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1. Why does the estimated market value of my property go up when I have made no improvements?
2. What effect does the construction of large, expensive homes in my neighborhood have on my value and taxes?
3. Do your estimated market values ever go down?
4. If I pay less for my property than the Assessor's market value, will my value be reduced to the amount I paid?
5. If I feel my property value is too high or my property is incorrectly classified, what can I do?
6. How close to actual market does the Assessor's Market value have to be?
7. With all new buildings being built and all the increases in value for property, why don't property taxes go down?
8. How often is the Assessor required to value my property?
9. What are the requirements for homestead classification?
10. Why are taxes on lakeshore property higher than off-lake property?

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1. Does the Attorney's Office give legal advise to private residents?
2. I have a legal issue with my landlord, can the Attorney's Office assist me in solving this problem?
3. Do I report a crime to the County Attorney?
4. A customer gave me a bad check, what do I do?

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1. Are E911 address changes free?
2. What do I do if I don't receive my new driver's license card within three weeks?
3. What is an acceptable proof of identity?

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1. Does a water safety merit badge from Scouting qualify as an operator's permit?
2. If we are just renting a PWC for the day, does our son / daughter still need an operator's permit?
3. I’m 16 years old and have my drivers license, do I need a permit to operate a watercraft?
4. Are there speed limits on a lake for any type of water craft?
5. Where can I get a copy of the Minnesota boating laws?
6. Do I need a fire extinguisher onboard my boat?
7. What is a throwable, do I need this?
8. Do I need a horn on my boat?
9. Where can I find sunrise / sunset tables?

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1. What is CodeRED and Why Is It Important To Me?
2. When Will CodeRED Be Used?
3. Does CodeRED Replace Other Systems Used to Provide Time-Sensitive Information to Residents?
4. Does CodeRED Already Have My Telephone Number? Or Do I Need to Sign Up?
5. I Have a Business Located in Otter Tail County. Can CodeRED Contact My Business?
6. I Have a Property in a Neighboring County. Can I Register That Property with CodeRED?
7. How Will I Recognize a CodeRED Message? What Should I Do When I Receive It?
8. Can I Remove Myself from Receiving Future Notifications?

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1. Why does the compost pile give off a bad odor?
2. Why is the center of the compost pile dry?
3. Why is the compost damp and warm in the middle but nowhere else?
4. Why is the compost heap damp and sweet smelling, but does not heat up?
5. Why does the compost pile have weeds growing in it?

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1. Can I call an inmate?
2. What can I bring an inmate?
3. Can I write to an inmate?
4. When will the inmate go to court?
5. Do you take fingerprints for job applications, adoptions, etc?
6. How can I get a job at the Detention Facility?

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1. How can I contact the various township and city officials within Otter Tail County?
2. Where can I access 2000 census information?
3. Is there a directory available for State Departments and Agencies?
4. How do I obtain information regarding any outstanding county, city, township or ditch assessment on a specific property?
5. How do I obtain information regarding any delinquent property taxes for a specific property?

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1. Are shots required for Day Care?
2. Why should I immunize my child?
3. When are shots due?
4. Do I need to keep track of my child's shots?
5. Where Can I Get More and Materials?

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1. Can I construct a guest house or second dwelling on my lake lot?
2. How far back does my cabin have to be from the lake?
3. How much dirt can I move without a permit?
4. I am planning to purchase a resort, what can I do with it?
5. I am thinking about purchasing a lake lot that does not meet the minimum lot size requirements. Can I build or place a structure on it?
6. I just bought a lake lot, what are the guidelines for shoreland management?
7. Who can install my septic system?

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1. How do I search for minutes?
2. How do I contact a county department?
3. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?

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1. What are the advantages of the Sheriff’s Operations Center?
2. What is the cost of the project?
3. Why wasn’t the office built in Fergus Falls?
4. What functions were moved to Ottertail City?
5. What functions remain in Fergus Falls?
6. Why was a training center added to the building?
7. Why was it built as a “green building”?
8. What is an E.O.C.?

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1. Where can I find information on off road vehicles?
2. When do I need to get a burning permit and what are the restrictions?
3. What materials cannot be burned?
4. Where do I get a burning permit?
5. What is a burning ban?
6. What are the regulations on child safety seats?
7. Where can a snowmobile go in the city limits of Fergus Falls?
8. What are the boating and jet ski regulations?
9. Where can a person get information on trespassing?

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1. What software do I need to run Tapestry?
2. How can I pay for Tapestry?
3. Do I have to become a Tapestry member to perform searches?
4. Which counties are currently available for searching?
5. What are the earliest recording dates for each county?
6. How much does it cost to search for Land Records in Tapestry?
7. What if I have a problem running the system?
8. Can I use my Internet Explorer navigation buttons?
9. Do Pop-Up Blockers restrict my access to images?
10. What are my search requirements?
11. Can I add money to my pre-paid account at any time?
12. Can I print a receipt for my transaction?
13. Can I run a report showing my historical transactions?
14. What is Pre-Authorization?

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1. How do I see Agendas and Minutes?
2. When does this Committee Meet?

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1. When will I receive my property tax bill?
2. When are my property tax payments due?
3. What if I miss the deadline for my tax payment?
4. Where do I pay the balance of the outstanding special assessments and whom should I contact concerning my special assessments?
5. Can I pay my property taxes using a credit card?
6. Where can I pay my bill in person?
7. Will I be charged for reviewing information about my property?
8. What type of online information is available about my property?
9. Is a map of my property available on line?
10. Can other people view my property information?

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1. Can I get my prescription medications from the VA?
2. How can I get into the VA Healthcare system?
3. What are VA co-payments?
4. How can I get the government to pay me for my disabilities?
5. How can I get a VA pension?
6. Are there any benefits for widows of veterans?
7. What other widow's benefits are available?
8. I was discharged with "bad paper". Can I do anything about this?
9. My Purple Heart and other medals I am entitled to do not show up on my separation papers (DD-214 or equivalent). Can this be corrected?
10. How can I get medals I am entitled to and never received, or that have been lost?
11. How can I get a copy of my lost discharge papers?
12. Where can I get my retired military or dependent's ID card renewed or replaced?