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1. What is the Welfare Exemption?
2. How does an organization file a claim for the Welfare or Veterans' Organization Exemption?
3. When must a claim for the Welfare or Veterans' Organization Exemption claim be filed?
4. What documents do I file with the assessor to request a Welfare or Veterans' Organization exemption from property taxes?
5. What documents do I file with the BOE to request an Organizational Clearance Certificate?
6. According to the Internal Revenue Service, my nonprofit organization is a section 501(c)(3) organization and, therefore, exempt from income taxes. Why must we file separately for a Welfare Exemption
7. The assessor determined that the property was not eligible for the welfare or veterans' organization exemption. What is my recourse if I do not agree?
8. Who Can Claim The Church Exemption?
9. Who Can Claim The Religious Exemption?
10. What Is The Disabled Veteran Exemption And Who Can Qualify?
11. Can I Receive Both The Disabled Veterans Exemption and the Homeowners Exemption?
12. What Is The Definition Of A Principle Place Of Residence?
13. What Is The Difference Between A Property Tax Exemption And An Exclusion?

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1. I received a 1099 from Humboldt County. What is this for?
2. What is a W9 and why do I need to fill it out?

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1. I lost my W2 from Humboldt County. How can I get a replacement?

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1. I received a check that just says "SEC SUPP TAX." What is this for?

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1. Where can I obtain a death certificate?
2. Why is the Coroner Involved?
3. Could there be a religious conflict?

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1. What does the County Administrative Office do?
2. How do I make requests for records under the California Public Records Act?

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1. Does the County Counsel give legal advice to members of the public?
2. I have suffered personal injury or property damage, which I believe was caused by the County or one of its employees. How do I go about collecting for my damages.
3. Can I serve a lawsuit against the County by serving the County Counsel?
4. I would like to view some County records. Can I get them from the County Counsel’s Office?
5. Can I speak with the County Counsel, Jeffrey S. Blanck, as his name is listed at the top of the paperwork I received?
6. I would like a copy of the Humboldt County Code. Can I get it from the County Counsel’s Office?

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1. How can I get payment information?
2. Where are you located and how can I contact you?

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1. Does everyone living in my home have to get CalFresh benefits?
2. Does everyone in my home have to be a U.S. citizen to get CalFresh benefits?
3. Is there a limit on the amount of property I can own and still get CalFresh benefits?
4. What do I have to do to maintain eligibility?
5. What if I lose my electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card?
6. Can I sell or trade my CalFresh benefits or my electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card?
7. What if I disagree with an action taken by the county?
8. How do I get my CalFresh benefits?
9. What will happen when I apply?
10. Will I be fingerprinted?
11. How long will it take to process my application?
12. How will I know if my application has been approved?

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1. What is a LAMP and why is Humboldt County writing one?
2. Will there be many changes from the way the county currently manages onsite wastewater systems?
3. What is the timeline for submittal to NCRWQCB and what opportunities for public comment have there been/will there be?

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1. When is a beach placed on warning status?
2. When is a beach closed?
3. What exactly are total coliform, fecal coliform, and enterococcus?
4. How does Humboldt County monitor ocean water quality?
5. What are indicator bacteria?
6. Does the health risk to swimmers increase as indicator bacterial levels increase?
7. How do I protect myself from illness-causing bacteria in the ocean?
8. How can I find out about the weekly sampling results?

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1. How do I know when to report child abuse?
2. How does child abuse get reported?

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1. What is the cost of participating in the Check Enforcement Program?
2. How do I register for the program?
3. Can I put more than 1 check on a Check Complaint Form?
4. Will the Check Enforcement Program get all my money back for me?
5. When will I receive the money the program recovers?
6. What kind of checks can I send to the Check Enforcement Program?
7. Do you accept stop payment checks?
8. Why won’t you accept fictitious, fraudulent, lost, stolen, or counterfeit checks?
9. Why should I contact the check writer 1st before submitting a bad check?
10. Why are pre- or post-dated or held checks not accepted?
11. Why aren’t checks for payment in advance accepted?
12. I cashed a paycheck and it came back stamped NSF. Can I send it to the Check Enforcement Program?
13. Why can’t I get the posted service fee I normally charge for a returned check?
14. Why aren’t the check writers prosecuted right away?
15. Is there a dollar limit for checks submitted?
16. Am I required to send a certified letter to the NSF check writer before I refer the check to the District Attorney?
17. What do I do if I receive payment after the check has been sent to your office?
18. What happens if the check writer has not paid and you are unable to prosecute?

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1. Where is the Office of Elections located?
2. How do I register to vote?
3. How can I vote using a vote-by-mail ballot?
4. What does the Secretary of State do?
5. How does a recall work?
6. Why am I in a mail-ballot precinct?
7. Why does my polling place move?

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1. What if I believe my rights have been violated?
2. How can I participate?
3. Does the Commission give legal advice?
4. How can I become a commissioner?

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1. How do I contact a city/county department?
2. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?

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1. What is Measure S?
2. Why was Measure S placed on the ballot?
3. How does Measure S help protect our natural resources and beaty of our county?
4. How does Measure S address the illegal drug industry and increased narcotics use in our region?
5. What does Measure S cost?
6. When is the election?
7. Where can I get more information?
8. When will the tax be payable?
9. Will farmers who grow outdoor but have a genetics/cloning area where they have their seeds or starts under lights be considered "outdoor" or "mixed light" for purposes of the tax?

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1. What is Measure Z?
2. Why was Measure Z placed on the ballot?
3. What does Measure Z cost?
4. How will Measure Z address my public safety needs?
5. I’m concerned about the illegal drug industry and increased narcotics use in our region.
6. How will Measure Z enhance County services?
7. When is the election?
8. Where can I get more information about Measure Z?

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1. What is an assessor’s parcel number?
2. How do I find out if my parcel is the city or in the county?
3. What is a zoning classification?
4. What development does zoning allow?
5. What is a land use designation?
6. What is a combining zone?
7. What are building setbacks?
8. What is the minimum parcel size?
9. What permits are required to build, rebuild or remodel a house?
10. What’s the difference between building in the coastal zone and the inland areas?
11. How do I research if a property is in the coastal zone?
12. Can I place a manufactured home on my property?
13. Are second dwelling units allowed on a property?
14. How tall can a fence be built?
15. Are horses, chickens, goats or other domesticated animals allowed in residential zones?
16. Can I remove trees from a property?
17. Can a person live in a travel trailer on a property?
18. How do I determine if a lot was legally created?
19. Are there any easements that affect a property?
20. Is my property subject to flooding?
21. What is a nonconforming structure or use?
22. If an old structure burns down, can it be rebuilt?
23. Can a house be remodeled if it does not meet the required setbacks?
24. Can a parcel be subdivided?
25. What is the basic process for getting a building permit?
26. What is the basic process for getting a planning permit?
27. What are typical fees for a planning permit?
28. How do I get help applying for a planning permit?
29. I’m thinking about buying a property. How can I research more about it?
30. How do I research which zones allow a particular use?
31. What is the difference between a principally permitted use and a conditionally permitted use?
32. What is the process for annexing a parcel into a city?
33. Does the county enforce covenants, conditions, or restrictions in subdivisions?
34. Click here to return to the Planning and Building Department

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1. Is this lot “buildable”?
2. Is this lot within the Resort Improvement District’s service area?
3. What is the zoning for this lot? Is this lot located within the Coastal Zone?
4. What development does zoning allow?
5. What permits are required for development in Shelter Cove?
6. What is design review?
7. What are violations? Are there any violations on this parcel?
8. What is the basic process for getting a building permit?
9. What is the basic process for getting a planning permit?
10. What are typical fees for a planning permit?
11. Where can I get more Information?
12. Click here to return to the Planning and Building Department

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1. Can I find out who is on probation?
2. Do I have a warrant?
3. Where is Juvenile Delinquency Court held, and when?
4. Can I get a copy of a probation report?
5. What is the difference between adult formal supervised probation and "court probation"?
6. How can I get an early termination from probation?
7. What are my rights to possess firearms if I'm on probation?
8. What can I do with an out-of-control teen?
9. What is the difference between adult probation, adult parole, and Post Release Community Supervision?
10. How do I get my adult record expunged, get a certificate of rehabilitation, and a pardon?
11. How do I get my juvenile records sealed?
12. When can my child come home from Juvenile Hall?
13. Can I vote while on probation, post release community supervision (PRCS) or mandatory supervision?

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1. Who is eligible for the Adult Drug Court Program?

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1. Who is eligible for the Adult Targeted Case Management Program?

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1. Who gets community service work?
2. What happens at the interview?

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1. Who is eligible for the Healthy Alternatives for Youth and Families Program?

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1. My child came home after being arrested. What will happen now?
2. My child was arrested and taken into custody. What can the arresting officer do?
3. If we get a Notice to Appear, what will happen at the meeting with the probation officer? What should I do?
4. Do I need a lawyer for myself?
5. Does my child need a lawyer?
6. My child’s probation officer told me that the district attorney will be filing a petition. What does that mean?
7. What will happen if my child is taken to juvenile hall after the arrest?
8. How long could my child have to stay in juvenile hall?
9. Can I visit my child in juvenile hall?
10. What is the role of the probation officer?
11. How will my child and I find out about the court hearings?
12. What hearings will my child go to in juvenile court?
13. What will happen at the jurisdiction hearing?
14. What will happen at the disposition hearing?
15. May I be present at the hearings?
16. May I speak at the hearings?
17. Do we have the right to an interpreter?
18. May the victim attend and speak at the disposition hearing?
19. When can my child be tried as an adult?
20. What felonies are likely to be tried in adult court?
21. Where will my child go if he or she is sent to the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)?
22. When would my child go to the Division of Adult Operations instead of the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)?
23. Am I financially liable for my child’s acts?
24. Will I be required to pay my child’s fees?
25. Can my child’s juvenile records be sealed?
26. Can my child’s juvenile court record be used against him or her as an adult?
27. What should I do as a parent?

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1. Who is eligible for the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act Program?

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1. What are my rights if I've been arrested/charged with a crime?
2. Who can get advice from the Law Offices of the Public Defender?
3. Are Public Defenders real attorneys?
4. What do Public Defender's do?
5. How do I get a Public Defender?
6. Are all "appointed attorneys" employees of the law offices of the Public Defender?
7. If my ability to speak, read, or understand English is limited can you still help me?
8. What type of support staff does the Public Defender employ in the defense of its clients?
9. How does a criminal case get started?
10. What happens to the information I give the Public Defender's office?
11. What's going to happen to me in court?
12. Someone called the police about me and now they want to drop the charges, why are the police and the prosecutor charging me?
13. What is a felony charge?
14. What is a misdemeanor charge?
15. Can I expunge my case?

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1. How can I renew a book?
2. How can I use the Library's computers?
3. How can I make the text on the Library website bigger?
4. Can I access free wireless internet at the Library?
5. How can I find out about upcoming events at the Library?
6. How can I download the Library's eBooks & eAudiobooks?
7. How can I get a Library Card?
8. What is a Zip Book?
9. Where is it? It used to be on the Library web page and I can't find it now.
10. Will the Library answer questions by email?
11. How can I search for a film at the Library?
12. Why is the Library closed on Mondays?
13. I have a comment or question about the Library Website. How can I contact the Webmaster?
14. At the Main Library, which computers can I use to find a book?
15. In the Main Library, where's the restroom?

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1. How can I get email alerts about new library materials of interest to me?
2. How do I create Preferred Searches?
3. Is there a limit to the number of Preferred Searches?

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1. How do I place a hold request?
2. How do I log out of My Millennium when I am finished placing holds?
3. How do I choose my pickup location?
4. Can I freeze a hold request?
5. How do I reactivate my hold request?
6. How do I modify a hold request?
7. How do I cancel a hold request?

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1. What is a Reading History?
2. How do I create my Reading History?
3. How can I delete items from my Reading History?
4. How do I discontinue my Reading History?

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1. How do I create a list of library books that I might like to read in the future?
2. How do I add items to an existing list?
3. How do I use the Book Cart to save or export lists from the Library Catalog?

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1. Customize Your Library Account with My Millennium
2. How do I get into My Millennium?
3. How do I log out of My Millennium when I am finished?
4. Can I change my personal information?

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1. Will the County survey my property?
2. Where do I obtain a survey map of my property?
3. Will the County help settle a boundary disagreement with my neighbor?

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1. What is the phone number for the Records Division?
2. When can I have my LiveScan/fingerprints taken?
3. How much does LiveScan/fingerprinting cost?
4. How can I obtain my criminal History?
5. Do I have a warrant?
6. Where do I need to go to register?
7. How do I request records/research?
8. What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me?
9. What if this happened in another city? Can I file a report using this online police citizen reporting system?
10. What if this happened on a state Freeway?
11. What is a known suspect?

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1. What is a mobile home?
2. I have a recreational vehicle (RV), is it considered a mobile home?
3. My mobile home is sitting on a permanent foundation on my property - how will it be taxed?
4. Under which circumstances would my mobile home automatically become subject to local property taxes as opposed to in-lieu license fees?
5. Are there any advantages to changing from in-lieu license fees to local property taxation?
6. How do I find out if I am entitled to the homeowner's exemption?
7. How can I change taxation of my mobile home from license fees to the local property tax system?
8. If my mobile home currently is subject to local property taxation, can I request reinstatement of vehicle license fees?
9. If I buy a used mobile home subject to local property taxes, how do I get the title transferred to my name?
10. If I purchase a used mobile home or modify my mobile home by construction, will I have to pay supplemental taxes?
11. How is the amount of my mobile home property taxes determined?
12. Do I have any recourse if I disagree with the valuation placed on my mobile home by the assessor?
13. What happens if I fail to pay my mobile home property taxes on time?

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1. When are property tax bills mailed?
2. Who determines the amount of my property taxes?
3. Why are delinquencies highest among new property owners?
4. What if I do not receive my annual property tax bill?
5. Who provides the address shown on the property tax bill?
6. How do I change the address where my tax bill is mailed?
7. How do I apply for a homeowner's exemption?
8. Is the annual property tax bill the only tax bill I will receive?
9. How does a supplemental tax bill affect me?
10. Why am I getting two supplemental tax bills?
11. What if I have other questions?

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1. To what recipient should check payments be written?
2. When are my secured property taxes due, and when do they become delinquent?
3. Who is responsible for paying the property taxes on property I / we just purchased?
4. What if I pay my property taxes through my lender?
5. What are the penalties if I don't pay my property taxes on time?
6. How can I obtain a receipt of payment?
7. What does "tax defaulted" mean?
8. Where do I mail my tax payments?
9. When are supplemental tax bills due?
10. Are supplemental tax bills sent to my lender for payment?

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1. What is tax-defaulted property with Notice of Power to Sell?
2. Why does the county sell tax-defaulted property?
3. What laws govern the sale of tax-defaulted property in California?
4. Is a tax sale publicly advertised?
5. Does the county guarantee the property?
6. Are contaminated / possible contaminated properties identified?
7. When does the right to redeem a tax-defaulted property cease?
8. How is the minimum bid on a tax sale property determined?
9. Can I obtain title to the property by paying the delinquent taxes?
10. Do liens or encumbrances on a tax-defaulted property transfer to the new owner after purchase of the property at a tax sale?
11. How do I find or see a parcel of property I’d like to bid on at the tax sale?
12. How can I obtain Assessor’s plat maps?
13. How can I determine what use I can make of a tax sale property before I purchase it?
14. How can I find out if a particular property has been withdrawn from the sale?
15. How can I register as a bidder?
16. How does the bidding process work?
17. What happens if I am the successful bidder but decide that I don’t want the property after all?
18. How can a successful bidder pay for a property at tax sale?
19. What kind of title do I get?
20. How will title in the deed to the purchaser be vested?
21. How soon can I take possession of a property after purchase at the tax sale?
22. What happens to property that does not sell at the tax sale?
23. How can I get more information?

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1. What is the lien date?
2. What is the fiscal year?
3. What if I sell the property after January 1?
4. What is the delinquency date for unsecured taxes?
5. What are the penalties and fees if payment is delinquent?
6. What is a tax lien?
7. What will happen if I do not pay the unsecured taxes owed?

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1. What is 4-H and how is it connected to UC Cooperative Extension?
2. Is there a cost for obtaining information?