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1. I'm a first time property owner. What important information do I need to know.
2. What is the difference between Assessed and Taxable and Capped Value?
3. How is the inflationary (CPI) increase calculated?
4. I keep hearing the phrase "Arms-Length Transaction". What does that mean?
5. I just bought a new house, will the Assessed Value be half of what I paid for it?
6. What is a Principal Residence Exemption?
7. How do forclosure / short sales affect the value of my home?
8. Do I have to let the Assessor in my home or on my property?

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1. I am interested in serving on a City Board or Commission?
2. Where can I find a schedule of when the different Boards and Commissions meet?

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1. Can grave blankets be placed on graves at the cemetery?
2. Do cemetery employees empty cemetery urns?

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1. I will be absent on election day, can I still vote?
2. When is the last day that I can vote an absentee ballot in your office?
3. When are the polls open and where do I vote on election day?
4. Will voters need to bring identification on election day?
5. Are the voting precincts handicap accessible?

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1. I would like to construct a fence on my property, what do I need to know?
2. I would like to construct a shed on my property?
3. Can I have a pool in my yard?
4. Why do I receive a notice to mow my yard?
5. I'm having a garage sale. Can I place signs?
6. Are vehicles allowed to be parked in the front yard?
7. Can I have an inoperable vehicle parked on my property.

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1. When does the DPW pick up brush?
2. Does the DPW have a brush pile I can take my brush to?
3. What can I do with grass clippings?
4. When does the Water Department flush hydrants?
5. What are the winter parking rules in the City of Portland?
6. What is the fall leaf removal process?

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1. When are the tornado sirens tested?
2. Where can I obtain a burning permit?

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1. How does Portland spend funds generated through the Income Tax?
2. What is the tax rate for the City of Portland Income Tax?
3. Why do I have to make quarterly estimated income tax payments?
4. How do I file for an extension of time?
5. What are the penalty and interest charges if I pay my income tax late?
6. Can I e-file my Portland income tax return?
7. Who needs to file a City of Portland Individual Income Tax Return (P-1040)
8. I lived in the City of Portland for part of the year. How do I file?
9. I lived in the City of Portland for part of the year, and I worked in the City all of the year. How do I file?
10. What is taxable income?
11. What is nontaxable income?
12. What deductions are allowable when filing the City of Portland Individual Income Tax Return (P-1040)
13. Who must file a City of Portland Corporate Income Tax Return (P-1040)
14. Who must file a City of Portland Partnership Income Tax Return (P-1065)?
15. Can a partnership pay the City Income Tax for the partners?
16. Who must withhold Portland City Income Tax?
17. How do I file and pay my withholding?
18. When are my withholding payments due?
19. I do not have withholding for this quarter. What do I do?
20. Who has to file a City of Portland Fiduciary Income Tax return (P-1041)?
21. Helpful Hints

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1. When and where are City Council meetings held?
2. Does the Mayor or members of the City Council have an office at City Hall or have office hours?
3. How are the Mayor and City Council members elected?

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1. Can the pavilions in the City parks be rented for gatherings?

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1. Where do I pay a parking ticket?

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1. What kind of trees can I plant in City right-of-way?
2. Where is the right-of-way (curb lawn)?
3. Is there anything additional I need to know about planting a tree in the right-of-way (curb lawn)?

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1. My garbage container is broken, who can I contact?
2. I have a water or electric problem and/or a utility bill question. Who do I contact?
3. Can I pay my utility bill or property taxes by Credit Card?

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1. Do I need a permit to install or replace a house sewer service?
2. How can I reduce the amount of my sewer bill?
3. How is my sewer bill determined?
4. What is a sanitary sewer house service and who does it belong to?
5. Who is responsible for maintaining the sanitary sewer house service?