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  • Q:I have a contractor performing work on my property. Will the City pick up debris associated with his work?

  • Q:I'm remodeling my home. How can I dispose of construction and demolition waste?

  • Q:How can I dispose of large items that don't fit into a cart?

  • Q:How do I file a general complaint or one in regard to biased-based profiling?

  • Q:The City of Newton only accepts online applications. Does the City offer Internet access to complete an application?

  • Q:The online application system says I need an email address. How do I get one?

  • Q:After I submit my application, what happens next?

  • Q:How long does it take to process my application?

  • Q:How do I check the status of my application?

  • Q:How will I be notified my application was received?

  • Q:Can I add/change information on my application after it is submitted?

  • Q:My contact information has changed since I submitted my application. Whom should I notify?

  • Q:I don’t see a job I am interested in today. Does the City have more career opportunities?

  • Q:Do I have to fill out an application for every position?

  • Q:I missed the deadline – can I still apply?

  • Q:Can I get help with completing the online application?

  • Q:Who sees my application through the online application process?

  • Q:The City plowed snow into my driveway and I can't get my car out. What should I do?

  • Q:Where can I get a CPR or First Aid class?

  • Q:Can I get a copy of an EMS report?

  • Q:There was a fire at my house. Is it possible to get a copy of the fire report?

  • Q:I have a fire extinguisher in my home. How often should it be inspected and serviced?

  • Q:We have a lot of tree limbs on the ground from a recent storm; is there any way we can burn them?

  • Q:I’d like to bring my child to the fire station for a tour. Whom do I call?

  • Q:I was told I need bigger house numbers. Are there any requirements or recommendations?

  • Q:I have a home day care. What do I need to know about fire safety requirements?

  • Q:How do I make sure Newton paramedics have access to my health information even if I’m not able to speak for myself in an emergency?

  • Q:How do I schedule a fire extinguisher education program for my business?

  • Q:Is my property in an area with historic preservation restrictions?

  • Q:Is my property in a flood hazard area?

  • Q:Can I put up a sign on my property?

  • Q:Can I change the zoning of my property?

  • Q:How do I know what my property is zoned?

  • Q:How much is a contractor’s license?

  • Q:Who must obtain a contractor’s license?

  • Q:How can I schedule a building inspection?

  • Q:Should my house have smoke detectors?

  • Q:Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?

  • Q:What if I want to build a storage shed?

  • Q:What if I want to build a deck and/or patio?

  • Q:Do I need a permit to put up a fence?

  • Q:Do I need a permit or license for a building project on my own home?

  • Q:Where do I get building permits and contractor's licenses?

  • Q:How much does a permit cost?

  • Q:Why do I need a permit to build?

  • Q:Who owns a particular property?

  • Q:What are the building regulations in the County?

  • Q:My road needs to be graded, can you do that?

  • Q:My curb is broken out, can you fix it?

  • Q:What are the business hours at the Service Center?

  • Q:How do I request a street light in my neighborhood?

  • Q:The streetlight is out in my neighborhood. How do I report it?

  • Q:My sidewalk is broken out. Who is responsible for fixing it?

  • Q:The view of oncoming traffic is blocked at an intersection. Whom do I call?

  • Q:Who is responsible for tree care along streets and alleys?

  • Q:When is my garbage and recycling collection day?

  • Q:I put my garbage and recycling out on the right day. Why wasn’t it picked up?

  • Q:What should I do with excess trash or recyclables?

  • Q:What can be done to reduce the amount of trash blowing in my neighborhood on collection day?

  • Q:What if my cart is damaged?

  • Q:How do I get an additional cart?

  • Q:What if my cart has been lost or stolen?

  • Q:I have difficulty getting my large cart to the curb. How can you help me?

  • Q:I’m moving across town. Should I take my containers to my new address?

  • Q:I live in an apartment and don’t have my own containers. How do I recycle?

  • Q:What happens to the recyclables after they are collected?

  • Q:There was a note on my cart, and my garbage/recyclables were left behind. What does this mean?

  • Q:Can I put my name or address on my carts?

  • Q:How can I get my fingerprints taken?

  • Q:How do I find out whether any sex offenders are living in my area?

  • Q:I locked my keys in my car. Can the Police help me?

  • Q:Can I sell something door-to-door?

  • Q:How do I obtain a record of everything I've been convicted of in the past?

  • Q:Can the Police Department help me obtain a Restraining Order?

  • Q:How can I obtain a copy of my accident report or other reports?

  • Q:If my vehicle is towed, how do I get my vehicle released?

  • Q:How do I find out whether my car registration is current?

  • Q:How do I submit a crime tip?

  • Q:How do I make a report?

  • Q:How do I get a copy of my driving record?

  • Q:How do I find out whether my driver's license is valid?

  • Q:Does Newton have a curfew for juveniles?

  • Q:What are Newton's noise regulations?

  • Q:What State statutes do Newton officers use?

  • Q:My dog/cat is missing. Did the Animal Control Officer pick it up?

  • Q:Where do I park if I'm taking the train out of town?