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Animal Control

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1. How do I know if I live in unincorporated Arapahoe County?
2. What happens to stray or injured animals that Animal Control picks up?
3. Who do I call after office hours if I have a complaint?

Animal Control - Animal Complaints

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1. How can I get someone to respond at 3 a.m. when my neighbor’s dog is barking?
2. My neighbor walks his dog off lead. What can I do?

Animal Control - Animal Complaints - Animal Bites

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1. My dog was bitten by another dog in the neighborhood. Do I need to have a bite report completed?
2. I was bitten by my friend’s dog while I was visiting them. Do I still have to report it?
3. My neighbor’s dog bit me. Why was the dog not removed immediately for the quarantine period? Why was the dog not removed permanently after the quarantine was up?

Animal Control - Animal Complaints - Barking Dogs

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1. Why does it take two signatures from separate households to sign a Noisy Dog complaint when they can be from the same household for other complaints?

Animal Control - Animal Complaints - Dogs Running At Large

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1. My neighbor walks his dog off lead. What can I do?

Animal Control - Animal Protection - Animal Emergency Preparedness

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1. I don't want to put together a pet emergency kit. Do I have other options?

Animal Control - Lost or Found Pets

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1. Do you pick up stray cats?
2. What happens to stray or injured animals that Animal Control picks up?

Animal Control - Pet Regulations

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1. Do I license my dog with the County or the City where I live? Do I license with both?
2. Does Arapahoe County have a breed ban?

Animal Control - Pet Regulations - Dog License

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1. I’ve had a dog forever. Why do I have to license it now?

Animal Control - Wildlife Issues

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1. What services does Animal Control provide in regard to wildlife?
2. Will you trap and relocate wildlife from my property?

Animal Control - Wildlife Issues - Wildlife

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1. What services does Animal Control provide in regard to wildlife?
2. Will you trap and relocate wildlife from my property?
3. Which animals in Colorado might have rabies?

Assessor

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1. How is the value determined on my property?
2. How often is property revalued?
3. What is the difference between actual value and assessed value?
4. How are property taxes calculated?
5. Why don’t all properties increase or decrease by the same percentage?
6. Who sets the mill levy?
7. Doesn’t the Tabor Amendment for 1992 prevent my taxes from rising?
8. Can you appeal your property taxes to the Assessor?
9. If I do not agree with the actual value, what steps should I take?
10. I’m not sure if I should appeal or not. How can I find out the sales prices of the properties in my neighborhood for the 18-month period prior to June 30, 2014?
11. What happens after I appeal?
12. What is the Property Tax Exemption for Seniors?
13. How are Parcel numbers assigned?
14. What do the codes mean on the parcel report?

Budget

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1. How are my tax dollars used?
2. When can I provide input on the budget?
3. When is the budget adopted?

Capitol Improvement Program

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1. Where can I get information on current County Roadway Construction Projects?
2. How do I report a Drainage Problem in the urban area (approximate area west of Watkins Rd.)?
3. How do I report a Drainage Problem in the rural area (approximate area east of Watkins Rd.)?
4. How do I report illegal dumping in a storm drain?

Citizen Boards and Committees

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1. What are the requirements to serve on an advisory committee?

Clerk and Recorder Recording

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1. I recently paid off my house I have not received my deed.
2. Can you perform a lien search for me?
3. How do you access the online legal document search?
4. Where do I get information on marriage license requirements?

Clerk and Recorder’s Office

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1. How do I obtain a birth or death certificate?

Clerk Motor Vehicle Registration

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1. How much will it cost to register my vehicle?
2. Do I need an emission test to register/renew my vehicle?
3. Do I have to bring proof of insurance to register, renew or obtain a temporary registration?
4. I have just moved to Colorado from another state; what do I need to register my vehicle?
5. My registration receipt, validating stickers (tabs) and/or license plates were lost or stolen. What do I do?
6. I just moved to Arapahoe County or within Arapahoe County. How can I change my address on my motor vehicle registration?
7. Can I obtain a credit for the registration fees paid for the vehicle I sold when I register my new vehicle?
8. Can I obtain a temporary registration instead of renewing a registration for a vehicle that I intend to sell?
9. Can I renew my registration over the phone?
10. Can I renew my registration online?
11. I just moved out of Arapahoe County. Do I still need to renew my vehicle in Arapahoe County?
12. I just purchased a new car from a dealership and it is financed. What do I do now?
13. How do I apply for a Persons with Disabilities parking placard or license plate?
14. What forms of payment do you accept?
15. How much did I pay in ownership tax?
16. How do I obtain a Certificate of Title for a vehicle I purchased if there is no Certificate of Title in existence?
17. I am unable to locate my Colorado Certificate of Title. How do I obtain a duplicate title?
18. I am unable to locate my Certificate of Title that was issued in a different state.

Clerk Motor Vehicle Titles

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1. How do I obtain a Certificate of Title for a vehicle I purchased if there is no Certificate of Title in existence?
2. I am unable to locate my Colorado Certificate of Title. How do I obtain a duplicate title?
3. I am unable to locate my Certificate of Title that was issued in a different state.

Coroner

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1. Are all deaths that occur in Arapahoe County reported to the Coroner’s Office?

Detention Facility - Inmate Visitation

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1. Can I visit more than once a day?
2. How early should I arrive for my visit?

Emergency Notification Alerts

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1. Will my information be sold or distributed?
2. When will I receive phone calls?
3. What do I do if I move?
4. Can I add my landline telephone number?
5. Will I be solicited in any way at the phone number that I enter?
6. If I am in a location that is different than the address that I enter into the web site for my wireless phone, will I still be contacted if an emergency affects the address entered?
7. Are there any fees associated with target notification?
8. Is the target notification system able to assist individuals that are deaf or hard of hearing?
9. Can I select the types of emergency situations that I want to be include in the target notification and exclude others (i.e. wildland evacuations but not Amber Alerts)?
10. If I have a "blocked" phone, will this impact target notification?

Engineering Services Division

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1. How long will my review take?
2. When do you need a grading (GESC) permit?

Human Services - Child Support - Child Support Orders with Parents in Different States

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1. How is child support established or enforced if the non-custodial parent lives in another state?
2. Why does Arapahoe County Child Support Enforcement need to send my case to the other state?
3. How long will it take for the other state to establish a child support order?
4. What if a hearing is scheduled with the court in the other state?
5. Who should I call if the case is being enforced through another state?
6. How often can Arapahoe County Child Support Enforcement contact the other state for the status of my case?
7. What happens if the non-custodial parent keeps moving to avoid paying child support?
8. Will child support payments be paid to the custodial parent by Colorado or by the other state?
9. Can the custodial parent learn how child support payments are being made?
10. How long will it take for my order to be reviewed after requesting a modification?

Human Services - Child Support - Custodial Parent

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1. How can I apply for services to establish, enforce or modify my child support order?
2. Is there a charge for child support services?
3. What happens after I submit my application?
4. Are there any other fees for services?
5. When will I begin receiving my child support payments?
6. How will I receive my child support payments?
7. What if the non-custodial parent lives in another state?
8. What if I don’t know where the non-custodial parent lives?
9. Do I have to close my case if I move to another state?
10. What if I want to close my case?

Human Services - Child Support - Enforcing Child Support Orders

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1. What happens if a parent fails to pay child support?
2. Where do I pay my child support?
3. If either parent becomes unemployed or experiences income loss, what can be done to change the support amount?
4. When would a tax refund be intercepted to pay for child support?
5. Are child support payments reported to credit bureaus?
6. Will a driver’s or occupational license be suspended even if the parent has paid some child support?
7. If a child has legally emancipated or is no longer living at home, is the order automatically reduced?
8. If the non-custodial parent does not get regular visits with the child, does he/she still have to pay child support?

Human Services - Child Support - Establishing a Child or Medical Support Order

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1. How is a child support amount determined?
2. How can Child Support Enforcement help to determine a child support obligation?
3. How will Child Support Enforcement help to establish the child support order?
4. What if one or both parents have a low income?
5. How does a non-custodial parent pay child support?
6. What is the Family Support Registry?
7. How will a non-custodial parent know how much the employer will withhold?
8. How long will a non-custodial parent pay child support?
9. What if either parent’s circumstances change?
10. Is child support withheld from Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)?
11. When is a parent ordered to provide health insurance?

Human Services - Child Support - Establishing Paternity

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1. Why is establishing paternity important?
2. How is paternity established?
3. How is paternity determined through genetic testing?
4. What is the cost of the genetic testing?
5. What if genetic testing indicates that an individual is not a child’s biological father?
6. What if genetic testing indicates that an individual is a child’s biological father?
7. What happens if the individual declines genetic testing?

Human Services - Child Support - Modifying a Child Support or Medical Support Order

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1. When can a modification be requested?
2. How long will the modification review process take?
3. What happens after request a modification?
4. What happens at a settlement conference?
5. What if one parent doesn't attend the settlement conference?
6. What if one parent lives out of state?
7. What if I have a restraining order against the other party?
8. What if the review is denied or terminated?
9. What if one parent is self employed?
10. What if I pay for medical coverage for the child(ren)?
11. What happens if there is a change in overnights?
12. Does the modification consider step-children or other children in the household?
13. What about the child support I am paying for another child?
14. What about arrears (unpaid child support)?
15. I don’t get to see my child(ren) or use my visitation rights; why should I have to pay?

Inmate Visitation

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1. What do I do when I arrive for my visit?
2. Can I leave money?
3. Can I visit more than once a day?
4. How early should I arrive or what if I am late for my visit?
5. How long will my visit last?

Main

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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?

Mapping

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1. What jurisdiction is this address in?
2. Is this location in a flood zone?
3. Will the County survey my property to determine my property lines?

Marijuana Land Use Regulations

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1. What are the rules for Medical and Recreational Marijuana in Arapahoe County?
2. Do these regulations apply to all of Arapahoe County?
3. Where can I find regulations for incorporated cities and towns in Arapahoe County?
4. Are medical marijuana dispensaries allowed in the county?
5. Can I use marijuana in my yard or on my deck?
6. If I had an existing grow prior to these regulations, am I grandfathered in?
7. What about growing medical marijuana for personal use (or, if I am a caregiver for others, for a patients’ use)?
8. Are there any other special requirements for growing marijuana in my house?
9. Are there regulations other than County regulations I need to know?
10. How do I report a complaint or suspected violation?
11. Where can I get safety information, such as storing marijuana and/or marijuana edibles in a household with children or pets or for my own use?

Oil and Gas

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1. What is Arapahoe County doing to address oil and gas operations within the county?
2. Can Arapahoe County prohibit drilling within the county?
3. What is fracking and how can I learn more?
4. Can Arapahoe County prohibit fracking within the county or control what is used in fracking fluid?
5. Who issues oil and gas exploration permits?
6. If I have questions or concerns, what can I do?
7. A representative from an oil and gas company recently approached me with an interest in buying or leasing land or mineral rights to my property. Who can I talk to if I have questions about my rights?
8. How do I know if I own the mineral rights on my land?
9. Are there any public documents I could obtain that relate to my property?
10. How do I find a real estate attorney?
11. Who do we contact for more information on fracking and drilling?

Open Spaces

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1. How do I reserve a park facility?
2. Is the Fairgrounds facility available to rent?
3. How can I get information about the annual Punkin' Chunkin' event?
4. Am I allowed to take photos at the 17 Mile House Farm Park?
5. Can I rent out the 17 Mile House for my wedding or other large event?
6. I'm interested in selling my land for use as an open space or park. How can I get more information?
7. How can I get more information on the Arapahoe County's Open Space sales and use tax?
8. I have antiques I'd like to donate to the 17 Mile House Farm Park. How can I get more information?
9. What public events are being offered at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds?
10. How can I get more information about the Open Space and Trails Advisory Board (OSTAB)?
11. How is the Open Spaces Program funded?
12. Is firewood collecting allowed on open space properties?
13. Which County open space and parks are open to public access?
14. What is open space?

Records Section FAQ's

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1. What are your fees?
2. What can be accepted for payment?
3. What kind of records does the Records Section maintain?
4. Does the Records Section maintain or have court dispositions?

Road Maintenance

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1. Why are residential streets not plowed?
2. What can I do to help alleviate my ice problem?
3. Am I allowed to shovel snow onto the street?
4. Does the County shovel sidewalks?
5. Does the County repair street lights?
6. How long do I need to stay off the fresh concrete?
7. Why does the new curb color not match the existing concrete?

Sheriff's Office Complaint Process

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1. Who may register a complaint?
2. How do I initiate a complaint against an employee?

Sheriff's Office Concealed Handgun Permits

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1. How long does the permit application process take from start to finish?
2. How long is my permit good for?
3. My permit was issued by Arapahoe County. Do I need to inform you if I move?
4. I have a CHP issued from another county in Colorado and I have moved into Arapahoe County. Who do I notify of the address change?
5. If I moved out of Arapahoe County, do I need to renew my permit in the county I move to?
6. Will you notify me when it is time to renew my permit?
7. My permit was lost/stolen. What do I do?
8. My permit is faded to the point that I cannot read it. What do I do?
9. Can I transfer my out-of-state concealed handgun permit to a Colorado concealed handgun permit?
10. Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) Reciprocity (Last updated 03/23/2015)
11. If I’m a current Colorado Resident, is my out–of-State permit valid here?

Snow Removal

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1. What can I do to help alleviate my ice problem?
2. Who shovels sidewalks and pedestrian walkways?

Transportation Division

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1. Who do I call to report problems with a traffic signal?
2. What do I need to do to request additional signs or a traffic signal be installed?
3. Can we add speed bumps to residential streets?
4. Can we request the speed limit be changed in a residential area?
5. How do I request that a traffic study be conducted in my area?
6. How do I request a road closure for a special event?
7. Who controls the timing for signals in Arapahoe County?
8. Who determines the timing on a school flasher?
9. Who do I contact if a school flasher is malfunctioning?
10. How do I report a problem with work done in my neighborhood by a contractor or Road & Bridge?
11. How do I view or obtain copies of the film for a camera at an intersection?
12. How do I get Traffic Accident history at specific intersections?

Treasurer - FAQs

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1. What is the property tax process?
2. How are property taxes calculated?
3. How are special assessments calculated?
4. When do I pay my property taxes?
5. My property taxes are paid by my mortgage company. What should I know?
6. Why did the amount of my senior or veteran exemption change?
7. Where should I remit my payment and to whom should my check be made payable?
8. How do I update my mailing address for my property tax statement?
9. Can I pay my taxes by personal check?
10. How are payments applied?
11. What is the deadline for certifying delinquent and/or amortized special assessments?
12. What is personal property?
13. What is centrally assessed or state assessed property?

Treasurer - Online Payment FAQs

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1. How much is the Electronic Check fee?
2. How much is the credit card service fee?
3. Why is there a service fee, and why am I paying for this?
4. What should I do if I don't receive a confirmation number?
5. How long will it take before I see that my payment has been applied?
6. I received an error when attempting to make an online tax payment.
7. My credit card company told me that it is illegal to charge a service fee when using my credit card to make property tax payments. Is this accurate?
8. When is it too late to pay by credit card or e-check?
9. How can I pay part of my tax by credit card, and part by electronic check?
10. What is "Advance Payment" of property taxes?
11. Is there a dollar limit for online payments?
12. Who is Point & Pay?

Treasurer - Tax Lien Sale FAQs

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1. When is the tax sale publication available?
2. If a tax lien is sold, will I lose my property?
3. How will I know if the purchaser of the lien has applied for a Treasurer’s Deed to my property?
4. Can I still pay-off the tax lien if there is a deed application on my property?
5. Will I have to pay extra fees if there is a deed application on my property?
6. How long does it take for the Treasurer’s Deed to be issued?