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1. How should home address numbers be displayed?
2. What do I need in order to have a garage sale?

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1. Why do I need a permit?
2. When is a building permit required?
3. How long will it take for me to get my permit?
4. How will I know when my building permit is approved?
5. How long is a building permit valid?
6. Do I need a permit for a dumpster?
7. Do trampolines require a permit?
8. Does the Village have a copy of my property survey?
9. What is the Village's zoning ordinance?

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1. When is construction activity allowed?
2. What are permissible construction site conditions?

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1. What are the Community Development Department's office hours?
2. What are the Community Development Department’s inspection hours?

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1. How do I know if my business is allowed in the Village?
2. Do I need a Certificate of Occupancy for my business?
3. What is required for a home occupation?

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1. What are the Village's regulations related to grass and weeds?
2. Does the Village regulate hours for noisy landscaping work and/or leaf blowers?

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1. Do I need special approval from the Village to make changes to the exterior of my property?
2. Where can I place a sign?

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1. Where do I call with questions about utility service?
2. How am I billed for water, sewer, and electric service?
3. Does the Village require dog licenses?
4. Does the Village require vehicle stickers?
5. What is the Village of Winnetka's bond rating?
6. Who do I call to get information on beach closings?
7. Where do I get beach/dog passes?
8. What is the Sales Tax in Winnetka?
9. Does Winnetka have a transfer tax?

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1. What should I (my family) do when our smoke alarms activate?
2. Can our battery-operated smoke alarms go bad and how do I dispose of our old detector?
3. Does my landlord have to place and maintain a smoke alarm in my rental unit?
4. Are carbon monoxide detectors required my law?
5. Where do I pay an ambulance bill?
6. Should I dial 911 even if I am not sure it is an emergency?
7. After I call 911, why is there a delay before the phone dials?
8. After I call 911, should I hang up?
9. Why is there always a fire engine on an ambulance call?
10. Can your department transport a person in need to Northwestern or Children’s Memorial Hospitals?
11. What should be done with used diabetic needles and/or syringes?
12. How do I dispose of my unused prescription medications?
13. What is EMD and does Winnetka utilize emergency medical dispatchers?
14. What should I do when I see lights/sirens approaching?
15. Are open fires permitted in Winnetka?
16. Is a DNR the same as a medical power of attorney? Are there standard forms necessary for a valid DNR?
17. Are home fire sprinklers expensive?
18. How much will I save on my homeowner’s insurance policy if my house has residential sprinklers?
19. Does the Fire Department offer blood pressure screenings?
20. How can I learn to perform Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)?
21. Does the Department perform Fire Hydrant flow testing?
22. How are fire hydrants maintained?
23. Does the Department conduct Fire Station tours?
24. Does the Department perform home fire safety surveys?

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1. What is the 100-year flood plain?
2. What regulations must be followed for construction within and adjacent to the flood plain?
3. What is the Base Flood Elevation (BFE)?
4. What is the Flood Protection Elevation (FPE)?
5. When is my house considered in the flood plain?
6. My property was never in the flood plain before, why is it in the flood plain now?
7. When do I need to buy flood insurance?
8. Can I build in the flood plain?
9. Are there any restrictions for construction for homes adjacent to the 100-year flood plain?
10. What are the criteria for being able to construct a new home with a basement in the 100-year flood plain?
11. Can I make improvements to my existing home in the flood plain?
12. What is compensatory storage?
13. How can I find out if my property is located within the flood plain?

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1. How can I tell if my water service is lead?
2. What steps can I take to protect my family from lead in tap water?
3. Why doesn’t the Village replace lead water services?
4. Do local construction activities affect the amount of lead in the water?
5. If I have concerns about lead in my tap water, can I have my water tested?
6. Where can I get additional information?

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1. How can I appeal a parking ticket?
2. Should bicycles be registered with the police department?
3. What are the Village's regulations related to dogs?
4. Is overnight parking prohibited?
5. Does the Village issue parking passes for commuters?
6. What is the Village's parking policy for snow emergencies?
7. Are solicitors permitted in Winnetka?
8. What is the curfew for juveniles?
9. Where can motorized scooters be operated?
10. Where is skateboarding prohibited?
11. Can I use Pellet, Paintball, Air-soft, CO2 or BB guns in Winnetka?
12. Is it possible to schedule a tour of the police station?
13. Who is responsible for minors who consume alcohol?
14. Who do I contact for information about hosting a block party?
15. What can I do to ensure that my home/business is secure?
16. Does the police department offer a House Watch service?
17. How do I apply for a handicapped placard (accessible parking)?
18. Is there a registry for identifying members of the community with special needs?
19. What are the Village's services for individuals with special needs?
20. Does the Village provide social services?
21. Are taxi cabs required to be licensed in the Village?
22. How does the Village address wildlife?
23. How does the Village regulate firearms?
24. How do I subscribe to the Village’s emergency notification service?

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1. What are the Village's refuse collection policies?
2. What should I do if my refuse, recycling or yard waste was not picked-up on the scheduled day?
3. How do I get replacement refuse cans or recycling containers?
4. Where can I purchase refuse stickers?
5. Will the Village perform special refuse pick-ups?
6. How is yard waste collected (lawn clippings, brush, branches, etc.) collected?
7. What do I need to know about recycling in the Village?
8. How do I dispose of construction debris?
9. How do I dispose of paint and paint cans?
10. How do I dispose of residential electronics?
11. How do I dispose of household hazardous waste?
12. How should I dispose of my holiday lights?
13. Does the Village perform Christmas tree pick-up?
14. Does the Village offer compost?
15. What are the Village's digging policies?
16. What do I do if I have sewer problems?
17. Where should I report drainage complaints?
18. Do I need a permit to have work performed on a drainage swale?
19. How should Village parkways be maintained?
20. When are sidewalks replaced and what if there are trip hazards?
21. Who do I call to report a pothole?
22. Is tree planting permitted on the parkway?
23. Do I need a permit to remove a tree on private property?
24. Who should I contact with questions about traffic?
25. Who do I call for a mosquito problem?
26. When does the Village’s Annual Leaf Collection begin?
27. How often are the pick-ups for the Annual Leaf Collection?
28. What happens if I forget to place my leaves on the parkway and the Public Works Crews have already passed?
29. How is the Snow Plow and Ice Control Plan Implemented?
30. Can you send a snowplow back to clear the end of a driveway?
31. What is Spring Cleanup?
32. What items are not collected as part of the Spring Cleanup program?
33. What if I place my Spring Cleanup at the curb after the crews have passed?
34. How do I dispose of Styrofoam, small hand-held electronics, athletic shoes, and CFL (compact florescent light) bulbs?

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1. Where can I obtain Village Council meeting agendas and minutes?
2. How do I apply for Village jobs?
3. How do I register to vote?
4. Do I need to register to vote if I only move within the Village?
5. Does the Village require business licenses?
6. Does the Village issue licenses for home occupations?
7. Who do I call with a complaint about my cable service?

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1. What are cross connection control/backflow preventers?
2. How do I apply for water and/or electric service?
3. Where should I report electric service problems?
4. Who can answer a question about my bill?
5. How do I discontinue my water and electric service?
6. Who do I call to report a problem with a street light being out or turning on and off?
7. Who do I call to report a problem with a traffic signal?
8. What are the Village's lawn sprinkling restrictions?
9. Can electric or water meters be removed by a homeowner?
10. What are the Village's water conservation methods?
11. What is the source of the Village's water supply?
12. How does the Village report its water quality?
13. What do I do about solicitations to switch energy providers?