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1. The acreage on my tax notice is incorrect.
2. How can I have my mailing address corrected on my tax notice?
3. I am purchasing property under contract. Can tax notice be mailed to my address?
4. How are appraisals determined?
5. Why are similar properties appraised at different amounts?
6. When is the next reappraisal?
7. How do I appeal the appraisal?
8. Can I sell my property for this appraisal?
9. What is the difference between the appraised value and the assessed value?
10. I no longer own this property. What should I do with this tax notice?
11. I have owned this property one or more years. I have not received a tax notice.
12. I purchased property this year. Will I get a tax notice?
13. I recently divorced. How do I get former spouse’s name removed from the tax notice?
14. What exemptions are available to taxpayers?
15. Church received tax notice. Should churches be automatically exempt of taxes?
16. What are the fees on my tax notice?
17. Are the maps on the Assessor’s Web?
18. Where can I get a topographical map?
19. How did you get the legal description or the location address of the property?
20. Why do I get separate notices for my land and mobile home?
21. How can I combine my mobile home and land taxes?
22. Do mobile homes depreciate every year?
23. Mobile home burned years ago. Why am I still receiving tax notice?
24. Mobile home is unlivable. Am I required to continue paying taxes on it?
25. Why do I pay taxes on my mobile home if it will be moved out of the county?
26. I moved my mobile home to another county. Why am I still receiving a tax bill?
27. Why am I required to get a mobile home permit?
28. How much does a mobile home permit cost?
29. Mobile home no longer belongs to me. I continue to get a tax notice.
30. My mobile home was repossessed years ago. Why am I still receiving a tax notice?
31. I purchased a mobile home/land package deal. My attorney handled my paperwork. Why is the mobile home still in the prior owner’s name?
32. I purchased mobile home from a dealer or individual. I have not received a tax notice.
33. I inherited mobile home from deceased relative. How do I get mobile home into my name?
34. I recently divorced. How do I get former spouse’s name removed from the tax notice?
35. I married/divorced. How can I get my name changed on my tax notice?
36. Additional owner names missing from tax notice.
37. Names are misspelled on tax notice.
38. Tax notice has incorrect or incomplete property location. Am I being taxed for the right property and how can I get it corrected?
39. If I have been assessed at the wrong assessment ratio, how can I apply for a refund?
40. I applied for a refund and have not received it yet.
41. I received a rollback tax notice(s). What is it for?
42. Why do the current and previous year taxes differ so much?
43. How are taxes calculated?
44. Can I appeal this year’s taxes?
45. Can I pay these taxes under protest?
46. When are real estate taxes due?
47. I never received my tax notice; have not received the duplicate tax notice I requested
48. My first tax notice was incorrect. I have not received a revised tax notice yet.
49. I received two tax notices with different amounts. Which is correct?
50. Is it possible to pay taxes without tax notice in hand?
51. My mortgage company pays my taxes. Why did I receive tax notice?
52. Why did the levy go up? How was the levy determined?

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1. Why Do We Pay Property Tax?
2. Where Does The Property Tax Revenue Go?
3. Why Have Reappraisal?
4. How Is Reappraisal Done?
5. How Will I Be Advised Of My 2013 Reappraisal Change?
6. How Can I Be Sure My Reappraisal Is Fair And Correct?
7. Will My Taxes Increase Because Of Reappraisal?

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1. Where do I apply for a business license?
2. Where can I get a copy of the Code Book?
3. How do I report a property in my neighborhood that is not being maintained?
4. How do I make a complaint about my landlord not fixing problems in my home?
5. How much will the permit cost?
6. How do I know if I am in the City or County?
7. What are the setbacks for my property?
8. Where can I get a plat of my property?
9. When does my permit expire?
10. What year of Mobile Home can be moved?
11. I have already changed the title of my mobile home into my name, why do I need to come to the Building Codes Office?
12. Does a carport / storage building require a permit?

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1. Why do telecommunicators ask so many questions?
2. When should I call 9-1-1?
3. When should I call the non-emergency number?

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1. What kind of information may I obtain?
2. How do I request information about an incident?
3. How long will it take to receive the information that I am requesting?
4. What is the process of approval, denial and fulfillment of my request?
5. In what format(s) can I receive the information and what are the delivery options?
6. How much will my request cost?

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1. Does the county radio shop buy radios?

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1. Can I apply online?
2. Do I have to license my pets?
3. Where can I sign up for utilities?
4. How do I contact a city/county department?
5. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?

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1. Who do I contact to report a bite or scratch by an animal?
2. My neighbors pets keeps coming into my yard, what can be done about it?
3. I am having an issue with feral cats around my home, what can be done about it?
4. Does the local Animal Control Ordinance restrict the number of pets a person may have?
5. What department would I report a dead animal to that is along or on the roadways?
6. What department would I contact for issues involving wildlife animals?
7. How do I contact Spartanburg City Animal Control and other surrounding Animal Control Agencies?
8. Who do I contact about the County Adopt A Road Program?
9. What department would I contact about a roadway needing the litter removed?
10. What is the height requirements on weeds and grass on someone's property in order for it to be an enforceable violation?
11. What does our local Ordinance require for any derelict vehicle on a property. Can it be placed under a car cover or a tarp?
12. Does our local Ordinance address tree limbs and other natural items hanging over property boundries and creating a nuisance to neighbors?
13. My property was placed in noncompliance for not having electricity and water. Can I get only one service turned back on and then be in compliance with the Ordinance?
14. How do I contact Spartanburg City Property Maintenance Department?
15. Does the department enforce neighborhood covenants?
16. Do I need to file an appeal to gain more time?
17. What happens after the 30 day violation notice that Property Maintenance issued has expired?
18. What can I do if leaves from my neighbors property blows onto my property?
19. Can an Officer issue a citation for a violation and I still remain anonymous?
20. Can I throw my trash into a private dumpster even if it is not labeled private?
21. May I leave my trash at the recycling station after normal working hours or on holidays?
22. Do I have to cover my trash load even if it is bagged?

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1. What is an expungement?
2. How much does it cost to have a charge expunged?
3. Can I get a fee waiver if I cannot afford the fees?
4. Will a previous expungement keep me from getting one for a current charge?
5. How do I get a charge that was dismissed or not guilty in a Magistrate or Municipal court expunged?
6. How can I obtain a criminal background check?
7. If I completed pre-trial intervention (PTI) or the Alcohol Education Program (AEP), can I get my charge(s) expunged?
8. How do I know if the charge has been removed from my record?
9. Can I have my traffic violations expunged?
10. What if my charge is from a different state?
11. Why can't my conviction be expunged when it is such an old charge?
12. What if the criminal record check does not show what happened to the charge?
13. What is a pardon? Where do I get information from for a pardon?
14. Where can I find more information regarding expungement if I still have questions?

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1. What is the Benefit?
2. Do I qualify for the Homestead Exemption?
3. How do I apply for the Homestead Exemption?

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1. What is the Local Hospitality Tax?
2. What is considered a prepared meal?
3. Who is responsible for collecting and remitting the Local Hospitality Tax?
4. How should the tax be remitted?
5. When will the Hospitality Fee/Tax go into effect and when will my first remittance be due?

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1. What is a Master-in-Equity?
2. What is a Special Referee?
3. What is a note?
4. What is a mortgage?
5. What is a real estate foreclosure?
6. Has a foreclosure been filed against me?
7. Can I represent myself in a Foreclosure Action?
8. Can I represent my business in a Foreclosure Action?
9. If I decide to represent myself in court, will the judge make me follow the same rules as an attorney in the courtroom?
10. What should I expect on the day of my hearing?
11. What do I say in court?
12. Are there any additional things I need to know before I appear in court?
13. How can an attorney help me through the foreclosure process?
14. How do I get an attorney if I cannot afford one?
15. I was just served with a Foreclosure Summons and Complaint. Now what?
16. Why are there other Defendants named in my foreclosure lawsuit?
17. Do I need to answer the Foreclosure Summons and Complaint in writing if my lender and I are in the process of settlement?
18. What is Foreclosure Intervention?
19. How do I know if my loan qualifies for Foreclosure Intervention?
20. How does the foreclosure process work in South Carolina?
21. What is the Home Affordable Modification Program (also known as HMP or HAMP), and why is it important to the South Carolina foreclosure process?
22. What are some things I can do to prevent foreclosure?
23. How long can I stay in my home if a foreclosure action has been filed against me and I cannot afford the payments?
24. I am a tenant with a lease living in a home in foreclosure, what are my rights?
25. Should I contact the lender's attorney?
26. Should I attend the hearing or trial?
27. Do I need to move out of my home on the day of my foreclosure hearing?
28. Can I attend the foreclosure sale?
29. When are foreclosure sales held?
30. If the Court sells my house at a foreclosure sale, could I still owe the lender money?
31. What if my home sells for less than I owe?
32. The judge told me at the hearing that a deficiency has been demanded. What does this mean?
33. The judge told me at the hearing that the lender is waiving its right to a deficiency judgment against me. What does this mean?
34. Can I challenge a deficiency judgment?
35. What if my home sells for more than I owe?
36. Do I have the right to contact the judge or his staff to discuss my case?

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1. What is the purpose of the Order?
2. What parties are subject to the Order?
3. What property is subject to the Order?
4. When does the Order take effect?
5. What happens if agreement is reached between the mortgagor and mortgagee?

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1. How long will it take before I know if my case has been accepted into PTI?
2. Will you call me or send a letter?
3. When do I have to pay the $250 program fee?
4. If my application for PTI is rejected, what happens next?
5. If I pay my $100 application fee and then my case is rejected because of some prior convictions or because I have been through PTI before, can I get my money back?
6. I applied to PTI and paid my application fee, do I have to appear in court?
7. I applied to PTI in Spartanburg County, but I just got a new job in another county/state. Can I transfer my PTI case?
8. If I am accepted in the program, what will I be required to do?
9. What happens after I complete all of my program requirements?
10. Does the expungement really destroy all of my information?
11. How long do I have to pay for my expungement?

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1. What is a Public Defender?
2. Are Public Defenders real attorneys?
3. Can I obtain a public defender to file for divorce, arrange child support, or solve landlord/tenant problems?
4. How do I obtain the services of a Public Defender?
5. What do I need to bring with me to the Public Defender’s Office at the time of my qualification/interview?
6. If I am in jail, how do I contact the Public Defender’s Office?
7. I’m thinking about hiring a private attorney to represent me. I don’t need a public defender, do I?
8. How can I help my Public Defender?
9. Will the Public Defender’s Office expunge my record?

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1. What is CFunds?
2. How can I determine if my property is in a Special Flood Hazard Area?

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1. What do I do with paint, compact fluorescent bulbs, batteries, hazardous products, or medications?
2. How do I dispose of large items like furniture, mattresses, wood, carpeting, construction materials, etc.?
3. How do I recycle an item that isn't listed on your website?
4. Why don't you recycle styrofoam, plastic bags, etc.?
5. How do I recycle electronics, what is e-waste, where do I take electronics, how can a business recycle electronics?
6. How do I recycle tires?
7. I heard that someone goes through all the trash so there's no point in recycling. Is that true?
8. Do the recyclables actually get recycled or does it all just get thrown away?

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1. How do I call about having a dead animal removed from roadway?
2. What do I report if a tree falls in the roadway and it's after business hours?
3. What is the rights-of-way of a road?
4. How do I get a driveway and does the County install them?
5. How do I get a speed humps installed in my neighborhood?
6. How can I get my road paved?
7. How do I file a claim for damage to my vehicle due to road issue?
8. How do I report a pothole?
9. How do I report a traffic signal issue to?
10. Who do I report a street light out or issue to?

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1. What is an illicit discharge?
2. How does the County monitor illicit discharges?
3. What is the cause for most illicit discharges?
4. What are the signs of a failing septic system?

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1. What is a Solicitor?
2. What is a bond hearing?
3. What can I do to help with my case?
4. What are first and second appearances?
5. Why does it take so long for cases to come to court?
6. What kinds of cases are heard in Family Court?
7. What are my rights as a victim?
8. What is the Victim's Compensation Fund?
9. What is a preliminary hearing?
10. Can I report a crime to the Solicitor's Office?
11. What is the purpose of a grand jury?
12. What is transfer court?
13. How long do I have to wait for a fraudulent check conviction to be dropped from my record?
14. What is a VIS form?
15. How will I get restitution?
16. How do I get a charge expunged from my criminal record?

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1. When will your next sale be held?
2. Where is it held and what time does it begin?
3. When and where do you advertise for the sale?
4. Can you send me a list of the liens that will be available?
5. Do I need to register for the sale and is there a fee for this?
6. What form of payment do you accept?
7. What happens to the liens that are not sold at the auction?
8. If I end up with a property, does the county handle the foreclosure process?
9. Can I bid without attending (via mail, or a representative)?