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1. What should I do with my copy of my permit and building plans when the City gives me an approved copy back?
2. Does my building permit also include the electrical and plumbing and heating permit?
3. Why do I have to post a bond and when will I get it back?
4. As a homeowner can I pull my own building or trade permits?
5. Will the City recommend a good building, plumbing, electrical or mechanical company?
6. What do I have to pull a building permit for?
7. What codes has the City of Bloomfield Hills adopted?
8. Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?
9. When must "Builders" or contractors be licensed?
10. How can I verify if my contractor is licensed?
11. What time frame should I allow for a building permit to be issued?
12. May I start the work before a permit is issued?
13. What type of fees should I anticipate when applying for a building permit?
14. Do I need to apply for a permit in person?
15. Why do contractors have to register their licenses with the City?

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1. What time frame should I allow for a building permit to be issued?
2. As a homeowner, may I apply for a building permit?
3. Can I start work without a permit being issued?
4. What type of fees should I anticipate when applying for a building permit?
5. Do I need to apply for a permit in person?
6. Why do I need a permit for a swimming pool?

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1. How do I register to vote?
2. How do I obtain an absent voter ballot for an election?
3. Where do I vote?
4. What are the requirements to register to vote?

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1. Is it necessary to meet with the scheduled Inspector for an inspection?
2. When should I call for a building inspection?
3. May I request a specific time of day for a building inspection?
4. Are inspectors available to help me if I have any questions about building in Bloomfield Hills?
5. What information is required when calling in an inspection?

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1. Why participate in SPARE?
2. What is a SPARE plan?
3. How are plans prepared?
4. Why not just use the building plans the City has stored in the Planwell system instead?
5. What plans are required?
6. Is SPARE a mandatory program?
7. How are SPARE plans secured?
8. What is the cost to have a SPARE plan included in the program?
9. What is SPACE?

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1. What is a Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit, and why do I have to file it?
2. What is a Property Transfer Affidavit?
3. My accountant tells me that I do not qualify for a homestead, should I still file it?
4. I no longer have a business in the City of Bloomfield Hills, yet I am still receiving tax bills for the personal property. Why is this?
5. When are taxes delinquent?
6. What is the Millage rate in Bloomfield Hills?
7. If I do not receive my tax bill and I miss the due date am I liable for the interest and penalties?
8. Is there any relief in taxation for Senior Citizens?
9. If the SEV decreases, will I pay more or less in property taxes?
10. Why won’t my taxes decrease if my property value is going down?

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1. When did the City enact this ordinance and why?
2. What does the ordinance require?
3. I leave my home for several months out of the year. Am I required to comply with the ordinance?
4. Who is responsible to register the property?
5. When must the inspection be conducted?
6. If I buy a vacant property and have the home inspected by a “certified home inspector,” does that count?
7. What happens if a property is inspected and issued a “Renewed Certificate of Occupancy,” but no one moves in for 6 months?
8. Are there any other requirements or inspections?