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1. What do I do if my animal has been picked up or impounded by Animal Control?
2. My neighbor’s dog has no shelter, how can I help?
3. My neighbor’s dog has no food or water. What can I do?
4. I saw an animal locked in a car. What do I do?
5. I hit or observed an animal being struck by a motor vehicle. What should I do?
6. I have cats on my property that I would like removed. Will Animal Control trap them?
7. Does Queen Anne’s County have a leash law?
8. What do I do if I get bitten by a domestic animal?
9. Am I allowed to keep wildlife?
10. How do I file an animal complaint?
11. How do I get information on an Animal Control Case, or the person that filed a complaint?
12. What do I do if I find a domestic stray animal?
13. My neighbors dogs are barking and or being a public nuisance. What do I do?

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1. What is the Critical Area Program?
2. What are the critical area land classifications?
3. What is lot coverage and how does it affect my property?
4. If i buy a lot in the critical area, may I build a house on it?
5. If my home is in the critical area, will I be able to construct an addition or build a swimming pool, deck, or garage?
6. Can I remove trees from my property if it is in the critical area?
7. What are Habitat Protection Areas?
8. If I think I see a violation near the water, where do I call?
9. My property is in the RCA, can I create a lot to give to a family member?
10. What is a grandfathered lot? If my lot is grandfathered, am I exempt from the critical area regulations?
11. Are farming and timber harvesting exempt from the critical area regulations?
12. What is the Critical Area Commission?
13. Do I need to obtain the approval of the Critical Area Commission to build on my lot in the critical area?
14. What is the difference between local zoning ordinances and the state’s critical area law and regulations?
15. What is growth allocation?
16. What are FIDS?

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1. Will I have to share a ride with another passenger if I am using a specialized service/demand response?
2. Am I able to request a ride to go shopping or get my hair done?
3. Do I have to pay for each trip?
4. Do I have to wear a seat belt?
5. What should I do if I decide not to go on a scheduled demand response trip?

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1. Can I apply online?
2. Do I have to license my pets?
3. Where can I sign up for utilities?
4. How do I contact a city/county department?
5. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?

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1. What is the critical area buffer?
2. What are the restrictions in the buffer?
3. If I am building a house or an addition outside the buffer, is buffer planting still required?
4. When is a buffer management plan required?
5. Can I prepare my own buffer management plan?
6. Will my Buffer Management Plan require that I replant areas where I remove vegetation?
7. Do i need a buffer management plan to plant trees, shrubs, or a garden in the buffer?
8. What is the difference between buffer establishment and buffer mitigation?
9. I have a lot of poison ivy, vines, and brush in my buffer. Can I “bush hog” it?
10. What size plants do I need to satisfy a buffer planting requirement?
11. Can i cut small trees in the buffer without a buffer management plan approved by the local government?
12. Can I remove invasive or noxious plants such as English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle, or Phragmites in the buffer?
13. Can I remove a tree or natural vegetation that blocks my view?
14. Can I apply herbicides in the buffer?
15. Can I mow my lawn in the buffer?
16. What can I do about trees that are damaged by storms?
17. Can I trim shrubs and prune trees within the buffer?
18. Is mitigation required for trimming and pruning trees within the buffer?
19. Do I have to plant in the buffer when I am doing a shore erosion control project?
20. Why is planting required for shore erosion control projects when the project is being installed to help the bay by reducing sedimentation?
21. Is mitigation required for access to the shoreline and for stockpile areas created when you do a shore erosion control project?

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1. What is the incoming mail policies to inmates?
2. When Can I visit?
3. How can I give money to an inmate?
4. When is childrens visitation?

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1. What is a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)?
2. What is a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?
3. How is Development in SFHA’s Regulated?
4. Is flood insurance required?
5. Am I in a Flood Zone?

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1. What is GIS?
2. Does the County provide downloadable data?
3. Do you have any aerial photography?
4. Do you provide custom map products?
5. Do you sell zoning maps?

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1. Do I need a dog license?
2. Do I need a dog license if I am a new resident?
3. Does my animal need a rabies vaccination?

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1. Must I apply for a permit to install a fire sprinkler system, a gaseous fire extinguishing system, a hood and duct suppression system, or a fire alarm system?
2. What if I am doing any kind of work requiring a fire review in Centreville, do I need to file for a fire review through Queen Anne's County?
3. What do I do if an inspector finds violations in my building?
4. How much does a fire inspection or plan review cost?
5. Why won’t the building inspector come out to give me a final inspection until the fire marshal completes his/her inspection?
6. Can I use a portable electric heater in my office or place of business?
7. I am building a new home in Queen Anne’s County, do I need a sprinkler system?
8. What if I am purchasing a modular home and moving to a lot in Queen Anne’s County?

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1. Why do I have to pay more for online payments?

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1. When does the Planning Commission Meet?

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1. What do I do if I disagree with my property assessment?
2. What is the property tax rate?
3. In which property tax district is my property located?
4. Is my tax bill sent to my mortgage company?
5. What period does the tax bill cover and when is it due?
6. What is a supplemental bill and what does it cover?

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1. How do I know if my road is maintained by the County?
2. How do I request a road repair?
3. Who cleans ditches and storm drains?
4. Who picks up litter and debris along roadways?
5. Who cuts grass along the roads?
6. Who trims and removes trees in Queen Anne's County?
7. Who can I call to get my street plowed?
8. Who repairs and installs traffic signs and signals?
9. When will my street get resurfaced?
10. How do I get an "Oversize Vehicle" permit to cross County-owned bridges with weight restrictions?
11. How can I get the County to take over my private road?
12. What is tar & chip?
13. Do I need a special permit to do work in the County right-of-way?

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1. Where do I make my water and wastewater service payments?
2. How do you determine the amount of my bill?
3. Why do I have to pay so much for a vacant lot, or uninhabited dwelling?
4. Who can I call if I need further billing information?
5. What are the current rate schedules?
6. Why are my water and sewer rates so much more expensive than where I used to live?
7. How do I get public water and/or wastewater extended to my property?
8. How are new extensions paid for?
9. What should I do if sewage backs up into my house?
10. What causes a sewage backup?
11. What can I do to prevent backups?

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1. What are the date, time and location of your tax sale?
2. How often are tax sales held?
3. Does the County hold a deed sale in addition to a lien sale? If so, when and where does it take place?
4. When and where will the tax sale be advertised?
5. How and when do I register for the tax sale?
6. What methods of payment are accepted when purchasing tax sale items? Is there a deposit required before the sale?
7. What is the bidding process?
8. What is a High Bid Premium and how is it calculated?
9. What type of document is issued at the sale?
10. Are there any other expenses in addition to the cost of the lien?
11. What is the foreclosure process, and will the County handle the foreclosure process for a fee? If so what is the fee?
12. What happens to the liens that are not sold at the Tax Lien Certificate auction? Can they be purchased over-the-counter directly from the county? Can I get a list of these liens? Can I purchase them n
13. Do you allow investors to invest in Tax Lien Certificates without attending the auction via mail, telephone, or fax? Can I send a representative to the sale to bid for me?
14. Will you please forward a copy of the statutes regarding tax sales in your jurisdiction?
15. How long is the tax lien valid?
16. What interest rate is paid on the lien upon redemption?
17. What if the owner does not redeem the property?
18. What will happen if a bidder does not file a civil action case within 2 years?