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  • How do I contact the police for a non-emergency?

  • Can I store my firearms at the Police Department?

  • How do I report a traffic accident?

  • I recently moved to Wixom, my handguns were registered at my old residence. Do I have to register them here?

  • How can my group schedule a presenter from the Police Department or schedule a police building tour?

  • How can I get copies of police reports?

  • How do I request extra patrol or report suspicious activity?

  • What is Wixom's curfew ordinance?

  • What are the business hours of the Detective Bureau of the Police Department?

  • How do I stop vendors from leaving flyers, papers at my mailbox/doorway?

  • Can I park my car on the street overnight?

  • Where do I go to pay the fine for a traffic ticket?

  • Where is the Police Department located and what are their hours?

  • How can I get my handgun/rifle safety inspected?

  • Who do I call when traffic signals are out and what is the number?

  • Where is severe weather information available?

  • If my keys are locked in my vehicle, can the Wixom Police open my vehicle for me?

  • How do I get a copy of a report for a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Wixom?

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

  • Do I have to be a member to participate?

  • How do I join the Wixom Seniors?

  • When do Senior Board Commission's Meetings take place?

  • Will programs be canceled during inclement weather?

  • Do I have to be a member to participate?

  • What can I do to get involved in the watershed management process?

  • What are some of the solutions to address watershed problems?

  • Why is watershed management important?

  • What is the role of a wetland in a watershed?

  • How does a watershed function?

  • Which is my watershed?

  • Where are watersheds found?

  • What is a watershed?

  • What are the different methods of payment for my water/sewer bill?

  • How do I get the water turned on? How do I get it shut off?

  • How do you detect a leak in the water distribution piping system?

  • How much will it cost to connect to city water?

  • Where is the closest city water/sewer to my property?

  • How should I water my lawn to avoid wasting water?

  • What is the number to call concerning after-hours water issues, waterline breaks, or sewer backups?

  • What are the deadlines for paying water and sewer bills?

  • How do I protect my pipes in cold weather?

  • How do I register to vote?

  • What if I'm already registered to vote in another community?

  • What is the deadline for a citizen to register to vote?

  • Where do I vote?

  • What is the deadline for obtaining an absentee ballot?

  • My tax bill doesn’t indicate that a mortgage company will be paying my property taxes but my taxes are escrowed. What should I do?

  • What type of payment options do you offer for paying my taxes?

  • My summer tax bill now includes Oakland County Operating tax. Why?

  • If I am not able to pay my taxes by the due date what will happen?

  • How can I access my property tax information when your department is not open or if I want general information on them?

  • Is there a fee for a copy of my tax statement?

  • When will I receive my tax bill and when are they due?

  • I received a tax statement for personal property but my business is no longer in the City of Wixom. Am I responsible for this statement?

  • My tax statement is not showing my homestead exemption on my house. How can I correct this?

  • I am selling my home. Who will pay the taxes?

  • I recently purchased my home and my taxes are higher than when the previous occupants owned the home. Why?

  • My tax bill contains special assessment amounts. What are these for?

  • Where can I pay my taxes?

  • How can I verify if my taxes have been paid?

  • I need a copy of a paid receipt. Where can I get one.

  • When are my taxes due?

  • Who defines the terms disabled, blind, paraplegic, hemiplegic, quadriplegic; or an eligible serviceperson, eligible veteran, or eligible widow or widower?

  • What type of property is eligible for property tax deferment?

  • What is included in total household income for the purposes of summer property tax deferment?

  • Can I get a summer tax deferment for all properties that I own?

  • Where do I file a summer property tax deferment form?

  • Who reviews and approves the tax deferment this summer?

  • Can a corporation, LLC, or partnership defer summer taxes?

  • When do I have to pay the deferred summer taxes?

  • Can I defer payment of my summer property tax?

  • Delinquent Transaction Fee ( Delinq Trans Fee ) was listed on my summer tax bill, what does it mean?

  • What is an illicit discharge?

  • What is a county drain?

  • What number do I call to report water pollution?

  • What does the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioners Office do?

  • What is a storm drain?

  • Who do I call about my solid waste charges?

  • How do I know if garbage will be delayed due to a holiday?

  • When is yard waste collection?

  • What are the rules for garbage and recycling collection?

  • Does the garbage contractor pick up Christmas trees?

  • Does Wixom have Household Hazardous Waste Day?

  • Who do I contact for trash pickup?

  • I'm going on vacation. Can I put my garbage cans out early?

  • Where is the nearest recycling center?

  • My neighbors got a yardwaste dumpster from the City - how do I do that?

  • How do I get a recycling bin?

  • I heard that Wixom residents get free mulch and compost, is this true?

  • My neighbor got one of those City dumpsters for yard waste, how do I get one?

  • Who do I call if I see somebody dumping things into the storm sewer system?

  • When is leaf collection in my neighborhood?

  • What are the snow plowing priorities?

  • The tree in front of my house is dead, who do I call?

  • Why are there flags/paint markings on my front lawn?

  • How do we go about enclosing the ditch in front of our house?

  • Who do I call if there is a broken tree limb or other hazardous material obstructing traffic?

  • The snowplow damaged my yard and mailbox. What do I do?

  • When will my street get repaved?

  • I think my neighbor's tree is dangerous - what should I do?

  • When will my street be cleaned?

  • How do I report a missing dog?

  • Does Wixom have a Artisian Market?

  • Does Wixom have a trail system?

  • What is Oakland County Parks and Recreations website?

  • What City parks are available? Are fees charged for the use of parks?

  • We're new to Wixom - how do I find activities for my children?

  • How do I rent a park pavilion or tent?

  • How do I rent the Wixom Community Center?

  • What classes and camps are currently available?

  • How do I register for classes?

  • What events are available for children at the Library?

  • How do I view what books are available at the Wixom Public Library?

  • When did Wixom become a City?

  • How can I get a map?

  • How does GIS help me?

  • What is GIS?

  • There is a fire hydrant in my front yard. Can I plant bushes or flowers around it?

  • How should my address be posted on my house or business?

  • Why does the Fire Department perform inspections on my business?

  • I need to make changes to my fire extinguishing system or my fire alarm system in my business. Do I need a permit?

  • How often should I change my smoke detector batteries?

  • How can I get a copy of a fire or ambulance report?

  • I need my DBA (Doing Business As) license. What do I have to do and where do I go? Do you license businesses in the City?

  • I would like to purchase a commercial outdoor fire pit from a local hardware store. Are they allowed?

  • I would like to purchase a commercial outdoor fire pit from a local hardware store. Are they allowed?

  • What is your response time?

  • What can I legally burn and when can I burn it?

  • What is the procedure for obtaining a final bill from the City such as a water bill? How does the City handle final bills?

  • How can I become a vendor for the City?

  • Where is the 24-hour depository for payments to the City?

  • Where are you located?

  • How do I rent the Community Center?

  • How will I be notified when a class or activitiy is canceled?

  • What City parks are available? Are fees charged for the use of parks?

  • We're new to Wixom - how do I find activities for my children?

  • What are the procedures for obtaining assistance for my home?

  • Who is the cable carrier for Wixom and how do I contact them?

  • What is Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Davis Bacon & Related Acts

  • What are the CDBG Goals for FY2015-2016?

  • What is the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and what is it for?

  • There is an abandoned vehicle left on the street, located down from my residence, who can I call in order to have the vehicle removed?

  • There is a business being operated from a residence in our neighborhood, who do I call in order to have this investigated?

  • There is a vacant, abandoned structure in our neighborhood which also is periodically occupied by transients. How can I have the structure & the associated conditions corrected?

  • The house next door has really tall grass and weeds. What can be done?

  • How do I make a complaint about the appearance of or conduct at a property in my neighborhood?

  • My neighbor has junk/junk cars all over his/her property. What can I do?

  • Does the Mayor perform marriages? Who do I contact and what do I do?

  • Our Government - Does the Mayor perform marriages?

  • Who are the elected officials of the City of Wixom?

  • What form of government does Wixom have?

  • Our Government - When does City Council meet?

  • Our Government - Can I attend a City Council meeting?

  • Who manages the operations of the City?

  • Who are the elected officials of the City of Wixom?

  • What are the borders of the City of Wixom?

  • Do I need a permit for a garage sale?

  • Where is the City Clerk’s Office?

  • How can I be added to the City vendor list?

  • How do I obtain birth/death records, a deed?

  • How do I obtain copies of City records?

  • How do I register to vote?

  • Who do I contact for information on low income housing

  • What if I've moved within Wixom or have changed my name?

  • What if I'm already registered to vote in another community?

  • Do I need to get a license for my cat?

  • Where do I vote?

  • How do I apply for a job with the City of Wixom?

  • Do you offer notary services?

  • Does the City prepare, store and copy birth and death certificates?

  • Where can I see a list of Board and Commission members and meetings?

  • How do I get a license for my dog?

  • How can I obtain copies of City Council minutes and other records?

  • How do I get a license to sell products or services?

  • What is the deadline for obtaining an absentee ballot?

  • Who are my State Representative, State Senator and Representative in Congress? What are their addresses and phone numbers?

  • Do I need a permit for a backyard party or a block party?

  • Who are the elected county, state, and federal officials who represent the people of Wixom? What are their telephone numbers?

  • License - What do I need to get my dog license? Do I have to get a new one every year? How many dogs am I allowed in the City? Do I have to license my cat?

  • Where is the Chamber of Commerce? What is the telephone number?

  • What do I need to do to run for City Council?

  • Can I request public records from the City?

  • Who do I contact regarding maintenence at the cemetery?

  • Do we have a Internment List?

  • Who was buried in the cemetery first and what was the date?

  • Burial Arrangements

  • Who is the sexton and his/hers responsibility?

  • Who do we contact – Cemetery Board? What are their responsibilities?

  • How may a person purchase a grave in the Wixom Cemetery?

  • What do I need to to to obtain a food or restaurant license?

  • Home Questions - What can I do about my neighbor’s sump pump discharging onto my property?

  • What inspections or approvals are required to obtain a Final Certificate of Occupancy?

  • What can I do when water ponds in my yard after it rains?

  • Do I need a permit to install an air conditioner on my property?

  • Do I need a permit to pave/repave a driveway?

  • Are there specifications for garages and other outbuildings?

  • What regulations apply to swimming pools and spas?

  • Does the City enforce deed restrictions?

  • What is the role of the Zoning Board of Appeals and when does the Board meet?

  • Permit - Does the City limit where my home may be placed on my lot?

  • Permit - Is there a limitation on the amount of paved surface in the front yard of a home?

  • Permit - Do I need a permit to install a furnace?

  • How do I schedule a building, mechanical, electrical, and/or plumbing inspection?

  • When are inspectors available for questions?

  • Can the City recommend a contractor?

  • Are there other items for which I need a permit?

  • How do I get a tree permit if I want to take down a tree at my house?

  • Do I need a tree permit to remove dead trees?

  • How can I get a copy of the Planning Commission agenda?

  • My neighbor's tree hangs over my yard. What can I do?

  • The house next door has really tall grass and weeds. What can be done?

  • Am I allowed to keep my camper or boat at my house?

  • How do I find out what the zoning is on my property? How is my property zoned?

  • How do I make a complaint about the appearance of or conduct at a property in my neighborhood?

  • I did work without the required permits. Now I want to sell my house but the real estate report indicates I must disclose this information. What are my options?

  • How big of a shed or garage can I build?

  • My neighbor has junk/junk cars all over his/her property. What can I do?

  • What laws are there governing temporary signs?

  • How does a business get a temporary sign permit?

  • I want to hold a garage sale/open house. Where can I put my signs?

  • Test FAQ Question

  • Can I store a recreational vehicle or boat at my house?

  • I want to put up a fence. What should I do? Does the erection of a fence require a permit?

  • Permit - When do I need a Heating/Cooling Permit? Some examples listed below.

  • Permit - What type of work requires building permits?

  • Permit - When do I need a Plumbing Permit? Some examples listed below:

  • What businesses can I operate on my property?

  • What are setbacks?

  • Can I change the zoning designation of my property?

  • Is the City's Code of Ordinances available on the City's website?

  • Does the City prepare, store and copy birth and death certificates?

  • Does the City prepare, store and copy birth and death certificates?

  • How do I obtain birth/death records, a deed?

  • Do I need a permit for a garage sale?

  • What is Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Active Duty Military Affidavit?

  • Can the estate of an owner qualify for a PRE under a conditional rescission?

  • Do the Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption (Form 2602) and Form 4640 both need to be filed?

  • My prior principal residence which I still own, is for sale, is not occupied, is not leased, and is not used for any business or commercial purpose and has been this way for all of 2006 and 2007.

  • .If I leased my home for a period of time after it was no longer my principal residence but now it is not occupied, is for sale, is not leased, and is not used for any business or commercial purposes

  • If I move to another state, can I qualify for a PRE under a conditional rescission?

  • If a property is available for lease but is not for sale, does it qualify for a conditional rescission?

  • How do I apply for a conditional rescission?

  • How long is a conditional rescission effective?

  • What is a conditional rescission?

  • What can I expect to happen to my taxes when I purchase a different property?

  • I purchased a property in the City of Wixom. Do I have to file a Property Transfer Affidavit?

  • What is a sidwell number?

  • Does the City have a copy of our property survey?

  • If I put an addition on my house, how much will my taxes go up?

  • How can I find out tax and property data for my property and other properties in the City?

  • I've lived in my property for the past five years. Why did my current taxable value increase more than the inflation rate?

  • Assessing terms -What do the terms Assessed Value, State Equalized Value and Taxable Values mean on my notice of Assessment?

  • Does the Board of Review have the authority to increase an assessment or tentative taxable value?

  • May I file a written protest without personal appearance?

  • What is my recourse if I disagree with the decision of the Board of Review?

  • When can I appeal my property assessment?

  • How do I obtain birth/death records, a deed?

  • Does the City prepare, store and copy birth and death certificates?

  • Do I need a permit for a garage sale?

  • How do I get a license to sell products or services?

  • Do I need a permit for a backyard party or a block party?

  • Do I need to get a license for my cat?

  • License - What do I need to get my dog license? Do I have to get a new one every year? How many dogs am I allowed in the City? Do I have to license my cat?

  • How do I get a license for my dog?

  • Do you offer notary services?

  • Will there be an opportunity for voters to learn more and express their opinions about this Dedicated Millage proposal?

  • How do property tax rates in Wixom compare to other cities?

  • What is the City’s projected financial trend?

  • What services may be eliminated if the Dedicated Millage Proposal for Municipal Operating purposes, including Police and Fire, Public Works, and Parks & Recreation does not pass?

  • How did the City Leaders conclude that a millage increase was the best option?

  • Before increasing taxes, what has the City done to reduce operating costs?

  • What will the Dedicated Millage Proposal cost each property owner?

  • Why is the City asking for this increase?

  • What will the money be used for?

  • What will happen if the ballot question is not passed?

  • What has the City done in response to the decline in revenue?

  • In everyday language, what does the Dedicated Millage Proposal for Municipal Operating Purposes including Police and Fire, Public Works, and Parks & Recreation mean?

  • What does this mean to my pocketbook?

  • What will the ballot proposal look like?

  • License - What do I need to get my dog license? Do I have to get a new one every year? How many dogs am I allowed in the City? Do I have to license my cat?


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