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1. How are my property taxes determined?
2. Who handles City of Beachwood Income Taxes?

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1. Where do I obtain a permit?
2. How do I get an inspection scheduled?
3. Will the City help me find a contractor?
4. Are lawn signs allowed in the City of Beachwood?
5. I want to hold a garage sale, what next?
6. Do I need an inspection for occupying a house? A store? An office?
7. How high does my neighbor’s grass have to be before I register a complaint?
8. What should I do first if I want to construct an addition?
9. When should I hire an Architect?
10. Should an Attorney review my contract?
11. How does the City help in the process?
12. How do I know if an inspection passed or failed?
13. Does the City inform me of issues the City has with my contractor?
14. Is the City of Beachwood Building Department the only entity that reviews/approves a project? City Engineer?
15. What do I do if I am not happy with my contractor?
16. How long should my project take?
17. If I fire my contractor do I have to pay for new permits? Does the City inspect the work if I fire my contractor?
18. What are the work hours in Beachwood for contractors?
19. My neighbor has a camper parked on a driveway, is this permitted?
20. My neighbor sells cars from their driveway, is this permitted?
21. What type of business can I have at my home? Daycare?
22. What codes does the City follow regarding new construction?
23. Do I need a permit to cut down trees?
24. How wide should my driveway apron be?
25. I want to construct a garage on my property: are ABR & permits required; how large of garage allowed; setbacks; gutters & downspouts required; electrical requirements?
26. What is the maximum height my addition can be?
27. When do I have to go to the ABR (Architectural Board of Review), who goes to ABR, what are the requirements to go to ABR?
28. Do I need a permit to replace a water closet (toilet), light post, electrical switch?
29. How big can my driveway be?
30. What are the minimum yard setback requirements for an addition?
31. Do I need a permit for an Arbor?
32. Do I need a permit to replace deck boards or deck stairs?
33. If I have water in my basement, should I install an interior or exterior drainage system, which is better and why?
34. Do I need a permit to replace windows?
35. If I want to replace windows, do they have to be the same size, style and color?
36. Can I have a fence in my front yard?
37. What are the fence requirements in rear or side yards?
38. Can I plant bushes or trees in the tree lawn?
39. Can I install landscape timbers by public sidewalks?
40. What are the requirements for installing solar panels?
41. Who do I consult with if I do not like my inspector?
42. What are the hours of operation and permit issuance for the City of Beachwood Building Department?
43. Do I need a permit to install new tile in kitchen or bathroom?
44. Is a permit required to replace a kitchen sink?
45. Do I need a garbage disposal?
46. Where can a play structure be located and what is the maximum height?
47. Are tree houses permitted?
48. What are the requirements for installing a fountain in my front yard?
49. How close to the property line can is my driveway permitted to be located?
50. What are the requirements for rain barrels?
51. Can I install a shed, where is permitted to be located, are gutters and downspouts required?
52. Where are air conditioning units permitted to be installed?
53. Where are emergency generators permitted to be installed and what are the requirements for obtaining a permit?
54. How long is Architectural Board of Review approvals good for?
55. How long is a permit good for?
56. Where is a POD permitted to be located and how long permitted to be used?
57. If a Housing Inspector cited me, is a permit required for:
58. Does the City replace public walks free of charge?
59. I think my neighbor is renting his/her house. Who do I contact to verify?
60. Does a rental occupancy require a permit?

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1. What is Code RED and why is it important to me?
2. How do I sign up for Code RED?
3. Does Beachwood have my telephone number, or do I have to sign up to receive Code RED emergency calls?
4. For what kinds of situations will Code RED be used?
5. I have a Beachwood business. Can I arrange to have Code RED call my business?
6. The registration form only allows me to enter a primary and secondary telephone number. What if I want to register additional numbers for my address?
7. What precautions are being taken to protect personal information?
8. How will I recognize a Code RED message?
9. What should I do if I receive a Code RED message?
10. I have a cordless phone. It does not work when the power goes out. How is Beachwood going to reach me?
11. Will Code RED leave a message on a machine?
12. What happens if the line is busy?
13. What circumstances might prohibit a message from being delivered to me?

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1. Can nonresidents participate in Beachwood programs?
2. How do I register for summer camp?
3. Who is permitted to become a member of Beachwood Family Aquatic Center?
4. How do I buy a Beachwood Family Aquatic Center membership?
5. What is Barkwood park? How do I become a member?
6. Who is eligible for the senior van service?
7. Where can I find the Recreation Guide?
8. Is the space at the Beachwood Community Center available to rent?
9. Is there a park located in Beachwood to run/walk close to nature?
10. How can stay in touch with Beachwood Community Services and their latest programs?
11. What is the easiest way to register for a program online?
12. What is the Beachwood Arts Council and how can I reach them?
13. Am I able to get a refund for a class/event I registered for?

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1. What is the city’s deer management program?
2. Why is the city culling deer?
3. What is done with the culled deer?
4. Can the city use nonlethal methods to manage the deer population?
5. Why can't we just plant unpalatable landscaping plantings or use repellents to deter the deer?
6. How can I protect my garden from the deer?

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1. Are there any grant programs through the City of Beachwood Economic Development for new or existing businesses?
2. How many businesses are in Beachwood?

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1. Who do I contact with a question on my property tax bill?
2. Who do I contact with questions regarding my income taxes?
3. How do I file my local income taxes?

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1. When do you flush hydrants?
2. Do you install car seats?
3. How can I request a copy of a report?
4. Do you collect mercury items?
5. Where can I dispose of unused medication?
6. Do you give away smoke detectors?
7. Where can I find information about cleaning up after flood damage?

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1. How can I get a police report, fire report, EMS report, or building and permit records?
2. How can I contact the Civil Service Commission?
3. How can I find an answer regarding City laws?
4. How can I contact a member of Council?
5. How long does it take to get a response to a Public Records Request?

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1. How do I contact a city/county department?
2. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?
3. What is the address and main phone number to contact Beachwood City Hall?
4. What are the hours at City Hall?

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1. Can anyone meet with the Mayor?
2. How do I contact City Council members?
3. When are Council Meetings?
4. How do I reach City Hall?
5. How can I view Council Agendas and Minutes?
6. Does the Mayor perform weddings?

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1. Bicycle -Do I need a bicycle license? How do I get it?
2. Bicycle -Does Beachwood have a bicycle helmet law?
3. Car Seats -Who do I contact about car seat installations?
4. Complaints -How do I report or file a complaint against a Police Employee?
5. Court -Where should I go for Mayors Court?
6. Emergencies -What number do I call for an emergency?
7. Fingerprints - Where can I get my fingerprints taken?
8. Fireworks -Are fireworks permitted in Beachwood?
9. Noise Disturbances -My neighbor's dog barks all the time. What can I do?
10. Noise Disturbances -What time can an outside party go until at night?
11. Parking -Is overnight parking allowed on City streets?
12. Reports -How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
13. Reports -Can I report a crime to the Beachwood Police Department online?
14. Security Survey -Does Beachwood offer Security Survey inspections?
15. Tickets -Where can I pay my tickets?

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1. When can I put my rubbish out for collection?
2. How do I arrange a special trash pick-up?
3. If there is a holiday on my regular trash day when will my trash get picked up?
4. What can I put out for curbside recycling in Beachwood?
5. Where do I take my computer equipment to be re-cycled?
6. Is there a special drop off area for recyclables?
7. What about paint, pesticides, fertilizers, sealers, drain openers, and other chemicals? Can I place them at the curb for pick up with my regular rubbish?
8. When is the Public Works Department open to the public?
9. Where is the Public Works Department located?
10. Who should I contact about a fallen tree?
11. How do I contact Animal Control?
12. How do I report a Beachwood street in need of repair?
13. Are there time restraints on construction activities?

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1. What is your procurement policy?
2. How do I register to become a local or minority-owned vendor?
3. How often do I need to register?
4. Does becoming a registered vendor mean I automatically earn the City’s business?
5. Do I have to be a local or minority-owned business to register with the City?