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Advisory Boards

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1. How do I become a member of an Advisory Board or a Committee?
2. How many members are on a board?

Community Corrections

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1. How do I contact a probation officer?
2. How do I check if my urine analysis color has been called and I live in Washington County?
3. How do I check if my urine analysis color has been called and I live outside of Washington County?
4. How do I pay a fee?
5. How do I make a restitution payment?
6. How do I email my Probation Officer or Case Management Specialist?
7. How do I file a court document such as an order for protection?
8. Who do I call if my account went to collections?
9. How do I find out when I have my next court date?
10. What is a parental fee?
11. How can my support costs for out-of-home placement, treatment or community based care be changed?
12. When will my parental fee begin and how is the fee determined?

Community Services - Adult Foster Care Licensing

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1. What are the initial licensing requirements for family adult foster care?
2. How do I start the licensing process for family adult foster care?
3. Do I have to live in a house to become licensed for family adult foster care?
4. What size is required for a bedroom for family adult foster care?
5. What items am I required to provide to residents in family adult foster care?
6. How am I paid for providing family adult foster care?
7. How much will I be paid for family adult foster care?
8. Who qualifies to receive family adult foster care services?
9. How do I get residents for family adult foster care?
10. What kind of family adult foster care clients will I get?
11. Can I be licensed to care for an adult family member?
12. Do I need to be home all the time?
13. Can I hire people to help in my family adult foster care home?
14. Can I move out of the home once I become licensed for family adult foster care?
15. Can I have clients who use a wheelchair on the second level of my home?
16. What kind of training or experience do I need to have before applying for licensure?
17. How much training do I have to have once I become licensed for family adult foster care?

Community Services - Child Protective Services

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1. When should child abuse or neglect be reported?
2. Who should report child abuse or neglect?
3. Why should I report?
4. What happens after a report is made?
5. What happens if I don't report?

Community Services - Child Support

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1. Who can receive child support?
2. What services are not available?
3. Who can use child support services?
4. After I apply, what else must I do?
5. If I apply for child support services, do I have any rights?

Community Services - Child Support, Establishing Parentage

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1. What if you change your mind after you sign the Recognition of Parentage?
2. What are the advantages for fathers who sign the Recognition of Parentage?
3. What are the advantages for mothers who sign the Recognition of Parentage?
4. What are the disadvantages of signing the Recognition of Parentage?

Community Services - Child Support, Genetic Testing

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1. Can anyone have genetic testing done through the child support office?
2. Is blood more accurate than cheek cells when testing for paternity?
3. How accurate are genetic tests?
4. At what age can children be tested?
5. Does genetic testing establish paternity?
6. Who pays for genetic testing in a county paternity case?
7. Can genetic testing be completed without a sample from the mother?
8. Can genetic testing be completed from a recently deceased individual?
9. Can genetic testing be completed if the father is deceased and a DNA sample cannot be obtained?
10. What if one of the individuals to be tested resides in another city or state?
11. How long will it take for the results to be ready?
12. What if there are multiple alleged fathers?
13. What if all the individuals who need to submit to genetic testing are not cooperating with the child support office?

Community Services - Child Support, Parents Live in Different States

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1. What if I do not have a child support order?
2. What if I already have a child support order?
3. Which state decides the child support amount?
4. Can my child support amount be changed?
5. Will I have to go to the other state?
6. Are child support laws the same in every state?
7. I have a child support order from one state, but neither of us lives in that state. Is the court order still good?

Community Services - Food Support

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1. How do I apply for food support?
2. How do I use my electronic food support benefits card?
3. What do I do if my food support benefits card is lost or stolen?
4. Do I have to use all my food support benefits up in the month I receive them?
5. Are there other food and nutrition programs I might qualify for?
6. How long does it take after I apply to know if I qualify?
7. How are food support benefits received?
8. If I get food support, how much money will I get each month?
9. What foods are eligible for purchase through the Food Support Program?

Community Services - Truancy

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1. What are excused absences?
2. What are unexcused absences?

Human Resources

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1. What type of computer setup is needed to apply online?

Legal Advice Clinics

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1. How do I arrange to meet with the volunteer attorney?
2. What can a volunteer attorney help with?
3. What services are not provided by the Legal Advice Clinics?
4. What services are provided by the Legal Advice Clinics?
5. Who can use the Legal Advice Clinics?

Library

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1. How do I find library books, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines and more?
2. How do I find library locations and hours
3. How do I get a library card?
4. How do I download library ebooks and e-audiobooks?
5. How do I find magazine or newspaper articles?
6. How do I change my library PIN?
7. How do I request books, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines and other library materials?
8. How do I request titles not owned by Washington County Library?
9. How do I borrow library materials?
10. How do I renew my library materials?
11. How do I return my library materials?
12. Why is my library account blocked?
13. How do I ask a reference question?
14. How do I find library events, classes and storytimes?
15. How do I suggest a new title for the library to purchase?
16. How do I reserve a library meeting room?
17. How do I pay a library fee?
18. How do I get notified about library holds, overdue loans, and fees?
19. Not getting library notifications?
20. How do I create my own book lists?
21. How do I use wireless at the library?
22. How do I use a library computer?
23. How do I use Library Express?
24. How do I get homework help?
25. How do I get job and career help?
26. How do I buy used books?
27. How do I donate books to the library?
28. Does the library offer student exam services?
29. How do I get tax forms?
30. How do I join a library book club?
31. How do I have library materials delivered to my home?
32. How do I use My Account to manage my library use?
33. How do I manage my library accounts using ELF?
34. How do I schedule a library tour?
35. Does the library have mobile apps?
36. How do I update personal information for my library account?
37. How do I become a library volunteer?
38. Why do I need two accounts for Zinio digital magazines?
39. Why haven't I received the next issue of my Zinio digital magazine?
40. Where are my Zinio digital magazines on my iPad app?
41. How do I get the newest issues of Zinio digital magazines loaded to my iPad app?
42. Why does my iPad app have my Zinio digital magazine but not my iPhone app?
43. How do I sell my book to the library?
44. May I get a library card if I have a Safe at Home card?
45. Why is my library ebook account blocked?

Main

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1. How do I contact my county commissioner?
2. Where can I find information about the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act?
3. How do I contact a county department?
4. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?
5. How do I apply to become part of a county advisory commission or board?

Parks Division

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1. Where can I purchase a park permit?

Property Records & Taxpayer Services - Assessing Property

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1. Am I notified when my property is going to be appraised?
2. How often must the appraiser review my property?
3. What happens if I do not let the appraiser in my home?
4. Why must the appraiser view the inside of the property?
5. Will the appraiser be able to tell me what the value of my property is at the conclusion of my appointment?

Property Records & Taxpayer Services - Tax Forfeited Land

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1. When and where is the next public auction?
2. What time does the auction begin?
3. How do I obtain a bidding card?
4. What properties are for sale at the auction?
5. How do I receive information on the properties?
6. How do I pay for a parcel at auction?
7. When would I get my first real estate tax statement?
8. How do I receive title to the property?
9. Is there a redemption period allowed for prior owners?
10. Can I bid absentee?
11. Can Washington County employees bid on parcels at the auction?
12. What happens to parcels not sold at the public auction?
13. Does the County sell Tax Lien Certificates?

Public Works - Survey and Land Management

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1. Where can I get a plat book for Washington County?
2. Can I get a map of my property?
3. Do you have aerial photos from past years?
4. Is there an actual survey of my property on file?
5. Can I order products by phone or email?
6. I need to find my property lines. What should I do?

Public Works - Transportation

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1. My mailbox was knocked down by the snow plows. What do I do?
2. I live on a county road. Who do I contact to have a swing arm mailbox installed?
3. Who do I contact about a dead deer or other animal on a county road?
4. Where do I get a County map?
5. What is the Right of Way ordinance?
6. I am having problems with the water/other utilities in my home/business.
7. Who do I contact to install a new driveway on a county road?
8. How do I find out what the right of way (ROW) is on a county road?
9. Can I put a garage sale, political or informational sign on a county road?
10. How do I report a pothole on a county road?
11. What is the number to Minnesota Department of Transportation, (MnDOT)?
12. How do find information about road construction in my area?
13. How do I find out the bid results on a project?
14. I have dead trees/shrubs in front of my home located in county right of way. Will the county remove them?
15. I am interested in adopting a highway. Who do I contact?
16. When are county ditches mowed?
17. When does the county spray for noxious weeds?
18. How do I obtain DO NOT SPRAY signs? Is there a form for me to fill out?
19. How do I obtain a Right of Way, Transportation, Access or Obstruction Permit?

Public Works - Transportation - Manning Corridor

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1. What is the function of Manning Avenue?
2. Why does Manning Avenue need to be upgraded to a 4-lane facility?
3. Has a 3-lane facility been considered for Manning Avenue?
4. How will access be “managed” along the corridor?
5. Why do we need a center median along Manning Avenue?
6. Can something be done to slow traffic down?
7. Will roundabouts be considered along with this project?
8. What are the traffic benefits of the TH 5 realignment alternative?
9. Will all or parts of my property along Manning Avenue need to be acquired by the County?
10. Will there be assessments to my property?
11. What additional accommodations will be made for pedestrians and bicyclists?
12. What is being done to minimize impacts to the natural environment?
13. How will noise be addressed as part of the project?
14. How is the public being informed of the project progress and how can they get involved?

Public Works - Transportation - Myrtle-Owens

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1. What’s wrong with the all-way stop? Why are changes being considered?
2. Can a traffic signal be installed to reduce congestion?
3. Why is a mini-roundabout one of the options being considered?
4. What would each of these options cost?
5. Will eminent domain be used to condemn adjacent property to widen the intersection?
6. Will there be opportunities for public input on the design and selection process?
7. What are the next steps? When might this happen?

Sheriff's Office

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1. Who do I contact to check to see if I have a warrant?

Sheriff's Office - Jail

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1. Why does the Sheriff's Office run the jail?