8. Why must the Geiger Corrections Center be replaced?
9. Why not remodel Geiger Corrections Facility instead?
10. Why was the property near the Medical Lake Interchange along I-90 chosen to build a replacement for the Geiger Corrections Facility?
11. Why will the Community Corrections Center be housed downtown rather than on the West Plains?
12. Will the Community Correction Center house sex offenders?

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1. Where do I apply for a Public Defender ?
2. When do I have to reapply for a public defender?
3. How to set a Bench Warrant Recall Hearing?

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1. Where is my ticket number?
2. Am I eligible for E-Deferral?
3. Are there conditions for an E-Deferral?
4. How do I apply for a Deferral?
5. Where can I get more information about Deferrals?

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1. Where is my ticket number?
2. Am I eligible for E-Mitigation?
3. What is Mitigation?
4. How do I set a hearing date?
5. How much will my ticket be reduced?
6. How can I get more information about mitigation?

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1. Where do I get information about registering to vote?

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1. How does the EAS work?
2. When is the EAS used? When would a national EAS alert be sent?
3. Why do we need a nationwide test of the EAS?
4. How will the national EAS test be conducted?
5. What will people hear and see during the test?
6. How long will the test last?
7. What is the source of FEMA’s and the FCC’s authority for conducting the national EAS test?
8. Are broadcasters and other EAS Participants ready for the test? What if their equipment does not function properly?
9. Where does media communications-based alerting fit within the development of next generation alerting systems like PLAN and the availability of social networking sites as tools for emergency alerting?

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1. What is the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000?
2. What is a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan?
3. What is meant by "mitigation"?
4. Who was involved?
5. What is a Steering Committee?
6. What hazards does it address?
7. Will Global Warming or Climate Change be addressed in the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan?
8. Does the State of Washington have a State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan?
9. How does it affect me?
10. How will it affect my community?
11. What is the Community Rating System?
12. What if my jurisdiction isn’t a part of the Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation planning process?
13. Did it cost anything to produce this plan?
14. Where are the hazards in my area?
15. Who can I contact for questions?

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1. How can I view all FAQs for Environmental Services?

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1. How can I reach Fair and Expo Center staff?
2. Where is the facility located? What's the mailing address?
3. How do I get to the facility if I'm coming from the East?
4. How do I get to the facility if I'm coming from the West?
5. Does the Fair and Expo Center offer on-site camping?

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1. Whom do I call to request to appear by telephone for a family law/paternity motion hearing?
2. Do I have to call in a family law/paternity motion?
3. What if I am low income and cannot afford the filing fee?
4. What is the difference between the Courthouse Facilitator and the Family Law Coordinator?
5. Do I need an appointment to speak with a facilitator?
6. What are the facilitator hours?
7. How can I contact the facilitator if I live outside the State of Washington?
8. How do I attend the Sharing the Children Seminar?

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1. What are the Treasurer's Office hours?
2. Where is the Treasurer's Office located?
3. Where should I mail my tax payments?
4. Is there a drop box?
5. Can anyone see my tax account records?

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1. Where do I obtain guardianship and/or trust forms?
2. Can guardianship/trust documents/reports be submitted to the court by regular mail, fax, or email?
3. Do I need an attorney to complete and file guardianship paperwork?
4. Can I get an extension on my guardianship report due date?
5. I received a guardianship noncompliance notice and/or show cause order, what do I do?
6. How do I get a copy of a document from the court file?
7. How do I get a complaint concerning a guardian addressed?
8. Where do I get the list of approved Guardians Ad Litem (GAL) or how can I be added to the registries?
9. Where do I go to file a probate or guardianship action?

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1. WHAT IS THE HEARING EXAMINER’S ROLE?
2. WHERE AND WHEN WILL THE LAND USE HEARING BE HELD?
3. WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR CONDUCTING A LAND USE HEARING?
4. HOW LONG WILL THE LAND USE HEARING LAST?
5. WHEN WILL THE LAND USE DECISION BE ISSUED?
6. WHO RECEIVES A COPY OF THE LAND USE DECISION?
7. HOW DO I APPEAL THE LAND USE DECISION IF I AM NOT SATISFIED?
8. WHO CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS IF I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO DO?
9. WHAT OTHER MATTERS ARE HEARD BY THE HEARING EXAMINER?

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1. Do you offer assistance to homeowners for sewer connections?
2. How are CDBG and HOME funds being used in Spokane County?
3. What assistance do you provide for City of Spokane residents?
4. When are applications for funding accepted?
5. Where do I get information about housing projects for low to moderate income persons?
6. Who administers "Section 8" subsidized housing in Spokane?
7. Who can apply to receive CDBG or HOME funds?
8. Whom do I contact with housing discrimination complaints?

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1. What is the past attendance for the Interstate Fair?
2. When I'm at the Fair, it seems like there's no end to the commercial exhibit booths. How many exhibitors are there?
3. If I fill out an application to become an Exhibitor, am I automatically guaranteed a space for the upcoming Interstate Fair?
4. After I've printed off and completed the application, where do I send it?

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1. Can anyone be a Court Appointed Special Advocate?
2. Do lawyers, judges, and social workers support Court Appointed Special Advocates?
3. Does the federal government support Court Appointed Special Advocates?
4. How does the Court Appointed Special Advocate relate to the child he or she represents?
5. How effective are Court Appointed Special Advocate programs?
6. How many CASA programs are there?
7. Is there a "typical" Court Appointed Special Advocate?
8. What is a Court Appointed Special Advocate or Guardian Ad Litem (CASA/GAL)?
9. What is the role of the CASA/GAL?
10. What is the role of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (NCASAA)?
11. What training does a Court Appointed Special Advocate receive?
12. Do you do on-site urinalysist tests?
13. What is the level system?
14. What supplies does my child need in Detention?
15. Where are you located?
16. Where is the Detention Center located?
17. Who do I contact about Detention information?
18. Who do I contact to find out when my child can be released?
19. Who do I contact with a suggestion, concern, or compliment about the Detention Center?
20. Are there any financial obligations if my child is detained?
21. Are there any legal negotiations or plea bargaining?
22. Are there any requirements if my child is released from Detention?
23. Do I have any obligations while my child waits for their Court hearing?
24. Do you have any volunteer opportunities?
25. How do I obtain information and assistance regarding Sealing and Destruction?
26. How do I obtain information regarding Juvenile Records?
27. What about legal representation?

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1. What are the advantages of Diversion to the community?
2. What are the advantages of Diversion to the juvenile?
3. What happens if a juvenile fails to complete his or her Diversion Agreement?
4. Is the Department of Licensing (DOL) required to be notified when you sign a Diversion Agreement?

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1. Can I come to the law library to get legal help and advice?
2. I need to make copies of my court documents. What does it cost?
3. Do you have forms I need for my lawsuit?

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1. Do I, the intended spouse, need to fill out any forms?
2. What do I do now that my marriage request has been approved?
3. How do I schedule the marriage once it has been approved?
4. The date of the wedding needs to be changed. What do I do?

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1. Can I say no to an autopsy?
2. How do I find out about organ and tissue donation?
3. How do I find the Medical Examiner's Office?
4. How do I get the personal effects back?
5. How do I obtain a copy of an autopsy report?
6. How do I obtain a Death Certificate?
7. How much will Medical Examiner services cost?
8. What do I do with the residence?
9. What happens during the autopsy?
10. What if I need more time to select a funeral home?
11. What if I want an autopsy, but the Medical Examiner doesn’t want to do one?
12. Where can I get help with clean up of a residence after a death?
13. Where will the body be taken?
14. Who are the people removing the body?
15. Why do an autopsy?
16. Will an autopsy effect funeral preparations?
17. Will an autopsy delay the funeral?

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1. What are some of the benefits of receiving my bill electronically?
2. What are the benefits of paying a bill online?
3. How does the system work?
4. Do I need to register to pay a bill?
5. What forms of payment can I use?
6. How will I know that my payment has been accepted?
7. What are the costs for paying electronically?
8. Will I be able to print a copy of my bill?
9. When I sign up to "Go Paperless", will I still receive a paper bill in the mail?
10. Can I start receiving paper bills again?
11. I received an email stating "Thank you for going paperless", but I did not sign up for paperless.
12. I accidentally deleted my current email notification, what should I do?
13. If I have additional questions about my bill or am having trouble registering, who should I call?

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1. When are property taxes due?
2. Can I make partial payments?
3. Can I pay my taxes with a credit or debit card?
4. How do I know if my mortgage company is paying my taxes?
5. My mortgage company no longer pays my taxes. What should I do?
6. How long before the county forecloses my property?
7. How can I obtain Tax Foreclosure information?
8. When is the Tax Foreclosure Auction?
9. What do I need to know when paying taxes under protest?
10. Are there exemptions for seniors and disabled persons?
11. Does the Treasurer collect liens?

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1. Where do I get information about barricading streets?
2. Where do I get information about obtaining a block party permit?
3. Where do I get information about road maintenance, drainage issues?
4. Where do I get information about sidewalk maintenance?
5. Where do I get information about snow removal on County roads?

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1. What does CHBRP Mean?
2. Why build the CHBRP?
3. Why couldn't the Stormwater Utility just seal the cracks in the channel? Wouldn't that have been enough to keep the weeds from growing?
4. Who financed the CHBRP?
5. What were the project limits?
6. What was the projected timeline for construction?
7. People drive way too fast on Country Homes Boulevard. Will the project make it worse?
8. What regulatory permitting processes affected construction of the CHBRP?
9. How does the new bio-infiltration swale and subsurface pipe system work?
10. Will the swale be able to handle heavy rainfall in the same capacity that the existing asphalt channel did?
11. Will standing water in the bio-infiltration swale attract mosquitoes?
12. How will the bio-infiltration swale handle snow?
13. How will the project affect irrigation?
14. Who will be responsible for post-construction landscape maintenance?
15. Weeds were a huge nuisance in the channel. How will the CHBRP fix this problem?
16. As the native grasses and trees grow, will visibility at the intersections / crossings along Country Homes Boulevard be impaired?
17. Will there be permanent signage placed at the site?
18. Since there will not be signs, how will the public be made aware of the CHBRP?
19. Will wildlife be enticed to nest or live in the bio-infiltration swale?

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1. What is a floodplain?
2. What is floodplain management?
3. What is a 100-year flood?
4. Who determines where these floodplains are located?
5. Why does Spokane County have floodplain regulations?
6. Is development allowed in a floodplain?
7. When is a Floodplain Development Permit required?
8. What is considered development?
9. What are the Floodplain Requirements “A” Zones?
10. What are the floodplain requirements for my residential/commercial structure?
11. What are the floodplain requirements for dock projects?
12. What are the floodplain requirements for fill, grading, excavation and crossing structures?
13. What is a "B" zone?
14. What if my property is associated with a “B” Zone floodplain?
15. What is a "C" zone?
16. What if my property is associated with a “C” Zone floodplain?
17. What are the requirements for additions or improvements to structures?
18. What are the requirements for floodproofing?
19. What are the fees for development permits?
20. What is an Elevation Certificate?
21. Why is an Elevation Certificate required?
22. When is an Elevation Certificate required?
23. Why is an Elevation Certification bond taken?
24. Who can fill out an Elevation Certificate?

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1. Why am I charged a stormwater fee?
2. How are stormwater fees calculated?
3. Why has my stormwater fee changed?
4. Who can I talk to about general concerns regarding flooding in my neighborhood?
5. How do I report a flooding problem on my property or in my home?
6. Who do I report a drainage or flooding, that isn't on my property, to?
7. Where can I find the Spokane Regional Stormwater Manual?

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1. Can I get a stop sign installed to slow down traffic in my neighborhood?
2. When I see the red lights flashing on a school bus, when do I need to stop?
3. Why do some roads have painted stripes and others do not?
4. I was told if I flash my headlights while approaching a traffic signal it will change to a green light. Is this true?
5. I have a deaf/blind child, how do I get a deaf/blind warning sign for the road in front of my house?
6. When I drive through a 20 mph school zone, what does "When Children Are Present" mean?
7. How do I get a "School Bus Stop Ahead" sign?
8. How are speed limits established?
9. How can I get a speed limit raised/lowered?
10. What is Spokane County's policy regarding "Children at Play" signs?
11. I noticed what I believe is an unsafe area along a road that could use some guardrail, how is this requested?
12. I live on a private road, (typically with a "Lane" designation). Who maintains the signs?

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1. How do I obtain a process server license?
2. Where do I obtain a business license?
3. Does the recording department supply blank documents of forms?
4. Does the recording department have birth and death certificates?
5. Would the recording department accept the National UCC Form for recordation?
6. Where do I obtain information regarding divorce or probate records?
7. What kinds of documents are recorded in the recording department?
8. What are the recording fees?
9. How do I do a title search?
10. How do I get a copy of my deed?
11. How can I find some information about a house for sale or in foreclosure?
12. What happens to my document when it is presented for recording?
13. I received a document in the mail that says "Reconveyance" or "Substitution of Trustee and Full Reconveyance" on it. What is it?
14. How do I add or remove a name from my property?
15. Are your documents available online?

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1. Can I arrange to meet with the Claims Investigator assigned to my claim?
2. Do I have to submit a Claim for Damages form to make a claim?
3. How do I file a claim against Spokane County?
4. How long will the investigation take?
5. How much time will it take to get a settlement check?
6. I filled out a report when I was involved in an incident/accident. Do I still need to file a claim form?
7. I need a rental vehicle because my vehicle is badly damaged, or unsafe to drive. How can I get a rental vehicle?
8. I was injured on County property, or by a County vehicle, who is going to pay my medical expenses?
9. If I have damage to my vehicle or property, do I need to submit more than one repair estimate?
10. Should I contact my own insurance company regarding this incident?
11. Should I obtain estimates for the damage to my property or automobile?
12. What are the considerations in evaluating a claim?
13. What recourse do I have if my claim was denied?
14. When will a Claims Investigator contact me?

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1. When is my monthly bill due?
2. Where do I mail my payment?
3. When are the monthly sewer bills mailed?
4. What are the current sewer charges and rates?
5. What is a Reduced Rate Residence?
6. What is a Sewer Service Fee?
7. How is the monthly operation and maintenance charge calculated?
8. What is Operation and Maintenance?
9. What is a prepayment period for the Capital Facilities Rate?
10. What is a Capital Facilities Rate?
11. What is a General Facilities Charge?
12. What is an Equivalent Residential Unit?
13. How is my payment credited to my account?
14. What happens if I don't pay my monthly sewer bill?
15. Whose responsibility is it to make payments?

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1. My septic tank works fine, so why do I have to connect to the sewer system?
2. What happens if I do not connect?
3. Can a contractor "mark-up" the cost of the sewer connection permit?
4. Can I do the sewer work myself?
5. Can I drain my swimming pool into the sewer?
6. Can I have a RV dump on my parcel?
7. Can I pipe floodwater from my basement or foundation drains into the sewer?
8. Can I pipe the roof runoff into the sewer?
9. Can I put a floor drain in my shop / garage and connect it to the sewer?
10. Can my next-door neighbor and I share a common trench with our sewer pipes?
11. Does my septic tank have to be removed?
12. How should I go about hiring a side sewer contractor?
13. How long is a sewer permit good for?
14. How much does it cost for a contractor to connect my property to sewer?
15. I have a large enough parcel to subdivide. What are the sewer service requirements?
16. What does a sewer connection permit cost?
17. What happens if I do not have the money to connect?
18. When do I have to complete my connection to the sewer system?
19. Where is my sewer connection (stub)?
20. Why do I need a permit to connect to the sewer?
21. Why does the monthly sewer service fee keep going up?
22. Will Spokane County complete my sewer connection for me?

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1. Who is now operating the North County and Valley transfer stations?
2. Will the hours of operation at the transfer stations stay the same or will they change?
3. Have the fees for using the transfer stations or Waste to Energy Facility changed?
4. What can I bring to the Spokane County Transfer Stations?
5. How do I obtain a waste disposal account for curbside pick-up?
6. How can I get a commercial account at the North County or Valley Transfer Station?
7. Can I still use the transfer stations to self-haul garbage, recyclables, yard and food debris, or household hazardous waste?

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1. How do I schedule a language interpreter?
2. How do I request an accommodation?

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1. I don’t have an attorney and cannot afford one. I might go to Jail. Whom can I call?
2. How do I find an attorney?
3. How do I find an attorney if I cannot afford one?
4. Where do I go to obtain court forms?
5. Where can I obtain Washington State legal forms online?
6. Where do I get my car tags renewed?
7. How do I make payments for court imposed obligations I owe?
8. How do I get my voting rights back?
9. How do I get my gun rights back?
10. How do I vacate my conviction?
11. Where do I file a small claims ($5,000 and under) action?
12. Where do I get a Domestic Violence (DV) protection order?
13. How do I lift a no-contact order?
14. Can I talk to the judge directly if I am involved in a case?
15. Where do I go to file an appeal from district or municipal court?
16. Where do I go to review a court file or to get copies of a court file?
17. How do I file documents into a Superior Court file?
18. Where can I get a copy of the Local Court Rules?
19. Where do I get a marriage license?
20. Can a Judge or Commissioner marry us?
21. Where can I get a name changed?
22. Where do I get a birth certificate?
23. Where do I get a copy of a death certificate?

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1. Where can I report a crime?
2. Where do I get a concealed weapons permit?
3. What level of court handles misdemeanor criminal offenses?
4. Where do I go to post bond/bail?

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1. While on jury duty, when will I call the recording?
2. Where may I park while on jury duty?
3. While on jury duty do I need to feed the parking meter?
4. What if I receive a parking ticket while serving on jury duty?
5. When will I receive my jury duty pay check?
6. How can I ride the bus to jury duty?
7. What about my travel costs while on jury duty?
8. Do I have to release my Social Security Number to the Court while on jury duty?
9. What if someone calls me about jury duty and requests my Social Security Number over the phone?
10. How do I get verification for my employer that I was here for jury duty?
11. How can I provide my employer with the specific times I am gone from work for jury duty?
12. Once I have served on a trial, am I finished with jury duty?
13. While serving on jury duty are there breaks during the day?
14. While serving on jury duty how long will I be here during the day?
15. While on jury duty will I be sequestered?
16. If I am serving on jury duty for a trial, do I need to call the recording?
17. What happens if I have a 1-day conflict in this 2-week term of jury duty?
18. What can I do if I forgot/lost my jury duty barcode or parking permit?
19. While on jury duty, will I need to scan my barcode when I come back after a break or lunch?
20. While on jury duty when do I need to "Scan Out" on the computer?
21. What do I do if I lost the number badge the Court gave me for jury duty?
22. While on jury duty where can I eat lunch?
23. While on jury duty what about laptops and cell phone use as a juror?
24. Can a citizen serve on jury duty if convicted of a felony?
25. Regarding jury duty, is there an age limit where you can automatically be excused?
26. If you have served on jury duty within the last year, can you be excused?
27. Can you can ask for one jury duty postponement, no reason needed?
28. If your jury duty is postponed will you automatically receive a reminder on your new date to serve?
29. If my request to be excused from jury duty is granted will I receive notice verifying this?
30. My spouse passed away and has received a Jury Duty Notice; do you need a certified death certificate?
31. My child is in college outside the county and has received a Jury Duty Notice; what can I do about that?
32. My child is in college inside Spokane County and has received a Jury Duty Notice, what can I do about that?
33. What do we do if we have vacation plans for that jury duty term and can't serve? (Or we're snowbirds.)
34. What if an individual is being asked to serve on jury duty and has moved out of the county?
35. What if there is a medical condition that prohibits me from serving on jury duty?
36. What if the individual being asked to serve on jury duty is in the military?
37. What if it is a financial hardship to serve on jury duty?
38. What if I am asked to serve on Jury Duty and I am a Stay-at-home parent; or have no childcare available or have financial constraints for daycare what do I do?
39. What if serving on jury duty is against religious beliefs?
40. What if I am self-employed and asked to serve on jury duty?
41. What do I do if I am asked to serve on jury duty and I am a non-citizen?
42. What do I do if I am asked to serve on jury duty and I am a non-resident of Spokane County?
43. What if I am asked to serve on jury duty and I do not have the ability to communicate in the English language?

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1. What is a Victim Impact Statement?
2. How do I make a VIS?
3. What should I Say?
4. Can someone else speak for me?
5. What if I don't want to make a VIS?
6. What happens to my VIS after sentencing?
7. How to Write a Victim Impact Statement?

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1. Will I have to testify?
2. Can I drop the charges?
3. I have bills as a result of this crime. How can I get them paid?
4. I have been threatened or contacted by the defendant. What can I do?
5. An attorney or investigator has been contacting me about the case. What should I do?
6. I gave a statement to law enforcement. Why do I have to be interviewed?
7. Can someone attend the interview with me?
8. Will the defendant go to prison or jail?
9. Can I contact the defendant?
10. How can I be notified if the defendant is released from jail?
11. How could the defendant plead "not guilty"? I saw him do it.
12. Can I get restitution for things such as pain, suffering, and mental anguish?
13. What is a protection order? How can I get one?
14. How do I know when and where to go to court?

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1. What time is the Water Resource Center open?
2. Can I drop in or do I need to schedule a time to visit the Water Resource Center?
3. Can educators/teachers bring classes to the Water Resource Center?
4. Return to Environmental Services Home Page
5. Go to Water Resource Center Home Page

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1. How do I find a list of area drinking water providers or locate my drinking water provider?
2. I want to find information about an existing water well. Can you help me?
3. What is the APA Fee I see on my property taxes?
4. What projects is Spokane County Water Resources currently working on?
5. Return to Environmental Services Home Page
6. Go to Water Resources Home Page

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1. Why does Spokane County have a Noxious Weed Control Board and what does it do?
2. How is Weed Control Enforced?
3. How is the Program Funded?
4. Noxious Weed List

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1. I have some weeds growing on my property and I am not sure if they are noxious or not, can someone come look at them and tell me what they are and how to get rid of them?
2. What do I do if my neighbor has weeds and isn't doing anything about them?
3. Is the Noxious Weed Board the agency that controls weeds on the County's right-of-way?
4. Why do I have a weed charge on my tax statement?
5. What should I spray my weeds with?
6. Why are noxious weeds considered a material defect to my property?
7. How do I get a Pesticide License?
8. Do grazing animals and wildlife eat noxious weeds?
9. Will mowing alone control my noxious weeds?
10. I'm not going to worry about my weeds and let nature takes it course and leave my land "natural"; is this acceptable?
11. I don't want to spray my weeds because herbicides are very toxic and will remain in the soil where they are sprayed; is this acceptable?

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1. How are my taxes calculated?
2. Why is the value of my property high?
3. Are there any special requirements to sell real or personal property?
4. I am gifting my property. What should I do?
5. Where can I get a copy of the Real Estate Excise Affidavit and other related forms?
6. How long do I have to process my property transfer and pay excise tax?

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1. Why haven't I received my statement yet?
2. Where can I get copies of my tax statement?
3. How do I change my name or address?
4. I just sold my property. What should I do with the statement?
5. What should I do when the situs or location address of my property is printed incorrectly on the statement?
6. Why did I receive a statement when my taxes are paid by a mortgage company?