Building Permits

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1. How do I get a building permit?
2. When are they required?
3. What do I need to do to obtain an alcoholic beverage license?
4. What do I need to do to obtain an occupational tax permit?
5. How can I obtain a sign permit?
6. Do we have Sunday sales?
7. How do I arrange an inspection of my building?
8. Do I need a permit to install a pool?
9. Do I need a permit to add drywall in my basement if already framed and wired?
10. How long does it take to get a building permit?

City Clerk

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1. How do I qualify to run for elected office?
2. What years do the municipal elections take place?
3. When and where do I apply to be an eligible candidate for an elected office?
4. Is there a cost to qualify for elected office?

City Manager

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1. What are the characteristics of Council-Manager form of governmnet?
2. Is the Council-Manager form of government responsive to the needs of citizens?
3. What is the Manager's function?
4. What is the Mayor's function?
5. What is the Council's function?

Code Enforcement

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1. How do I report Code Violations?
2. Do I need to register my vacant property?
3. Do I need to register my foreclosed property?
4. What are the rules relating to parking in my yard?
5. What should I do if I received a Code Enforcement Warning Notice?
6. What should I do if I receive a Code Enforcement Citation?
7. What happens at City Ordinance Court?
8. Where do I pay my fine?
9. How much will my fine be?
10. What can I do about a dog that barks all night?

Police Department

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1. Is there a waiting period before I can report someone missing?
2. Can I make a report anytime of the day or do I need an appointment?
3. Can I make a police report over the phone or does a police officer have to come to my home?
4. If someone has abandoned a vehicle on my property or parking lot can the police tow it away?
5. How can I find out if someone is in jail, when someone can be visited, or any other information about inmates?
6. I do not have transportation and I have somewhere to go. Can the police give me a ride?
7. I need to get a message to someone who does not have a phone. Can the police department go to the person's house and deliver the message.
8. My family and I are going on vacation. Can the police keep an eye on our home while we are gone?
9. We have a problem with speeders and other traffic violators in our neighborhood. What can I do about it?
10. Can I report a drunk driver form my cell phone?
11. Why do the dispatchers ask so many questions when I call?

Property Tax

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1. Where do I pay my City property taxes?
2. Does the City of Powder Springs have a school tax?
3. When are property taxes due?
4. What if I don't receive a property tax bill?
5. When are the City of Powder Springs taxes billed and due?
6. How is the amount due of my Property Tax determined?
7. I paid these taxes at closing - why am I getting a tax bill?
8. What are the tax exemptions available in the City and when do I apply for these?
9. Does the City of Powder Springs have a school tax?
10. What if I don't receive a property tax bill?
11. What happens if my tax bill is paid after the due date?
12. What is the current millage rate and how does it compare to previous years’ rates?
13. Is my tax statement sent directly to my mortgage company?
14. I sold this property. Why am I getting the tax bill?

Sanitation

Utility Billing

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1. Can I make payment arrangements?
2. What if my check is returned?
3. What happens if I do not pay my utility bill?
4. Are credits available when I have a leak?
5. Why do I have a service interruption?
6. I use my bank's online billpay service. Where should I send my payment?
7. Why am I required to have Sanitation service?

Water and Sewer

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1. Why do I have low water pressure?
2. Will the City repair my leak?
3. How can I tell if I have a leak?
4. What do I do if the water pipe that runs from the meter to my house breaks?
5. Is my water meter read every month?
6. Where does our water come from?
7. Why does my water taste or smell funny?
8. Why is my water cloudy?
9. Why is my water reddish or brown in color?
10. What do I do if my sewer backs up?
11. Who do I call for emergency service?

Zoning

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1. What do I need to do to have my property annexed and rezoned?
2. How do I know what I can do with my property?
3. What if I want to add on to my house or build a shed?
4. Can I remove a tree from my property?
5. Does the city charge impact fees and if so how much?
6. When are rezoning hearings?