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1. What is the difference between assessment year, fiscal year and commitment date?
2. I purchased my property in June of this year, why is the former owner's name still listed on the tax bill?
3. I sold my property in May of this year, why is my name still on the tax bill?
4. I sold my trailer over 8 months ago, the bill is still in my name. What do I do about the taxes?
5. How is the tax rate established?
6. I pulled my trailer out of the campground at the end of the summer, why am I getting a tax bill for July of this year through June of next year?
7. What is market value?
8. What constitutes an arms-length transaction?
9. Is my assessed value what you think my house is actually worth?
10. My property has been on the market for a long time with no offers. Should my value be reduced?
11. Can the town assess me for more than market value or have a ratio of more than 100%?
12. I purchased my house for $275,000 and you have it assessed at $325,000. Will you reduce my assessment? If I had paid more, would you have increased the assessment?
13. Why did my mortgage appraisal come in less than my assessment? Is my tax valuation too high?
14. If the Assessor asks to view the interior of my home, do I have to allow them entry?
15. What causes an assessment to change?
16. When will you do another revaluation?
17. What if I think my taxes are too high?
18. What are my rights and options as a taxpayer?

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1. When is a Building Permit Required?
2. What are the Requirements and Process for Pinning Footings/ Foundations?

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1. When is the Transfer Station open?
2. How do I dispose of trash?
3. Where can I buy the orange “Pay-as-you Throw” trash bags?
4. How do I recycle?
5. During what hours is Town Hall open?

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1. How do I schedule a Pre-Construction Meeting?
2. When is the deadline for submitting an application to the Planning Office for Planning Board or Staff Review Committee consideration?
3. Who sends abutter notices?

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1. What does the Planning Board do?
2. When does the Planning Board meet?
3. How does one become a member of the Planning Board?
4. I have received an abutter notice. What should I do now?
5. Who attends scheduled site walks?
6. Are site walks held in bad weather?

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1. Why is a sex offender moving into my community?
2. What is the Wells Police Department doing to keep my community safe from sex offenders?
3. What is community notification, how is it done, and for which offenders?
4. Which offenders are required to register, and for how long?
5. If the offender is dangerous, why is he or she being released to the community?
6. What can I do to protect my family?
7. What can I do if I observe a sex offender behaving suspiciously around children?

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1. What does the Staff Review Committee do?
2. When does the Staff Review Committee meet?
3. Who are the Staff Review Committee members?
4. How does the Staff Review Committee differ from the Planning Board?
5. I've received an abutter notice for a project to be reviewed by the Staff Review Committee, what do I do now?

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1. Where do I apply for a dog license?
2. When do I license my dog?
3. Where in Wells do I vote?

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1. During what hours is Town Hall open?
2. At what point does the Town declare a snow emergency?
3. Can I get a permit to operate a vehicle that is unregistered?
4. How do I get a copy of an accident report?
5. How do I get a permit to operate a vehicle that is not currently inspected?
6. What is the non-emergency number for the Police Department?

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1. When is the Transfer Station open?
2. How do I dispose of trash?
3. Where can I buy the orange Pay-As-You-Throw trash bags?
4. How do I recycle?
5. Where can I take my leftover Paint?

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1. How do I become a volunteer?