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1. Does your agency deal with cats?
2. Does Animal Control handle wildlife?
3. What happens to the stray dogs that are picked up by Animal Control?
4. What types of calls do you get?

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1. What is boat excise?
2. How do you know I had a Boat in Dennis?
3. How is the excise determined?
4. How is the excise tax calculated?
5. Who collects the boat excise?
6. What happens if my payment is late?
7. Can I get boat excise abatement?
8. What do I need to get an abatement?
9. I paid my Boat Excise Tax in another Town?
10. Am I eligible for a boat exemption?
11. How do I change my address for my Boat Excise Tax?
12. What is the difference between Boat Excise and the Waterways Fee?

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1. What is a Cyclical Property Review?
2. Why does the Assessing Department review properties?
3. How do I know if an Assessor has been to my property?
4. My neighbor told me not to let a representative from the assessors’ office into my house. Do I have to let the assessors into my house?
5. My neighbor does not allow the assessors in and I do. Am I being penalized?
6. Why do the assessors want to see the interior and exterior of my property?
7. Do I have to let the assessors into my home?
8. What is the benefit to me to let the assessors in?
9. Are you trying to raise taxes?
10. Where can I get tax assistance?

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1. How do I find a copy of the Assessing Department’s records for my home?
2. How do I update or change my mailing address?
3. It still says the old owner’s name on my tax bill or field card?
4. How can I find out who owns a property in town?
5. How do I find a copy of my deed or plot plan?
6. How do I find a “as built” plan that shows my septic?
7. I want my land surveyed, is this something the Town does?
8. How do if find building permit information?
9. I think a property is abandoned, how do I find out?

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1. What is motor vehicle excise?
2. Where does the billing information come from?
3. How is the excise determined?
4. How is the excise tax calculated?
5. Who collects the motor vehicle excise?
6. When is payment due?
7. What happens if my payment is late?
8. What are the requirements for abatements (adjustment to your bill)?
9. How do I cancel my registration (license plates)?
10. How do I get an abatement?

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1. What is personal property?
2. What is Second Home Personal Property and why am I receiving this bill?
3. Who must file a return?
4. Where and when must my return be filed?
5. Can I get an extension of the filing deadline?
6. What is the penalty for failure to file or for filing late?
7. What is the return used for and who has access to it?
8. What personal property is taxable?
9. What are manufacturing corporations/public utilities?
10. How do I appeal personal property tax?

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1. What is Proposition 2½? How does it limit property taxes?
2. How does Proposition 2½ affect my tax bill?
3. How does Classification work with Proposition 2½?
4. How does Proposition 2½ affect the tax rate?

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1. How do I change my billing address?
2. Why is the previous owner's name on the Tax Bill?
3. How does the Assessors’ Office determine the value of my house?
4. What does 100% of full and fair cash value mean?
5. How is Mass Appraisal different from a Fee Appraisal?
6. What is the basis for determining residential property values?
7. Why do land values change at different rates from building values?
8. Who verifies that the assessing model used by the Town and the resulting property values are accurate?
9. How do I dispute my assessed value if I think it is too high?
10. What do the assessors look at when determining an assessment?
11. Why should I let the Town Assessing Department into my house for an inspection?
12. How are Real Estate taxes calculated?
13. How is the town able to raise my taxes by more than the 2 ½ % limit prescribed by Proposition 2 ½?
14. What if I cannot afford to pay my Real Estate taxes?
15. Why has my tax bill gone up more than 2.5%? Doesn’t Proposition 2 ½ limit the tax increase?
16. My assessment increased more than 2.5%. Doesn’t Proposition 2 ½ limit the amount my assessment can increase?
17. My neighbor told me not to let a representative from the assessors’ office into my house. Do I have to let the assessors into my house?
18. My neighbor does not allow the assessors in and I do. Am I being penalized?
19. Why do the assessors want to see the interior and exterior of my property?
20. Why did my assessed value increase when I did not do anything to the property in 5 years and I am not selling the property?
21. What percentage of market value are the assessed values?
22. Why did my assessment change a different percentage than the assessment on my neighbor’s house?
23. My assessment increased 20%. Does that mean my taxes will increase 20%?
24. I think my assessment is out of line with my neighbors’ property, whose property is assessed lower. I want my assessment to be as low as theirs.
25. There is an item on my tax bill called “CPA Charge”. What is that?
26. There is an item on my tax bill called “WIIF Charge”. What is that?

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1. Does my activity need Conservation Commission Approval?
2. What is the process to obtain Conservation Commission Approval?
3. When does the Conservation Commission meet?
4. Does the Conservation Office need to sign off on my Building Permit?
5. When are the filing deadlines for Conservation Commission hearings? How much is it for a filing?

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1. How do I report a streetlight that is not working?
2. How far off the asphalt surface does the road right-of-way end?
3. Is my road a Town or Private road and what is the difference?
4. What do I do about a drainage or pavement problem on a private road?
5. How do I change the street number of my house or business?
6. How do I report a drainage problem on a town road?
7. What work can I do within a Town road right-of way?
8. Where can I get a copy of the plan for my property?

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1. Do you have any transient moorings?
2. Where Do I Put My Sticker?
3. How far in advance should I make a reservation for a transient slip?
4. Where can I go fast in Bass River?
5. What do I do if my boat is involved in a boating accident?

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1. What do I do if I find a dead bird?
2. How can I obtain a copy of my septic system as-built?
3. How often do I have to pump my septic system?
4. How long are Title 5 Inspections valid?
5. How long is a Certificate of Compliance valid?
6. How close to a septic system can a full foundation wall be?
7. Should a septic tank or cesspool be pumped before a Title 5 inspection?
8. If I want to rent my house, do I need a permit?
9. Are permits transferable?
10. When/Where are the Board of Health Public Meetings held?
11. What can/can’t I bring to Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day?
12. How often are public bathing beaches tested for water quality?
13. How often are public bathing beaches tested for water quality?

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1. Where can I find a list of positions open in the Town?
2. Do I have to fill out a new application for each job I am interested in?
3. Can I write, “See Resume” on my application?
4. Do I have to submit a cover letter and resume?
5. Where can I get an employee application?
6. What happens if I miss the deadline for the position I am interested in?
7. Where are you located?

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1. Who should I contact if I have a problem regarding a wild animal?
2. What constitutes an emergency?
3. What if I see a bird (i.e., sea gull, crow, etc.) that appears to be injured?
4. Who should I contact regarding domestic animal issues?
5. What do I do if I find a lost dog?

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1. Does my activity need Conservation Commission approval?
2. What is the process to obtain Conservation Commission Approval?
3. When does the Conservation Commission meet?
4. Does the Conservation Office need to sign off on my Building Permit?
5. When are the filing deadlines for Conservation Commission hearings? How much is it for a filing?

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1. Where are the Conservation Areas located?
2. What are the Rules and Regulations for usage of Conservation Areas?

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1. How much are Recreational Shellfish Permits?
2. Can I take someone out shellfishing with me?
3. How to obtain a Recreational Shellfish License
4. What is open for shellfishing?
5. What are the hours of operation for shellfishing?
6. What do I need to go shellfishing?
7. Where can I go shellfishing?
8. What will I be able to harvest?
9. What is the difference between a clam and a quahog?
10. How much can I take home?
11. How about "Senior Permits"?
12. Are shellfish safe to eat?

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1. How do I get a copy of the zoning map?

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1. Where is the Police webpage?
2. How do I report an immediate concern?
3. What is the website for the Police Traffic Control Unit to include car seat info, events, etc.?
4. How do I request a traffic sign?
5. How do I get an operators crash report?
6. Who do I contact if I have a traffic complaint, intersection/roadway issue, speeding vehicle, etc?

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1. Can I purchase a daily pass?
2. Where do I purchase my beach sticker (not daily passes)?
3. What are the sticker costs?
4. What do I need to purchase my stickers?
5. What identification do I need for a leased vehicle?
6. What payment types are accepted for sticker purchases?
7. What beaches can I use if I have a seasonal, weekly, or non-resident beach sticker?
8. Where do I place my stickers on my vehicle?
9. Can my older children purchase a sticker?

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1. When do I call for Mayday and how do I do it?
2. How do I call for a MAYDAY?
3. Who can call a MAYDAY?
4. What should I do if I called the MAYDAY for a distressed boat?

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1. How much does it cost to get on the waiting list?
2. How long is the wait?
3. Where Do I Submit the Completed Application?

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1. Why all the talk about wastewater?
2. I thought Title 5 septic systems solved the issue of increased nutrient loading from wastewater on groundwater?
3. What are the nitrogen levels?
4. What solutions to wastewater contamination are being considered for Dennis?
5. Do septic systems impair our fresh water bodies?
6. What is the Cape Cod Commission 208 plan?
7. What are funding impacts?
8. How many phases will there be in the 40 year sewer project?