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1. What is Market Value?
2. How does the Assessor Estimate Market Value?
3. How is my Estimated Market Value established?
4. Why has my Estimated Market Value changed?
5. Does the Estimated Market Value change at the same rate on all properties?
6. What will happen to my estimated market value if I improve my property?
7. Will my estimated market value go up if I repair my property?
8. Am I notified about my Estimated Market Value?
9. How do I know I have taken advantage of all property tax relief?
10. What is a Quintile Review?
11. Will I be notified when my property is going to be reviewed?
12. What happens if I do not let the appraiser in my home?

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1. How do I participate in the Worthless Check program?
2. How can I get copies of a police report (discovery request)?
3. Can I report a crime to the County Attorney's Office?

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1. Have you given us your thoughts on the 2040 Vision?
2. How old is old enough for your child to be left home alone?

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1. Do I have to own my own home to do foster care?
2. What kind of experience or training do I have to have?
3. Do foster children need their own bedrooms?
4. Can a single person be a foster care provider?
5. Can I choose the age group?
6. As a foster care provider, would I be responsible for medical bills accrued by the individual in place in my care?
7. If I have a child in placement, will the family know where the child is? May they have contact with their family?
8. Can foster parents adopt the children in their care?
9. How long do children stay in foster care?
10. What are foster parents paid?
11. Can foster parents work outside the home?
12. Will I meet the child before he/she is placed in my home?
13. Once I am licensed, how long will it take to get a foster child placed in my home?
14. Can single people apply to be foster parents?
15. What are the requirements for transporting children?
16. Will I get to choose the age and/or sex of the child placed in my home?
17. What qualities should I possess to become a foster parent?

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1. What is a compliance inspection?
2. What is a failing system?
3. When is a compliance inspection required?
4. Does Scott County require a compliance inspection whenever a home is bought or sold?
5. When does the Scott County Zoning Ordinance cause a septic system to be reviewed?
6. If a system is found to be “failing” when must it be repaired or replaced?
7. Will the County require replacement of a failing system if it is located in an area proposed for City Sewer?
8. If a system is relatively new, will the system still need a compliance inspection?
9. How long is a compliance inspection valid?
10. How long should an individual sewage treatment system last?
11. How much does a new system cost?
12. If my ISTS is failing, will I need to replace it with a mound?
13. Does the County require all systems to be inspected and fixed?
14. Will the County’s new required maintenance inspection program result in discovery of failing systems?
15. How often must my septic tank be pumped?
16. What does a maintenance inspection include and how much will it cost?

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1. Where is the Scott County Juvenile Alternative Facility (JAF) located?
2. Where can I locate JAF phone numbers?
3. Who can visit residents?
4. When are the visiting times and what are the rules for visitation?
5. When can I contact my child and what are the rules for phone calls?
6. What is the daily rate (per diem) payment?

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1. I need to update something on my account (address, phone, email)
2. I forgot my PIN number.
3. How do I renew my library items?
4. How do I see what I have checked out?
5. How do I change my PIN number?

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1. How long can I keep eBooks or eAudiobooks?
2. How many eBooks or eAudiobooks can I have checked out at a time?
3. Can I renew my eBooks or eAudiobooks?
4. Can I return eBooks or eAudiobooks early?
5. Can I place holds on eBooks or eAudiobooks?
6. I need help with Cloud Library.
7. I need help with OverDrive.
8. I need help with OneClickdigital.
9. I need help with Zinio eMagazines.
10. I forgot my PIN number.
11. It says my privilege has expired.
12. How long can I keep Zinio magazines (eMagazines)?
13. How many Zinio magazines can I check out (eMagazines)?

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1. Is the Medical Reserve Corps a state-wide organization?
2. Why is Scott County looking for volunteers?
3. Does Scott County Public Health have a plan to respond to emergencies?
4. How do I join the MRC?
5. Do I have to live in Scott County to join?
6. Do I have to provide my license or certificate information?
7. Can I still volunteer if I don’t have a license or if my license has lapsed?
8. What safety precautions are taken for MRC volunteers?
9. Should I be concerned about personal liability as a MRC volunteer?
10. When might the Scott County MRC call me to help ?
11. What are some things I may be asked to do?

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1. How long before an appointment do I have to cancel before I will be charged?
2. What is the sliding fee?
3. I have been a client here before, who should I call?
4. I have never been seen by the Mental Health Center before, who should call?
5. Who do I contact about my medication and refills?

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1. I haven’t changed anything, why do you have to come in my house?
2. My permit was already closed, why do you need to look at my property again?
3. What if I don’t let the assessor inside my house?
4. Are Property Estimated Market Valuation increases limited to 15%?
5. Can my Estimated Market Value change even if the assessor has not been inside my property?
6. Does the Estimated Market Value increase at the same rate on all properties?
7. How are my Real Estate taxes determined?
8. How can I judge the accuracy and fairness of my value and classification?
9. How do I get my land surveyed?
10. How is market value estimated?
11. What can I do if I think the Estimated Market Value is too high?
12. What factors affect my property taxes?
13. What is a Property Identification Number (PIN)?
14. How can I tell what city or township my property is in from my PIN?
15. What is Classification?
16. What is Estimated Market Value (EMV)?
17. What is the responsibility of the Assessor in the property tax system?
18. What will happen to my Estimated Market Value if I improve my property?
19. Where is the Assessor's Office?
20. Who determines my property tax?
21. How do I apply for the Homestead classification?
22. Who qualifies for homestead?
23. Why does the Assessor's office exist?
24. Why has my value gone up?
25. Why is the tax amount for the current year on my tax statement different than what was shown on the Notice of Proposed Taxes that I received in November?
26. Will my Estimated Market Value go up if I repair my property?
27. How do I change my mailing address in the property tax records?
28. What type of payment do you accept?
29. How do I find lot sizes/dimensions?
30. What hours are you open?
31. I have an escrow account. Why do I get the tax statement?
32. Why isn’t my name showing on the present tax statement?
33. Who owns a property?
34. How do I get a copy of my property tax statement?

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1. When does a property tax exemption begin?
2. When does a property tax exemption end?
3. Are all parcels owned by the same entity exempt from paying property taxes?
4. Is there a cost to file for a property tax exemption?
5. Can I be assured of receiving a property tax exemption?
6. How long does it take to process an exempt application?
7. What happens if my request for a property tax exemption is not approved?
8. What kind of property may be eligible for a property tax exemption?
9. How do I know if an organization qualifies as an institution of purely public charity?
10. How do I apply for a property tax exemption?

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1. What is radon?
2. Is radon dangerous?
3. Do many homes have high levels of radon?
4. Why do Minnesota homes have more radon?
5. How does radon enter my home?
6. How can I check my home for radon?
7. Does smoking increase my health risks?

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1. What’s the difference between a Jury Trial and a Court Trial?
2. Do I qualify for a public defender?

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1. When should I call 911?
2. What is the non-emergency number for Scott County Sheriff’s Dispatch?
3. What agencies does Scott County dispatch for?
4. What are the phone numbers for Police Departments in Scott County?
5. How do I get a 911 address marker for the end of my driveway?
6. How do I get a copy of a police or accident report?

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1. What is Neighborhood Watch?

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1. Who do I call if I have information on a crime?

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1. When is the next Sheriff’s Office auction?
2. Where do I find out when an auction is being held?
3. What types of items are sold at Sheriff’s auctions?

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1. What are the curfew regulations in Scott County?
2. What are the laws regarding fireworks in Minnesota?
3. Is it or is it not lawful to pass a vehicle on the right if the vehicle in front of you is waiting to turn left?
4. Is it illegal to have one or more people riding in the bed of a pickup truck? What if the truck has a topper?
5. What are the laws regarding child seats, booster seats, and safety belts in Minnesota?
6. What are the Legal Speed Limits?

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1. Why does the court issue a warrant?

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1. What is SmartLink Transit?
2. What services do you provide?
3. Do you provide group outings?
4. What are your service hours?
5. Does your Dial-a-Ride operate on holidays?
6. How do I catch the Dial-a-Ride bus?
7. How much does the Dial-a-Ride service cost?

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1. Do I have to pay the next bus I get on?
2. Do I always get a Transfer?

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1. Why is the County implementing a transportation sales tax?
2. Why raise the money through a sales tax?
3. I'm a business owner. What do I need to know to collect this tax?
4. How do I know this money will really go toward transportation projects?
5. When will the tax go into effect, and when will I see projects paid for by it?
6. When will it end?
7. Where will the Transportation Sales & Excise Tax be applied?

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1. What is tuberculosis?
2. What is Active TB Disease?
3. What is Latent TB Infection?

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1. Who has a septic system?
2. Why does sewage need to be “treated” anyway?
3. What is a septic system?
4. How does the septic tank work?
5. How often should you clean your tank?

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1. How can I get to the VA Hospital?
2. Upon discharge from the service, do I need to record my discharge?
3. What services does the Veterans Office provide to veterans?
4. Should I call first for an appointment instead of just dropping by the Veterans Service Office?

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1. Were you looking for information on drinking water?
2. Were you looking for information on lakes?

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1. What do I do if I have an eviction or utility disconnect?
2. Where can I get help with housing?
3. What is the Welfare / Financial Assistance unit fax number?
4. What is the status of my case?

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1. How do I apply for cash, food or emergency benefits?
2. How do I get an application?
3. How long will it take to process my application?
4. How do I get a new EBT card or a replacement for a lost or stolen EBT card?
5. When are my benefits going to be on the EBT card?
6. What is the policy for reporting changes, and how do I do it?
7. How do I schedule an appointment?

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1. Can you mail me out a child care application?
2. If my MFIP or DWP closes, will my child care close?
3. Can you help me find a provider?

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1. I need to apply for a County Burial for my family member. What do I do?

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1. How do I apply for medical assistance?
2. What is the policy for reporting changes and how do I do it?
3. How do I find out the status of my application?
4. My family member is in a facility. What do I need to do to get help?
5. What are my options for transportation if I'm open on Medical Assistance?

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1. If I suspect someone is committing fraud, what should I do?

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1. What is my property zoned and what are the building setbacks?
2. Do I have the ability to further subdivide my property and if so how can this be done?
3. My lot size is below the minimum allowed by the zoning district performance standards, can I a) build a home on the property or b) increase the size of the existing home?
4. I own a small business; can I locate and operate the business on my property if it is in a residential zoning district?
5. What size accessory building am I allowed to put up and what are the setbacks?
6. How many animals can I have on my property?