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1. What kinds of things can I get help with?
2. What agencies does the Aging & Disabilty Resource Center of Linn County work with?
3. What does it cost?
4. What about the agencies providing service?
5. Who makes the decisions about services?
6. Is the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Linn County part of The Heritage Agency on Aging?
7. Who do I call to receive Options Counseling services from the Aging & Disability Resource Center?
8. How do I qualify for Aging & Disability Resource Center services?
9. Why use the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Linn County?
10. What is options counseling?

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1. Where can I get a work permit for my 14 year old?

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1. What is a Homestead Credit?
2. What is a Military Exemption?
3. How do I apply or find out if I qualify for the Homestead Credit or Military Exemption?
4. I have applied for the Homestead Credit and/or Military Exemption, but I don't see them on my property tax bill?
5. Do I need to sign for homestead exemption every year?
6. I moved to a new home, do I need to sign for a homestead exemption?
7. What other Credits and Exemption may I be eligible for?
8. How is the Assessor appointed?
9. What is the Conference Board?
10. How does the Assessor determine the value of my property?
11. What is classification?
12. What is Market Value?
13. How does the Assessor estimate Market Value?
14. How often is my property reassessed?
15. When are Assessment Notices mailed?
16. What do I do if I disagree with the assessed value of my property?
17. What is the Board of Review and who are the members?
18. What is the Property Assessment Appeal Board and who are the members?
19. What is an Equalization Order?
20. How is an equalization order determined?
21. How will I know if my property receives an equalization order?
22. My assessment has not changed, why have my property taxes increased?
23. What is taxable value?
24. What is a rollback?
25. What is a levy rate?
26. What does property tax pay for?

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1. How can I find out about past taxes?
2. How do I get digital maps and parcel information?
3. How do I find liens and judgments on a piece of property?
4. Where do I register to vote?
5. How do I get an absentee ballot?
6. Do I have to show identification at my polling place?
7. When and where are the election results available?
8. What and when is the Pre-registration Deadline for voting?
9. If I miss the Pre-registration Deadline, can I still vote?
10. Are there maps of the Supervisor Districts?
11. Do you have maps for other counties in Iowa?
12. Where on the Internet can I view aerial photography?

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1. How do I apply for a Witwer Trust grant?
2. What Board of Supervisor district do I live in?
3. Where do I get a burn permit?
4. What is the number for the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency (formerly Bluestem)?
5. Where is a map of the Board of Supervisors districts?
6. When does the Board of Supervisors meet?
7. How do I apply to serve on a county advisory board or commission?
8. How do items get on the Board of Supervisors' agenda?
9. Where do I get a marriage license?
10. What if I missed my court date?
11. What is the number for the Clerk of Court?
12. Where do I get my driver’s license?
13. Where do I get my license plates?
14. Who do I call about a lost dog or cat?
15. What is the number for the Social Security Office?
16. What is the number for the Extension Service?
17. Where do I get a copy of my birth certificate?

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1. What are the current construction codes for Linn County?
2. How much does a building permit application cost in Linn County Iowa?
3. Is a building permit required for siding, roofing or replacing windows in Linn County?
4. When are inspections required in Linn County and how do I set up an inspection?
5. What are the building inspectors' hours?
6. What permits are required to build a house in Linn County?
7. What is the "farm exemption" and what qualifies for the exemption?

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1. What can Options do for my business?
2. How does a business get a quote for work from Options?

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1. Where can I get tested for sexually transmitted diseases?
2. Where can I get an HIV test?
3. Where can I get a tetanus shot?
4. Where can I get a physical for school, sports, camp, etc?
5. How can I get a copy of my immunization records?
6. I plan to travel overseas. Should I be concerned about any diseases and do I need any vaccinations?

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1. What is Community Partnerships for Protecting Children?
2. Why are Community Partnerships Necessary?
3. How does the partnership work?
4. How can I get involved?

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1. How do I get an absentee ballot?
2. How do I register to vote?
3. How do I find my polling place?
4. How do I find a sample ballot for the current election?
5. Who are my government representatives?
6. Does your office have precinct maps?
7. What is the pre-registration deadline to register to vote?
8. How do I determine my residence for voter registration purposes?
9. I've lost my voter registration card. How do I get it replaced?
10. If I am already registered to vote, do I have to register again before each election?
11. I am retired and spend time at my vacation home during the winters. Can I still vote in Linn County?
12. I am a student at a college outside of Linn County. Can I still vote in Linn County?
13. Can someone with the power of attorney sign a voter registration form on a voter's behalf?
14. Do I have to vote according to the party affiliation on my voter registration?
15. Is my voter registration record information considered public information?
16. Can the status of my voter registration change?
17. What is the last day I can request an absentee ballot to be mailed to me?
18. Do I need to get my request for an absentee ballot notarized or witnessed?
19. Can someone with the power of attorney request an absentee ballot on a voter's behalf?
20. Does Iowa have permanent absentee voting?
21. If I need assistance while voting my absentee ballot, can someone assist me?
22. What can I do if I make a mistake when voting my ballot?
23. What should I do if I requested an absentee ballot but I have not received it?
24. What can I do if I lost or damaged my absentee ballot?
25. If a voter casts an absentee ballot but dies before Election Day, is the ballot counted?
26. I've heard that absentee ballots are only counted if they will affect the outcome of the election. Is this true?
27. If I miss the Pre-registration Deadline, can I still vote?
28. Can I use the Election Day Registration process at your office and then go to the polls on Election Day?
29. Can I use the Election Day Registration process at your office and have an absentee ballot be mailed to me?
30. Can I use the Election Day Registration process and vote at your office?
31. How do I change my address before an election?
32. What types of elections are held in Linn County?
33. Is the Linn County Elections Office responsible for the caucus?
34. Why can’t I vote in a Primary Election if I am an Independent or No Party?
35. Does Linn County have instant runoff elections?
36. Does Linn County have recall elections?
37. How can the form of city government be changed?
38. How can the form of county government be changed?

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1. How do I know what maintenance district or Board of Supervisor district I am in?
2. Who do I make my check payable to?
3. Do you accept credit or debit cards?
4. How do I obtain a 911 address?
5. What do I do if my blue and white 911 sign is damaged or stolen?

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1. What is the difference between Road Closed and Road Closed to Thru Traffic?
2. Will vehicle access be available at all times during the concrete paving project?
3. If access is not available at times throughout the project, how are emergency situations handled?
4. How are various services such as mail delivery, garbage pick-up, and bus stops handled during the project?
5. How will my driveway be adjusted to match the proposed concrete overlay?
6. Recently I have seen County crews extending entrance culverts and flattening slopes on driveways and field entrances. How does the County choose which drives to do?
7. How can I receive regular project updates and other project details?

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1. What type of dust control is available?
2. When is the sign-up period for dust control?
3. If the oil on my road is still good, can I keep it?
4. Is the retain permit refundable if my oil or seal coat can not be retained?
5. I rent a house on a county road and would like to put dust control down. Can I put dust control down even if I don't own the property?
6. I want to put dust control in front of my property but it will also be in front of a neighbor's house. Can I do that?
7. Will my dust control still be effective after they blade the road?
8. Does the County fill gaps between dust control areas?

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1. How do I know what maintenance district I am in?

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1. Do I need a permit to widen my driveway?
2. Can I put in a second driveway?
3. I am building a new house. There is a driveway already there but it is for a field. I want to use the same driveway. Is that possible?

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1. When will my road be plowed?
2. The post office will not deliver my mail because of the snow in front of my mailbox. Will the County be out to remove this snow?
3. What are your hours of operation for winter snow removal?
4. Do you sand and salt gravel roads?
5. Why did the snow plow push snow beyond the edge of the road?
6. My mailbox was destroyed by your plow. Are you going to replace it?

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1. How long can I receive assistance?
2. What is an IAR?
3. Students cannot receive assistance. Why is that the case?
4. What is United Way 211?
5. How do I enroll for veteran affair medical benefits?

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1. When does the Historic Preservation Commission meet?
2. Who is eligible for a county Historic Preservation grant?

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1. How do I qualify for home health programs?
2. What tasks can General DCWs assist?
3. Is Home Health the same as Public Health?
4. What is the cost for services?

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1. If I submit a resume, will your office contact me when a job becomes available that I am qualified for?
2. How can I apply for County jobs?
3. What is the current minimum wage?
4. Where can I apply for City jobs?
5. How can I find out about County jobs?
6. Where do I file for unemployment benefits?
7. What is the contact information for the Department of Human Services (DHS)?

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1. What age are your residents?
2. My child is out of control, can I bring him/her to detention for the night?
3. Do you house boys and girls?
4. What are your visiting policies?
5. Can I call a resident of the detention center?
6. How long does a youth stay in detention?
7. How are youth placed in the community based programs?
8. Do you have home visits?
9. How do I get a job at the detention center or in one of the community based programs?

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1. How do I become eligible to ride LIFTS?
2. How do I make a reservation to ride LIFTS?
3. How much does it cost to ride LIFTS?
4. How do I cancel a LIFTS ride?
5. Can someone ride along with me on the bus?
6. Are service animals permitted on the bus?
7. What hours do LIFTS buses run?
8. Does LIFTS provide service on the weekends?

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1. What is an ADA rider?

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1. Where do I get a map of a property in Linn County?

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1. I am with someone who is having a mental health emergency. What do I do?
2. How do I apply for Social Security income?
3. How do I apply for foodstamps?

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1. Will I be notified when there is a closing due to bad weather?
2. What are the Options hours and drop off/pick up times?
3. Is there a consumer handbook?
4. Does Options provide transportation?
5. Are there any volunteer opportunities?
6. Is Options going to close?

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1. I registered my child for a day camp, can I cancel it?

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1. How do I find out who owns a certain property in Linn County?
2. What is the "farm exemption" and what qualifies for the exemption?
3. Does the office of Linn County Planning and Development accept public speaking engagements?
4. How do I contact area City building and zonings departments?
5. Where can I get septic and well permits for construction in Linn County?
6. Where do I get a burning permit for Linn County?
7. What are the hours of the Linn County Planning & Development Office?
8. Where is the office of Linn County Planning & Development located?
9. Where do I find important dates for Linn County Planning and Development?
10. What utilities are available in my area?
11. Can I build a garage or shed on my property in rural Linn County?
12. Who do I call about drainage issues?
13. Who do I ask about my subdivision convenants?
14. What are the regulations for putting a mobile or manufactured home on my property in rural Linn County?
15. Can I view aerial photos of Linn County on the internet?
16. Where do I go to get an address for my property?
17. What is a certain property or area designated on Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map?
18. Is there a deadline for submitting my application for next month's agenda?

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1. What is the Family Farm Credit (State Code of Iowa 425A) and how do I qualify?

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1. What can I do to protect myself from mosquitoes and the West Nile Virus?
2. Where do I get information on OSHA-type worker safety rules?

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1. What is the Linn County Special Needs Registry?
2. Can I volunteer to help prepare Linn County against emergencies posed by natural and man-made disasters?

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1. I am selling my home that has a septic system and a well. A lending company says I need to have them checked. What do I do?
2. My business needs to install equipment that requires venting. Do I need a permit for my air exhaust?
3. How would my child become lead poisoned?
4. Where can I get the 8-hour Lead Safe Renovation, Remodeling & Painting training?
5. What is radon?
6. Where can radon test kits be purchased?
7. Can new homes be built to lessen the entry of radon into the home?
8. Can my work, home or school be inspected for indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns?
9. Why can I not burn my leaves and garden material when I live in Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha or Marion?
10. Where can I get my child tested for lead poisoning

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1. Where do I file for homestead and military tax credits?

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1. Are militiary discharge records made available to the general public?
2. Is there a fee to record military discharge records or to get certified copies of them?

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1. When are hunting / fishing licenses available for sale?
2. Does the Recorder's Office take passport photos?
3. What documents are required for a passport?
4. When can a passport be renewed? What is the process?
5. Do I need to call ahead to make an appointment?

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1. Are abstracts recorded or stored in the Recorder's Office?
2. Does the Recorder's Office keep original documents?
3. How do I add or remove a name from my property?
4. Are wills recorded in the Recorder's Office?
5. What is the current real estate transfer tax for real estate sales?

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1. Are divorce records located in the Recorder's Office?
2. Can the Recorder's Office verify information via telephone regarding birth, death and/or marriage records ?
3. Is there a process to register as an officiant to perform marriages in Iowa?
4. Is there a list of judges who perform marriages in Linn County?
5. What is the fee for a certified copy of a birth, death or marriage record?
6. Where do I get a marriage license?
7. Where do I get a copy of my birth certificate?
8. Once we pick up our license to marry, how long is it valid?
9. If I need a certified copy of a vital record from another county, where do I apply?

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1. Who is Linn County’s insurance carrier?
2. How do I report a claim as the result of fault or negligence on the part of Linn County or it’s employees?

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1. How do I renew my plates?
2. How do I transfer a title?
3. I just moved to Linn County, what should I do?
4. I just sold my vehicle, what do I do with my plates?
5. What to do when an owner on the title is deceased?
6. How do I get a Replacement Title?
7. How do I order Specialty Plates?
8. What do you do if you want the new plate design?

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1. When are my taxes due?
2. Where is my Property Tax Bill?
3. What Happens at a Tax Sale?
4. How do I pay property taxes?
5. Can I pay a full year of my property taxes in September?
6. How do I avoid paying penalty or costs?
7. Does my Mortgage Company pay my property taxes?
8. Do I have Homestead credit and/ or Military Exemption on my bill?
9. I don’t think my property is assessed correctly?
10. I just bought a mobile home. What do I need to do?

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1. How can I contact Veteran Affairs?
2. How do I qualify for the veteran affairs relief program?
3. How do I enroll for VA medical benefits?
4. Does the Department of Veteran Affairs have a 24-hour crisis line?
5. How do I get a ride to the Iowa City VA Hospital?
6. How do I get Veteran designation on my Drivers License?

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1. What is the Witwer Trust Grant Program?
2. How do I submit a grant application?
3. How do I create an account?
4. What is the deadline?
5. What is the review process and timeline?
6. How much funding is available?
7. Are matching funds required?
8. Who is eligible for Witwer Trust grants?
9. What types of projects are eligible for grant funds?
10. May I submit more than one proposal?
11. May I submit more than one project in one proposal?
12. Can I apply to the Witwer Trust if I received grant funding from the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program for the same project?
13. What is the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program?
14. Can I use a fiscal sponsor?
15. Can my organization apply for a Witwer Trust grant AND serve as a fiscal sponsor for a different organization?
16. Where is the Assurances form?
17. I received an account locked notice. What should I do?

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1. What permits are required to build a house in Linn County?
2. What is the "farm exemption" and what qualifies for the exemption?
3. Is there a deadline for submitting my application for next month's agenda?
4. Where do I obtain agendas for Linn County zoning meetings?
5. How do I find out what the current zoning is for a certain property in Linn County?
6. Can I operate a business from my home in Linn County?
7. What are the required lot sizes and setbacks?
8. What is the status of my Linn County zoning case?
9. My property is subject to deed restrictions (covenants). What are they and does Linn County enforce them?
10. What do I need to do to divide my property in rural Linn County?
11. Can I sell the original farmhouse from the farm?