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1. What inspections are required for my Building Permit?*
2. What are common violations noted during building inspections?

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1. What electrical inspections are required for my Electrical Permit?*
2. What are common violations noted during Electrical Inspections?

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1. What inspections are required for my Mechanical Permit?*
2. What are common violations noted in Mechanical Inspections?

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1. Who needs a permit?
2. What type of permit do I need?
3. How do I apply for a permit?
4. Why are permits necessary?
5. Are there other agencies I may need to contact?

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1. Are there any projects that do not require plan review?
2. Who may submit plans for plan review?
3. When are plans required to be sealed by an Architect or Engineer?

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1. What inspections are required for my Plumbing Permit?*
2. What are common violations noted in Plumbing Inspections?

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1. What is the definition of a swimming pool?
2. What are additional plan requirements for swimming pools?
3. What are the required inspections for swimming pools?

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1. How can I start a case?
2. How do I contact DHS to begin?
3. How is child support collected?
4. How is the absent parent notified?
5. What about custody and visitation issues?
6. What about DNA testing?
7. What about DNA testing in private cases?
8. What about PA approval of judgements of divorces?
9. What happens at my appointment?
10. What if a husband is not the biological father of a child?
11. What if the absent parent does not cooperate?
12. What if the absent parent lives outside of Michigan?
13. What is a child support case?
14. What is a paternity case?
15. What will the court order include?

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1. Who provides educational services in the Youth Center?
2. How do I contact the school staff?
3. Why does it take some students more or less time than others to complete a class? How close is my student to graduating?
4. What counts as a credit under the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC)?
5. How do I get records of my student's work from the Youth Center?

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1. Who may register to vote?
2. When may I register to vote?
3. Do I have to register for each election?
4. May I register to vote by mail?
5. What should I do if I have moved within my city or township of residence or changed my name since the last election?
6. What should I do if I move to another city or township within the state?
7. Can I vote by absentee ballot?
8. How do I apply for an absent voter ballot?
9. When must the ballot be returned?
10. Where do I vote?
11. When are the polls open?
12. What is the voting procedure?
13. What should I do if my name does not appear on the list of registered voters at my polling place?
14. May I receive assistance when voting?
15. May I take campaign literature into the polling place?
16. Is there a difference between a primary and general election?
17. Is campaigning allowed on election day?

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1. Are refunds available?
2. Are there age restrictions?
3. Can I push a stroller?
4. Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
5. Can spectators attend the race and after-party?
6. Didn't find your question here? Let us know!
7. How is the color dispersed along the course?
8. I am interested in volunteering, where do I sign-up for that?
9. I bought a Groupon. What now?
10. Is my dog able to run with me?
11. Is the colored powder safe?
12. Is the Colors of Cancer 5K a timed event?
13. What if I am pregnant?
14. What if I've never run a day in my life, can I still participate?
15. What if there is inclement weather?
16. What is included in my Colors of Cancer 5K registration packet?
17. What will be at the finish line after party?
18. When is packet pick-up and how does it work?
19. Will the colored powder ruin my clothes / car?
20. Will the Colors of Cancer 5K meet ADA requirements?

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1. Does this model exist in any other communities?
2. What types of programs receive funding under this model and for how long?
3. Do the Coordinated Funding partners pool all their resources (public and private funds)?
4. What is the process to apply for program operating funds under the Coordinated Funding model?
5. How and by whom are decisions made for program operating funds regarding who gets funded and at what level?
6. What are the oversight and stewardship processes for those who receive funding?
7. What is meant by “community-wide outcomes” as a benefit of this funding model?
8. Is there a process for restricting funds once an agency has been awarded and for what reasons would this be implemented?
9. Is there a process in place to evaluate the Coordinated Funding model?
10. What has been the response from local agencies?

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1. What are the income guidelines for the test and tune program?
2. How can I automatically qualify for the program?
3. What if my furnace was test and tuned last year?
4. Who will come to my house to perform the test and tune?
5. What other work can you do on my house? Can you replace my roof or add insulation?
6. Do you perform work on mobile homes? What about condos and apartments?
7. Do you need to be a homeowner to apply, or can renters also apply?
8. What information do you need to provide when applying?

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1. What type of work can be done and what cannot be done?
2. Will you replace my windows?
3. Can you replace my roof?
4. Can you replace my furnace or hot water heater?
5. Can you weatherize my home if I am a renter?
6. What about mobile homes?
7. Do you replace refrigerators?
8. My house was weatherized before, can I get Weatherization services again?
9. What information do you need to provide when applying?
10. What is required for income documentation?
11. How can I automatically qualify?
12. What are the income guidelines?

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1. How do I know when to report for testing?
2. What type of drug testing does Community Corrections do?
3. What types of drugs does Community Corrections test for?

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1. How do I get to the 14A District Court?
2. Does the Court pay for my transportation costs?
3. Are there day care services provided?
4. What should I wear?
5. Can I bring a laptop, tablet, pager or cell phone with me?
6. Can I bring food with me?
7. What happens if I fail to show up for Jury Service?
8. What do I get paid to serve on a jury?

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1. What are the responsibilities of a juror?
2. How long will it take?
3. Will serving on jury duty affect my job?
4. Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about Jury Service?
5. Where can I read the Juror's Manual prepared by the State Bar of Michigan?

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1. What is CISM?
2. What is Critical Incident Stress?
3. What is a critical incident?
4. When is the team called?
5. Is there a cost?
6. How can I contact the team to ask for a response?

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1. Are you planning on a one-time event or operating at only a few events during the year?
2. Are you planning to sell hot dogs seasonally or throughout the year in Washtenaw County?
3. Are you planning to sell a variety of foods throughout Washtenaw County and the state of Michigan?

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1. What is the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance?
2. What foods are most likely to cause allergic reactions?
3. What are common symptoms of a reaction to a food allergy?
4. What do restaurant owners / operators need to know about food allergies?

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1. What does the Washtenaw County Environmental Health Division inspect?
2. How often is a food service establishment inspected?
3. What standard does Washtenaw County Environmental Health Division use when making an inspection?
4. What kinds of violations are there?
5. Are inspections scored?
6. What happens if an establishment has violations?
7. How do I read an inspection report?
8. Where can I get more information?

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1. What is food service plan review?
2. Which agency do I need to contact for my plan review?
3. When do I need to submit plans?
4. How long will the plan review take?
5. What happens after I get an approval letter?
6. When can I open?
7. Once I am open, will I be inspected again?
8. How do I renew my license?
9. Where can I find more information?

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1. How long will the plan review and approval take?
2. What happens after I get an approval letter?
3. When can I open?
4. Once I am open, will I be inspected again?
5. How do I renew my license?

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1. How long will the plan review and approval take?
2. What happens after I get an approval letter?
3. When can I open?
4. Once I am open, will I be inspected again?
5. How do I renew my license?

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1. My order states that I cannot move my children from the state of Michigan without approval of the Court. How do I get the Court's approval?
2. Why won't the Friend of the Court enforce what the Judge said in Court, even if it is not in the written order?
3. Can the Friend of the Court enforce the property settlement provisions contained in my Judgment of Divorce?
4. What is a Friend of the Court Referee and what can they do?
5. What can the Friend of the Court do to find a missing parent?
6. What happens to my child support order and any support that may be owed when children are adopted?

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1. How do I get an order for support?
2. Do I need to have an attorney to get an order for support?
3. Does the judge have to use the Child Support Guideline or the Friend of the Court recommendation when setting support orders?
4. If I have been paying my child support and the custodial parent is not allowing visitation, do I have to keep paying support?
5. The non-custodial parent is not paying support. What can I do?
6. The payer of support is self-employed and not making his or her support payments. What can the Friend of the Court do?
7. My Court order states that I am to pay support through the Friend of the Court Office. Can I pay the support to the custodial parent directly?
8. If child support has been ordered by the Court and either parent has a major increase or decrease in income, what can be done?
9. Does the Friend of the Court have the right to deduct statutory service fees from a child support payment?
10. If I am receiving public assistance, do I still get child support?
11. Is the Friend of the Court responsible for making sure that child support money is being spent on the child?

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1. How do I get an order for custody?
2. How do I change an existing order for custody?
3. Do I need to have an attorney to get custody?
4. Is there any way the Court can assist us in reaching an agreement on custody?
5. Are there different kinds of custody?
6. After a petition for custody has been filed, and we cannot reach our own agreement, what does the Friend of the Court have to do?
7. Do I have the right to receive a copy of the Friend of the Court report and recommendation on custody?
8. What will happen if I have an order for custody and the other parent does not return the child to me as stated in the Court order?
9. Does the Friend of the Court have a responsibility to investigate alleged abuse and/or neglect of a child?

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1. Who must withhold income?
2. When must income be withheld?
3. How long do I continue withholding money?
4. What if the employee's income is subject to garnishment or other withholding orders?
5. What happens if I don't withhold the money?
6. How do I know if the amount to be deducted changes?
7. What do I have to put on the check to identify it as a support payment?
8. What happens if I receive more than one withholding order for the same person?
9. I have several employees subject to income withholding for support. Must I write a separate check for each one?
10. How often do I have to send in the amounts I withhold?
11. Can I charge the employee for the costs associated with withholding?
12. What if the employee says they do not owe the money and demands that I pay them? What protects me if I am sued for these wages?
13. What if I ignore the order and pay it to the employee?
14. What do I do if this person quits, is fired, or otherwise stops working for our company?
15. What happens if I refuse to hire, or if I take disciplinary action against an employee because of income withholding?

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1. My parenting time order states I have "reasonable visitation rights or reasonable parenting time". What does this mean?
2. I have a specific parenting time schedule that I need to change. What can I do?
3. If the payor of child support is not making regular child support payments, do I have to allow him/her to have parenting time?
4. The other party is not following the parenting time order. What can I do?
5. The other parent is not sending or returning clothing or other personal items for our child. Is there anything the Friend of the Court can do?
6. Do I have to let my children go for parenting time if it appears that the other parent has been drinking or using drugs?
7. I am concerned about the other parent discussing changes in the Court orders with the children. What can the Friend of the Court do?
8. The Friend of the Court has refused to enforce my visitation order. What can I do?
9. I have a parenting time order, and my teenage child does not want to come for parenting time. What can I do?

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1. Are class participants allowed access to the facility?
2. Can I make up my classes?
3. Do I have to be a member to take classes at the rec center?

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1. Do you have a sauna or hot tub?
2. Do you have lockers so I can secure my coat, clothing or valuables?
3. Do you hold lost and found items?
4. Do you manage team sports at the recreation center?
5. Do you provide a towel service or sell towels?
6. Do you provide an orientation for new members?
7. Do you provide day care?
8. Do you rent the gym, pool or studio?
9. How much does it cost to hire a personal trainer?
10. What activities do you offer for children?
11. What are the dimensions of your pool?
12. What are the dimensions of your track?
13. When are the locker rooms closed for cleaning?
14. When is the track closed for cleaning?

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1. Are memberships refundable?
2. Can I upgrade my pass?
3. Do you offer group discounts or scholarships on memberships?
4. Do you still offer a free membership to anyone over 80 years of age?
5. How can I edit my household account information?
6. How do you define your family membership?
7. What is included in the membership to the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center?

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1. How will Camp Counselors communicate with me?
2. I forgot to pack my child a lunch - what do I do?
3. If my child leaves something at Camp, where could it be found?
4. What do I do if a person other than myself needs to pick up my child?
5. What if my child is going to be late or not attending Camp?
6. What if my child is sick?
7. What should I do if I am picking my child up early from Camp?
8. Will my child be watching movies?

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1. Am I responsible for cleaning up after my dog?
2. Can I bring more than one dog to the park?
3. Do I need to be a resident of Ann Arbor/Washtenaw County to obtain a dog park permit?
4. If I observe a problem at the park, what should I do?
5. If my pet is a service dog, do I need to purchase a dog park permit in Ann Arbor?
6. In addition to the new dog park tag my pet will need to display, what else should I have?
7. What are the hours of the dog park?
8. What is a dog park?
9. What should I bring with me to the park?
10. When does my dog have to be on a leash at the park?
11. Who should I contact for information about volunteer opportunities in the dog park?
12. Why is there a fee for the dog park and what will the monies be used for?
13. Will the dog parks be policed or monitored by the Parks and Recreation Services Unit?

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1. What is E. coli?
2. What are the risks associated with bacteria in the water?
3. How are the beaches sampled?
4. Why do the beaches close?
5. How long will the beach remain closed?
6. When will the beach re-open?
7. How do the bacteria get in the water?
8. How do I know if it is safe to swim?

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1. Who is the Public Defender for Washtenaw County?
2. Who is my attorney?
3. When should one be represented by a private rather than a public defender attorney?
4. What is the relationship between the Public Defender and the Prosecutor?
5. How can I be appointed a Public Defender on a Misdemeanor case?
6. How can I get a Public Defender on a Felony case?
7. What if I hire a private attorney and run out of money before the case is over?
8. What if I do not have an attorney but have questions about a criminal matter?

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1. What is 1,4-dioxane?
2. What can 1,4-dioxane do to my health?
3. How do I know if 1,4-dioxane is in my drinking water?
4. 1,4-dioxane has been detected in my well. What does the level mean?
5. Which wells are tested?
6. What if I want to test my water?
7. Is the a filter I can put on my faucet to remove 1,4-dioxane?
8. Can I use my well water for drinking?
9. Can I use my well water for bathing, washing hands, or laundry?
10. Should I be concerned about breastfeeding my child if I drink water with 1,4-dioxane?
11. Water comes into my basement. Do I need to worry about 1,4-dioxane in the water?
12. Can I use well water in my humidifier?
13. What if I want more information about the 1,4-dioxane plume?

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1. How does CSHCS help?
2. Who can join CSHCS?
3. Who do I contact?
4. What should I do if I have a grievance or complaint about CSHCS?
5. Travel and Lodging

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1. What causes very low birth weight?
2. Who is at risk for having a very low birth weight baby?

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1. What is pertussis?
2. Why the increase in pertussis cases?
3. When should I vaccinate?

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1. Can my child just eat lunch at the Water Park Concession Stand on the days Camp goes swimming?
2. How will Camp Counselors communicate with me?
3. I forgot to pack my child a lunch - what do I do?
4. If my child leaves something at Camp, where could it be found?
5. What do I do if a person other than myself needs to pick up my child?
6. What if my child is going to be late or not attending Camp?
7. What if my child is sick?
8. What should I do if I am picking my child up early from Camp?
9. Will my child be watching movies?

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1. What should I do in the case of an Emergency?
2. When should I call 911?
3. What should I do when I call?

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1. What are Michigan’s State Guidelines for salvage vehicles?
2. What are some of the reasons that cause a vehicle to move to the “salvage” category?
3. What is a Salvage Vehicle?

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1. Can I contest the tow or impound?
2. If my vehicle was impounded, how do I get it back?
3. What if the tow company provided poor customer service?
4. Where is my vehicle being stored?
5. Why was my vehicle towed?

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1. Why is erosion and sediment control important?
2. What local units of government does the Washtenaw County SESC Program have jurisdiction in?
3. What activities require a permit or waiver?
4. What does the County's Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program consider surface water?
5. Where do I apply for a permit and how long does the process take?
6. How long is the permit valid?
7. Can a soil erosion permit be transferred?
8. Are there penalties associated with Part 91, Washtenaw County SESC Ordinance?
9. Will I need a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality permit?
10. Who do I contact for further information?

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1. What is a county drain?
2. What responsibilities does the water resources commissioner have for county drains?
3. Are all storm drains county drains?
4. Am I located or doing business near a county drain?
5. What is a lake level?
6. Where can I view the Michigan Drain Code?
7. What are Special Assessments?
8. When to call the county for drainage service?
9. When do I need a petition?
10. What is Act 222?
11. How do I report illegal dumping?

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1. When can I apply for my well and/or sewage system permits?
2. How do I apply for my well and sewage permits?
3. How long are my permits valid?
4. What inspections are made by Washtenaw County Environmental Health during the construction of my well and sewage system?
5. What happens after the inspections?

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1. What is a plot plan?
2. Why do I need a plot plan?
3. What should be considered when creating a plot plan?

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1. Why do I need a soil evaluation?
2. Is a soil evaluation the same as having a "perk" test performed?
3. What do I need to do to have a soil evaluation performed?
4. How is the soil evaluation scheduled?
5. How is the soil evaluation performed, and what is the Sanitarian looking for during the evaluation?
6. Who determines the location for the test holes / sewage system?
7. Who needs to be present at the soil evaluation?
8. How long will a soil evaluation take?
9. What is a soil approval area?
10. How long is a soil evaluation valid?
11. What happens after the soil evaluation is completed?

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1. What is a survey?
2. Why do I need a survey?
3. When do I need a survey?
4. Are there any exceptions to the survey requirement?

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1. How often should I test my well water for bacteria?
2. How do I test my well water for bacteria?
3. What should I do if coliform bacteria are detected in my well?
4. What do my test results mean?
5. How can I eliminate coliform bacteria from my well water?
6. How can bacteria get into drinking water?

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1. When did this program start?
2. What does this regulation require?
3. Why do we need this program?
4. What does this mean to homeowners who want to sell their property?
5. Must all systems be brought up to current standards?
6. Are there any exceptions to this regulation?
7. Does this program delay home sales?
8. How can I sell a house before repairs are completed?
9. How are these inspections accomplished?
10. What does this program cost?
11. When can I expect the results?