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1. Can I adopt an animal from the animal shelter?
2. Does Goochland County have a leash law?
3. What can I do if a neighbor’s dog continues to come on my property causing a nuisance?
4. How do I obtain a dog license?
5. Do cats have to be licensed in Goochland County?
6. How do I report an animal bite?
7. Is there a limit on the number of animals I can own in Goochland County?
8. What happens to a stray animal that is picked up by an Animal Protection Officer?
9. How do I reclaim my animal from the Animal Shelter?
10. Who do I call about nuisance wildlife?
11. Who do I call about a dead animal on my property?

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1. Who establishes the tax rate?
2. How are real estate taxes calculated?
3. What is the effective date of annual assessments?
4. How do I know if my property assessment has changed?
5. Will home maintenance increase the assessment?
6. I received a Supplemental Notice for new construction done on my property. How are the taxes calculated?
7. What is the Tuckahoe Creek Service District?
8. Are properties reassessed every year?
9. Can I get a copy of a deed or plat from the Assessor’s Office?
10. How are real estate assessments determined?

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1. What is a cross-connection?
2. What is cross-connection control and why is it important?
3. What is a cross-connection control program?
4. What is backflow and how is it prevented?
5. What is back siphonage?
6. What is backpressure?
7. What is an “approved” backflow prevention method, assembly or device?
8. What is contamination?
9. What is pollution?
10. What is potable water?
11. What are examples of cross connections around my home or business?
12. Where in my home or business are backflow prevention methods, assemblies or devices typically found or required?
13. Does my underground lawn sprinkler system require a backflow preventer?
14. What test is required and how is it conducted?
15. Who performs the test?
16. Is there anything else required with the test?
17. Where do I get the Backflow Prevention Assembly Test Report form, and how and where do I send it?
18. Where do I find a certified backflow prevention device worker?
19. How much does the test cost, and who is responsible for payment?
20. Where can I find more information about cross-connection control and backflow prevention?

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1. How may I obtain copies of a recorded instrument?
2. What are the procedures and hours of recording documents in Goochland County?
3. Does Goochland County require a cover sheet for recordation?
4. I have been called for Jury Duty, what should I do?
5. How may I obtain a concealed handgun permit?

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1. Do I need a Business License?
2. Do I need a State License?
3. How do I get a County License?
4. When must I get a County License?
5. Who to Contact (County of Goochland)
6. Who sets the personal property tax rate?
7. Do I get a tax break for my vehicle being modified for physically handicapped?
8. Do I get a tax break for being a fire/rescue volunteer?
9. Where do I pay personal property taxes if I am in the military and my home of record is Virginia?
10. Where do I pay personal property taxes if I am in the military and my home of record is NOT Virginia?
11. Do I qualify for the military exemption if the vehicle is jointly owned?
12. Does my non-military spouse qualify for the exemption if the vehicle is titled solely in his/her name?
13. Do I qualify for the vehicle tax exemption if I substitute as pastor at churches in the Richmond area?
14. What is proration?
15. Why must I report a change of address to the Commissioner of the Revenue office?
16. Is there a tax relief program for the elderly and/or totally disabled?
17. I am a disabled veteran. How do I apply for tax exemption on my real estate?
18. Do I qualify for tax exemption under the “Surviving Spouse of Veteran Killed in Action”?
19. Does Goochland have a short term rental tax?
20. Does Goochland have a transient occupancy tax?
21. Does the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office have State & Federal returns?
22. What address do I use when mailing a Virginia Income Tax Return or Estimated Tax locally?
23. When is the Virginia State Income Tax Due?
24. How quickly can I expect to get my income tax refund?
25. If taxes are due, to whom would we make the check payable to?

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1. How do I purchase a bin?
2. I’m interested in pursuing curbside recycling through my homeowner’s association (HOA). How do I get started?
3. What if I don’t live in a subdivision?
4. Where do I find out what I can recycle or what my pick up day is?
5. Why hasn’t the County considered placing drop-off bins at the eastern Goochland Fire Stations?

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1. How do I develop my property?
2. Can I divide my property?
3. Do I need a permit?
4. Who can apply for a permit?
5. Does my building permit expire?
6. What edition of the building code is the County of Goochland enforcing?
7. What is the basic design criteria for the County of Goochland?
8. How much is my building permit fee?
9. How do I schedule an inspection?
10. How do I request a time for my inspection?
11. I want to install a sign. Do I need a permit?

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1. What is a Plan of Development (POD)?
2. When is a Plan of Development required?
3. What do I need in order to apply for a POD?
4. What is the POD review procedure? What can I expect?
5. Who do I contact to find the status of my POD review?
6. What is a Land Disturbing Permit (LDP)?
7. When is a Land Disturbance Permit (LDP) required?
8. What do I need in order to apply for a LDP?
9. What is the LDP review procedure? What can I expect?
10. Can my POD & LDP be reviewed together?
11. What is a Stormwater Management Permit?
12. Do I have to get a Stormwater permit for Single-Family Detached Residential Structures?
13. Who do I contact if I want to install a culvert for a driveway?
14. I am a developer and want to build a road. What permits do I need?
15. Who do I contact if I want to clear my land for pasture or other agricultural activity?
16. How can I determine if there is Floodplain or Wetlands on my property?
17. Who do I contact if I want to build a bridge or install a culvert across a creek?
18. Who do I contact if I want to create a pond? build a dam?
19. My well needs to be replaced. Who do I contact?
20. I need to find the location of my septic tank. Who do I contact?
21. The County has issued my Plan of Development (POD) or my Land Disturbance Permit (LDP). Who do I need to contact for my pre-construction meeting?
22. The County informed me that I need to post a Bond for site improvements. What paperwork do I need?
23. What is a Responsible Land Disturber (RLD)? Is there a required RLD form?
24. My building and site is complete. How can I get my bond released?
25. When can apply for my Stormwater Management Permit?
26. What is the Stormwater Management Permit process? What can I expect?

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1. What should I say to the dispatcher in the instance that I have an emergency and dial 911?
2. When should I dial 911?
3. Can I get my blood pressure taken at the firehouse?
4. Do I need a carbon monoxide detector in my home?
5. Does Goochland County Fire-Rescue install Child Safety Seats?
6. Does Goochland County provide public Fire and Life Safety Education?
7. How do I prepare an escape plan for my home?
8. How often do I need to change the battery in my smoke detector?
9. I am disabled and in an emergency, I would not be able to get out of my house by myself, is there anything I can do ahead of time to alert the fire department?
10. I would like to burn off yard debris and some small dead trees. Do I need a permit?
11. If I have an emergency and the fire-rescue department needs to respond to my house, what is the best way I can make sure they find me?
12. When an emergency vehicle is approaching that is displaying emergency lights and sirens, what should I do?
13. Does Goochland County Fire-Rescue charge for ambulance transportation?
14. Why do fire trucks respond to motor vehicle accidents and medical calls?
15. Why is my smoke alarm making a chirping noise?
16. Your department responded to an incident at my home and I would like to make a donation. To what address should I send my donation?
17. I hear people talk about the Virginia Burn Laws. What exactly are they?
18. I am interested in becoming a volunteer member of the department. How can I get additional information?
19. Where can I obtain a copy of a fire report or a patient care report?
20. My insurance company is asking for information about the fire department, where can I obtain that information?

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1. When can I call for an inspection?
2. Can I request a partial inspection?
3. When will the inspector arrive?
4. When is an inspection necessary?
5. What does “approved” mean?
6. What does it mean if an inspection fails?
7. How do I reschedule an inspection?
8. How do I cancel an inspection?
9. What is a re-inspection fee?
10. Can I request a time for my inspection?
11. How can I request an inspection?

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1. Why do I need a professional forest management plan or owner’s commitment?
2. What is acceptable documentation to show qualifying use?
3. I have properties in both Agriculture and Forestry. Will they both qualify?
4. When do I need a Letter of Authorization?
5. Is help available if I have questions or need assistance in completing the Land Use Application?

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1. How do I find a court ordered community service assignment for my child?
2. How do I register my child for a substance abuse education class?

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1. How do I register for a program?
2. Can I register online?
3. How do I reserve a facility?
4. What is the inclement weather policy for programs?
5. How can I volunteer for Parks and Recreation activities or programs?
6. Where can I get a parent packet for Summer Camps?
7. Can I pay with a credit card?
8. When is the gym open?
9. When is the weight room open?
10. Where are your parks located?

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1. What is zoning?
2. What Zoning do I need?
3. Can I subdivide or divide my property?
4. What is a Minor subdivision?
5. What is a Family Division?
6. What is a Major Subdivision?
7. Can I make my property larger or smaller? Adjust or delete a property line?
8. What is an Overlay district and where are they located?
9. Can I have a business in my home?
10. Can I add an in-law suite or second dwelling to my property?
11. How do I find property ownership information?
12. How do I order a missing or damaged street sign?
13. Do I need Zoning approval for my business license?
14. I want to build a farm building or a structure less than 256 sq. feet. What permit do I need?
15. How do I place a zoning complaint?
16. Who do I contact for addressing?
17. Where do I go to find recorded surveys, deeds, or plats of property?

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1. HOW CAN I MAKE A PAYMENT?
2. WHEN IS A UTILITY PERMIT REQUIRED?
3. WHEN IS MY BILL DUE?
4. WHY IS THE COST/USAGE HIGHER THAN USUAL?
5. WHY DID I RECEIVE A PENALTY FEE?

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1. How do I ger a Deputy to work an event I am planning?

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1. Does the County offer trash pickup?
2. Where are the Convenience Centers located?
3. Are there fees for certain items?
4. What type of items does the Convenience Centers accept?
5. Do I need proof of residency?
6. What are the Convenience Center hours of operation? Are you closed on holidays?

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1. What are your hours?
2. When do you send out bills?
3. Can I view taxes online?
4. Can I pay with my credit/debit card?
5. How do I get a dog license?
6. What happens if I don’t pay my taxes?
7. How do I know if you’re closed during inclement weather?
8. When does the penalty go on my tax if I don’t pay on time? What about interest?
9. I’m behind on my bills, how can I get on a payment plan?
10. Do you accept post marks for determining whether a payment is late?
11. Can I set up automatic drafts from my bank account to pay my taxes?
12. Can I pay over the phone?
13. Why is the prior property owners name still on my Real Estate bill?
14. Can I pay my taxes online?
15. What is the tax rate?
16. Who do I contact if my address has changed?
17. I don’t own my car/truck/boat/trailer anymore - can you take it off my bill?
18. Can we see the tax bills online?
19. What are the due dates for taxes and fees?

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1. How Do I Register to Vote?