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1. What is a revaluation?
2. Why is a revaluation necessary?
3. What is market value (a.k.a. full and fair cash value)?
4. What if there hasn’t been a recent qualified sale of my property?
5. Will all property values change?
6. Will I be notified if there is a change in my assessment?
7. How will my taxes change as a result of my new assessment?
8. Why is my single-family home valued differently than my neighbor’s two family?
9. How can my assessment change when I haven't done anything to my property?
10. How are assessments determined?
11. Who will do the revaluation?
12. When will revaluation start?
13. What if I refuse to let assessment personnel in my property?
14. What if there are no reasonable comparable sales?
15. I have recently built my home. Will the actual construction costs be considered?
16. What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?
17. Will my assessment go up if I repair my property?
18. Do all assessments change at the same rate?
19. Will the person who inspects my property be able to tell me my new assessment?
20. What if I don't agree with my assessment?
21. What if, after the actual bill goes out, I still disagree with the assessment?
22. What evidence do I need to present to the Board of Assessors?
23. Should I regard the property lines on the Town's maps as a legal record?

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1. How does the emergency alert notification system work?
2. What forms of payment does the Town accept?
3. Where can I get more information on recycling?
4. Am I registered to vote in the Town of Amherst?
5. What areas are covered by the Town's free wireless Internet?
6. What watershed is Amherst in?
7. Amherst frequently asked questions.

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1. I don't live in Amherst, can I still enroll for classes?
2. I work in Amherst, but I don't live in Amherst, do I still have to pay a non-resident fee?

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1. Why are documents notarized?
2. May any documents be notarized?
3. Is notarization required by law?
4. How does a Notary identify a signer?
5. Does notarization mean that a document is "true" or "legal?"
6. May a Notary give legal advice or draft legal documents?

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1. Where do I pay parking violations?
2. How do I get information on old outstanding violations?
3. Can I appeal a parking violation?
4. What happens if I don’t pay or appeal within the twenty one (21) days?
5. My vehicle was towed last night; who do I contact in order to find out where my car is?
6. Is long-term parking available in the center of Town?

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1. Where can I find the dimensional regulations for my property?
2. Can I make a map of a property in Amherst?
3. Can I see the FEMA flood maps to determine if my property is in the floodplain?
4. How can I find a document related to a specific project or topic?

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1. What is the New Bylaw On False Alarms?
2. How do I obtain a copy of an accident, arrest or incident report?
3. What's the best way to report a crime?
4. How do I obtain a permit for a Keg?
5. When do I have to submit a motor vehicle crash report to the Registry of Motor Vehicles?
6. How do I obtain a license to carry a firearm (LTC) for a firearms identification card (FID)?
7. Can I call 9-1-1 from a cellular telephone?
8. How do I make the police department aware of a traffic concern (speeders, illegal passing) that happens on my street?
9. How can the police department help me address the problem with my noisy neighbors?
10. What is the seat belt law for children?
11. Where can I view the arrest and call log online?

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1. What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me?
2. What if this happened in another town or city? Can I file a report using this online police citizen reporting system?
3. What if a crime happened on the campuses of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College or Hampshire College? Can I file a report using this on-line police citizen reporting system?
4. What is a known suspect?

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1. How do I register my child for school?

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1. What are Transfer Station hours?
2. How do I reserve the Town Common?

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1. What is the cost of a record?
2. How long will it take to obtain the record?
3. How do I obtain a copy of a record?

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1. Do I need an engineer to create my parking plan?
2. Do I need to use a complicated computer program to create my parking plan?
3. Do I need to submit a parking plan every year?

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1. Where is the Senior Center located and what hours is it open?

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1. What are your office hours?
2. How may I obtain a copy of a vital record such as a birth, death, or marriage certificate?
3. Can I do genealogical research at your office?
4. How do I register to vote?
5. Where do I vote?
6. How do we obtain a marriage license?
7. How do I file a Business Certificate?
8. How do I protect my business name?
9. Where can my child obtain a work permit?
10. Where do I pay parking fines?

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1. How long does water spend in the treatment process?
2. Can I bring my RV to the Treatment Plant to dump my waste holding tank?
3. What if friends from out of state are visiting with me in Amherst with their RV, can they dump their waste at the Amherst plant?
4. What do you charge for an RV dump?
5. Does your facility have to treat all the storm water that flows into sewer drains on the roads?

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1. Why is there a water ban in effect?
2. When did the voluntary ban go into effect?
3. When did the mandatory water ban go in to effect?
4. How serious is the water situation in Amherst?
5. Where does our water come from?
6. Can Amherst get its water from other sources such as the Quabbin Reservoir, another community or the Connecticut River?
7. Is it possible for the Town to truck water in by tankers?
8. How much water does the Town use on a daily basis?
9. Will my efforts to save water make any difference?
10. Are other areas in the state affected?
11. Are droughts typical in New England?
12. How long will the ban last?
13. May I water my vegetable garden?
14. May I water my lawn?
15. May I wash my car?
16. May I fill my pool?
17. May farmers use water?
18. Will I be fined if I am caught using water in violation of the ban?
19. What has the Town done to reduce its water consumption?
20. Is the Town working with the business community on this issue?
21. Are Amherst College, Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts taking steps to reduce their water usage?
22. What can I do to help reduce my water usage?