City of Safety Harbor, Florida
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Building

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1. Do I have to get a permit to work on my own home?
2. Can I act as my own contractor?
3. How much does a building permit cost?
4. How many sets of drawings are required?
5. How long does it take to get a building permit?
6. What type of work requires a permit?
7. How do I determine if I am in a flood zone, and if flood insurance required?
8. Will I need a permit to remove trees?

Code Enforcement

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1. What codes does the City enforce?
2. What do I do if I have a complaint?
3. Does the City accept anonymous complaints?
4. What if the complaint is valid?
5. What if the violation is not corrected?
6. What is the Code Enforcement Board?
7. Will the City abate violations?
8. What constitutes high grass?
9. What is an inoperative vehicle?
10. Who do I contact about animal issues?
11. What are my watering days and times?
12. What if I have a well?

Community Development

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1. What is my Zoning and Land Use Designation?
2. Does the City have a Comprehensive Plan?
3. What is a setback?
4. Does the City have impact fees?
5. What do I do if I want to annex?
6. What are the property tax implications of annexation?
7. How much is variance application?

Finance/Utility Billing

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1. I just moved into Safety Harbor, where do I go to set up for water, sewer and garbage service?
2. What information do I need to set up the utility account?
3. How often does the city of Safety Harbor bill?
4. What methods of payment can I use to pay my bill?
5. What are the City Hall hours of operation?

Leisure Services

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1. How do I get a boat slip in the City Marina?
2. What type of programs or special events does the City offer?
3. How do I sign up for an activity or program?
4. Why are there two sets of rates?

Library

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1. How can I get a library card?
2. Can I register to vote at the library or update my voter registration?
3. How do I provide comments or feedback about the Library?
4. How many DVDs can I check out?
5. How long can I check out a new book?
6. Can I recommend a book or other item for purchase?
7. How can I find out what items are checked out on my card and when they are due?
8. What are the library hours?
9. Where is the library located?
10. Can I volunteer at the library?
11. Does the library accept donations?
12. Does the library have books for sale?
13. What if the item I want isn't in the catalog?
14. Can I check out books if I don't have my library card?
15. I lost an item, paid for it, but now I found it. What do I do?
16. Do you have bicycle locks I can borrow?
17. I think I returned an item, but it still shows on my card as out. What happens now?
18. How long can I checkout items and how many of each?
19. How do I place an item on hold?
20. How do I make a List?
21. How do I renew a book or other item?
22. Does the Library have Internet access?
23. Does the Library have a public FAX?
24. How can I comment on a recent program or event?

Local Business Taxes

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1. What is an business tax and why do I need a business tax receipt?
2. How can I apply for a business tax?
3. What do I need to apply for a local business tax?
4. What is the cost of a business tax?
5. When will this business tax expire?
6. Can I operate a business from my home and can I operate more than one business out of my home ?
7. If my business is not in Safety Harbor and I have a job to do in Safety Harbor do I need a business tax receipt?
8. Are hot dog stands permitted in Safety Harbor?
9. Am I required to register a fictitious name?
10. How long will it take to receive my business tax receipt?
11. Is my business tax receipt transferable?
12. Am I exempt from the business tax receipt?
13. Will I be able to open up business anywhere in the City?
14. How are the business tax fees determined?
15. Can I solicit or canvass my business in Safety Harbor?

New Resident Information

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1. Where can I find information about hurricane evacuation?
2. Where are the parks?
3. Do you have a recycling program?
4. Is there a Library?
5. How can I find renters for a room in my house or find a room for rent?

Public Works - Sanitation

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1. When is my garbage collected?
2. When should I place my garbage can, yardwaste or recycling bin at the curb?
3. Where should I place my garbage container?
4. Where can I take paint and other chemicals?
5. My container has been lost/damaged/stolen. What should I do?
6. Where can I get free mulch?
7. Who do I contact to have a dead animal removed from the roadway?
8. What do I do with my old phone book?
9. How do I get rid of...? (an A to Z guide of how to get rid of anything)
10. What can I place in my recycling bin?
11. Do you collect on holidays?
12. What type of container should I use?

Public Works - Streets & Stormwater

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1. There is a construction project currently underway in my neighborhood? Can you tell me who is doing the work?
2. Where do I report a street light outage or other problems with a street light?
3. How often are City streets swept?
4. How often are City maintained ditches mowed?

Public Works - Wastewater

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1. Who should I contact with questions about problems with my sewer service?
2. What do I do if I have a backed up sewer line at my residence?
3. How can I locate the sanitary sewer lines on my property?
4. A sanitary sewer lift station in my neighborhood has a flashing light or a ringing alarm - what should I do?
5. A sewer manhole is overflowing - what should I do?

Public Works - Water

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1. Who should I contact with questions about leaks/problems with my potable (tap) water service?
2. How can I locate my potable (tap) water service line?
3. What should I do if I experience low water pressure?
4. What is Backflow prevention?
5. What is a cross-connection?
6. If my backflow device is leaking or damaged, who do I call?
7. What is the pH, hardness, and iron content of my water?

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