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1. Can I do the work myself?
2. Should I hire a licensed contractor?
3. How do I file a complaint?
4. How much does a permit cost?
5. How long is a permit good for?

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1. How do I obtain a business license?
2. Who needs a City of Ceres Business License?
3. How long is my license good for?
4. What is a Home Occupation Permit?
5. Where should I post my business license?
6. I used to have a Ceres business license. How do I reactivate it?
7. Do I have to file the Declaration of Gross Receipts forms if I have earned no income during the quarter?

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1. How do I know my tree is a City tree?
2. What type of tree species does the City plant?
3. Who's responsible for tree stakes, watering of tree, and fertilizing of tree?
4. How often do City trees get pruned?
5. Who's responsible for pruning lower branches?
6. Can I top my City tree?
7. What about tree roots in my lawn or raising the sidewalk?

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1. How do I obtain transit information?
2. How do I register a complaint or comment about transit services?

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1. How much notification is required in order to obtain an inspection?
2. Does the cost of the sewer or water connection permits include any work?

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1. What is Ceres ISO rating?
2. What is an Insurance Services Office rating (ISO)?
3. I want to register my bike, how do I do that and how much does it cost?
4. How do I obtain a Fire Report?
5. Where can I go to get my blood pressure checked?
6. How can I become a Fire Fighter?
7. How big is your service area and population?
8. How many stations does your department have?
9. Do you get cats out of trees/telephone poles/off of roofs?
10. How can I schedule a fire truck or a firefighter at my function?
11. How do I find a street that isn’t shown on my map?
12. How do I report a non-emergency incident? Do I still need to call 9-1-1?
13. Can I get a Fire Department patch?

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1. Neighbors in my community have overgrown weeds, trash and old furniture in their yards and/or alleyways. What can I do?
2. Can I burn some trash or leaves in my yard?
3. How do I obtain a fire permit?
4. Are indoor candlelight religious services against any law or ordinance?
5. How should fire lane violations be reported?

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1. Why do so many fire apparatus respond to simple incidents?
2. When responding to a call in the "middle of the night" do the firefighters have to sound the fire engine sirens even though traffic is probably light?
3. How come I see fire trucks with full lights and sirens go through a red light at intersections and then, after they go through, they turn off their lights and slow down?
4. How many calls for emergency service do you get each year?
5. What do I do if I see what appears to be a fire hazard at my apartment complex?

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1. How often should a fire extinguisher be serviced?
2. In an apartment, who is responsible for keeping smoke detectors in good working order?
3. My smoke detector is "chirping." What should I do?

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1. How do I get rid of old propane tanks?
2. What do I do with old gas/oil/paint, etc.?

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1. Will CES inspect a building on request?
2. How can I get an inspection for my business?
3. A fire inspection was conducted at my business recently. Who can I call for more information on the inspection?

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1. Does Ceres have a Ride-A-Long Program?
2. How do I get a tour of the fire station?
3. How do I get information about the Junior Fire Setter Program?
4. Where do I call to get CPR classes?

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1. Do I need to have a permit to conduct a garage or yard sale?
2. What minimum information must I provide on the application to obtain a garage/yard sale permit?
3. Do I need to display the permit during the garage/yard sale?
4. Can I advertise my garage/yard sale with signs, flags or banners?
5. How many garage/yard sales can I have each year?
6. What can happen if I don't have a permit when I hold my sale?
7. Why do I need a permit to sell on my own property?

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1. How do I obtain a business license?
2. Can I apply for a position online?
3. Who do I contact for City utility services?

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1. There are two positions I am qualified for. Do I need to fill out two applications?
2. Can I apply for a position online?
3. I am interested in working for the City of Ceres, but you do not have any positions available. Can I send you a copy of my resume for any future openings?
4. How will I be notified at the close of recruitment?
5. If I am turned down for a position, can I apply again in the future?
6. Once I'm offered a position, what's next?

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1. What do I do if online reporting is not right for me?
2. What if the incident I want to report happened in another city? Can I file a report using the Ceres PD online reporting?
3. What if the incident I want to report happened on a State freeway?
4. What do you mean by "known" suspect?

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1. If I receive water, sewer and garbage from the City of Ceres, who do I contact for electric, gas and telephone service?
2. Who do I contact for City utility services?
3. What do I need to start utility service?
4. What are the utility service rates?
5. What are the ways I can pay my utility bill?
6. What is a tampering penalty?
7. How does the City Garbage collection program work?
8. Does Ceres have a leaf pick-up program?
9. Does Ceres have a program for curbside pick-up of bulky items?
10. What does a Sewer Collection System consist of and what are some of the common causes of Sewer Overflows?
11. My sewer line is backing up in my house. Will the City unplug my line?
12. I've had a plumber come several times and said there are tree roots in my sewer line. What can I do to help this problem without replacing the line?
13. Where is my house lateral line located?
14. Where are the clean-outs for my house lateral line located?
15. Where does our water come from?
16. Is the City of Ceres water tested on a regular basis?
17. Does the City have a water conservation program and how does this impact me?
18. My water has a bad smell, like something rotten. Will the City come out and check the problem?
19. Will the City come and repair a leak by my meter?
20. My water is a milky color. What could be wrong with it?
21. Will the City repair my leaky or broken water service?
22. Can I turn my water on or off at the meter valve?
23. What happens to the sewer water after it goes down the drain?
24. Why would my water bill go up a lot in one month (only metered, mostly commercial accounts)?
25. My water pressure is low. What can I check myself before calling the City?