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Broward County Services

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1. Where do I get my driver’s license?
2. Where do I get auto tags?
3. Who do I call for dead animals on my property?
4. Who do I need to contact to remove a tree?
5. Where can I dispose of Household Hazardous Waste?
6. Where do I register for the Pet Friendly Hurricane Shelter?
7. Where can I file for a Homestead Exemption?
8. Who do I call if I have a problem with an elevator?
9. Where do I go if I need to get a Certificate of Good Conduct for my Certificate of Naturalization?

City Communication

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1. I have a great story for the Tam-A-Gram. Who do I tell?
2. Can I advertise in the Tam-A-Gram?
3. I’m going out of town for the summer. Can I have the Tam-A-Gram mailed to me?
4. How do I get a copy of the latest Tam-A-Gram?

Code/Permits/Licences

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1. What do I need to do as a homeowner to obtain an owner/builder permit?
2. Where can a gas tank be installed in my backyard?
3. I have a Fire Code violation, whom should I contact?
4. Is it possible to look up my permit status of inspections online?
5. How long does Tamarac’s building permit process take?
6. Does the City have a list that shows what type of work is required to be permitted?
7. What’s needed for an occupational license?
8. What happens if I don’t correct a code violation in the time I was given in my Notice of Violation?
9. Why are residents required to have a fire inspection for a residential business?
10. How can I find out what zoning a specific property has?
11. Can my business open before the Standard Safety inspection process is complete?
12. What is the maximum height of a fence in my front yard?
13. Where can I obtain a copy of the current Code of Ordinances?
14. Why does each business classification or activity require a Business Revenue Receipt?
15. How can I set up a time for a building inspection?

Employment Opportunities

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1. I received a blue card in the mail. What does that mean?
2. Will I be notified if I get the position or not?
3. What is the status of my job application?
4. How can I get a job application?
5. What positions do you have open right now?

Fees/Accounts

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1. Who does the medical billing for TFR?
2. Why did I receive a bill for a medical transport?
3. How much does Para-Transit cost?
4. Why am I charged for storm water?
5. Can I check my utility account information on-line?
6. How do I discontinue my water, sewer and garbage service?
7. Why does Tamarac charge so much for permit alterations?
8. What are the fees to build a new pool?
9. What are the requirements for opening a new utilities account? (Water, Sewer, Garbage)
10. How can I pay my utility bills?
11. How does Tamarac determine the Business Review Fees?
12. Can I pay for summer camp in monthly payments?
13. Is there an extra charge for the senior programs if I’m not a resident?
14. Can I rent a room in one of Tamarac’s facilities?

Fire Rescue

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1. Can someone help me install my child safety seat?
2. How do I sign-up for services and classes such as CERT, CPR, hurricane presentation, fire prevention activity, vulnerable population registry, etc.?
3. How do I obtain a medical report?
4. How do I obtain a fire report?
5. How do I sign-up for CodeRED?

General Information

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1. Who do I contact if I have an issue with my Comcast Cable bill or service?
2. What are the hours of City Hall?
3. Is there a Tamarac gym for residents?
4. Where can I get a Handicap Permit?
5. Where can I get a passport? What do I need to bring?
6. Where can I get a document notarized?
7. I called a department about a concern of mine, when will someone respond to my concern?
8. How can I learn more about current development around the City?
9. When is the next Commission meeting?

Housing Assistance

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1. Do I have to find my own contractor for projects?
2. What types of repairs are covered under the Housing Rehabilitation Program?
3. Are condos eligible for the Housing Rehabilitation Program?
4. How do I qualify for the General Housing Assistance Program?
5. How long does the General Housing Assistance Program process take?
6. What are the terms of the General Housing Assistance Program?
7. Can I use other grant/loan programs in conjunction with the City’s First Time Homebuyer Program?
8. Do you have to live in Tamarac to apply for or qualify for the First Time Homebuyer Program?

Outdoor Maintenance

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1. Will the City reimburse for out of pocket sidewalk repairs?
2. When is the canal going to be cleaned?
3. My neighbor has a tree that protrudes onto my property. What can be done to make them cut it back?
4. What are the colored paint markings on the ground in my front yard?
5. Who is responsible to maintain the hedges along the streets and sidewalks?

Programs and Classes

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1. If I’ve already filled out a registration form for a program I did 6 months ago, do I need to fill out another for a new program?
2. If I’m a senior, what programs are available to me?
3. I heard AARP holds Safe Driver classes in Tamarac?
4. Does Tamarac have a Senior Dance?
5. When can I play on the park fields?

Solid Waste Assessment

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1. Solid Waste Assessment Information
2. Who is affected by this change in billing method?
3. Why is the City changing the billing for Solid Waste from the Water Bill to the Tax Bill?
4. How will this affect my water bill?
5. How much is the fee and can I take a discount if I pay my taxes early?
6. I am a single family residential owner and I am only here part of the year, will I be billed for the entire amount?
7. I am a single family residential property owner and rent my property. Will the tenant be responsible for the solid waste assessment?
8. I have a mortgage and an escrow account. How will this affect my escrow payments?
9. I received by trim notice / saw the advertisement notifying us that the City may raise taxes this year. Why the increase?
10. Is the Fire Rescue Assessment (aka Fire Fee) increasing?

Stormwater Utility Management Fee Assessment

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1. Stormwater Utility Management Fee Assessment Overview
2. Who is affected by this change in billing method?
3. Why is the City changing the billing for the Stormwater Utility Management Fee from the Water Bill to the Tax Bill?
4. How will this affect my water bill?
5. How much is the fee and can I take a discount if I pay my taxes early?
6. How will this change in collection method affect my tax exemptions?
7. I am a property owner and I am only here part of the year, will I be billed for the entire amount?
8. I am a property owner and rent my property to others. Will the tenant be responsible for the Stormwater Utility Management Fee assessment?
9. I have a mortgage and an escrow account. How will this affect my escrow payments?
10. I live in a Condominium Association and the Stormwater fee is paid through the Association. With this change will I have to continue paying the Association for Stormwater?
11. If I move during the tax year, how will I receive a partial refund for the service(s) that were “pre-paid”?
12. I am on a fixed income and now I have to come up with a lump-sum amount instead of paying in smaller increments.

Transportation

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1. How can I pay for Tamarac Para-Transit?
2. How do I schedule a ride with Tamarac Para-Transit?
3. Do I have to give you advance notice to ride Tamarac Para-Transit?
4. How does Tamarac Para-Transit know I’m ready to be picked up?
5. When is Tamarac Para-Transit in service?
6. How do I apply for Tamarac Para-Transit?
7. Where can I go with Tamarac Para-Transit? What is the cost?
8. Are there any requirements to get a ride with Tamarac Para-Transit?

Trash and Recycling

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1. Where can I get a recycling bin?
2. When will my recycling be picked up?
3. When will my trash be picked up?

Utility Maintenance

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1. Why is my water turned off?
2. Why do I have low water pressure?
3. What do I do if I see that a sprinkler system is operating at the wrong time of day?
4. During a storm, is someone monitoring flood gates?
5. Do I need to boil water after construction work is completed and water service is restored?
6. Where does my sewer come out of my house?
7. Does the City of Tamarac add fluoride to the water?
8. Is Tamarac water hard or soft?
9. How can I check my toilet for a leak?
10. Who will fix a water leak on my property?
11. Why does my water smell / taste like chlorine? (during a "chlorine burn" period)