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1. When is a building permit required?
2. Do I need a permit to install a fence?
3. How long does it take to get a building permit?
4. What happens if I work without a permit?
5. How far off of the property line must I be if I want to build something?
6. Can I put a small yard shed in my backyard and is a permit required?
7. I want to add a bedroom in the basement. Is a permit necessary?
8. Is it necessary to have a building permit to replace a roof?
9. Are inspections required on rental property?
10. Do I need an Occupancy Permit if I am renting?
11. Do I need an Occupancy Permit if I own a home?
12. What is a Special Use Permit?
13. What is a Variance Request?
14. What is the difference between a Special Use and a Variance?
15. How do I apply for a zoning change?
16. I am just replacing my countertops, do I need to have a plumbing inspection for re-connecting my sink back up after replacing the counters?
17. I want to install an above ground pool what do I need to do?
18. If I am installing a pool do I need to have a fence installed?
19. When do I need a Home Occupation Permit?
20. I am installing a screened in porch do I need a permit?
21. I am buying a house in Columbia what do I need to do?
22. Can I fill out paperwork online and pay over the phone?
23. If we are having a wall taken down in our house do we need a permit and does the inspector need to look at it?
24. I am installing new boards on my porch and wanted to know if that would require that I install rails?
25. I want to install a retaining wall in my back yard and put a patio on top of it. Do I need a building permit?
26. I am looking at property in a neighborhood that is now on septic and saw that there is a sewer line close by does the City require that I connect to that sewer line?
27. When installing a roof what energy code does the City follow?
28. I am wanting to install a small fence around my air conditioner do I need a fence permit?
29. I am tearing down my existing deck and building a new one on top of the existing piers, do I still need a building permit?
30. What are the costs for a building permit?
31. How tall of a fence can I install on my property?

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1. How much does an inspection cost?
2. How long is my inspection good for?
3. What are the fees for building permits and inspections?
4. When are inspections scheduled?
5. How do I schedule and pay for my inspection?
6. What happens after my inspection?
7. Does someone need to be present for my home or rental inspection?
8. Does the buyer or seller apply for inspection?

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1. Where are the sirens located?
2. What are the tones?
3. Why do I hear church bells at Noon and 6 pm?

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1. Do I need a permit to install a fence?
2. How tall of a fence can I install on my property?
3. I am wanting to install a small fence around my air conditioner do I need a fence permit?

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1. I want to install an above ground pool what do I need to do?

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1. Does someone need to be present for my home or rental inspection?
2. Does buyer or seller apply for inspection?

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1. Where can I find Municipal code for signs?
2. I am a sign company submitting a permit what do I need to know?
3. Where can I find a map of my property and what do I need to put on it?
4. Do I need a permit for Window or Door Signage?
5. How much is the Sign Permit fee?
6. Temporary Banners
7. What inspections do I need to have done with my sign permit?

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1. When does the City celebrate Halloween?
2. What time does trick-or-treating begin and end?
3. How can I celebrate a Covid-safe Halloween?

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1. What is a boil order?
2. How can I receive notifications when a boil order is in effect and has been lifted?
3. What actions do I need to take?
4. What other steps are recommended?
5. When is a boil water order lifted?
6. What should I do once the boil order is lifted?

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1. Is my water safe to drink?
2. Why does my water have an odor and taste?
3. Why is there a white residual on my pots and pans or in the toilet bowl?
4. Why is my water a white color?
5. Why is there a black substance around my shower heads?
6. Why is there a black substance in my toilet bowl?
7. Why does a pink substance occur in my bathroom?
8. Why is my water red?
9. Why is my water brown?
10. Should I get a water softener?
11. Why does my water smell like rotten eggs?
12. Why is my water green?