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1. Should I be concerned about coyotes attacking either me or my pets?
2. What can the Police or Animal Control do to help?

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1. What are different types of exemptions that are available?
2. What are the Assessor’s Office responsibilities?
3. What is excise tax?
4. What is the current tax rate?
5. What is the difference between an exemption and abatement?
6. Why did I receive a note on my door indicating that the Assessor wanted to inspect my property?
7. Why does my new assessed value not reflect the value of my house today?
8. What is Proposition 2½?
9. Why is did my tax bill increase by more than 2 1/2 percent from the previous year?
10. Why is the previous owner's name still on my tax bill when I purchase the property within the last year?

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1. Are there setback requirements for a swimming pool?
2. Can I begin construction once I submit my application?
3. Can I call for plumbing and electrical inspections?
4. Can I do my own electrical and plumbing / gas work?
5. Can I do the construction myself or do I have to be licensed?
6. Can I prepare my own plot plan, if I am certain where my property line is?
7. Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?
8. Do I need to provide anything else to the inspector?
9. Does someone have to be home during the inspection?
10. How does Inspectional Services know if the structure was placed in the location proposed?
11. How long does it take to obtain a building permit?
12. How much notice does the inspector need when I am ready for an inspection?
13. I have a mortgage plan that was given to me by the bank when I purchased my home. Can this be used as a plot plan?
14. If I don't have a plot plan, where can I get one?
15. Is a fence required for a swimming pool?
16. Is a plot plan required?
17. What is a homeowner?
18. What is an ordinary repair?
19. When I obtain my permit, how long do I have to start the work?
20. When I start construction, is the work inspected?
21. When is a building permit required?
22. Where should the inspection card be kept?

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1. I see water coming up from the street, manhole, or my property. Should I report that to anyone?
2. The fire hydrant in front of my house is leaking. Who should I report that to?

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1. Where can I find assistance?
2. How can I help or become a member of the Committee or Volunteer?
3. What is a disability?
4. Can anyone attend Committee meetings?
5. Who do I contact if I have problems gaining access to a building/business?

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1. Why do you send a fire engine when I called for an ambulance?
2. Why do I need to get a smoke detector inspection and where do I place them?
3. When does the new carbon monoxide detector become law?
4. Do I have to remove my underground home heating oil tank?
5. What can I do with my old propane tanks for the barbecue grill? Will the town’s rubbish removal contractor take them?
6. I am selling my home, what do I need to do for smoke detector and carbon monoxide requirements?

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1. Who should I report a street sign missing to?
2. What if there is a power outage in town?
3. When is my trash pick-up?
4. Who do I call if a town tree in my front yard needs to be trimmed?
5. How often are water/sewer/trash bills due?

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1. Who should I report a street sign missing to?
2. The catch basin (storm drain) near my home is clogged. What should I do?
3. Who should I report a pothole to?

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1. When should I call 911?
2. Do I have to register my home/business alarm with the Police Department?
3. What if there is a power outage in town?
4. Are the schools open today?
5. Where is the Woburn District Court?

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1. Do I need a recycling sticker for the Stevens Street Recycling Center?
2. How do I obtain a recycling sticker?
3. I don't have a recycling bin. What can I use?
4. I have some larger/or unusual household items (furniture, appliances, toys, etc.) that need to be picked up, How can I get these picked up?
5. My trash/recycling was not picked up today. What should I do?
6. What are the hours of the Stevens Street Recycling Center and where is it located?
7. What can I put out for recycling pickup?
8. When are my recyclables picked up?
9. When is my trash pick-up?
10. How do I dispose of an appliance?
11. How can I dispose of yard waste?
12. How can I dispose of paint/paint thinner/household chemicals?
13. How can I dispose of fluorescent bulbs?
14. How can I dispose of motor oil?
15. How can I dispose of propane tanks?
16. How can I dispose of tires?

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1. Why does clean recycling matter?
2. How does recycling contamination impact me?
3. What rule of thumb should I follow?
4. Where can I find more information on what to recycle?
5. Is there a simple chart I can print out as a reminder?

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1. My recycling wasn't picked up today. What did I do wrong?
2. I did not receive an Oops Tag and my recycling was not collected. What happened?
3. Will the recycling truck return and collect my recycling if I make a correction the next day?

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1. Is there any sand available for the residents of Stoneham to get for their property?
2. I have a fire hydrant in front of my house, whose responsibility is it to shovel the snow from it?
3. My street has not yet been plowed. Who do I call?

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1. How do I make an online payment?
2. How do I request a municipal lien certificate?
3. How often are water/sewer/trash bills due?
4. What is the current tax rate?
5. When are my real estate tax payments due?
6. Where do I go to pay an outstanding excise tax bill?

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1. Does the Town of Stoneham spray for gypsy moths or diseased trees?
2. Who do I call if a town tree in my front yard needs to be trimmed?
3. Who can I call if I want a public shade tree?

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1. Do Veteran's Agents work for the VA?
2. Does being a Veteran, the spouse of a deceased Veteran or dependent of a deceased Veteran mean I automatically qualify for Chapter 115 benefits?
3. What paperwork will I need when applying for Chapter 115 benefits?

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1. Does the Town of Stoneham allow second water meters?
2. How can I tell if I have a leak in my home?
3. I am selling/buying a house in Stoneham. What should I do for a final reading?
4. I want the water shut off to my house. Who do I contact?
5. What should I do if my faucet is leaking?
6. Who should I contact if I have a question on my water/sewer/trash bill?