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1. When is a permit needed to do work or have work done at my property?
2. How much do permits cost?
3. Do you take credit cards for permits and registration?
4. Do I need a permit to repair or replace a fence?
5. Do I need a permit to replace windows and window frames?
6. Do I need a permit to paint my house?
7. Even if I do the work myself do I still need a permit?
8. Does my company need to have valid insurance before they can do any work in the City of Bellaire?
9. Can I get a permit application form online?
10. Can I get a registration form on the website?
11. Which building and trade codes does the City use?
12. Do I need a permit to have a garage sale?
13. Where can I find out what my setbacks are?
14. What is an elevation certificate or a FEMA certificate and where do I get one?
15. How can I find out what flood zone my property is located in and what does the designation mean?
16. My house was damaged and I would like to remodel. Can I do that if my HCAD appraisal records show my house is worth $100.00?
17. Is Bellaire zoned?
18. What does it mean to be zoned?
19. Are Deed Restrictions part of zoning?
20. If I have deed restrictions, where would I get a copy of them?
21. What is a plat?
22. What is an amended plat?
23. Under what circumstances would I want or need to amend my plat?
24. What is a replat?
25. When do I need a Certificate of Occupancy?
26. I just bought a new boat. Can I store it in the front of my house or in my driveway?
27. Who can I contact regarding tall grass and junked and/or abandoned property?
28. I own a lot in a residential section of Bellaire and I own a small business that needs an office. May I use the house and/or property as an office/business only?
29. Does the City have a Tree Ordinance?
30. I would like to install a sign at my business; do I need a permit?
31. We are a big event at our business location. Can we have an inflatable balloon on top of the building or in the parking lot to advertise?

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1. Can I take Defensive Driving to have my ticket dismissed?
2. How do I know if I am eligible to take defensive driving?
3. How long do I have to take the defensive driving class?
4. What are the requirements to take a defensive driving class?
5. Can I show my proof of insurance at the clerk's window?
6. Can I show proof that I have renewed my inspection sticker or registration sticker at the clerk's window?
7. How do I reset my court date?
8. Can I reset my court date the same day I have court?
9. If I have a trial date can I reset my court date?
10. Can I reset my court date over the phone?
11. When do I have to pay the court costs?
12. Can I be placed on a payment plan?
13. Can I be placed on a payment plan on a warrant?
14. Can I make a payment over the phone or on line?
15. Will I have to pay a fine if I have renewed my stickers?
16. Is there a fee for using a credit card?
17. What credit cards do you accept?
18. Can I show up to court at anytime?
19. Can I pay with someone else's credit card?
20. Can I enter the court room with my cell phone?
21. Can I pay with someone else's check?
22. Can I get a marriage license at your office?
23. Can I bring a book or newspaper to court?
24. Can I bring my kids to court?
25. Can I bring my palm pilot to court?
26. Can I pay my ticket at any court?
27. Can I be placed on deferred for my ticket?
28. Can I obtain a birth or death certificate at your office?
29. Can I request my driving record on line?

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1. What are the requirements for starting new water, sewer, garbage and recycling service?
2. When is my bill due?
3. Where can I pay?
4. Is my meter read every month?
5. Does the City of Bellaire make any leak/pool filling adjustments?
6. Where can I purchase garbage bags?
7. Where can I purchase a recycling bin?
8. What are the City's water and sewer rates?
9. Can I receive my Bill Online?

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1. My building has a sprinkler system. Are there things I should do to maintain the system?
2. On TV, when a sprinkler head begins to spray water, they all do. Is this how my sprinklers will work?
3. The Fire Department has been inspecting my building for many years and has never mentioned a violation in the past. Why are they indicating a violation this time?
4. What code does the City of Bellaire Fire Department use?
5. My building has a fire alarm system. Are there things I should do to maintain the system?
6. Our alarm system keeps having false alarms. The alarm goes off but no fire is found. Can’t we do something about this?
7. Is there a requirement for a Fire Drill in my building?
8. When I need a permit, whom do I call?
9. If during an inspection a violation is found how long do I have to fix it?
10. What are the top 10 Business Fire Code Violations?

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1. What number do I call for an emergency?
2. How can I get Bellaire Fire Department at my block party?
3. Does Bellaire Fire Department still sell smoke detectors?
4. Does the City Of Bellaire allow open burning?
5. Does the Bellaire Fire Department fill swimming pools?
6. Where should a Fire Extinguisher be placed in the home?
7. What is carbon monoxide? Could I have this in my house and do I need a carbon monoxide detector?
8. What can I do about my child who is setting fires?
9. Are Fireworks legal to discharge in the City of Bellaire?
10. Is there away to make Fire Department access into my home possible in case I can’t come to the door?
11. My home has a sprinkler system. Are there things I should do to maintain the system?
12. Does the Bellaire Fire Department fill fire extinguishers?

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1. Where do I pay my City of Bellaire property tax?
2. How do I sign up for automatic draft for my utility bill?
3. What is the City of Bellaire Tax Rate?
4. How do I find out who my Council Representative is?
5. Where can I get a City Calendar?
6. I found a dead bird in my yard. Who do I call?
7. What is the phone number of the Chamber of Commerce?
8. Where can I get a Bellaire High School parking permit?
9. When is the City garage sale?
10. What is the phone number for Bellaire High School?
11. Who can I talk to about a barking dog?
12. Will the City accept credit cards for payment?
13. What is the population of the City of Bellaire? When was Bellaire founded?
14. What are the hours of operation for City Hall?
15. Does the City have curbside recycling?
16. Where can you register to vote in the City of Bellaire elections?
17. Where can I get a DBA?
18. Where is the nearest Department of Public Safety office for Bellaire?
19. What is the address and phone to the Nature Discovery Center?
20. What is the address and phone number to the Bellaire Post Office?
21. Where can I obtain a passport in Bellaire?
22. What is the mosquito spray schedule?
23. Does the City rent facilities for events such as weddings receptions and parties?
24. Do I have to be a Bellaire resident to take a class or use the recreation center or use the library?
25. I want to speak in front of Council. How do I do that?
26. How do I obtain documents from the City?
27. What property tax exemptions does the City Of Bellaire grant?

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1. What jobs can I apply for?
2. What positions are currently available?
3. Can I apply for a job that isn't advertised now?
4. How can I obtain a job application form?
5. Can I apply online?
6. Can I fax a completed application for employment?
7. Can I leave anything blank on my application?
8. Should I turn in a resume with my application?
9. How do I know if I am qualified for the job?
10. If I meet minimum qualifications will I be interviewed?
11. May I send a resume instead of an application form?
12. Can I apply for a City of Bellaire job by email?
13. What is meant when a position is "open until filled"?
14. Who may I contact about the status of my job application?
15. If I'm not hired, will you keep my application on file for future vacancies?
16. What happens if I just send a resume for your reference in case there's a job opening meeting my qualifications?
17. I don't want to miss my chance to apply. Do I need to check the Job Postings every day?
18. Do I have to take a drug test to become an employee of the City of Bellaire?
19. Are all employees eligible for benefits?
20. Does the City of Bellaire have a Retirement Plan?
21. Does the City participate in Social Security and Medicare?
22. Where is the Human Resources office located?

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1. Do I have to have my library card to check out library books?
2. My movies and books are due today. Will I be charged an overdue if I put them in the bookdrop?
3. Are fines charged on the weekend and holidays?
4. Can I return my books and movies to any library?
5. I've lost or had my library card stolen what do I do now?
6. What if I lose my book or movie?

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1. Can I rent the Evergreen or Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatic Center swimming pools for a private party?
2. Do I have to be a Bellaire Resident to take a class or use the Recreation Center?
3. Who do I contact to sign my child up for Little League or Select Soccer?
4. Can I sign-up my friend’s child for Summer Day Camp?
5. When is Summer Day Camp registration?
6. Does the City of Bellaire rent facilities for events such as wedding receptions, parties, etc.?
7. What is the mosquito spray schedule?
8. Do I need to reserve a park facility to have a private party?
9. Who do I contact about a park maintenance request?
10. Can a resident or nonresident reserve the tennis courts?

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1. How do I get a copy of a police accident report?
2. Does the city require I register my dog?
3. Is my dog in your pound?
4. I need my fingerprints taken, where do I go?
5. How to I obtain a concealed handgun permit?
6. How do I thank an Officer?
7. How do I obtain an alarm permit from the City of Bellaire?
8. How do I obtain a clearance letter to travel to another country?
9. What is the process for evicting a tenant?
10. How do I find out if a registered sex offender lives in my neighborhood?
11. How do I contact the Houston Police regarding an accident or incident that occurred in the City of Houston?
12. How do I report an abandoned vehicle located on a public street?
13. What is the fee for a copy of an accident report?
14. How do I get a copy of an accident report from the Houston Police Dept.?
15. Where is the City animal pound located?
16. Where is the City of Bellaire municipal court?
17. I have an unpaid traffic citation from the City of Bellaire court, whom do I contact?
18. Who do I contact regarding child safety seat installation?

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1. I understand I will now be required to maintain the right of way and/or easement that abuts my property. Where can I find more information?
2. What does the City mow?
3. How often does the City mow?
4. What is the resident responsible for in maintaining the right-of-ways?
5. What areas must the residents mow?
6. How much of a fine can I get for not maintaining the right-of-ways?
7. What if I don't have access to the area I am required to mow?
8. What is the collection schedule for Residential Solid Waste?
9. What is the collection schedule for Tree Limbs and Brush?
10. What is the collection schedule for Curbside Recycling?
11. What are the collection requirements for Residential Solid Waste?
12. What are the collection requirements for Tree Limbs and Brush?
13. What is the maximum amount city will haul per day per premises?
14. Where can I purchase the stickers for additional garbage bags and how much are they?
15. What items are NOT collected by the Solid Waste Department?
16. Where can I purchase additional curbside recycling bins?
17. What can be placed in Curbside Recycling?
18. I recently moved into Bellaire but there was no curbside recycling bin at my house. Where can I get one?
19. What is the holiday schedule for solid waste and curbside recycling collection?
20. My garbage bags, curbside recycling and/or tree limbs were not collected and a red tag was placed on it. What does that mean?
21. Does the City provide paper shredding services?
22. Who do I call to report a pothole?
23. Who do I call to report a damaged or missing sign?
24. How do I report a streetlight that is out or damaged?
25. Who do I call to report a water leak, sanitary sewer blockage, storm sewer issue, and/or other water/wastewater/storm sewer problem?
26. Is my drinking water safe?
27. My garbage/recycling/brush was not picked up because it was missed or it was put out late. What should I do?