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1. How do I file an Open Records Request?

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1. Who can apply for an alcohol beverage license?
2. What type of alcohol licenses does Hall County allow?
3. Why can I not sell distilled spirits by the package?
4. Are there age requirements to hold an alcohol beverage license?
5. Are there citizenship requirements?
6. Are there residency requirements?
7. What happens if the license holder is not a permenent resident of Hall County?
8. I have a criminal history. May I apply for an alcohol license?
9. What if my employees have a criminal history?
10. What is the legal age to purchase alcohol? What happens if I sell to a minor?
11. Do my employees have to be 21 to sell alcohol?
12. Are there any other required licenses or permits before I can get my Hall County Alcohol License?
13. Can I begin selling alcohol once I have my Hall County Alcoholic Beverage License?
14. Can I obtain an Alcohol License if my business is located close to a church or school?
15. What is the difference between "consumption on the premesis" and "package" licenses?
16. Are there time limits on selling or serving alcohol?
17. Can I sell alcoholic beverages on Sundays?
18. Can I sell alcoholic beverages on Christmas Day?
19. Can I sell alcoholic beverages on Christmas Eve?
20. Can I sell alcohol on Election Day?
21. Can any restaurant have a consumption license?
22. Can I have a package store?
23. Can I buy alcoholic beverages at wholesale stores like Sam's, BJ's, or Costco and resell them in my business?
24. If I own more than 1 business that sells alcoholic, may I transport alcohol from 1 of my businesses to another?
25. I have limited storage space at my business. Can I store my alcoholic beverages somewhere else and then bring it into my store as I need to?
26. Can customers in my restaurant bring their own beer or "brown bag"?
27. Can I have a "Happy Hour" at my restaurant?
28. I don't have an Alcoholic Beverage License, but I want to have a public customer appreciation party. May I give away alcoholic beverages?
29. Does my Alcoholic Beverage License expire? If so, when does it have to be renewed?
30. If the license holder, managing agent, or registered agent ceases to work for the business, or in any way ceases to qualify to be the agent, how long do I have to let you know and to make the change?

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1. Do I need to get a permit to put up a fence in my backyard?
2. Do I need a permit to re-roof my house?
3. Do I need a permit for a retaining wall?
4. Is it okay to put a storage building on my property without a permit?
5. What if I want to put in a second driveway? Do I need to get a permit for that?
6. Where is the Building Inspections Department?
7. How do I know where to apply for a building permit?

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1. How often do I have to obtain a Business License?
2. My business didn't work out, but I keep getting a bill from you. What do I need to do?
3. I have added a partner or I have incorporated my business. Do I need to let you know?
4. Since I got my business license, telemarketers will not leave me alone. How did so many people get my phone number?
5. Someone else is using my business name. What can I do?
6. Do I have to have a license for a yard sale?
7. How do I get a tax ID number?
8. Do I need to be bonded or insured?
9. I want to incorporate my business. What do I need to do?
10. How do I get an Alcohol License?

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1. Why should I test my soil?

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1. What is going to be developed in my area?
2. What can I do with my property?
3. How do I get my Business License?

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1. When is the best time to go to the polls to avoid having to wait in long lines?
2. Is my employer required to grant me time off to vote?
3. Are sample ballots available prior to the election?
4. What happens if I don't have any identification with me at the polling place?
5. May I receive assistance in casting my ballot?
6. May I take my child to the polls with me?
7. Can I wear a campaign button into the polling place?
8. Am I required to show identification when I vote?

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1. How do I sign up for Emergency Weather Alerts?

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1. Can a patient choose the hospital he or she wants to go to?
2. Can the public schedule a birthday party at the station?
3. Does Hall County allow outdoor burning?
4. Does the department fill swimming pools for people?
5. Does the department repair hydrants or service hydrants for leaks?
6. Does your department use volunteers?
7. How do I get a copy of a fire or ambulance report?
8. How do I get a fire plan review?
9. How much does the county charge for people transported by an ambulance to the hospital?
10. What codes and standards are used by the Hall County Fire Marshal's Office?
11. What is my fire insurance rating?
12. Where is the nearest fire station?
13. Who do I call if my child is playing with fire?
14. Who do I call if I think a building is a fire hazard?
15. Whom do I call with a non-emergency question?
16. Why does the fire engine go out on medical calls?

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1. Where can I find a complete list of County departments?
2. Where can I see a list of adoptable pets?
3. How do I apply for a job, a building permit, an alcohol license, a marriage license, etc.?
4. I have a questions regarding Hall County Schools.
5. Where can I find a monthly report of SPLOST revenues?
6. Where can families of C.I. inmates find information?

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1. Why is the system for paying my annual vehicle ad valorem taxes changing?
2. How does it work?
3. Does the title ad valorem tax (TAVT) apply to all vehicles or just vehicles purchased through new car dealers?
4. What about tag renewal fees, decals and emission tests?
5. Do vehicle owners have to pay the title ad valorem tax when a vehicle title is transferred to a family member?
6. How does TAVT impact vehicles that are leased?
7. How does TAVT apply to veterans?
8. What about vehicles that are older than 1985?
9. Since this tax applies when the vehicle is titled, how does it apply to people who move in to Georgia from another state?
10. Where will vehicle title applications be processed?
11. Who collects the title ad valorem tax (TAVT)?
12. What if I think that the title ad valorem tax assigned to my vehicle is too high?
13. Will the title ad valorem tax always be set at 6.75%?
14. Will the title ad valorem tax apply when a vehicle is salvaged or donated to charity?
15. If I itemize deductions on Federal Schedule A, can I deduct my auto registration and ad valorem tax?

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1. Do I need a lawyer to probate a will?
2. Can the Probate Court staff assist me in preparing my petition?
3. Why does a will need to be probated?
4. Is my power of attorney still good even though the individual is dead?

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1. What is property taxation?
2. What property is taxed?
3. Who decides how much my property is worth for tax purposes?
4. What if I disagree with the Tax Assessors' value or the estimate notice?
5. What is the difference between fair market value and assessed value?
6. What is a millage rate and how is it set?
7. How is my tax statement calculated ?
8. When will I receive a property tax statement?
9. When is my tax statement due?
10. Can the interest and penalty be waived since I did not receive a tax statement?
11. I closed my business and/or no longer own personal property (boats, airplanes, equipment, etc.). Do I have to pay tax?
12. What if I get a tax statement for a piece of property I have sold?
13. What if I have a new home or property?
14. How can I change my mailing address on my tax statement?
15. Do you send my tax statement to my mortgage company?
16. Is there any way to reduce my tax liability?
17. What is and how do I file for homestead exemption?
18. Where do I get a copy of my warranty deed?
19. Do I pay tax on my mobile / modular home?
20. Will paying my taxes late affect my credit?
21. May I pay my tax without a tax statement?
22. Who do I make the checks payable to?
23. What are other fees on my statement?
24. Do you accept postmarks?
25. Where do property tax dollars go?

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1. Can I pay for more than 1 month's bill at a time?
2. What happens if the bank says my funds are not available?
3. How may I transfer service?
4. Am I responsible for paying my rental property bill?

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1. Where can I find a listing of the registered sex offenders in Hall County?
2. Where may a registered sex offender live?
3. Where may a registered sex offender work?
4. A registered sex offender has moved into my neighborhood, what should I do?

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1. How are dispossessories served?
2. How are evictions (Writ of Possession) handled?
3. How do I apply for a Temporary Protective Order?
4. Where can I find the court fees?
5. Where can I find listings for foreclosure sales?
6. How are foreclosures served?
7. How are garnishments served?
8. I have a court order to get my child. Can the Sheriff's Office help?
9. I want to retrieve my property. Can the Sheriff's Office help?
10. How is a Notice of Forclosure of Right to Redeem handled?
11. How is a Probate Order to Apprehend carried out?
12. How and when are Sheriff's Sales conducted?
13. How are subpoenas obtained?
14. Can you assist me with a Writ of Fieri Facias (Fi. Fa.)?
15. How do I requset a real property levy?
16. I have civil papers that need to be served in Hall County. Where do I send them?

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1. What are the typical characteristics of a location that is dealing drugs?
2. What are warning signs that my teenager might be abusing drugs?
3. What are some signs of a potential methamphetamine lab?
4. Is marijuana a gateway drug?
5. What are the most commonly abused drugs in Hall County?

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1. What are the general guidelines for recovering released property?
2. My property was taken from me at the time of my arrest, how do I reclaim it?
3. My firearms were seized pursuant to a Temporary Protective Order, what steps must I take to reclaim them?
4. My property was recovered after having been stolen, how do I have my property returned?
5. My vehicle was impounded by the Hall County Sheriff's Office, what steps must I take to have the vehicle returned?

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1. Do I need to schedule an appointment to personally speak to my investigator?
2. What actions are automatically taken regarding my case that I might not be aware of?

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1. What constitutes an illegal dump?
2. If I spot litter which doesn't constitute an illegal dump who can assist me?
3. Will you pick up dead animals?
4. If I have a deceased animal that is on my property can Hall County Solid Waste retrieve it?

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1. My assessment notice has an estimate of taxes on it. Can I pay it now?
2. If I disagree with my appraised value, are there any avenues for appeal?
3. Can I appeal my valuation via email or facsimile (fax)?
4. What are the costs for a Superior Court appeal?
5. Who appoints the Board of Tax Assessors?
6. What laws govern the Tax Assessor's Office?
7. What is the meaning of ad valorem property taxes?
8. What is a millage rate and who sets these rates?
9. How are my taxes calculated?
10. What is the meaning of the term "tax digest?"
11. What determines an individual property tax amount?
12. Who determines the value of my property for tax purposes?
13. What are the steps used by the Assessors when appraising my property?
14. What is the difference between sales price and market value?
15. If my property value and assessment remain the same, can my tax bill change?
16. Do I get an exemption because I own a home and live in it?
17. Are there any other special exemptions?
18. What latitude does the Board have to extend deadlines for filing Freeport or Homestead exemptions?

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1. Do we sell tax liens?
2. When will the next tax sale be held?
3. Where is the tax sale at, and at what time does it begin?
4. Is a list of the liens that will be up for sale provided?
5. Do you need to register for the sale and is there a fee for this?
6. What forms of payment do we accept?
7. What happens to the liens that are not sold at the auction?
8. Can you bid without attending (via mail, or a representative)?
9. If you do end up with the property, does the county handle the redemption process?
10. What kind of deed will you receive when sale has closed and taxes have been satisfied?
11. Will title companies insure the title?
12. What is the redemption period?
13. Who can redeem the property?
14. What is the redemption fee?
15. Can the buyer of the property at a tax sale, take possession of the property?
16. If a property is bought at a tax sale and there is a current resident on the property, can the buyer charge rent?