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1. Who decides which roads will be improved?
2. How can I get my road considered to be improved?
3. Why must a petition be used?
4. When can petitions be submitted?
5. Who can request that a road be improved?
6. What are the steps involved?
7. Are there restrictions on the types of roads that can be considered for "C" Funds?
8. Once a road is scheduled to be improved, how long does it take?
9. Why does it take so long to get a road improved and why isn't my road on the list?
10. Whom should I call about the "C" Fund program to get answers to my questions?

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1. If my primary residential property contains rental or business structures, do I receive the 4%t legal residence special assessment?
2. How do I apply to receive the 4% legal residence special assessment or the agricultural use assessment?
3. How do I appeal the Assessor’s appraisal of my property?

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1. I’m new to South Carolina. How do I register my vehicles? Where do I start?
2. I’ve just purchased a vehicle. What do I need to do?
3. I have moved from one county to another in South Carolina. What should I do?
4. How can I get my taxes lowered?
5. Can’t I get a reduction on my boat, camper or RV taxes?
6. Why is this tax bill so high on my business?
7. What is this information about making tax installment payments?
8. Can I get a reduction on my vehicle taxes?
9. What is this school tax credit savings?
10. What is this stormwater fee that’s on my bill?
11. Isn’t there a cap on the millage?
12. What about the 15% cap on real estate?
13. Why is a household fee listed?
14. I pay a solid waste fee to my homeowner's association (HOA). Do I still have to pay the county household fee?
15. What is the landfill fee on my tax notice?
16. What is this commercial landfill fee - my business is in the city?
17. What if I want to appeal the assessed value of my real property?
18. What if I want to appeal the assessed value of my personal property?

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1. Is a permit required to hold a wedding on the beach?
2. Can we have a bonfire on the beach?
3. Are fireworks permitted?
4. How do I report a maintenance issue with a public beach access?
5. Is overnight camping permitted on the beach?
6. Is fishing permitted on the beach?
7. Are vehicles permitted at beach accesses overnight?

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1. How do I obtain a Georgetown County contractor registration?
2. How do I obtain a new residential or commercial building permit?
3. How much does a permit cost?
4. How much does a commercial or multi-family (three or more dwelling units) permit cost?
5. Is there a list of inspections completed during construction?
6. How do I obtain a mobile home permit?
7. How much does a mobile home permit cost?
8. How do I obtain a certificate of occupancy for retirement of a mobile home title?

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1. What type of programs do you have for older adults?
2. Who provides the services offered by the Bureau of Aging?

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1. Does the community have any input into the planning for local parks and drainage improvements?
2. What are the primary sources of funds to undertake these projects?
3. Whom do I speak with regarding questions about a project once construction starts?
4. Who decides the priority of projects, and can projects be moved up and down the priority list?
5. How long does it take for a project to be implemented from start to finish?

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1. Where do I obtain a passport application?
2. Where do I obtain a Notary Public application?
3. Where can I find a list of qualified bail bondsmen for Georgetown County?
4. How do I view a complete schedule of all criminal cases coming up for trial?
5. Does your office provide legal advice?
6. How do I hire a public defender?
7. How do I check on the status of my case? How do I discover the outcome of my case? How do I review case files?
8. How do I inquire about my case by telephone?
9. How do I review my file? How do I obtain copies of my file?
10. How do I obtain a criminal record report? Will your office complete a criminal background check?
11. What is "expunged?"
12. How do I know if my records are eligible for expunging?
13. How do I get my criminal record expunged?
14. How can I represent myself in court?

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1. Who should I contact concerning departmental questions and or complaints regarding a County Department or employee?
2. Who do I contact concerning an assessment of my property?
3. Who should I contact to report animal complaints?
4. Who do I contact concerning a business license?
5. Who do I contact concerning a building permit, mobile home permit, change of tenant permit, retirement of mobile home title permit or demolition permit?
6. Who do I contact concerning contractor registration in Georgetown County?
7. Who do I contact regarding a marriage license?

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1. When and where does County Council meet?
2. How do I apply to serve on a board or commission?

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1. What happens when I call 911?
2. What kind of assistance can I expect when I call for an ambulance?
3. Why does a fire truck come to my house when I call for an ambulance?
4. Will I get a bill when a fire truck or an ambulance comes to my house?
5. How can I get a free home fire inspection?

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1. How do I execute the judgment after filing it with Clerk of Court’s Office?
2. What is the cost for filing a civil case?
3. What is the cost to file a Transcript of Judgment from the Magistrate’s Court?
4. What is the cost to file a Foreign Judgment?
5. How do I file a Transcript of Judgment from another County?
6. Do I file small claims cases in your office?
7. When is a case a matter for Magistrate Court and when it is for “Common Pleas?”
8. What type of case is a matter for Master-in-Equity Court and can I have my case heard there? Is it faster?
9. Do you provide case and judgment information to companies such as credit bureaus?
10. Does the Court of Common Pleas handle bankruptcy proceedings? If so, how?
11. How do I appeal the outcome of a Common Pleas case?
12. Can you tell me how to appeal a case from another (lower) court?
13. When will my Common Pleas case be heard?

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1. What is 911? When should I call 911?

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1. What are the procedures following a hurricane and/or disaster?
2. What are the requirements concerning hurricane evacuation?
3. Where should I go during an evacuation?
4. Can you tell me what roads are open/closed?
5. Are the bridges open?
6. How do I make a personal preparedness plan for my family?

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1. What are the requirements concerning hurricane evacuation?
2. Where should I go during an evacuation?
3. What are the procedures following a hurricane and/or disaster?

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1. Who do I call if I find a problem in a county facility?
2. How do I find the location of a Georgetown County facility?

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1. How do I make child or spousal support payments in Georgetown County?
2. How can I check to see if my child support payment has been made?
3. I was in court recently and I was ordered to make a lump sum payment, or to pay a court cost that is different from my regular payment. Should I pay the SDU?
4. If child support or alimony payments are not being made by the responsible party as ordered, why has he/she not been brought before the Court?
5. Where and how do I file for child support?
6. Where do I change my address?
7. What services does the South Carolina Department of Social Services provide?
8. Where do I file for a Restraining Order?
9. Does the Family Court give out legal advice?
10. Can the Family Court staff recommend an attorney or law firm?
11. Can I act as my own attorney when filing a case?

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1. Can I get a copy of the operating budget?
2. Can you tell me what the operating budget is?
3. How can I get a copy of the financial statements and auditor’s report?
4. How does my business submit a bill to Georgetown County for services rendered? To whom should I submit the bill?

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1. What days are Georgetown County offices closed?
2. How can I learn of job vacancies in Georgetown County government?
3. Whom do I contact regarding a marriage license?
4. Whom should I contact to report animal complaints?
5. Whom do I contact concerning a business license?
6. Whom do I contact concerning an assessment of my property?

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1. What if I do not like the outcome of my case; can I appeal?
2. How do I file a criminal case?
3. How can I speak with a Public Defender?
4. How can I receive a pardon and have my civil rights restored?
5. How can I review my file? How can I obtain copies of my file?
6. Where can I get a criminal record report? Will your office do a criminal background check?
7. How can I find out my court date?

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1. Does the Georgetown County Airport have scheduled airline service?
2. How do I get to the Georgetown Airport?
3. Who do I contact regarding the lease of hanger space?
4. Who do I contact regarding flight training?
5. Are rental cars available after my arrival at the Airport?
6. Is there short- and long-term parking available on the airport property?
7. How do I obtain information about the Georgetown County Airport not found on this website?

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1. What is the best way to contact the GIS department?
2. What does GIS stand for?
3. Who should I contact to get a 911 address?
4. Why has the format of the tax map number changed? It used to have spaces and decimals, now it has only dashes.
5. Why do I sometimes receive "no results" when searching for a known street address?
6. Why does the map server show incorrect/obsolete information for a certain parcel(s)? How can this be corrected?
7. Why does the Create Print Page button not work for me?

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1. What is local accommodations tax?
2. What is local hospitality tax?
3. Who is responsible for collecting and remitting the local accommodations/hospitality tax?
4. How should the tax be remitted?
5. What if my tax payment is late?
6. What is the penalty for violation of this ordinance?
7. What records do I need to keep?
8. What are "prepared meals and beverages?"
9. What sales by restaurants, bars and other food service establishments are subject to the hospitality tax?
10. What sales by convenience stores are subject to the hospitality tax?
11. What proceeds are subject to the local accommodations tax?
12. Who can I contact for additional information regarding Hospitality / Accommodations taxes?

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1. How can I learn of job vacancies in Georgetown County government?
2. How do I apply for a position in Georgetown County government?
3. Can I submit my application for consideration of future vacancies for which I am qualified?

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1. Do I really have to serve jury duty?
2. What is the difference between serving on a Magistrates’ Courts jury and a Common Pleas or General Sessions jury?
3. What happens when I appear for jury duty?

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1. Will I be paid for serving as a juror?
2. What about parking?
3. Will I be paid even if I'm not picked for a trial?
4. What do I do about meals? Is lunch provided?

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1. How are jurors selected?
2. How often are jurors selected?
3. If I was chosen for jury duty this year, can I be picked again later?
4. I don't want to serve on jury duty. What do I do?
5. My religious belief prohibits me from serving as a juror. Do I need to answer the summons and appear for jury duty?
6. Who is disqualified from jury service?
7. Who may be exempted from jury service?
8. Who may be excused from jury service?
9. My boss doesn't like me to be away from work. Can I be excused from jury duty?
10. I don't mind serving as a juror, but this is a really bad time. Can I reschedule my jury service?

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1. How long do I have to serve?
2. My summons says I am to report to the Court of General Sessions (or Common Pleas). What's the difference?
3. What's the difference between hearing a civil or criminal case?
4. How should I dress?
5. What can I bring with me to the Judicial Center?
6. Is there any special "courtroom etiquette" I should be aware of?
7. What is "roll call?"
8. What does the term "voir dire" mean?
9. Will I definitely sit in on a trial when I perform jury duty?

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1. Does the County provide curbside trash pickup?
2. What are the tipping fees at the landfill?
3. Do you accept credit cards?
4. Can citizens bring household garbage to the landfill for free?
5. Do you accept asbestos?

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1. How do I view a complete schedule of all criminal cases coming up for trial, check the status of my case, or discover the outcome of my case?
2. Where and how do I file for child support?
3. How do I find out the status of my child support or alimony payment/check?
4. Where do I make my child support payments?
5. Where do I pay a traffic ticket?

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1. How can I get in touch with my State Representative or Senator?
2. How can I become a Notary Public?
3. If I am having problems obtaining service from a local agency, how can your office help?

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1. Is there a difference between "Summary Court" and "Magistrate Court?"
2. What kind of civil cases does Magistrate Court hear?
3. Can I receive a jury trial in Magistrate Court?
4. How do I file a criminal case?
5. If I accept a check for payment of merchandise or services and the bank returns the check due to insufficient funds, what can I do?

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1. Can you tell me how to appeal a decision of the Summary Court?
2. Can you explain an "expungement?"
3. I have heard about a program called PTI. What is PTI? Can I enroll in the program?

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1. When is a case a matter for "Small Claims" and when is it for "Common Pleas?"
2. How do I file a case in your court? Is there a charge?
3. Where do I file my civil case?
4. I have a judgment from Magistrate’s Court. How do I have it executed?
5. How do I go about evicting a renter for non-payment of rent?
6. What is a claim and delivery case?
7. What is a judicial sale?

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1. Does your office provide information pertaining to tax liens, land transactions or general partnership filings?
2. Do I make child support payments at magistrates’ courts?
3. Do I go to magistrate’s court for a marriage license?
4. Do you give advice about my case or recommend an attorney?

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1. What are the requirements for one to become a Master-in-Equity in South Carolina?
2. How is a case referred to the Master-in-Equity?

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1. What can I do to protect myself from biting mosquitoes?
2. What can I do to reduce the mosquito population in the areas around my home?
3. What actions should I take if I see a dead bird?
4. How can I request the spraying of an area for mosquitoes?
5. How does the county determine the areas to spray?
6. Does Georgetown County use airplanes to spray for mosquitoes?

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1. Whom do I contact concerning a building permit?
2. How do I obtain a mobile home permit?
3. How do I apply to receive the 4% legal Residence special assessment or the agricultural use assessment?

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1. What do I do if I want to rezone my property?
2. Can I have an accessory dwelling unit on my property?
3. How do I get a plat or map of my property?
4. How can I access zoning map information online?
5. I want to subdivide my residential property. What should I do?

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1. How can I stay up-to-date with what's happening in Georgetown County?
2. What is the Georgetown County Chronicle?
3. Can I get a county employee to speak at my group or organization's meeting?
4. Where can I find a directory of county departments?
5. How do I submit a Freedom of Information Act Request?
6. What is the Taxpayer Academy?

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1. How do I apply for a job with Georgetown County Public Services?
2. How do I request maintenance on a Georgetown County road (grass cutting, potholes, grading) or report a drainage issue (flooding) on Georgetown County property?

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1. Is there a maintenance schedule for the completion and repair of county roads?
2. How should I prepare recyclables and yard waste?
3. How can I request the spraying of an area for mosquitoes?
4. Whom do I call concerning problems with drainage and flooding?

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1. What authorization is required to place structures or plantings in an established county right-of way?
2. How can I get a private road improved?
3. How can I get my road paved? Is there a process?
4. Is there a schedule for roadway right-of-way maintenance?
5. Who should I call concerning problems with drainage and flooding?
6. When does the division mow the grass along the county roadway in front of my home?
7. What actions has the county taken to relieve stormwater problems?
8. What is the purpose of the Georgetown County Roadway Design and Construction Manual?

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1. Where are the convenience centers located? When are the centers open?
2. Does Georgetown County accept electronic waste?
3. Does Georgetown County accept paint?
4. How should I prepare my yard waste?
5. Can milk jugs and milk cartons be recycled?
6. How should I prepare recyclables?
7. Where should I dispose of oil/gas mixtures from my boat or small equipment?
8. How should I dispose of used cooking oil?
9. Can I tour the Environmental Services facility?
10. Is recycling mandatory in Georgetown County?

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1. How long has Georgetown County kept these records?
2. How can I obtain a copy of a deed or other recorded document?
3. How do I locate a deed?
4. How do changes in property affect the Registrar’s office? How do I record the changes?
5. How do I acquire a copy of my mobile home title?
6. How do I get my original Deed since I paid off my mortgage?
7. How do I get my name added to a Deed?
8. How do I get a copy of my birth certificate?
9. How do I get a copy of a will?
10. How do I obtain a copy of my Deed or other recorded document?

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1. If injured on the job, what actions should I take?
2. If I am injured on the job, how do I file a Worker’s Compensation Claim?

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1. When will my case come to court?
2. What can I do if I cannot afford to hire an attorney to represent me?
3. How do I report a crime?

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1. What is stormwater?
2. Who benefits from a stormwater management program?
3. What is the Stormwater Ordinance?
4. What is the purpose of the Stormwater Design Manual?
5. What information do I have to submit to obtain a stormwater plan review?
6. What is a stormwater utility?
7. Why do we have a stormwater utility fee?
8. What other sources of revenue fund stormwater management?
9. Why is a stormwater utility the best solution to fund stormwater drainage needs?
10. Why can't the county's general fund pay for the needs?
11. How is a fee different from a tax?
12. What is an impervious surface?
13. Are gravel surfaces considered impervious surface?
14. I need my ditches cleaned, how do I make a request?
15. How do I know if I need to obtain a "Land Disturbance Permit" from the Georgetown County Stormwater Division?
16. What do I need to do if I want to develop property (Commercial, residential, subdivision, etc.) to ultimately receive a Georgetown County Land Disturbance Permit?
17. Do I need an encroachment permit? How can I apply for one?
18. How can citizens find out about drainage problems or drainage projects within the County?
19. Why can’t the County fix all of the drainage systems (ditches, pipes, swales, etc.) throughout the County?
20. Who can I contact for more information?

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1. How and when will I be billed?
2. I think my bill may be calculated incorrectly. What should I do?
3. When is my payment due?
4. How will billing be handled for stores that are leasing space in a building owned by someone else?
5. Will other governmental properties and Georgetown County properties in the unincorporated areas be charged the fee?
6. What if I refuse to pay?

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1. Can I reduce the amount of my fee by controlling the runoff from my property?
2. What can I do to get a credit?
3. Are you going to offer credits for residential properties?

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1. Why don't the developers pay for this? Isn't growth causing the problem?
2. What is the responsibility of new development?

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1. Who pays the fee?
2. I represent a tax-exempt organization. Do we have to pay the stormwater fees?
3. How often will I receive a stormwater utility bill?
4. What is an Equivalent Runoff Unit (ERU)?
5. What will owners of single-family residential properties pay?
6. What will owners of non-single-family residential properties pay?
7. Who will pay the fees for public buildings?
8. Why is impervious area being used to determine the fee?
9. Why not just bill a flat fee instead of incurring the administrative costs to determine everyone's impervious surface?
10. Will the fee change in the future?
11. Will the impervious area calculation be exact?

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1. How much money will the stormwater utility raise?
2. How will the money be spent?
3. Will there be public input on the capital projects?
4. Who manages the money?
5. Will there be a checks and balances system to monitor the spending?
6. Will we ever catch up with the backlog of drainage projects and improvements needed in the county?

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1. Why did the treasurer raise my taxes?
2. Why did the treasurer send my bill to the wrong address?
3. How do I apply for a high mileage discount on my vehicle?
4. How do I apply for a senior citizen discount on vehicle renewal fees?
5. Why am I being charged taxes for the vehicle I just purchased? The dealer told me he would take care of tags and taxes.
6. Why did I receive two tax notices for the same property?
7. Where does the treasurer invest funds, and what are the constraints on investment of county monies?

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1. How is my eligibility for benefits determined?
2. How long will it take to process my claim?

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1. Where is the Zoning Department located?
2. Does Georgetown County require business licenses?
3. What do I need to know to vend on someone else's property?
4. What do I need to know to run a business out of my home?
5. How do I obtain a tree removal/pruning permit?
6. What are the requirements for installing a fence on my property? Do I need a building permit for a fence?
7. What zoning districts are mobile homes allowed in?
8. What do I need to do to move a mobile home on to a lot in Georgetown County?
9. What do I do if I cannot afford impact fees?