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1. What is a building permit?
2. When do I need a permit?
3. When is a permit not required?
4. What good does a permit do?
5. Whose responsibility is it to see that the building code is followed?
6. What if I want to do the building project myself?
7. What if I want to hire a contractor?
8. Who must be licensed?
9. Should I take the permit out for the contractor?
10. What if I'm planning to dig?

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1. There is a small metal tag attached to some trees in my yard. What does that mean?
2. I passed a development and saw some silt fence down near a wetland. Who should I contact to get it fixed?
3. What is buckthorn and how can I manage it?
4. We have a pond/stormwater basin in our backyard. We would like to have a dock and a canoe so my kids can fish. Is that possible?
5. Does the City treat my pond for mosquitoes?
6. Why is my pond green?
7. How many trees do I have to plant on my lot with a newly built home?
8. What should I do if I see pollution going into the storm drain or in my pond?
9. What can I do to improve the water quality in Lakeville?
10. I have a group that is interested in volunteering. How do I find out what opportunities are available?
11. I have a tree in my backyard that looks sick. Who can I contact to determine if it is diseased and if there is anything I should do?
12. Where can I purchase native plants?

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1. Where is the Lakeville Fire Department Administration office located?
2. Does the Fire Department accept donated stuffed animals?
3. Will the Fire Department come to my home to fill my pool from a fire hydrant or fire truck?
4. Is it my responsibility to keep fire hydrants clear if they are located on my property?
5. Does the Fire Department provide car seat checks?
6. Can residents drop off old smoke detectors at the Fire Department?
7. Can residents drop off old fire extinguishers or have extinguishers recharged at the Fire Department?

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1. Can we bring in our own food?
2. Can we serve alcohol?
3. Can we tape up decorations?
4. Can we get in early to set up?

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1. What is a muncipal liquor store?
2. How many cities have muncipal liquor stores?
3. How are the proceeds of Lakeville liquors used?
4. How long has the City been in the municipal liquor business?
5. Why do you check everyone's ID?
6. How can our group or organization seek a donation from you?
7. Do you offer quantity discounts?
8. What is your product return policy?
9. Do you carry gluen free products?
10. Do you carry organic products?
11. If you don't carry something I want, can you get it for me?

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1. Is alcohol allowed in the parks?
2. How much does it cost to reserve a park shelter?
3. When I rent a park amenity, such as a shelter, am I renting the entire park?
4. Is there electricity at the park shelters?
5. Can we play music at park shelters?
6. Can we put up a tent at the shelter?
7. What are park hours?
8. Can I bring my dog to any park?

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1. Where is the Lakeville Police Department located?
2. What are the hours of the Lakeville Police Department?
3. When should I call 911?
4. What number should I call if I don't have an emergency?
5. How can I request data or obtain copies of data, including police or traffic accident reports?
6. How do I obtain a permit to purchase a handgun?
7. How do I obtain a permit to carry a firearm?
8. Who do I contact for animal-related calls?
9. What do I need to do if I am in a motor vehicle crash?
10. Are there any parking restrictions in the City of Lakeville?
11. Can the police help me if I lock my keys in the car?
12. Does Lakeville have a curfew for juveniles?
13. How do I obtain a Letter of Clearance (Good Conduct)?
14. How do I obtain a solicitor's permit?
15. How do I obtain my Minnesota driving record?
16. Do you provide fingerprinting services?
17. How do I get an order for protection or restraining order?
18. How do I check for sexual offenders living in my neighborhood?
19. How do I acknowledge an officer or employee that was helpful to me?
20. How do I make a complaint against an officer or an employee of the Police Department?
21. What are the rules regarding child restraint/safety seats in motor vehicles?
22. I am concerned I may have been a victim of identity theft. What should I do?
23. The Lakeville Police Department impounded my vehicle. Where can I retrieve it?
24. Is it possible for a citizen to ride along with an officer in a squad car?
25. Can I request a police patch for my collection?

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1. Who do I contact if my streetlight is out?
2. How do I request a stop sign on my street?
3. Who is responsible for the catch basin and storm sewer in my yard?
4. Why did you remove my open house/garage sale sign?
5. How do I know if my tree is a city tree?
6. Who do I call if there is a dead animal on a city street?
7. How do I report a pothole?

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1. What is the hardness of the water in Lakeville?
2. Who is responsible for plumbing repairs inside the home?
3. How do I check for a suspected leak?
4. When are residential water meters read?
5. How often does the city flush fire hydrants?
6. What causes my water to have low pressure, be discolored, or have a funny taste or odor?
7. How much water do I waste in my home if there is a leak?
8. What is a water hammer?
9. What is a pressure reducing valve (PRV)?
10. Why are there colored flags or paint lines in my yard?
11. What is the cost of water and services?

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1. Are there lifeguards at Lakeville's beaches?
2. Are the lakes safe to swim in?
3. What do we look for when we sample?
4. Why are swimming beaches sometimes closed?
5. When do you open the swimming beach once it is closed?
6. Can you eat the fish?
7. How harmful are E. coli bacteria?

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1. What are the prohibitions on advertising signs?
2. What are the restrictions for boulevard landscaping in the public right-of-way?
3. Are there any restrictions of commercial vehicle use within residential areas?
4. What is a "junk vehicle"?
5. How many recreational vehicles (RVs) can I store at my property?
6. What are parking and driveway restrictions/requirements for residential outdoor parking?
7. Who is responsible for snow and ice removal from residential sidewalks?
8. What are the regulations and enforcement actions for weed control?