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1. Do I need a sticker?
2. What are the simple guidelines?
3. I'm pretty sure I qualify, but how will you know?
4. I meet the simple guidelines. What do I need to do?
5. My registration shows a "leasing company/business...," "my property is owned by a trust...," "I rent a cottage for the summer...," "I've got a time share...." What do we do?

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1. Do I need a building permit for a swimming pool?
2. Do I need a permit to put up a fence, a shed, or a greenhouse in my yard?
3. Where do I get an application for a building permit?
4. How long does it take for a permit to be approved once the application is submitted?
5. What do I need to include with my building permit application?
6. How much will my permit cost?
7. Who are the Building Department officials? Who is the Building Commissioner?
8. I am interested in buying a lot of land to build a house. How do I know if this lot is buildable?
9. Where can I get an attested copy of the Zoning Bylaw and Zoning Map?
10. Where can I get a copy of the Planning Board's regulations?
11. What are the setback regulations for my property?

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1. When are applications due?
2. Where can I find the application forms?
3. How can I join the Community Preservation Committee?
4. What is the Community Preservation Act?

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1. What is a Resource Area?
2. How can I obtain a copy of the Falmouth Wetlands Regulations (FWR)?
3. Where can I find a copy of State or Town Wetlands permit applications?
4. Where are the Lands and Waters within the Black Beach/Great Sippewissett Marsh District of Critical Planning Concern and within the Waquoit Bay Area of Critical Environmental Concern located?
5. Who can I contact to help me file an application?

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1. Is this lot a buildable lot?
2. Is this a grandfathered lot?
3. Can I subdivide this property to create another lot?
4. What kind of access is necessary to build on a lot, if I don’t want to subdivide?
5. Are there wetlands on the property?
6. Is the property in a floodplain?
7. What uses are allowed on my property?
8. What is my property worth?
9. Should I buy this property?

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1. Why are property value adjustments necessary?
2. How is Market Value established?
3. What if there are no reasonably comparable sales?
4. I have recently built my home. Will the actual construction costs be considered?
5. What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?
6. Will my assessment go up if I repair my property?
7. How can my assessment change when I haven't done anything to my property?
8. What if, after the bill goes out, I still disagree with the assessment?
9. What evidence do I need to present to the Board of Assessors?
10. How will my taxes change as a result of the new assessment?

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1. Where is the shelter located?
2. How will I know when to evacuate?
3. Can I bring my pet to the shelter?
4. If I don't drive, how will I get to the shelter?
5. What should I bring to the shelter?
6. Will there be food provided at the shelters?
7. I live out of town, how will I know if my elderly parent or friend is being checked on?
8. When will the power be restored?
9. What should I do prior to the storm to be ready?

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1. What is the minimum age eligible to work for the Town of Falmouth?
2. Can I attach a resume and cover letter to my application?
3. What should I do if I'm having difficulty submitting my application online?
4. Can I apply for more than one job?
5. Can I submit a resume for general consideration?
6. When can I expect to hear back regarding my application?
7. If I'm not qualified for the position I've selected, will I automatically be considered for other positions?

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1. If I give you my address, can you tell me what flood zone my house lies within?
2. Can I obtain a plot plan for my property from your office?
3. Where can I get a plot plan?
4. How about subdivision plans?
5. Can I use a GIS map?
6. Where can I get Septic System Plans?
7. I live on a private road, will the Town plow for snow removal?
8. Who should I call if my road has not been plowed?
9. Who should I call if a street light has burned out?
10. Who should I call if a catch basin or storm drain is not functioning properly?

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1. Are the schools under your direction for Maintenance?
2. Does the Facilities Maintenance Department maintain the building's grounds?
3. Is the Facilities Maintenance Department in charge of recycling?
4. How can I get on the State Contract to bid on municipal jobs?

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1. If I work full-time for the Town of Falmouth, do I have to join the Falmouth Retirement System?
2. What does it mean to be a member of the Falmouth Retirement System?
3. How much am I required to contribute?
4. Who is subject to the additional 2% contribution?
5. Is regular compensation the same as total compensation?
6. How do I earn creditable service?
7. Why do I have less creditable service than my co-worker when I started working before he/she did?
8. I work for the Town of Falmouth and I also have a job in Barnstable. Do I get double service credit for my work?
9. Formerly, I was a member of a contributory retirement system, and I withdrew my funds. Now, can I “buy back” that service and enter the retirement system at my earlier (and lower) contribution rate?
10. I need to pay off some bills. Can I borrow from my Annuity Savings Account?
11. When I leave my job with the Town of Falmouth, what happens to my Annuity Savings Account?
12. How can I change my beneficiary?
13. Do I need to let the Falmouth Retirement System know if I change my personal information, i.e. my address, my marital status, my beneficiary, etc.?
14. How do I qualify for a retirement allowance?
15. What is the maximum retirement allowance that I can receive?
16. When I decide to retire, what steps do I need to take?
17. What are the different ways you can collect a retirement allowance?
18. Will my Health Insurance be covered by the Town?

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1. How do I get a mooring?
2. How long will I have to wait for a mooring?
3. Once I have a mooring, can I sell or transfer it to someone else?
4. I just bought a house with a mooring. How do I put the mooring in my name?
5. There are moorings that never have a boat on them. Isn't that against regulations?
6. I'm buying a new boat. Do I have to inform the Harbormaster's Office?
7. I'm not using my mooring this season. Am I allowed to rent it ?
8. Does the Town Marina rent moorings or slips on a nightly basis?
9. Where can I get a pump out?

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1. Where do I report a pothole?
2. Where do I report a missing stop sign or street sign?

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1. What has been the primary function of each existing Commission ?
2. What will be the primary function of the new merged Historical Commission?
3. What is the benefit of merging Falmouth's Historic Districts Commission and Historical Commission?
4. Where are we in the process of the merger currently?
5. Are there other towns or cities in Massachusetts that have a combined Commission like the one proposed here?
6. What hap pens to the current Commissioners if there is a positive vote of the electorate on the merger?
7. Assuming a positive vote on the ballot item on May 2016 , what is the process and timeline for the actual merger to be completed?
8. How will the public interact with the new Commission once the merger is complete?

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1. What areas are open for shellfishing?
2. Where can I get a shellfish permit?
3. Where can I get a copy of the shellfish regulations?

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1. Where can I get a fishing license?
2. What is open for Shellfishing?
3. Where do I get Shellfish and Herring Permits?
4. Where do I get a copy of the shellfish and Herring Regulations?
5. Do I need a permit to take crabs?

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1. How often does the Planning Board meet?
2. How long does it take to get on the Planning Board's agenda for permits?
3. How soon can I get on the Planning Board's agenda to discuss a planning issue?
4. What is the deadline for getting on the Planning Board's agenda?
5. Where can I get an attested copy of the Zoning Bylaw and Zoning Map?
6. Where can I get a copy of the Planning Board's regulations?
7. Who are the Planning Board Members and who is the Town Planner?
8. How can I contact the Planning Board or Town Planner?
9. What is the schedule of fees if I'm applying for a Planning Board approval?

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1. Do you have a plot plan for my property?
2. Where can I get a plot plan?
3. How about subdivision plans?
4. Can I use a GIS map?
5. Where can I get Septic System Plans?

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1. What time should I have my trash out at curbside?
2. If my trash is missed, who should I call?
3. Who do I call with a recycling question?
4. Who should I call with Highway or Park questions?
5. When is there delayed trash pick-up?

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1. What are the hours at the Gus Canty Community Center?
2. What are the open basketball hours?
3. If Falmouth Public Schools are closed for the day, is the Recreation Department open?
4. Do I have to be a Falmouth resident to participate in the programs at the Recreation Department?
5. What other organizations hold programs at the Recreation Department? And do I have to be a Falmouth resident to participate in them?
6. What programs do we have available to The Town of Falmouth Residents?
7. How do I register online for the Falmouth Recreation Programs?
8. How do I reserve a room/gym at the Recreation Department?
9. How do I reserve a field for a game or event?
10. How do I know if games are cancelled due to inclement weather?
11. When are the Recreation Committee meetings held?
12. Where are the outdoor tennis courts in Falmouth? Are these courts open to the public?
13. Are there pickleball courts in Falmouth? Who can play on these courts?
14. Do you take cash or credit cards as a form of payment for programs?

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1. When Are Nomination Papers Available For Annual Town Election?
2. Where do I get Working Papers?
3. Where do I get a Beach Sticker?

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1. I mailed my payment from the post office at midnight on November 1, why do I pay interest?
2. What is the CPA?
3. Are Real Estate Taxes in Falmouth paid semi-annually or quarterly?
4. I need to change my address for Real Estate who do I contact?
5. Is there a grace period for paying my Real Estate Tax bill?
6. Is there a drop-off box for my payment?
7. I received a Personal Property bill however, I sold my property am I responsible for this bill?
8. I can't seem to get online to pay with a credit card, who can I call for help?
9. Do you accept postmarks?
10. If I lost my bill or never received a bill, can I or a Tax Service send in payment?
11. Does the Town accept memo bills from Tax Services?
12. Can 1 check be written for several tax bills?

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1. How do I get a beach sticker?
2. How do I contact our new trash company?
3. How do I get a yard sale permit?

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1. What is the difference between an Annual Town Meeting and a Special Town Meeting?
2. How do I become a Town Meeting Member?
3. How do I place an article on the Town Meeting Warrant?
4. What is the quorum for a Town Meeting?
5. Is attendance taken?
6. Do I need to know "parliamentary" procedure to attend a Town Meeting?
7. Who may speak at Town Meeting?
8. Who may vote at Town Meeting?
9. How is a vote taken?
10. What is a Blanket Vote?
11. How do I make a motion or amendment?
12. How is the budget considered?
13. Can an article be reconsidered?
14. Who are the people on stage at Town Meeting?

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1. When was the water rate last increased?
2. My water bill is based on HCF. What is an HCF?
3. I don’t use very much water! What is the normal water usage?
4. How can I tell if I am using more or less water than the average?
5. My water is brown. Why?
6. How do I get the water shut off or turned on at my seasonal home?

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1. How do I apply for the Eco-Toilet Demonstration Project?
2. What is a Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP)?
3. Why doesn’t the CWMP include all our estuaries if it is "comprehensive?"
4. How do I get an answer to a question not listed here?

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1. How long does it take to get a special permit?
2. Why do I need a special permit?
3. What’s the difference between a special permit and a variance?
4. Do I need a lawyer?
5. I just received notice that my neighbor is applying for a special permit or variance for his property. What should I do? I’d like to present my opinion to the Board. Do I need to attend the hearing?
6. What happens at the public hearing?
7. What happens after the Board reaches a decision?
8. Why do I have to wait 20 days?
9. When is the decision effective?
10. What if I’m not happy with the Board’s decision?
11. I want to add an accessory apartment to my home. What do I need to do?
12. I have an illegal apartment and want to sell my home. What should I do?