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1. Where is the Building Services Division located and what are the hours of operation?
2. Why obtain a permit?
3. What types of changes require a permit at my place of business?
4. As a business owner, can I obtain my own building permit?
5. The following repairs/replacement projects always require a Building Permit:
6. What is needed in order to apply for a Building Permit?
7. How much does it cost?
8. How long does it take to get a Building Permit?
9. How can I check the progress of a permit application?
10. Can I get a building permit application online?
11. Is there a maximum dollar value up to which new work can be done inside my place of business without a building permit?
12. Can the work begin before getting a permit?
13. How much time do I have to get the work done once a permit is issued?
14. Who is responsible for scheduling an inspection when work is ready?
15. Tips for hiring a contractor:
16. How can you tell if you are dealing with a licensed contractor?
17. Why is it important to use a licensed contractor?
18. What do expired permits mean for property owners?
19. When can I meet with someone to and walk in with my permit?
20. Who can I contact?

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1. 1. What is Capital Improvement?
2. 2. How many projects are under the General Obligation Implementation plan?
3. 3. What projects are included in the General Obligation Implementation plan?
4. 4. Is there an online site regarding the upcoming projects/parks status?
5. 5. Who would be the contact for any questions or concerns regarding the construction of the projects?

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1. What documentation must be submitted with my Local Business Tax Receipt and Certificate of Use applications?
2. Can I apply for a Local Business Tax Receipt and Certificate of Use online?
3. Does my business get inspected in order to receive the licenses?
4. What happens after the inspection?
5. When do I need to apply for a Landlord Permit?
6. What documents are required in order to obtain a Landlord Permit?
7. When is a special event permit required?
8. What is a Re-Occupancy Certificate?
9. How do I apply for a Re-occupancy Certificate?
10. Does a re-occupancy certificate require an inspection?
11. What happens if a property fails a re-occupancy certificate inspection?
12. How do I make an anonymous complaint?
13. Who complained about my property?
14. If I receive a Warning Notice and I need more time to fix the problem, what should I do?
15. My neighbors have violations too, why aren't you citing them?
16. Can I cut a tree or remove it?
17. Who is responsible for maintaining the easement in the back of my property?
18. How do I know if my property is in the City of Miami Gardens?

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1. What programs are available at this time?
2. What are our operating hours?
3. What programs are available for 1st time homebuyers?
4. When will the Housing Rehabilitation Program reopen?
5. Do we have Housing Assistance Program?

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1. How do I get a copy of City of Miami Gardens Budget?
2. How do I get a copy of City of Miami Gardens Financial Statements?
3. How do I get a copy of City of Miami Gardens Popular Annual Financial Report?
4. How do I see if I have been paid?
5. How do I find out more about outstanding Stormwater fees prior to September 30, 2013?

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1. What are the City Hall hours?
2. Who may ride the trolley for free?
3. What's the Building Permit process?
4. Is there a Housing Assistance Program?
5. Will the trolley cater to seniors only?
6. When is a special event permit required?
7. Who may I contact in Building Division?

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1. Has service begun?
2. Why doesn’t the trolley come into my neighborhood?
3. Will the trolley cater to seniors only?
4. Do you have to be a Miami Gardens resident to ride the trolley for free?

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1. How can I verify the zoning and permitted uses of a property?
2. Where can I find information on the setbacks, maximum lot coverage, minimum roadway frontage, height or density allowed on my property?
3. Where can I find a copy of the Zoning Code
4. I received a Notice of Public Hearing in the mail. What does this mean?
5. I am considering rezoning, or changing the use of my property. What do I need to do?
6. How do I report a complaint about a nuisance property in my neighborhood?
7. How can I confirm if my property is in the City of Miami Gardens?

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1. What should I do if I discover I am the victim of Identity theft?
2. What should I do if I discover fraudulent transactions on my credit card or bank account?
3. How can I prevent my car from being stolen?
4. Why is my tow bill so high after my vehicle was recovered?
5. How can I get a copy of my police report?

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1. Do you provide level 2 background checks?
2. How much is a background check?
3. Do you need an appointment for background checks?
4. Do you process background checks for juveniles?
5. What type of ID do I need to get a background check?

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1. How often does an officer train with their canines?
2. Are the canines trained to be vicious?
3. How old are the canines when they begin their training as a K-9 officer?
4. Where do you get the canines from?
5. Where do the canine go when they reach retirement age?

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1. I suspect that a residence is selling drugs. How do I submit this tip and remain anonymous?
2. I will be away from my residence on vacation. Can I have the police keep an eye on my home while I am away?
3. How can I submit a tip about Gang activity and remain anonymous?
4. How can I sign up to be a confidential informant?
5. Can your detectives attend Crime Watch, Home Owner Association or other community events to teach us how to better protect us from being crime victims and to better assist the Police Department?

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1. Do you have to live in the City of Miami Gardens to be a Chaplain with the program?
2. Do you have to be Licensed or Ordained?
3. Does the chaplain work a set schedule?

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1. Can anyone attend the Coffee with a Cop that is being held at a certain location?
2. If I want to sponsor a Coffee with a Cop in my neighborhood or business what should I do?
3. Do I have to reside in the City of Miami Gardens to attend?
4. If I sponsor a Coffee with a Cop event how much coffee is needed?
5. Is the Coffee free for all who attend?

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1. How can I have the Executive Command Staff Walk and Knock in my area?
2. What kinds of Flyers are passed out?
3. Who are the other organizations that participate in the Walk and Knock?
4. What time does the Executive Command Staff have the Walk and Knock?
5. How often are the Walk and Knock?

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1. What are the hours of operation?
2. Do you take emergency and non-emergency phone calls?
3. Why do dispatchers ask so many questions?
4. What are of the duties of a Telecommunications Operator?
5. How many calls for service does the Miami Gardens Police Department receive?

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1. What's does CPTED mean?
2. How can I get a survey?
3. Can the police department make the property owner adhere to the department CPTED survey recommendations?
4. What does it show?
5. Can a survey be done at my home or business?

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1. If my home is burglarized, will crime scene respond right away to process my home for fingerprints?
2. What are the working hours of the Crime Scene Unit?
3. What calls do Crime Scene Investigators respond too?
4. What kind of processing does the Crime Scene Unit perform?
5. How long does it take to process the scene of a residential burglary?

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1. Who is required to have an alarm permit?
2. How do I register my alarm?
3. How can I help prevent false alarms?
4. What is the registration fee?
5. How many free false alarm calls will a registered owner receive without penalty?

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1. How much is fingerprinting?
2. Do I need to be a resident?
3. Do I need an appointment?
4. Do you process fingerprints for juveniles?
5. What type of ID do I need to get a fingerprint?
6. Do I need to bring my own fingerprint card?

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1. How can I obtain a police report?
2. How do I report crime?
3. How many days to obtain a report?
4. Can someone give an anonymous tip?
5. Do you take non-emergency calls?
6. Are there time limits to complaints?

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1. How long is the program?
2. Is there a graduation?
3. Who teaches the G.R.E.A.T. program?

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1. Who teaches the Golf Instead of Guns program?
2. What happens when the youth successfully completes the “Golf Instead of Guns” 3rd to 5th grade curriculum?
3. Do I have to purchase any golf equipment for my child to take part in the program?

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1. When does an unsolved case become a cold case?
2. Can a reward be offered by family members or from outside funding?
3. Can someone call in a tip and remain completely anonymous?
4. Is there a victim advocate that will assist the victim’s family with funeral service and other benefits?
5. Why are family members not allowed to enter the crime scene of a homicide of a family member?

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1. Who do I notify for illegal dumping in my neighborhood?
2. How Can I become more involved in my community?
3. What are the requirements for a Ride-Along?
4. How many officers do you have in the CET Unit?
5. Can the officers come to my school for career day?

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1. How many residents do I need to start Neighborhood Watch Program?
2. Where are the meetings held?
3. When are the meetings held?

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1. How much does it cost to hire an off-duty officer?
2. What types of jobs are Miami Gardens Police Department Officers available to work?
3. How do I know if an officer is right for my specific need?
4. Can I request a specific office for my off-duty job?
5. Can I obtain an invoice, contract or do billing with the police officer?
6. What information do I need to get the process started?

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1. What kinds of police misconduct complaints do the CMG Police Department receive and investigate?
2. Who may file a complaint?
3. How can you bring good officer/employee conduct to the attending of the CMG Police Department?
4. Where is the CMG Police Department located?
5. How do I report crime?

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1. Do the Explorer cadets wear uniforms?
2. Must the Explorer Cadet be physically fit?
3. When and where are the Explorer meetings held?

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1. Who may obtain a copy of an accident report?
2. Can I request a police incident report by mail?
3. Can I request an accident report by mail?
4. When will my report be available for pickup?
5. Where and what times can I pick up my report?
6. What other services does the Records Unit offer?

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1. How can the Pre-Arrest Diversion (PAD) Program help me?
2. How does the Pre-Arrest Diversion (PAD) Program actually work?
3. Is there a fee for this Program?
4. How long do I have to complete the Program?

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1. Who does the Professional Compliance Unit respond to?
2. Is there any risk in making a complaint against a Police employee?
3. What time limits do I have to make a complaint?
4. What are the possible outcomes of a disciplinary investigation?
5. Will I be notified on the status of my complaint?

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1. What are the hours of operation?
2. Where do I pick up my property?
3. When can I pick up my property?
4. Can a friend or relative pick up my property?
5. What do I need to retrieve my property?

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1. What kinds of crimes are considered property crimes?
2. How can I get a copy of my police report?
3. When will a detective contact me?
4. If I discover later that I had additional property taken, is it too late to add it to the report?
5. How can I find out who the detective assigned to my case is?

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1. Who works in the Real Time Crime Center?
2. What is the goal of the Real Time Crime Center for the City of Miami Gardens?
3. Can Miami Gardens businesses share or give the Real Time Crime Center access to their onsite camera systems?
4. Has the Real Time Crime Center experienced any success yet?
5. Is the Real Time Crime Center like Big Brother, always watching us?

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1. Where Can I obtain a police and/or accident report?
2. How much are the reports?
3. How long does it take to obtain a police report?
4. What form of payment is accepted?
5. What are the hours of operation?
6. What other services does the Records Unit offer?
7. What is the cost for services provided by the Records Unit?

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1. Will the Police Department access my cameras whenever they want?
2. Is there any special equipment that I need to participate in the SafeCam Program?
3. Is there a fee associated with the SafeCam Program?
4. What does the fee cover?
5. Can I cancel my alarm monitoring company after I sign up for SafeCam?

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1. What is suspicious activity?
2. What is NOT suspicious?
3. When should I report suspicious activity?

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1. What is a domestic crime?
2. How can I get a copy of my police report?
3. How can I get a protection order?
4. I am involved in a violent relationship but do not have the means to move. What should I do?
5. I made a police report of domestic violence but don’t know the status of my case. How can I find out?

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1. I suspect that a residence is selling drugs. How do I submit this tip and remain anonymous?
2. I will be away from my residence on vacation. Can I have the police keep an eye on my home while I am away?
3. How can I submit a tip about Gang activity and remain anonymous?
4. How can I sign up to be a confidential informant?
5. Can your detectives attend Crime Watch, Home Owner Association or other community events to teach us how to better protect us from being crime victims and to better assist the Police Department?

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1. When and where is Teen Court held?
2. What are the benefits of Teen Court?
3. How can I get involved with Teen Court?

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1. Where can I go to pay for a Red Light Camera violation?
2. How long does it take to get a copy of a police report?
3. If I see motorists speeding in my neighborhood, who can I contact?
4. When pulled over by an officer, is he or she required to tell me the reason for the stop?
5. Who do I contact to file a complaint on a Police Officer?

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1. How many hours of training are required to become a certified police officer in the State of Florida?
2. Who mandates how many training hours officers have to complete to maintain their certification?
3. What type of in-service training is provided to Miami Gardens Police Officers?
4. Does the Miami Gardens Police Department provide training to civilians in the community?
5. What does one have to do to become a police academy cadet?

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1. How do I make contact with the Victim Advocate Unit?
2. What types of services are available?
3. How do I apply for these benefits?
4. I was a victim of a crime several months ago. Is it too late to apply for benefits?
5. Are the Victim Advocates available to explain the benefits at group events?

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1. How can I get a copy of my police report?
2. If I discover later that I had additional property taken, is it too late to add it to the report?
3. What is the difference between a burglary, theft and a robbery?
4. How can I find out who the detective assigned to my case is?
5. If an arrest is made, will I be contacted?

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1. What is Walking One Stop?
2. How often does it occur?
3. Who takes part in the event?
4. What are the times?
5. If I wish to find out when the next Walking One Stop is taking place, who do I contact?

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1. What are the requirements to become a School Crossing Guard?
2. What schools do you provide services for?
3. What are the duty times for School Crossing Guards?
4. How do you determine where a School Crossing Guard is placed?
5. What if I have a complaint and/or compliment?