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1. Why do I need a Special Permit or Variance?
2. How long does it take to get a Special Permit or Variance?
3. What's the difference between a Special Permit and a Variance?
4. I just received a notice that my neighbor is applying for a Special Permit or Variance for his property. What should I do?
5. What happens at the public hearing?
6. What happens after the Board reaches a decision?
7. What if I 'm not happy with the Board's decision?

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1. Are shed permits required?
2. Do all swimming pools need fences?
3. I want to add a bedroom/addition to my house. What is required?
4. My septic has failed; what do I do?
5. Where is my septic system?
6. When is a Building Permit required?
7. Do I need a Plot Plan as part of my building application?
8. How long are permits good for?
9. What about the issuance of plumbing, gas or wiring permits?

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1. Are there any Veteran Lots available?
2. Can I purchase a Cemetery lot pre-need?

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1. When are Real Estate tax bills due?
2. Can I pay less than the real estate tax due?
3. Can I pay my tax bill by credit card?
4. Why is the former owner's name on my real estate tax bill?
5. How much are Municipal Lien Certificates?
6. Why doesn't my exemption show on my real estate bill?
7. Can you correct my mailing address on my car excise bill?
8. Why is my tax payment sent to a Reading P.O. Box?

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1. What time do you close?
2. Does the Town offer any tax incentives for new businesses?

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1. What is the Community Preservation Act (CPA)?
2. When did Yarmouth adopt the CPA?
3. What is the Community Preservation Committee?
4. How may I obtain a CPA application?
5. Who decides how to spend the revenue?
6. When are applications due for the FY20 grant round?
7. Are restrictions placed on properties which receive Community Preservation funds?
8. What constitutes "community housing"?
9. What constitutes "historic resources"?
10. What constitutes "open space"?
11. What constitutes "recreational land"?

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1. When does the Conservation Commission meet?
2. Who needs to file with the Conservation Commission?
3. Do I need an engineer or surveyor?
4. How long does it take to go through the permitting process?
5. Is there a penalty for not going along with the Conservation Commission's policies?
6. What's the best way to find out specific information about my lot , or whether my plans need Conservation Commission review?

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1. What is novel coronavirus?
2. How does the COVID-19 spread?
3. What are the symptoms and complications of COVID-19?
4. Should I wear a mask?
5. What should I do if someone in my household is quarantined?
6. Should I be concerned about pets?
7. What should I do if I am developing the symptoms associated with COVID-19?
8. Is there a treatment?
9. Should I be tested for COVID-19?
10. Is there a vaccine?
11. How can I protect myself?
12. Social Distancing
13. How can I protect others?

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1. How do I get a Disposal Area sticker?
2. What can I recycle?
3. How do I clean up a broken fluoresent bulb?
4. How do I safely dispose of sharps?
5. Where can I dispose of a thermometer or thermostat?
6. How do I dispose of old or unneeded medications?
7. How do I dispose of marine or road flares?
8. Where can I bring ammunition?
9. Is there compost for residents?

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1. How do I report a streetlight problem?
2. How do I request a streetlight?
3. How do I request work on a Private road?
4. How do I report a missing or damaged street sign?
5. How do I get a pothole repaired?

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1. How do I determine within what Flood Zone my property is located?
2. Where do I call to report a road drainage problem?
3. How do I get an existing sign replaced/repaired or request a new sign?
4. How do I request work on a Private road?
5. Who do I contact to report a road problem on Routes 6, 6A or 28?
6. How do I obtain a Road Opening Permit on a Town road?
7. Why does the Town seal many residential streets with stone chips rather that with black asphalt?
8. What is the “Phase II Stormwater Program” that has been mentioned at public meetings?
9. What are those black lines in the road?

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1. What is a 26F inspection?
2. When is open burning season?
3. May I get a permit at any of the three stations?

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1. Can I get a topo map of my parcel?

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1. Why are there white flags near my property in the ground?
2. There is a Town tree that is on Town property that I would like taken down, who should I call for this?
3. How do I get an existing sign replaced/repaired or request a new sign?
4. Who do I call for a pot hole in the road?
5. What is the process if I want a speed limit another type of sign installed on a roadway?
6. Who do I call if I see a dead animal in the road?
7. How can my business or organization Adopt an Island (landscape in the Town of Yarmouth)?

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1. Where are you located?
2. How many computers are there in Town?
3. How many IT Staff are there?

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1. How do I get a library card?
2. Does the library offer public internet access?
3. How do I avoid foreclosure?

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1. Where do I purchase a beach or disposal sticker?
2. What is the deadline for Liquor License Renewal?
3. Can I convert my current Liquor License from Seasonal to Annual?
4. Do I need a liquor license to host a party for a wedding, graduation, anniversary etc. at my home?

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1. How is land developed?
2. What is the difference between a subdivision and an Approval Not Required (ANR) plan?
3. Is my property in a floodplain?
4. What uses are allowed on my property?
5. Is my lot buildable?
6. Is my lot grandfathered?
7. Can I subdivide my lot to create another lot?
8. How much will it cost to ....?
9. Where can I get a copy of the Planning Board's Rules & Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land , the Zoning Bylaw, or the Zoning Map?
10. Do you have a plot plan for my property?
11. Can you recommend a lawyer/surveyor?
12. When does the Planning Board meet?
13. How do I get an appointment to meet with the Planning Board to discuss a planning issue?
14. Who do I call with questions?

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1. What can I do about annoying or harassing phone calls I have received?
2. How do I report a crime or suspicious activity?
3. How do I hire a detail officer?

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1. Do I have to be a Resident to rent a facility?
2. Is alcohol allowed on Town property?

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1. Can the public speak at a Selectmen's Meeting?

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1. What is Title V?
2. My septic system has failed. What do I do?
3. How often should I pump my septic system?
4. I am selling my house. What is required?
5. I want to add a bedroom / addition to my house. What is requried?
6. I wish to landscape my yard. What do I need to know?
7. Is there a Tax Credit available for septic system installations?
8. Is there money available for septic pumping and/or replacement of my septic system?

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1. Do the Selectmen have office hours?

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1. How do I obtain and/or purchase a birth certificate?
2. How do I obtain and/or purchase a death certificate?
3. As an employee of the Town, can I receive a free death certificate?
4. As an employee of the Town, can I receive a free birth certificate? It was provided free to employees in the past.
5. As an employee of the town, can I receive a free birth certificate?
6. As an employee for Town, can I receive a free marriage intention and marriage certificate?
7. What if I am an employee for the Town and live in a different town, can I purchase a beach sticker at the resident price?
8. What if I am a town employee, can I purchase a disposal sticker at a discounted rate?
9. When is the last day I can register to vote for the Presidential Primary?
10. Where do I vote? Which precinct do I use to vote
11. How do I vote early?
12. What are the polling hours of the primary election?
13. What if my name has changed? How do I update my voter registration?
14. Do I need to update my voter registration if I have moved residences?
15. How do I change my party affiliation?
16. How do I obtain an absentee ballot?
17. Am I eligible to vote by absentee Ballot?
18. How can I obtain an absentee voting application?
19. How can I register or pre-register to vote?
20. What happens after I have determined my date and location of marriage?
21. Can the Town Clerks recommend a marriage officiant?
22. How do I purchase a Shellfish license?
23. My partner and I would like obtain a marriage license. What is required by the Town to be married in Yarmouth?
24. How do I renew and/or discontinue my business license?
25. How do I purchase a business license, if I have a new business in Yarmouth?
26. How do I obtain a parking pass for Dennis Pond?
27. How do I purchase a dog license?
28. What if I don’t have my vehicle motor registration, can I still purchase a disposal and/or beach sticker?
29. Why is the disposal sticker so expensive?
30. Why are disposal and beach stickers being processed at the Collector/Treasurers counter instead of the Town Clerk’s counter?
31. What do I do if I am having a difficult time resolving a variety of issues related to my beach and/or disposal stickers?
32. Who do I contact if I have a complaint and/or a suggestion for the Town’s disposal and recycle area?
33. I have not paid my tax and/or utility bill. Can I still obtain a disposal and/or beach sticker?
34. How do I purchase a Disposal Coupon Book?
35. Are there discounted Town of Yarmouth beach stickers for Veterans and/or for individuals with disabilities?
36. Are there discounted Town of Yarmouth disposal stickers for senior citizens and/or Veterans?
37. What if I have a business owned vehicle. Can I obtain a disposal and/or beach sticker?
38. I have a leased vehicle. How do I purchase disposal and beach stickers
39. I am a town resident and I have rented a car for the summer. How do I get a resident disposal and/or beach sticker?
40. How do I obtain a temporary beach sticker when my car is in the repair shop?
41. How do I obtain a temporary disposal sticker when my car is in the repair shop?
42. I am a new Trustee and I want to purchase a disposal and beach sticker for my car. What is required?
43. I have an existing Trust and have been purchasing disposal and beach stickers for several years. What documentation is needed to purchase the stickers? – When an existing vehicle is involved.
44. I have a short term rental for the summer, how can I visit the beaches in Yarmouth?
45. I have an existing lease and have leased the same property for several years. How do I purchase a Disposal and Beach Sticker?
46. I am a new year round renter, how do I purchase a Disposal and/or Beach Sticker.
47. I have an existing lease with Davenport Properties, how do I purchase a Disposal and/or Beach Sticker?
48. How do I purchase Beach & Disposal Stickers?
49. I have a new lease from Davenport Properties, how do I purchase a Disposal and/or Beach Sticker?
50. I live at Yarmouth Camp Ground Property or the Bass River Trailer Park site and I cannot find my property/site in City Hall Systems. What should I do?
51. How can I gain immediate access to the Town’s disposal and/or the Town’s beaches? Can a buy a sticker to gain immediate access?
52. What if I have completed my mail-in Disposal/Beach and Shellfish application and want Yarmouth Town Hall to issue my disposal/beach sticker at the $5.00 discounted rate?
53. How long before I receive my sticker if I purchased the stickers online or mailed in the Disposal/Beach and Shellfish application to City Hall Systems (CHS)?
54. Why is it cheaper to purchase disposal and/or beach stickers online and/or by mail in the sticker application via City Hall Systems?
55. How do I get information about online and mail in purchases through City Hall Systems?
56. When are dog licenses due?
57. Where can I get a birth or death certificate?
58. How can I receive a dog license through the mail?
59. How can I receive a shellfish permit through the mail?

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1. When does the train run?
2. How much waste does the station handle?
3. What is SEMASS?

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1. Wastewater Initiative FAQ's

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1. What is a small meter quarterly charge?
2. When do I receive my overage bill?
3. May the homeowner or their plumber remove the water meter for seasonal purposes?
4. What should I do if a pipe burst within my home?
5. What do I do if the pipe before the water meter breaks or leaks?
6. I am a seasonal customer and I do not use my water in the winter. Why do I still receive a bill for a quarterly charge?
7. What should I do if I am selling my home?
8. How do I read my water meter?
9. Is there a way to tell if I have a leak?
10. What if the low flow indicator is moving?
11. Is the water department a part of Dig Safe?
12. Is there fluoride in the water supply?