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1. What exactly is "annexation?"
2. Why is the City looking into annexation?
3. Why would someone want their property to be annexed to the City of Monroe?
4. What is the Urban Growth Area (UGA)?
5. How is an annexation done?
6. What about zoning?
7. Does denial of an annexation affect whether or not a development can continue?
8. What about taxes?

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1. What is the difference between the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC)?
2. What building codes are enforced in the City of Monroe?
3. Is a permit required to build a storage shed at my house?
4. What do I need to know before I hire a contractor?
5. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
6. How do I schedule an inspection?
7. What is the design criteria in Monroe?
8. What do I need to do if I want to add onto my house?
9. Where may I access building permit applications?
10. Where do I get an electrical permit?
11. May I pay extra to expedite my permit?
12. Do I need a permit to build a fence?
13. Do I need a building permit to install a swimming pool or spa / hot tub at my house?
14. May I get copies of the plans for my house?
15. May I start work before my permit is issued?
16. May I do the work myself or do I need to hire a contractor? What if I am a tenant and want to do the work myself?
17. Does the city have a Basic Plan program for residential?

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1. Is City Hall open?
2. How can I reach someone at City Hall?
3. Can I apply for my passport?
4. Will my water be shut off?
5. Mayor Thomas issued a Proclamation of Emergency. What does that mean?
6. How can I pay my water bill?
7. Can I get my fingerprints taken?
8. Can I apply for a concealed pistol license?
9. Is garbage service affected?
10. Is the Court open?
11. Are building permits being accepted?
12. Can I schedule a building inspection?
13. How can I pay my ticket?
14. Will my court date be rescheduled?
15. Are parks open?
16. Is the Senior Center open?
17. Why are schools closing?
18. Are Boards and Commissions still holding their regular scheduled meetings?
19. Do I report for jury duty?
20. Are Land Use applications being accepted?

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1. Who do I call for other utilities?
2. Who do I call regarding train crossing malfunctions or safety issues?
3. Where do I pay traffic and parking infractions?
4. Are pet licenses required in the City?
5. Are door-to-door sales permitted in the City?
6. Do I need a business license?
7. How do I register to vote?
8. How do I find out about City jobs?
9. How do I report a pot hole or other unsafe street condition within the Monroe City limits?
10. How do I report a street light out?
11. Are permits required to build a fence in the City?

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1. Can I apply for a position at any time?
2. How will I know what jobs I'm qualified for and when to apply?
3. Can I submit a resume in lieu of filling out an application?
4. If I've previously completed an application, will I automatically be considered for other positions?
5. What should I do if my address or phone number changes?
6. What happens after I file my application?
7. What are the steps or stages of the selection process?
8. If a test is given, does everyone who applies take the test?
9. What should I do if I am called for an interview?
10. Does Human Resources do the interviews?
11. What about Civil Service positions?

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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. Are boats allowed on Lake Tye?
2. Are dogs welcome in any parks?
3. Are there guidelines and rules for a special event?
4. Are there rules the City of Monroe’s parks?
5. Do I need insurance for a special event?
6. How deep is Lake Tye?
7. How do I obtain a permit for my special event?
8. How do I rent a gazebo or covered area?
9. How much will a Special Event Permit cost overall?
10. Is camping available at any of the city parks?
11. What are the park hours?
12. What are the reasons for denying Special Events Permits?
13. What are the requirement for being able to fish at Lake Tye?
14. What can I do if I feel my permit has been unfairly denied?
15. What else should I consider as I apply for this permit?
16. What is a special event?
17. What is the Distance of the cement walking/run loop around Lake Tye?
18. What is the Distance of the parameter cement walking/run loop around Skykomish River Park?
19. When do I pay the fees?
20. Why do I need to apply for a permit for my special event?
21. Why is the mesh fencing at Wiggly Park removed each year?
22. Who is responsible for the Lewis Street Boat Launch?

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1. How can I tell whether a permit is required?
2. How do I know what the submittal requirements are?
3. Do I need a permit to put an irrigation system in my yard?
4. Do I need to make an appointment to apply for a permit?
5. How much will my permit cost?
6. Where can I get the status of my permit?
7. What are the mitigation fees that will be associated with my permit?

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1. How do I find out what my property is zoned?
2. Where can I get a copy of a map showing my property?
3. Can I run a business out of my home?
4. Where do I apply for a business license?
5. What are my setbacks?
6. How do I get a Sign Permit for my business?
7. Can I subdivide my property?
8. How do I find out what my neighbor is planning on doing with their property?
9. How do I find out about Covenants?
10. Where can I get a Zoning Map?
11. Can I find Maps on the city's web site?
12. How can I get a comment submitted on a project?

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1. When should I call 9-1-1?
2. When should I contact the Police Department?
3. Are you hiring?
4. How do I get a copy of a police report?
5. How do I get a concealed weapons permit?
6. Where do I go for fingerprinting?
7. How do I pay for a parking or traffic ticket?
8. Where is the Monroe Municipal Court located?
9. How do I license my pet?
10. How are we doing?
11. Where can I safely dispose of medications that I no longer use or need?

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1. What steps do I take to license my animal?
2. How does Animal Control handle animal noise annoyance complaints?
3. Is there a leash law in Monroe?
4. Should I vaccinate my animal?

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1. What if online reporting is not right for me?
2. If my incident happened in another city, can I use the online police citizen reporting system?
3. What if my incident happened on a state roadway (highway, freeway or interstate)?
4. What is a "known suspect"?

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1. What is an "Essential Business?"
2. Does the moratorium on evictions apply to businesses?
3. What if I am unable to pay my monthly, quarterly or annual return?
4. Will my water be shut off?
5. What about utilities?
6. Is there someone I can talk to at the City?
7. Is the City still issuing permits?
8. What if I need to, or have been, working with the Department on a collection related issue?
9. What if I have a payment plan with the DOR?
10. What should I do if I have a temporary business registration?
11. What happens if I am late renewing my business license during this time period?
12. What if I have questions about paying my property taxes?
13. How do I request relief?
14. What can I do to prevent COVID-19 in my workplace for those who can’t telework?

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1. Where can I get food for myself or my children?
2. Where can I find childcare?
3. When will schools be open?

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1. What is stormwater?
2. How does stormwater become polluted?
3. What are ways to help prevent stormwater flooding and pollution?

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1. What am I allowed to plant in the strip between the sidewalk and the street and who is responsible to take care of it?
2. How do I report a pothole?
3. How often are Monroe’s streets swept?
4. May I request to have my street swept?
5. Can I blow my leaves out into the street?
6. How far above the street and sidewalks do the tree limbs and other vegetation need to be trimmed?
7. Why can't you plow my street now?
8. I just shoveled my driveway. Why did the city snow plow push snow back into it?

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1. Is there fluoride in our water?
2. Is there lead in my drinking water?
3. Who do I call if I have an emergency?
4. Why does the City add fluoride to my drinking water?
5. Is bottled drinking water safer than tap water?
6. Why does my water taste or smell like chlorine?
7. Do I need a water treatment or water filtration device?
8. What is the normal water pressure in the City?