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1. What do I do if I have a dangerous animal, a snake on my property?
2. What do I do if I have been bitten by an animal?
3. What do I do if I have lost my pet?
4. How do I get a dead animal removed?
5. How do I adopt a pet (dogs, cats and rabbits)?
6. How do I give away my dog or cat (for adoption)?
7. How do I report a stray dog / cat?
8. Where do I get a license for my dog / cat?
9. Where is the animal shelter?

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1. Am I eligible for financial assistance with my utility bills?
2. Can I pay a city bill online?
3. How do I file a complaint about my water bill?
4. How do I file a complaint about my water?
5. Who do I ask a question about a bill from the city?
6. How do I ask a question about my property or real estate taxes?
7. Why haven't I received my water bill this month?
8. How do I report a gas leak?
9. How do I report bad tasting / looking water?
10. Who can I contact about my water bill being wrong?

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1. Can I get a time extension on my Building Permit?
2. How do I call for an Inspection?
3. When does a Building Permit Expire?
4. Who can take out (sign for) a Building Permit?

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1. Can I get a sign for my business?
2. Do I need a license to work from home?
3. How do I find out about bidding for city contracts
4. How much does a business license or permit cost?
5. Who do I contact if I want to sell goods or services at an event in the city?
6. What business incentives does the city offer?
7. What city land or property is for sale?
8. What is a certificate of occupancy permit?
9. What is a conditional use permit?
10. What licenses do I need to start a business?
11. What programs exist for minority or women owned businesses?
12. Where do I get or renew my taxi license?

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1. How do I report a traffic sign that is broken, missing, or illegible?
2. How do I report a traffic signal that is out?
3. Who do I ask a question about a parking ticket?
4. How do I fight a parking ticket?
5. How do I report a city vehicle driven recklessly?
6. How do I report an abandoned vehicle?
7. Why has my car vanished?
8. Who I contact about my car being vandalized?
9. What are the city restrictions on operating oversize vehicles?
10. Where are the rules about parking in the city?
11. Where can I get a handicapped parking permit?
12. Where can I get help with my car registration?
13. Where can I renew my driving license?

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1. What is redistricting?
2. What does “substantially” equal mean?
3. What is a community of interest?
4. What is the Voting Rights Act?
5. What is “cracking” and “packing”?

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1. As a new homeowner or tenant, how do I find out what I can or cannot do on my property?
2. Do I have to give my name and telephone number when I call in a complaint?
3. How can I find out who turned me in?
4. How do I report a violation?
5. How much time do I have to clear violations?
6. My neighbors have violations, also. Why aren't you investigating them?
7. The violation existed before I bought the property. Why am I responsible for clearing the violation?
8. What are the regulations for placing trash and recyclable containers out for pick-up?
9. What are the regulations regarding fences?
10. What do I do if I receive a "Citation" or "Stop Work Order" ?
11. What do I need to do to clear the violation?
12. What kind of signs can I use for my business?
13. When can I have a garage / yard sale?

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1. How do I report information I have about a crime?
2. How do I report graffiti?
3. How do I start or join a neighborhood watch?
4. How do I see who is on the most wanted list?

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1. How do I dispose of a Christmas tree?
2. How do I dispose of used motor oil?
3. How do I obtain a commercial dumpster?
4. How do I order a commercial recycling or organics container?
5. How do I request residential refuse cans?
6. How do I learn about recycling?
7. How do I report blocked storm drains?
8. How do I report environmental problems like water, air, sewers , lead, asbestos?
9. How do I report the irrigation system in my street being broken or leaking?
10. When is the garbage collection on my street?
11. Where is the nearest city dump site?

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1. What is exploring?
2. What do explorers do?
3. Who is eligible to become an explorer?

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1. Why does a fire engine respond along with an ambulance to medical emergencies?
2. Why do Fire Engines use lights and sirens, even at night when there’s no traffic?
3. Why do so many fire engines respond to simple incidents?
4. Why do I see fire trucks with full lights and sirens go through a red light at intersections and then, after they go through, they turn off their lights and slow down?
5. I saw a fire engine at a local grocery store or restaurant. Why do firefighters use fire engines for non-emergency purposes while they are on duty?
6. How can I participate in the Fire Department's ride-along program?
7. If I represent a civic group such as a church, a club, an association, etc. Is it possible to have someone from the fire department speak at one of our meetings?
8. My smoke detector is making a "chirping" noise. What's wrong with it and how do I know if it is working?
9. Where can I purchase a fire extinguisher?
10. Does the Hanford Fire Department service fire extinguishers?
11. I own a business and have been told to get a fire extinguisher. How big a fire extinguisher do I need?
12. How can I schedule a tour of a fire station?
13. How do I schedule a fire engine to attend my event (carnival, block party, safety day, etc.)?
14. Where do I report tall weeds around houses and vacant lots?
15. How do I report a leaking fire hydrant?
16. How much does a fire report cost and how do I get one?
17. How do I become a firefighter?
18. Is it ok to burn on my property? (i.e., portable fire pits or chimneys)
19. What is a Rapid Entry Box, and should I have one for my commercial business?
20. Does the City of Hanford allow fireworks?
21. How do I dispose of household hazardous waste such as paint, paint thinner, pesticides, herbicides, etc.?
22. What is Hanford Fire Department's ISO rating?

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1. I have made a complaint, how long do I have to wait before I see something being done?
2. What is a Conditional Use?
3. What is a site plan review?
4. What is a variance?
5. What type of building projects require a Building Permit?

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1. How do I file a complaint / compliment about a city employee?
2. How do I file a complaint about a broken sidewalk?
3. How do I file a complaint about a car blocking my driveway?
4. How do I file a complaint about a car parked on someone's lawn?
5. How do I file a complaint about a fence?
6. How do I file a complaint about a street closure?
7. How do I file a complaint about a police officer?
8. How do I file a complaint about an illegal addition on a home?
9. How do I file a complaint about barking dogs?
10. How do I file a complaint about flooding in my neighborhood?
11. How do I file a complaint about garbage cans left on the sidewalk?
12. How do I file a complaint about noisy neighbors?
13. How do I file a complaint about potholes?
14. How do I file a complaint about speeding traffic in my neighborhood?
15. How do I file a complaint about tree roots lifting up the sidewalk?
16. How do I file a complaint about trees blocking my view?
17. How do I file a complaint about uncollected trash?
18. How do I file a complaint against a Firefighter / paramedic?

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1. How do I contact the Health Department?
2. Where are the nearest hospitals?

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1. How do I apply for a City job?
2. How do I find out about new recruitments?

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1. How and where do I register to vote?
2. How can I view all of the municipal laws that govern the City of Hanford?
3. How do I run for public office?
4. How do I get a passport?
5. How do I get a copy of the city budget?
6. How do I get a divorce?
7. How do I find the city ordinances that concern my property?
8. Where are the polling stations?
9. Who are my representatives?

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1. Are there athletic or fitness programs for adults?
2. What senior recreation programs exist?
3. What recreation programs are available for children?
4. How do I report criminal activity in the park?
5. How do I report too much trash in the park?
6. How do I request graffiti be removed from the park?
7. How do I report a broken sprinkler/irrigation issue at a City park?
8. How do I report damaged playground equipment?
9. Can I take my dog into the park (on or off leash)?

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1. Can I get a Small Business loan?
2. Can I put up a sign on telephone poles?
3. Do I need a license or permit to run a business out of my house?
4. Do I need a permit for a new swimming pool?
5. Do I need a permit for my business sign?
6. I am building a new house, what departments do I talk to?
7. I am remodeling my house. What permits do I need?
8. I am starting a new business... what licenses do I need?
9. How do I become a taxi driver?
10. Where do I get information about construction permits?
11. What do I need to build an ADU (Additional Dwelling Unit)?

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1. Can I put after-market tinting on the windows of my vehicle?
2. How long will I have to wait until the vehicle can be released?
3. I don't understand. Why 30 days? I absolutely need my car.
4. Is it illegal to use my cellular telephone while I'm driving?
5. My (brother / sister / friend) borrowed the car." or "I did not know his/her license was suspended. Why am I responsible?
6. Why is driving without a valid driver's license so serious?
7. Why was my car impounded?

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1. How do I learn more about school buses?
2. What are the fares?
3. What forms of public transportation are there in the city?
4. Where are the bus / subway / light rail stops located?
5. Where is the bus / subway / light rail station?

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1. How do I submit a Public Records Act (PRA) request?
2. How do I request a fire incident report?
3. How do I request a police report?

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1. What can be put into the greenwaste container?
2. What can be put into the blue recycle container?
3. What can be put into the black refuse container?

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1. How do I report a street light out?
2. How do I request a new street light?
3. How do I request a stop sign?
4. How do I get a speed bump installed on my street?
5. How do I request a no parking zone?
6. How do I report a missing or damaged street sign?
7. How do I report a pothole?
8. How do I report broken pavement?
9. How do I report a traffic light out?
10. How do I report a leaky fire hydrant on my street?
11. Why aren't there speed bumps on City streets?

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1. How do I find information on Medicaid or Medicare?
2. What recreation programs are there for seniors?
3. Where are the seniors centers?
4. Who do I talk to about Social Security

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1. What about sand in my water?
2. What causes low water pressure?
3. Is our water chlorinated?
4. Why is my water sometimes cloudy?
5. What causes the odor in my water?