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1. What are examples of Personal Property?
2. When and where do I file my Personal Property Statement?
3. What happens if I file my Personal Property Statement late?
4. Can I request an extension for filing my Personal Property Statement?
5. What costs do I report on my Personal Property Statement?
6. I don’t own a building, though I lease office space, do I still have to file for personal property?
7. I operate a business out of my home, do I have to file for and pay personal property tax?
8. How can I appeal my personal property assessment?
9. What are my responsibilities as a business owner?
10. I closed my business this year (or moved it out of Bloomfield Hills), and still received a tax bill for my personal property. Do I have to pay it? Why?

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1. When does the Board or Review meet?
2. When does the March Board of Review meet?
3. What if I don’t agree with the decision of the March Board of Review?
4. What is the Board of Review’s authority over Property Tax Exemptions?
5. Does the Board have any authority over Principal Residence Exemptions?
6. How does the Board of Review notify taxpayers of their decisions?
7. Does everyone wishing to file an appeal have to appear in person at the Board of Review meeting?

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1. When I claim an exemption on my new residence, what happens to the exemption on the residence I sold?
2. I am moving into a new home and converting my current home to a rental property in November. Do I have to rescind the exemption on my current home?
3. What happens when a lender has foreclosed on a mortgage and the home is now vacant?
4. I own two homes in Michigan. For which home do I claim the exemption?
5. I have a home in Michigan and in another state. May I claim an exemption on my Michigan home?
6. May renters file for this exemption?
7. My children own my home, but I hold a life estate. May I claim the exemption?
8. I am leasing my home with an option to buy. May I claim my home?
9. I live in a nursing home but still maintain a home that I eventually plan on returning to. May I claim an exemption on the home I own?
10. I own the lot adjoining and contiguous to my home, and it has a different property identification number than the parcel on which my homestead is located. (See more)
11. I live in part of my home and operate a business in another part. May I claim an exemption?
12. I rent a room in my home to a boarder. May I still claim an exemption?
13. I own a duplex and I live in one of the units. My father lives in the other unit but does not pay rent. May I claim an exemption on both units?
14. My accountant tells me that I do not qualify for a homestead, should I still file it?
15. What is a Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit, and why do I have to file it?
16. Can I make a Request to Rescind?
17. Can I have dual homestead if I am selling my house?
18. How do I know it my business qualifies for the Eligible Personal Property Tax Exemption?
19. How does the Veteran Property Tax Exemption work?
20. What is the Poverty Exemption?

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1. What are some common glossary terms?
2. When is tax day?
3. What is a Property Transfer Affidavit?
4. How do I file for a transfer of ownership for a property?
5. Do you charge for a duplicate tax bill?

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1. When will my property be evaluated?
2. What factors contribute to the increase in taxable value of my property?
3. Why do assessed values change from year to year?
4. When are property taxes mailed and when are they due?
5. How can my Taxable Value go up when my Assessed Value stays the same or even goes down?
6. What is the deadline for filing a Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit?
7. I moved to a different home before the June 1st filing deadline. May I claim my new home?
8. I moved into my Bloomfield Hills home after June 1st, but by November 1st. Do I qualify for a Principal Residence Exemption?
9. Can I, as closing agent, be held liable to a buyer or seller if the buyer is not granted a homestead exemption? (See full question in the answer)
10. What determines principal residence?
11. How is the amount of my tax determined?
12. Where do I pay Delinquent Tax Payments?
13. How can I make a payment after hours?
14. What is the millage rate in Bloomfield Hills?
15. How do I get a stamped receipt if I use the drop box?
16. What is the IRS School Code for my School District?
17. Where does my tax money go?
18. If I do not receive my tax bill and I miss the due date am I liable for the interest and penalties?
19. Is there any relief in taxation for Senior Citizens?
20. How do I update my name and address?
21. How can I pay my tax bill?

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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 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. Does the installation of a fence require a permit?
8. Why do I need a plot plan to install an A/C unit or generator?
9. Does the City limit where my home may be placed on my lot?
10. Is it necessary to meet with the scheduled Inspector for an inspection?
11. How do I request a building inspection?
12. May I request a specific time of day for a building inspection?
13. Are inspectors available to help me if I have any questions about building in Bloomfield Hills?
14. What information is required when calling in an inspection?

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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. Who qualifies for an absent voter ballot?
2. How do I get an absent voter ballot?
3. How can I check on the status of my absent voter ballot request?
4. What hours are the polls open on Election Day?
5. How can I check on the status of my absent voter ballot request?
6. Does Michigan allow early voting?
7. How does the voter ID requirement affect me if I vote with an absent voter ballot?
8. What is the Voter ID requirement?
9. How do I determine where I go to vote?
10. How can I learn about the candidates and proposals in my area?
11. Can I use a camera in the polls?
12. If I register to vote by mail, do I need to be aware of any special requirements?
13. Must I vote the entire ballot?
14. Can I wear election-related clothing to the polls?
15. When is the absent voter ballot due?
16. Requesting an Emergency Absentee Ballot

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1. Is there a fee to get documents notarized?
2. How do I register to vote?
3. How do I obtain a copy of a public record?
4. Who qualifies for an absent voter ballot?
5. How do I get an absent voter ballot?
6. How can I check on the status of my absent voter ballot request?
7. What hours are the polls open on Election Day?
8. How can I check on the status of my absent voter ballot request?
9. Does Michigan Allow Early Voting?
10. How does the voter ID requirement affect me if I vote with an absent voter ballot?
11. What is the Voter ID Requirement?
12. How do I determine where I go to vote?
13. How can I learn about the candidates and proposals in my area?
14. Can I use a camera in the polls?
15. If I register to vote by mail, do I need to be aware of any special requirements?
16. Must I vote the entire ballot?
17. Can I wear election-related clothing to the polls?
18. When is the absent voter ballot due?
19. When is the agenda for the upcoming commissions meeting available?
20. How do I get an item on the agenda?
21. How do I participate in the public comment portion of the City Commission meeting?
22. How do I direct correspondence to the City Commission?

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1. Do I need a permit to burn yard waste on my property?

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1. Do I have to license my dog?
2. If my dog is lost, what should I do?

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1. Do I need a permit for an estate sale at my home?
2. Can I have a garage sale / yard sale at my home?

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1. What cable companies service the City of Bloomfield Hills?
2. Is my home a part of an HOA?
3. Can I pull from the Rouge River to irrigate my lawn?
4. Does the City allow second meters?

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1. As a resident or an employee of a Bloomfield Hills business, what Library do I have privileges to use?

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1. Does the City require inspections for the sale of a home?
2. Do I need a Certificate of Occupancy if I recently purchased a house?

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1. I’m hosting an event at my home, do I need a special events permit?

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1. How do I contact GFL?
2. What day is my trash collected?
3. What time do I have to put my trash out to be collected?
4. What types of waste collection service does GFL offer?
5. What holidays affect my trash pickup day?
6. What recyclables are collected?
7. How is bulk waste collected?
8. How do I schedule a large item pickup?
9. Do I have to use GFL for trash collection? (Residential / Commercial)
10. Does the City provide household hazardous waste collection services?
11. What holidays is SOCRRA closed for?
12. Does SOCRRA have a drop-off?
13. What can I recycle at the Drop off Center?
14. How do I dispose of hazardous of waste?
15. What are examples of household hazardous waste?
16. How do I recycle electronics?
17. What are examples of Electronics?
18. Does SOCRRA provide paper shredding services?

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1. What's the rule concerning exterior structure and code enforcement?
2. Are recreational vehicles allowed on my property?
3. Can I keep construction materials on my property?
4. How often and to what degree do I have to maintain my lawn from grass and noxious weeds?
5. Can I park old cars or cars I'm working on off-street?
6. Am I allowed to remove trees on my property?
7. Does the city care about fallen and dead trees on my private property?
8. Can I display signs on my property?
9. What types of natural features are allowed on private property?
10. If I vacate my home, do I need to worry about maintenance and security?

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1. What are the regulations concerning exterior structure and code enforcement?
2. Are recreational vehicles allowed on my property?
3. Can I keep construction materials on my property?
4. How often and to what degree do I have to maintain my lawn from grass and noxious weeds?
5. Can I park old cars or cars I'm working on off-street?
6. Am I allowed to remove trees on my property?
7. Does the city care about fallen and dead trees on my private property?
8. Can I display signs on my property?
9. What types of natural features are allowed on private property?
10. If I vacate my home, do I need to worry about maintenance and security?

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1. Does the City have a copy of the site plan for my home?
2. Are there any easements on my property?

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1. When is the City’s Budget Fiscal Year?
2. Will the residents get a chance to see the proposed budget before being adopted?
3. When is the budget adopted for the upcoming fiscal year?
4. Where can I find the City Budget?
5. Where can I find the City’s Annual Financial Reports?
6. When are the City’s Financial Reports available for the prior fiscal year?

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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. What is the non-emergency phone number for the Police Department?
2. How do I obtain burn Permit?
3. How do I obtain a police report?
4. How do I obtain traffic crash reports?
5. Do I need to obtain a Purchase Permit to purchase a pistol?
6. What do I need to purchase a pistol from a private party?
7. How can I apply for a CPL?
8. How do I pay traffic tickets?
9. How do I retrieve an impounded vehicle?
10. How do I submit a FOIA Request?
11. How can I get fingerprinted?

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1. What is CodeRed?
2. What is the House Key Program?
3. Is the Firearms Range open to the public?
4. What is the House Watch Program?
5. What is OK2SAY?

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1. How do I report a street light outage?
2. How do I report a down street sign?
3. Does the City maintain traffic signals?
4. Why is my water/sewer bill so high?
5. I haven't received a water/sewer bill in several months. Could there be something wrong?
6. How do I report a pot-hole?
7. How do I report a dead animal?
8. Who is responsible for paying costs incurred from dead wildlife removal?
9. What do I do if there is a fallen tree?
10. Who do I contact if I am experiencing a power outage?
11. Who do I contact if I am experiencing a backup from my sewer?

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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?