Building

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1. What is SB407 and how will the City apply the legislative requirements of this bill?
2. Why do I need a building permit?
3. How long will it take to get a Building Permit?
4. What is an Owner-Builder?
5. I want to remodel my kitchen. Will I have to bring the whole house “up to code?”
6. I recently purchased a house which had work done without a permit. I also have performed further work without obtaining permits. Will everything have to be ripped out?
7. Are there regulations concerning the use of streets and sidewalks for the placement of construction-related vehicles and material?
8. What happens if I do not obtain a building permit?
9. How much will my permit cost?
10. How do I check the status of my plan check?
11. How do I obtain a re-roof, plumbing, electrical or mechanical permit?
12. What are Green Buildings and are they important?
13. What Codes are enforced in Pismo Beach?

Business License

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1. How do I get an application for a City of Pismo Beach Business License?
2. How much does a business license cost?
3. What if my business is home-based?
4. Where do I get the application for a Home Occupation Permit?
5. How long does it take to receive the business license?
6. How do I get a business license for special events, such as Art in the Park, Car Show, etc.?
7. When do I need to renew my license?
8. What if I sell my business?
9. How do I obtain a Fictitious Business Name?
10. How do I obtain a resale or sales tax permit?
11. If I hire someone to do work at my home, such as gardening or housekeeping services, do they need to have a City of Pismo Beach business license?
12. What if I have a complaint about a business located in the City of Pismo Beach?
13. What if I have a complaint about a contractor that I hired to do work at my home?

City Attorney

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1. Who is the City Attorney?
2. Does the City Attorney represent individual citizens who live in Pismo Beach?
3. If I have been involved in an accident and feel as though the City of Pismo Beach is at fault, what should I do?
4. Where can I get a copy of the Municipal Code or City Ordinance?
5. How do I contact the City Attorney?

City Clerk

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1. How can I get a copy of the agenda?
2. How can I get a copy of a staff report?
3. How can I get a copy of a Resolution or Ordinance?
4. How do I request copies of City documents?
5. How can I submit a concern, question, request, suggestion, etc. to the City?
6. How can I find out what happened at a Council meeting?
7. How can I get a DVD of a City Council meeting?
8. When is the next City Council election and what are the requirements to run for office?
9. How do I obtain a Marriage License?
10. Can I get married on the beach?
11. Where do I get the City's demographics?
12. Do I need a Special Event Permit if I am having a private party in my own home?
13. Can I apply for a Passport at City Hall?
14. Can I renew my Passport at City Hall?
15. Where do I go for Birth, Death, or Marriage Certificates?
16. How often is the City Newsletter published and how is it distributed?
17. How do I file an appeal to the of a Planning Commission decision?

City Council

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1. When does the City Council meet?
2. May I address the City Councilmembers at a meeting?
3. Would the City be willing to adopt a proclamation or resolution regarding my issue?
4. How can I submit a concern, question, request, suggestion, etc. to the City?
5. Do the City Councilmembers represent individual districts?
6. Is Pismo Beach a General Law or Charter City?
7. What Political Parties do the City Councilmembers belong to?
8. How do I invite the City Council to an event?
9. How do I schedule a meeting with the City Council?
10. What is the Home Improvement Program and how can I apply?

Downtown Paid Parking

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1. Why is paid parking necessary in the downtown area?
2. Why are there no meters in front of each parking space?
3. Where are the Parking Pay Stations?
4. How do I use the Parking Pay Stations?
5. What are the hours of operation?
6. What are my parking alternatives?
7. If I have problems, complaints or issues, who can I contact?
8. Does the City offer free metered public parking for “Qualified Veterans”

Engineering

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1. Do I need a permit to work in the City right-of-way?
2. Where are my sewer lateral, water lateral, right-of-way , property line and public utilities?
3. When will my street be repaved or other public improvements be completed?
4. My street is flooding, who do I call?
5. My street needs sweeping, who do I call?
6. Who do I contact for garbage collection?
7. How do I get a stop sign installed on my street?
8. How do I get my curb painted red?
9. How do I get my sidewalk fixed?
10. There is an injured marine animal on the beach, who do I contact?

General

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1. What is the address and how do I get to City Hall?
2. How can I submit a concern, question, request, suggestion, etc. to the City?
3. How can I obtain a copy of a City Resolution or Ordinance?
4. How do I report a broken streetlight?
5. How do I report graffiti?
6. What company provides cable TV service in the City of Pismo Beach?
7. Who do I call with a water & sewer utility billing question?
8. How often are streets swept?
9. How do I become a volunteer for the City of Pismo Beach?
10. What is the weather like at Pismo Beach?
11. There is an injured marine animal on the beach, who do I contact?
12. What is the Home Improvement Program and how can I apply?
13. Can ashes of a loved one be scattered at Pismo Beach?
14. How do I safely dispose of my home generated needles and syringes?
15. How can I dispose of Latex Paint?

Home

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1. What is the address and how do I get to City Hall?
2. How can I obtain a copy of a City Resolution or Ordinance?
3. How do I report graffiti?
4. What is the Home Improvement Program and how can I apply?

Lifeguard Program

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1. Can I walk my dog on the beach?
2. What do I do if I find an injured or loose animal?
3. Can I camp on Pismo Beach?
4. Can I have a fire on Pismo Beach?
5. Can I drive a vehicle or ride a horse on Pismo Beach?
6. Can I dig for clams on Pismo Beach?
7. What is the weather like at Pismo Beach?
8. Do I need a Fishing Permit/License to fish off the Pismo Beach pier?
9. 18. How Can I find out about water quality in Pismo Beach?
10. Does the City of Pismo Beach offer a Junior Lifeguard Program?
11. Can I swim or ride my jet ski near the pier?
12. Can I jump off the pier?

Parks & Halls

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1. Do I need a permit to get married on the beach?
2. Can I reserve a campsite through you?
3. Do I have to reserve a designated area to use it?
4. Does the city provide equipment (table & chairs) with the rental of designated areas within a park?

Planning

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1. How does someone apply for planning approval?
2. How do I determine where my property lines are?
3. Where can I get a copy of "as-built" plans of my house/site/commercial building?
4. Do I need a permit for flatwork or to pave my driveway?
5. Do I need a permit to reface my sign?
6. What is the zoning on my property?
7. What can I build on my property?
8. I’m building an addition to my Home/office/commercial building. What are my setbacks?
9. What new developments are going on in the City?
10. Do I need a permit to build a fence/wall? Or can I add some lattice above my existing wall or fence?
11. How do I file an appeal to the of a Planning Commission decision?

Police

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1. Do you use volunteers?
2. Can I walk my dog on the beach?
3. What do I do if I find an injured or loose animal?
4. My neighbor’s dog barks constantly and at all hours. Who do I need to notify?
5. Can I camp on Pismo Beach?
6. Can I have a fire on Pismo Beach?
7. Can I drive a vehicle or ride a horse on Pismo Beach?
8. Can I dig for clams on Pismo Beach?
9. What is the weather like at Pismo Beach?
10. Does the department do fingerprinting?
11. What are your hours of operation?
12. Where is the Police Department located?
13. Can I get a Pismo Beach Police shoulder patch?
14. What permit(s) do I need to sell alcohol at an event?
15. How do I obtain an Alcoholic Beverage License?
16. How do I obtain a Carry Concealed Weapons Permit (CCW)?
17. Do I need a Fishing Permit/License to fish off the Pismo Beach pier?
18. How do I obtain a Taxi Permit with the City of Pismo Beach?
19. How do I request a ride-along?
20. Does the Police Department give tours?
21. Street Closures
22. Reports
23. Clearance Letters
24. Citation / Fix-it Stickers
25. Vehicle Releases
26. Victims' Rights

Public Works

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1. What should I do if I am experiencing sewer problems?
2. Where can I get sandbags?
3. Who do I contact to get a pothole fixed?
4. Whom do I contact to report a problem with a street light?
5. Who do I contact after hours for a Water or Wastewater problem?
6. Where does our water come from?
7. What kind of disinfectant is used in the City’s Drinking Water?
8. Where does the City’s responsibility end on a water service lateral?
9. Where does the City’s responsibility end on backflow devices?
10. Is Fluoride added to the City’s drinking water?
11. Does the City sample the drinking water?
12. Where can a copy of the City’s Annual Consumer Confidence Report (C.C.R.) be found?
13. Where does the City’s responsibility end on a sewer service lateral?
14. Who is responsible for trimming trees?

Recreation

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1. How do I register online for an activity?
2. Why does the City offer a 4% discount on online classes?
3. Can I reserve a campsite through you?
4. How do I request a Customer ID and password for an online registration account?
5. Can I view my transaction history and print out my past receipts online?
6. What is the City’s Federal Tax ID Number?
7. Do I need a permit to get married on the beach?
8. Do I have to reserve a designated area to use it?

Risk Management

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1. What is a “claim”?
2. How do I file a claim for monetary damages against the City?
3. What happens to the claim after it is filed?
4. Is this the same thing as small claims court?

Utility Services

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1. How do I establish water & sewer utility services?
2. How do I close my account for water & sewer utility services?
3. When is my utility bill due?
4. How can I pay my bill?
5. Can I pay my utility bill with a credit card?
6. Can I pay my utility bill or check my account history on the City's website?
7. Does the City have a program that would allow me to authorize an automatic debit from my bank account to pay my water-sewer bill?
8. What are the various charges that make up my utility bill?
9. What occurs when the City receives a non-sufficient funds notice from a customer's bank?
10. Can I request my water bill for a specific date or cycle?
11. What is a Delinquent Notice?
12. Why was my account sent to collections?
13. What do I do if I go on vacation, return home on a non-business day, and find that my utility service has been terminated due to non-payment?
14. Can my account be transferred if I move from one home to another within the City?
15. How is the meter reading performed?
16. Can the water meter be re-read if there is a question as to a reading error?
17. Since I pay a bi-monthly service charge that is based on the size of my water meter, do I own the water meter?
18. How do I get a hydrant meter?
19. Who do I call for Trash customer service?
20. Does the City pick up hazardous waste?
21. Why am I required to sign up for trash if I don't want to?