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1. How can I volunteer?
2. TEST QUESTION

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1. Is a building permit difficult to obtain?
2. How long does it take to get a building permit?
3. How long is a building permit valid for?

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1. What are the regulations and permit requirements for business licenses?
2. How do I apply as a peddler or solicitor?
3. Do I need multiple applications to apply with the city and state?
4. How do I apply on-line, by mail, or add a city of Gig Harbor addendum to your existing washington state license?
5. What are home-based business requirements?
6. What are the for-hire driver rules?
7. Are marijuana related uses permitted in the City of Gig Harbor?
8. Do I have to renew my license?
9. Is there a late fee for business license renewal?
10. What is the tax information for the City of Gig Harbor?
11. What if the business is a non-profit organization?
12. What about zoning regulations?
13. Why do I need a Fire Marshal Inspection?
14. What about remodeling my new business?
15. Can I change my sign?
16. How do I obtain a city business license list?

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1. What is the right to counsel?
2. Who qualifies for public defense services?
3. How do I apply for a public defender?
4. Who will my public defender be?
5. What is my public defender able to assist me with?
6. What is my public defender unable to assist me with?
7. How do I contact my public defender?
8. What do I do if I feel that my public defender has not met his/her responsibilities, or if I have other concerns?

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1. What is a mitigation hearing?
2. What is a "contested" hearing?
3. What is a "show cause" hearing?
4. Where does the money from a traffic ticket go?

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1. What happens during a trial?
2. What happens during jury selection?

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1. What is annexation?
2. Why annex?
3. Will annexation mean higher property taxes or fees?
4. Will I be forced to connect to city utilities or to pay fees towards their operation?
5. Will annexation bring a change in other services such as Schools?
6. Will I have to bring my property up to city standards?

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1. What about property rights?
2. Who can apply and what does it mean to be historic?
3. How can I register my property?
4. What makes a structure "historic"?

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1. Where does the SMP Apply in Gig Harbor?

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1. How do I get assistance with general planning questions?
2. What is a Pre-Application Conference?
3. What is the Intake Application Process?
4. What is an application checklist?

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1. Do I Live in City Limits?
2. How do I find the Gig Harbor Police Department?
3. Where is the Municipal (City) Court?
4. Where does the money from a traffic ticket go?
5. How do I find out if my car was towed?
6. Where can I be fingerprinted?
7. How can I obtain crime prevention information?
8. Where can I dispose of unused prescription drugs?

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1. Does my dog/cat need to be licensed?
2. Does my dog/cat need to be on a leash?
3. What is the noise limit for car stereos?
4. How do I get a Concealed Pistol Permit?

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1. Can I intern with the Gig Harbor Police Department?
2. How can I become a police officer?
3. How can I volunteer my time to help the Gig Harbor Police Department?

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1. How can I get a copy of an accident report?
2. How can I get a copy of a police report?
3. How can I get a copy of my criminal record?
4. How can I find out if a person is a registered sex offender?
5. Where can I find crime statistics?

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1. How do I report a crime?
2. How can I make a complaint against a Gig Harbor Police Department employee?
3. How do I report an abandoned car?
4. Who can I call to report graffiti and get it removed?
5. What can be done about illegally parked vehicles?

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1. Why is my water dirty and my sink stained?
2. Should I buy bottled water?
3. Where does my water come from?
4. How does the City of Gig Harbor make sure that our water is safe to consume?

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1. How long does it take to have an Encroachment Permit issued?
2. What is the difference between a Temporary Encroachment Permit and a regular Encroachment Permit?
3. Why is a Performance Bond Required?
4. But I already have a Civil Permit Performance Bond, do I need another bond?
5. I am putting up signs in the Right-of-Way for an upcoming event. Do I need an Encroachment Permit?
6. How many sets of civil plans are required at the civil intake?
7. How many reports are required at the civil intake?
8. When are frontage improvements required?
9. When are Impact fees and General Facilities Charges (GFC’s) paid?
10. What content should be included in the Engineer’s Estimate?
11. Does the Engineer’s Estimate have to reflect a prevailing wage scale?
12. When is the performance bond or cash set-aside document submitted?
13. What is the amount of the Performance Bond or Cash Set-aside?
14. When are sanitary sewer and stormwater Maintenance Agreements required?
15. When can I schedule a pre-construction meeting and receive my civil permit?
16. What Stormwater Design Manual is currently used for new projects in Gig Harbor?
17. What is Low Impact Development (LID)?
18. Do I need a Construction Stormwater General Permit from Ecology?

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1. There is vegetation blocking the sight distance as I enter the street. What can be done?

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1. How do I report a street light out?
2. How do I report a pothole?
3. How do I report a STOP sign that is missing or has been knocked down, or a traffic signal that is not functioning?

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1. Who may obtain a Special Event Permit?
2. How much does a Special Event Permit Cost?
3. What are the Insurance Requirements?
4. What is the 'clean-up commitment'?
5. What about Traffic Control?

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1. Why does the city use winter use for averaging?
2. How is winter averaging calculated?
3. What if I use less water than my winter average?
4. When is the winter averaging rate effective?
5. What can I do to reduce my sewer charges?