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1. How do I add my business to the Vendor list
2. What is required to do business with the County?

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1. How is the value of real property determined?
2. Is property assessed at its full value?
3. What determines the amount of property tax?
4. How is the value of personal property determined?
5. How am I notified of my property's value?
6. What kinds of property are taxable?
7. How are property tax levies established?
8. What are the legal limitations or property taxes?
9. What happens if levy limits are exceeded?
10. How will I know how much property tax is due?
11. How do I qualify for a property tax exemption or deferral?
12. How do I appeal the value placed on my property?
13. What other types of exemptions are available?
14. What other kinds of property are exempt?
15. If I move, where do I send my address change?
16. How do obtain other information and assistance?

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1. How do I contact driver licensing?
2. How do I renew my tabs?
3. How do I file a vehicle report of sale?
4. I'm a new Washington resident. How do I register my vehicles?
5. How do I find a recorded document?
6. How do I record a document?
7. How do I apply for a marriage license?

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1. Who are the Commissioners?
2. What district do I live in?
3. When are the commissioner's meetings?

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1. What is the deadline for filing?
2. How can citizens appeal the assessed value of their property to the Cowlitz County Board of Equalization?
3. Who May File an Appeal?
4. Should property owners contact the Assessor's Office?
5. When Do Property Owners Receive a Change of Value Notice?
6. Where are Valuation Notices Mailed to?
7. What is a Complete Petition
8. How does the Assessor value property?
9. What happens at a hearing?
10. When will the property owner receive a decision from the Board?
11. What if a property owner is not satisfied with the Board of Equalization's decision?
12. What happens if a citizen does not file an appeal in a timely manner?
13. Should property owners wait until after their hearing to pay their property taxes?

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1. What kind of work requires a building permit?
2. What design criteria do I need to meet?
3. What is a Subdivision?
4. What is a Short Subdivision?

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1. What services can court staff provide?
2. What services will the court staff not provide?

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1. Does an autopsy have to be done?
2. How do I get a death certificate?

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1. How can an inmate recieve money, and/or how do inmate accounts work?
2. What is the mailing address of the jail?
3. How does the Inmate Phone System Work?
4. May I send mail to an inmate?
5. What type of property may be brought to an inmate?
6. What type of property can an inmate have while incarcerated?
7. When can an inmate release property to the public?
8. When can inmates buy items from the commissary?
9. When can inmates release money from their accounts to the public?
10. When an inmate is released, in what form will his/her account be returned?
11. Where will an individual be booked after his/her arrest?
12. How can someone that has just been arrested be released without first appearing in court?
13. How do I post an inmate's bail or fine?
14. Who determines if an individual can be released on bond prior to appearing in court?
15. What forms of payment will the Jail accept?
16. What is the deadline to post a bond for someone who has not appeared in court yet during a court day?
17. After an inmate is sentenced, who calculates the release date?
18. What time of day are inmates released after they are finished with their sentence?
19. How are Inmate Meals prepared?
20. Who is contracted for Inmate Medical Care?
21. Are Inmates allowed to buy items from a commissary service?
22. Can I volunteer to help inmates that are currently detained?
23. How can an inmate (or soon to be inmate) be assigned to Work Crew, or Electronic Home Monitoring?
24. Can inmates get haircuts while in jail?
25. Prison Information
26. Is there a question that wasn't answered, or did you find an error?
27. How do I request Work Crew to clean up an area?
28. When and how can I serve an inmate Civil Legal papers?

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1. ¿Qué significa quedarse en casa?

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1. Is my business considered essential?
2. Do I have to register as an essential business?
3. My business is considered non-essential, I am concerned about burglary while it is closed.
4. How can employers protect workers?
5. What if an employee tests positive for COVID-19?
6. What should I do if an employee or someone I know is being tested?
7. I had COVID-19 and don’t work at a healthcare facility. When can I return to work?
8. We have staff that live in other counties. How do you work with their health departments?
9. How can I learn about Paid Family and Medical Leave?
10. How do I disinfect keyboards and other electronic devices that can't be sprayed?
11. How do I practice social distancing at my business (non-medical facility)?
12. I am a food employee. Do I need to take any special precautions when preparing food?
13. Should I and/or how do I apply for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan?
14. What is the difference between the SBA EIDL Loan and the Payroll Protection Program?
15. Where do I apply for PPP?
16. Can I apply for both an EIDL and a PPP?
17. Can I wait and see?

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1. Where can my child receive meals?
2. Are childcare centers required to close since schools are closed?
3. My child's school district closed. Where do I find childcare?
4. What childcare resources are available for First Responders and Medical Professionals?
5. What should my childcare do to prevent spread of illness?
6. Do I need to sanitize my playground equipment?
7. If our childcare facility decides to close, how long should we remain closed?
8. Are gatherings (childcare or elsewhere) safe for children with preexisting health conditions?
9. What is the recommended group size for childcare facilities?
10. What questions should I ask during a health screening at my childcare facility?
11. What should childcare providers do if they are at higher risk of serious illness?
12. What can I do to minimize the potential for germ spread in a childcare environment?
13. How do I achieve social distancing at my childcare facility?
14. How do I clean toys at my childcare facility?

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1. What type of cleaning and disinfecting products should I use?
2. Can I get COVID-19 from a surface or object?

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1. ¿Dónde pueden recibir comidas mis hijos?
2. ¿Se requiere que los centros de cuidado infantil cierren debido a que las escuelas están cerradas?
3. El distrito escolar de mi hijo cerró. ¿Dónde encuentro guardería?
4. ¿Cuáles son los recursos de cuidado infantil para los primeros respondedores y los profesionales médicos?
5. ¿Qué debe hacer mi cuidado infantil para prevenir la propagación de enfermedades?
6. ¿Necesito desinfectar el equipo de mi patio de recreo?
7. Si nuestro centro de cuidado infantil decide cerrar, ¿cuánto tiempo debemos permanecer cerrado?
8. ¿Las reuniones (cuidado de niños o en otro lugar) son seguras para los niños con condiciones de salud preexistentes?
9. ¿Cuál es el tamaño de grupo recomendado para las guarderías?
10. ¿Qué preguntas debo hacer durante un examen de salud en mi centro de cuidado infantil?
11. ¿Qué deben hacer los proveedores de cuidado infantil si tienen un mayor riesgo de enfermedad grave?
12. ¿Que puedo hacer para minimizar el potencial de propagación de gérmenes en un entorno de cuidado de niños?
13. ¿Cómo logro el distanciamiento social en mi centro de cuidado infantil?
14. ¿Cómo limpio los juguetes en mi centro de cuidado infantil?

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1. ¿Cuánto tiempo van a estar cerradas las escuelas?
2. • ¿Es necesario que el personal de limpieza continúe limpiando y desinfectando las escuelas ahora que están cerradas?
3. ¿Cómo debo limpiar y desinfectar mi escuela?
4. ¿Deben los custodios usar equipo de protección personal (EPP) cuando limpian y desinfectan?

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1. What is COVID-19?
2. If I don’t have access to a computer, where can I find Cowlitz County relevant information?
3. Should I plan for COVID-19?
4. Can I get COVID-19 from my pet?
5. I am a veteran; how do I access support?
6. What if I don't have access to the internet to receive COVID-19 information?

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1. ¿Qué es COVID-19?
2. Si no tengo acceso a una computadora, ¿dónde puedo encontrar información relevante del condado de Cowlitz?
3. ¿Debo planificar para COVID-19?
4. ¿Puedo obtener COVID-19 de mi mascota?
5. Soy un veterano; ¿Cómo accedo al soporte?
6. ¿Qué sucede si no tengo acceso a Internet para recibir información de COVID-19?

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1. Does the restriction on social gatherings affect large grocery stores and shopping centers?
2. Can I still hold my event if there’s less than ten people?
3. What can I do if I see a business or individual violating the proclamation?
4. I don’t want to follow Governor Inslee’s proclamations. What happens if I don't follow the rules?
5. Can I visit friends and family during this time?
6. How do I social distance when I run errands?
7. I need to get groceries. Are grocery stores closed?
8. What can I do outside?
9. Are state borders closing?

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1. What are the four phases the governor outlined?
2. What is the timeline for the phases?
3. What are the four capabilities that have to be met?
4. Why are some counties allowed to resume certain activities but not others?
5. What counties were listed as being allowed to apply to open early?
6. What can I do to help?
7. What do businesses need to do to stay open?
8. What data is the governor referring to as he decides whether to go to Phase 2?
9. When will we know if [sports activities, vacations, etc.] will be allowed?
10. How can I get a face covering/provide face coverings for those who need them?

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1. ¿Qué tipo de productos de limpieza y desinfección debo usar?
2. ¿Puedo obtener COVID-19 de una superficie u objeto?

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1. ¿Mi negocio se considera esencial?
2. ¿Tengo que registrarme como un negocio esencial?
3. Mi negocio se considera no esencial, me preocupa el robo mientras está cerrado.
4. ¿Cómo pueden los empleadores proteger a los trabajadores?
5. ¿Qué pasa si un empleado da positivo por COVID-19?
6. ¿Qué debo hacer si un empleado o alguien que conozco está siendo evaluado?
7. Tenía COVID-19 y no trabajo en un centro de salud. ¿Cuándo puedo volver a trabajar?
8. Tenemos personal que vive en otros condados. ¿Cómo trabajas con sus departamentos de salud?
9. ¿Cómo puedo obtener información sobre la licencia pagada y medico familiar?
10. ¿Cómo desinfecta los teclados y otros dispositivos electrónicos que no se pueden rociar?
11. ¿Cómo hago el distanciamiento social en mi negocio (centro no médico)?
12. Soy un empleado de comida. ¿Debo tomar precauciones especiales al preparar la comida?
13. ¿Debo y / o cómo solicito el Préstamo por desastre por Daños Económicos de la SBA?
14. ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre el Préstamo SBA EIDL y el Programa de Protección de Sueldos?
15. ¿Dónde solicito PPP?
16. ¿Puedo aplicar para los dos?
17. ¿Puedo esperar y ver?

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1. ¿Cuáles son las cuatro fases que describe el gobernador?
2. ¿Cuál es el cronograma de las fases?
3. ¿Cuáles son las cuatro capacidades que deben cumplirse?
4. ¿Por qué algunos condados pueden reanudar ciertas actividades pero no otras?
5. ¿Qué países se enumeraron como permitidos para abrir temprano?
6. ¿Que puedo hacer para ayudar?
7. ¿Qué deben hacer las empresas para mantenerse abiertas?
8. ¿A qué datos se refiere el gobernador cuando decide ir a la Fase 2?
9. ¿Cuándo sabremos si se permitirán [actividades deportivas, vacaciones, etc.]?
10. ¿Cómo puedo obtener un recubrimiento facial / proporcionar recubrimientos faciales para quienes los necesitan?

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1. ¿La restricción a las reuniones sociales afecta a las grandes tiendas de comestibles y centros comerciales?
2. ¿Puedo celebrar mi evento si hay menos de diez personas?
3. ¿Qué puedo hacer si veo que una empresa o un individuo viola la proclamación?
4. No quiero seguir las proclamas del gobernador Inslee. ¿Qué pasa si no sigo las reglas?
5. ¿Puedo visitar a amigos y familiares durante este tiempo?
6. ¿Cómo hago la distancia social cuando hago mandados?
7. Necesito comprar comida. ¿Están cerrados los supermercados?
8. ¿Qué puedo hacer afuera?
9. ¿Se están cerrando las fronteras estatales?

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1. ¿Quién debe hacerse la prueba de COVID-19?
2. ¿Dónde puedo hacerme la prueba de COVID- 19?
3. ¿Con quién comparte los resultados de la prueba?
4. ¿Qué información compartirás con el público?

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1. I’m concerned and want to learn more. Where can I learn more?
2. What are COVID-19 symptoms?
3. How does COVID-19 spread?
4. Where can I find out how many cases there are in Cowlitz County?
5. What are severe symptoms of COVID-19?
6. Is there a vaccine for COVID-19?
7. Should I wear a mask to protect myself?
8. Can a person spread the infection if they don’t feel sick?
9. I think I have COVID-19. What should I do?
10. What is self-monitoring and active-monitoring?
11. What are quarantine and isolation?
12. What should I consider a fever?
13. I'm a patient at a hospital. Am I at risk for COVID-19 from other patients?
14. I was around someone who has COVID-19. What should I do?
15. Where would People Under Investigation (PUIs) be while they wait for results of their tests?
16. Should I worry about COVID-19 contamination on my food?
17. Should I worry about COVID-19 on my mail and packages?
18. Can I use hand sanitizer to protect against COVID-19?
19. Will insurance cover costs for testing and treatment for COVID-19?
20. How much are uninsured patients being charged for COVID-19 testing? People are circulating extreme high numbers, and people will not go for testing.
21. I have a regularly scheduled doctor or dental appointment. Should I go?
22. I was in close contact with someone who was in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. What should I do?
23. If I get exposed to COVID-19 or if I get it, am I immune now?
24. Is it a good idea to donate blood right now?

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1. What can I flush down the toilet?
2. I am not working right now; will my power get shut off?
3. I work in solid waste. Should I take additional precautions?
4. I work in wastewater. Should I take additional precautions?
5. If field crews come in contact with a person who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 should we be reporting these cases?
6. I work with infectious or medical waste. Should I take additional precautions?

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1. Estoy preocupado y quiero aprender más. ¿Dónde puedo aprender más?
2. ¿Cuáles son los síntomas de COVID-19?
3. ¿Cómo se propaga COVID-19?
4. ¿Dónde puedo averiguar cuántos casos hay en el condado de Cowlitz?
5. ¿Cuáles son los síntomas graves de COVID-19?
6. ¿Existe una vacuna para COVID-19?
7. ¿Debo usar una máscara para protegerme?
8. ¿Puede una persona transmitir la infección si no se siente enferma?
9. Creo que tengo COVID-19. ¿Qué tengo que hacer?
10. ¿Qué es el autocontrol y el monitoreo activo?
11. ¿Qué es la cuarentena y el aislamiento?
12. ¿Qué debo considerar fiebre?
13. Soy paciente en un hospital. ¿Estoy en riesgo de COVID-19 de otros pacientes?
14. Estaba cerca de alguien que tiene COVID-19. ¿Qué tengo que hacer?
15. ¿Dónde estarían las personas bajo investigación (PUI) mientras esperan los resultados de sus pruebas?
16. ¿Debería preocuparme por la contaminación con COVID-19 en mi comida?
17. ¿Debería preocuparme por COVID-19 en mi correo y paquetes?
18. ¿Puedo usar desinfectante de manos para proteger contra COVID-19?
19. ¿Cubrirá el seguro los costos de pruebas y tratamiento para COVID-19?
20. ¿Cuánto se cobra a los pacientes no asegurados por la prueba COVID-19? La gente está circulando números extremadamente altos, y la gente no irá a las pruebas.
21. Tengo una cita médica o dental programada regularmente. ¿Debo ir?
22. Estuve en contacto cercano con alguien que estuvo en contacto con un caso COVID-19 confirmado . ¿Qué tengo que hacer?
23. Si me expongo a COVID-19 o si lo tengo, ¿estoy inmóvil ahora?
24. ¿Es una buena idea donar sangre ahora?

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1. How long are schools going to be closed?
2. Do custodial staff need to continue cleaning and disinfecting schools now that they are closed?
3. How should I clean and disinfect my school?
4. Should custodians wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when they clean and sanitize?

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1. Am I going to be stopped on the street if I go out?
2. Are state borders closing?
3. Do I have to have a travel permit?

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1. ¿Me van a detener en la calle si salgo?
2. ¿Se están cerrando las fronteras estatales?
3. ¿Tengo que tener un permiso de viaje?

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1. Who should get tested for COVID-19?
2. Where can I get tested for COVID-19?
3. Who do you share the test results with?
4. What information will you share with the public?

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1. ¿Qué puedo tirar por el inodoro?
2. No estoy trabajando en este momento; ¿Se va cortar mi luz?
3. Trabajo en desechos sólidos. ¿Debo tomar precauciones adicionales?
4. Yo trabajo en aguas residuales. ¿Debo tomar precauciones adicionales?
5. Si los equipos de campo entran en contacto con una persona que presenta síntomas de COVID-19, ¿deberíamos informar estos casos?
6. Trabajo con desechos infecciosos o médicos. ¿Debo tomar precauciones adicionales?

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1. Travelers & Commuters

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1. VIAJEROS Y ORDENADORES

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1. What does it mean to stay home?

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1. What are District Court's hours?
2. Where is the District Court located?
3. How do I call the District Court?
4. How do I make an online payment for a citation or other court fines?
5. When is my court date?
6. Can I get a court-appointed attorney?
7. Can I continue my hearing date on a criminal matter?
8. If I am assessed a fine can I make payments?
9. What should I wear and how should I act in court?
10. When will my bail or bond be returned?
11. What is Deferred Prosecution?
12. I failed to appear, now what?
13. What is the DWLS Reinstatement Program?

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1. Do I have to declare a party when I register to vote?
2. Can I vote on every race and measure in my county during an election?
3. What do I do if I receive a ballot at my house, but the person doesn't live here?
4. Do I have to vote my entire ballot for it to be counted?
5. Can I vote more than once?

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1. What does the Department of Emergency Management do?
2. What kinds of natural and man-made disasters are relevant to Cowlitz County?
3. Does my county have an emergency plan?
4. Does Cowlitz County have pre-identified evacuation routes?
5. How will the County warn me of disaster?
6. What can I do now to be better prepared?

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1. Can I get printed large-format maps from GIS?
2. How can I access GIS data for use in my own analyses?
3. Can I obtain Survey Information from the GIS Department.
4. Can I obtain Information about Easements from the GIS Department?

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1. How can I get a copy of a birth or death certificate?
2. How do I get my food handler's card?
3. Where can I get my water tested?

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1. I applied for another job. Can you use that application for more than one job announcement?

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1. What’s there to see here?
2. Do you have information or pictures about certain topics?

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1. Why should I control my noxious weeds?
2. How do I control noxious weeds?
3. Can I get a ticket if I don't control my noxious weeds?

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1. How do I report a crime?
2. I am a victim of a crime. Do I have any rights?
3. Will I have to testify?
4. Can I drop the charges?
5. I have bills as a result of this crime. How can I get them paid?
6. When will I receive my restitution?
7. I have been threatened or contacted by the defendant. What can I do?
8. An attorney or investigator has been contacting me about the case. Do I have to talk to them?
9. Can someone attend the interview with me?
10. How can I be notified if the defendant is released from jail?
11. How do I know when and where to go to court?

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1. Why do we chip seal the roads?
2. When will the chip seal be cleaned up?
3. How can I set up a utility account?
4. When are Utility payments due?
5. Where can I take my garbage, recyclables, or household hazardous waste?
6. How do I know when I need a stormwater permit?
7. How do I find out the road Right-of-Way width?

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1. Why do we chip seal the roads?
2. When will the chip seal be cleaned up?
3. When will my road be plowed?
4. How do I report a dead animal on the roadway?
5. How do I report a road sign that has either fallen or been knocked over?

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1. Where can I take my garbage, recyclables, or household hazardous waste?
2. Where can I dispose of dangerous household products such as paints, thinners and pesticides?
3. How much does it cost to dump my trash?
4. When is the Toutle Drop Facility open?
5. Where can I dispose of my used motor oil and antifreeze?
6. Where can I recycle my used computer, monitor, laptop or television?
7. Do you have any available backyard composting bins? If so, where do I get them?

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1. What is the project and what will it accomplish?
2. Who is responsible for this project?
3. How much does this project cost and where does the money come from to pay for it
4. Where is this project located?
5. How can I participate in the process?
6. Is this project connected to the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility
7. If you have questions or comments about the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility, who do I contact?
8. Won't the SR 432 corridor project simply attract more industrial business to the area?

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1. How do I know when I need a stormwater permit?
2. If I disturb one or more acres do I also need to get a Construction Stormwater Permit through Washington State Department of Ecology?
3. How many trees can be removed before triggering the stormwater permit process?
4. Would building foundation replacement under an existing building qualify under the stormwater ordinance (16.22) as 'routine maintenance?'
5. The stormwater manual mentions planting plans. Would the County determine what plants are used (i.e. flowers) for residential development?
6. Who do I contact with stormwater questions?
7. What are Minimum Requirements they talk about?
8. How do I meet the Minimum Requirements?
9. What do I do if ONLY Minimum Requirement #2 applies?
10. What is LID?

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1. How can I set up a utility account?
2. What is the difference between the Water Base charge and the Water Consumption charge?
3. Is there any Water Consumption included in the cost of the Water Base charge?
4. How is my Water Consumption calculated?
5. When is my consumption billed?
6. What time period does the base charges cover on my bill?
7. How can I use the exact amount of water several months in a row?
8. When are Utility payments due?
9. Is there a late fee if my payment is not in your office by 5:30 PM on the due date?
10. I am moving from one address to another, both serviced by the Cowlitz County Department of Public Works. What do I need to do?
11. I am currently living at an address serviced by the Cowlitz County Department of Public Works, but am moving to an address that is not. What do I need to do?
12. I paid a fully refundable deposit when I started service. When will I get my deposit back?
13. How long before my water can get connected?
14. My water was disconnected due to non-payment. What do I need to do to get it reconnected?
15. How do I view the Water & Sewer Utilities Policies & Procedures?

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1. How do I apply for a Concealed Pistol License (CPL)?
2. When can I get fingerprinted?
3. How do I arrange to have civil papers served?
4. How do I find registered sex offenders near me?
5. How do I apply for a Harvest/Forest Products Permit?
6. Do I live inside or outside city limits?

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1. Why didn't you send my statement to my lender?
2. When are my property taxes due?
3. Is there a property tax exemption for senior citizens or persons with disabilities?
4. How do I pay my property taxes?
5. What happens If I send in a late payment without interest and penalties?
6. Why haven't I received my statement?
7. Can I pay just a portion of the taxes due?
8. How does interest and penalty accrue?
9. Why do I owe interest and penalties? I didn't receive my statement.