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1. How much are the Napa County Agricultural Commissioner's Office fees?
2. Do I need a certificate, permit or license before I can purchase a pesticide for use on my own property?
3. Do I need to submit a Pesticide Use Report? When are Use Reports due in your office?
4. How often must training occur?
5. If I have concerns about nearby pesticide use, what can I do?
6. How do insect traps benefit our county?
7. What if I do not want to have a trap on my property?
8. Why is the Glassy-winged Sharpshooter a threat to Napa County?
9. Why is Napa County so concerned about the Glassy-winged Sharpshooter when it is only a threat to vineyards?
10. What is Napa County doing to stop the spread of the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter?
11. What can I do to prevent Glassy-winged Sharpshooter from entering Napa County?
12. Where can I find information about ant control and ant bait stations?
13. Where can I send my plant or soil sample to be tested for disease and/or deficiencies?
14. Where do I go to have a plant or weed identified?
15. Where do I go to have an insect identified?

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1. How do I sell produce at the Farmers' Market?

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1. How do I sell produce to a restaurant?

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1. Where are you located?
2. What are your hours?

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1. Who is my supervisor?

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1. What are the hours for Same Day permits?
2. What is the plan check time line?
3. I have submitted my plans now what?

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1. Where are you located?

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1. How do I put money on an inmate's account?
2. How do I schedule visitation with an inmate?
3. How do I send mail to an inmate?
4. Who is in custody?

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1. How do I find out if you are testing for a position?
2. What is involved in the hiring process for a position with the Napa County Department of Corrections?
3. What is involved in the background investigation?

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1. Who decides how County money is spent?
2. When is the next Board of Supervisor's meeting?
3. When is the budget created?
4. What are your hours of operation?

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1. Where is your office located?

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1. I am a merchant. Can the D.A.'s Office help me collect on a bad check?

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1. What if I don't have a custody decree or visitation order?
2. How do I obtain a custody decree or visitation order?
3. What if I have reason to believe that my child may be endangered if left with the other parent?
4. Are visitation / custody rights directly related to the payment of child support?
5. What should I do to prepare, just in case my child is abducted?
6. What if my child is abducted by a stranger or someone without custodial rights?
7. Who do I call if I have more questions?

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1. Can I report a crime to the DA's Office?
2. Can I talk to District Attorney Haley? I think she's the person who is working on my case since her name appears on documents in my case.
3. I have a complaint against your office. How do I contact you and will you respond?
4. I think I have been cheated by a contractor, tradesman, shopkeeper, or other person who provides labor or services. Can the DA's Office help me?
5. I want a divorce. I also want help obtaining child support for my children. Can the DA help me?
6. I want a restraining order to keep my spouse or other person away from me. Will the DA's Office do this for me?
7. I was cited and released by the police. Can you tell me if the DA filed charges against me?
8. In court the judge ordered the defendant to pay restitution directly to me, the victim. But so far I haven't received anything. Who can help me?
9. What if I have a question that is not answered in your frequently asked questions?
10. What if I want to contact the Grand Jury?
11. What is the Grand Jury?
12. Will the D.A.'s Office help me collect for pain and suffering?

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1. I am a defendant and I don't like the attorney who is representing me. Can I talk to you or one of your deputies about my case?
2. I am a defendant and I want to get a copy of the police report. How do I get a copy? Is there any cost?

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1. How do I file a domestic violence complaint with your office?
2. What if I want to file a Small Claims case against a merchant?

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1. What is statutory rape?
2. Do we prosecute every case?
3. What are we doing in Napa County about these cases?

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1. I am the victim in a domestic violence case and I want to drop charges. Can I do that?
2. I was the victim of a crime. Can you tell me the defendant's next court date?
3. I was the victim of a violent crime. Will the DA's Office pay for my hospital bill and my lost wages?

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1. I have been subpoenaed by the District Attorney to appear as a witness in a criminal case. Is there a phone number to call to find out if I need to appear?
2. I have been subpoenaed by the District Attorney to appear as a witness in a criminal case. What if I can't attend on the date?
3. Can I get witness fees if I appear in court for a subpoena?

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1. Where is my polling place?
2. How do I vote early?
3. How do I register to vote?

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1. I have been affected by the fire, will I receive any relief to rebuild my home from Engineering?
2. How can I verify that my new main dwelling square footage will meet under the regulation of under 125%?
3. Where can I find older plans for my property?
4. Where can I apply for a grading or floodplain management permit?
5. When is the Winter Shutdown period?
6. Do I have to apply for a Floodplain Management Permit?
7. What is a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?
8. Can I change my flood zone determination?
9. What is the typical timeframe for the County's review of Improvement Plans and Grading Plans?
10. My driveway has a slope greater than 20%. Can I apply for a variance to not modify my road?
11. When will my bond or security for a grading permit be returned to me?
12. I want to complain about flooding in my neighborhood
13. When do I need to obtain an encroachment permit?
14. Who do I contact to check if a contractor is licensed?
15. Who do I contact to file a complaint about illegal construction activity?

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1. Inspection Scheduling: Land Use Only

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1. Does Adult Protective Services evaluate all adults and protect anyone who is thought to be abused?
2. If the Adult Protective Services social worker confirms that a dependent adult or elderly person is not safe in their home, can they remove him or her and place the person in a safer environment?
3. Does an APS worker locate housing for the homeless or individuals being evicted from their homes?
4. What legal protections are offered to clients of domestic abuse? What does domestic abuse cover?
5. If there is no responsible relative or other individual willing or available to sign admission forms for a confused patient transferring from the hospital into a nursing home, will APS sign the forms?
6. What kind of money management does Adult Protective Services offer?
7. If I report my suspicions about an abuse, but do not have proof, what will happen to me and can I remain anonymous?
8. If Adulcannot get voluntary cooperation from a client who has been determined to be too frail to handle their financial affairs, or resist undue influence, does APS automatically refer such cases for
9. What is the difference between an Lanterman-Petris-Short and a Probate Conservatorship?
10. Does Adult Protective Services find caregivers to go into the home of a frail client?
11. How quickly can we expect a social worker to respond to a report that is not an emergency?
12. What is an emergency response case?

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1. What is CalFresh?
2. If I am receiving Supplemental Security Income / State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP), can I also receive CalFresh benefits?
3. Where do I get a new Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) / CalFresh card?

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1. Do I need a permit?
2. Are there exceptions to the rules?
3. Do employees of caregiver agencies have permits?
4. Are family members included?
5. How much does it cost?
6. Where do I apply?
7. Why do we need this?
8. What if I want to hire someone who doesn’t pass the background check?
9. Do I have to apply in person?
10. What do I do if someone I know needs one and doesn’t have one?
11. What are the potential consequences of not having a permit?

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1. What is In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)?
2. What services does the In-Home Support Services program provide?
3. Who is eligible to receive In-Home Support Services?

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1. What is the In-Home Support Services payroll staff responsible for?
2. I am an In-Home Support Services care provider and I have a question about my time sheet, whom should I call?
3. What is the hourly wage for In-Home Support Services care providers?
4. I am an In-Home Support Services care provider, how long will it take to receive my paycheck?
5. Can I pick up my paycheck at the In-Home Support Services office?

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1. What are the steps to becoming an In-Home Support Services care provider?
2. My recipient does not manage the hours correctly, what can I do?
3. Who is my recipient’s social worker?

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1. What happens after I apply for In-Home Support Services?
2. How do I know if I qualified to receive In-Home Support Services?

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1. What is Medi-Cal?
2. What is the difference between Medi-Cal, Medicaid and Medicare?
3. Who is eligible for Medi-Cal?
4. How is Medi-Cal eligibility determined?
5. What services does Medi-Cal pay for?
6. How do I apply for Medi-Cal?
7. What documents may I be asked to provide?
8. How much does Medi-Cal cost?
9. What is Partnership?
10. Does everyone on the Medi-Cal application have to be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national?
11. Can green card holders, including those who have lived legally in the US for fewer than 5 years, apply for Medi-Cal?
12. What is the difference between Medi-Cal services provided at Self-Sufficiency and those provided at Comprehensive Services for Older Adults?
13. My husband and I are applying for Medi-Cal; do I need to fill out two applications?
14. What is a Medi-Cal Notice of Action (NOA)?
15. How do I get a new Medi-Cal benefit card?
16. What do I do if I got one Notice of Action (NOA) saying that I am approved for Medi-Cal and another NOA with a different date saying I am approved or denied for Medi-Cal?

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1. What programs does the Older Adult Mental Health division administer?
2. How do I apply for Older Adult Mental Health services?
3. How much do the services cost?
4. What should I do if someone I know is experiencing a mental health emergency?

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1. What is the Public Guardian / Public Conservator / Public Administrator Office responsible for?
2. What is the difference between a Public Administrator, a Public Conservator and a Public Guardian?
3. What services does the Public Administrator provide?
4. What services does the Public Conservator provide?
5. What services does the Public Guardian provide?
6. How does a Power of Attorney differ from a Conservatorship?
7. What are the different types of conservatorship?
8. Who can be a Petitioner?
9. Who is eligible for services through the Public Guardian?
10. How do I make a referral or get help for someone in need of Conservatorship services?
11. Are there fees involved?

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1. What is a Public Health Nurse?
2. What does the Public Health Nurse at Comprehensive Services for Older Adults (CSOA) do?
3. What services does the Comprehensive Services for Older Adults Public Health Nurse provide?
4. Who is eligible for services provided by the Public Health Nurse?
5. If I have additional questions about Comprehensive Services for Older Adults Public Health Nursing services, who should I contact?
6. Where is the CSOA Public Health Nurse office located and what are the office hours?

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1. What services are available to Veterans?
2. Who is eligible for Veterans Services?
3. How do I learn more about Veterans Services?
4. Where do I apply for Veterans Services?
5. How do I prove I am a veteran?
6. How can I get a copy of my discharge papers?
7. How can I get the “Veteran” designation put on my driver’s license?
8. How do I check the status of my claim?
9. I am a dependent or survivor of a veteran, are services available to me?
10. Do I need an appointment to meet with the Veterans Services Officer or the Veterans Services Representative?
11. Who is considered a veteran?
12. If I have additional questions about services provided at the Veterans office, who should I contact?
13. Where is the Veterans Services office located and what are the office hours?

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1. What is resource parenting?
2. Why do some children need resource care?
3. What is “kinship care”?
4. What are children in foster care like?
5. What does it take to be a resource parent?
6. How do I know if resource parenting is right for me and my family?
7. How are children placed in homes?
8. What happens to children when they are first removed from their birth families?
9. How long will a child be in my home?
10. What if I want to adopt a child?
11. How long will I wait before a child comes to live with me?
12. May I choose the child I want?
13. Will I get to meet the child before he / she comes to live with me?
14. Will the birth parents know where I live?
15. Do I need to be married to be a resource parent? Can I be divorced and be a resource parent?
16. What about if I rent my home?
17. Am I too old to be a resource parent?
18. Can I be a resource parent if I am working?
19. Can a foster child go to church with us?
20. Do foster children need individual bedrooms?
21. What are the financial arrangements?
22. What is licensing?
23. What if I need help?
24. Will I ever get to see the children again?
25. I know a child who I might want to have live with me. What should I do?
26. Can I place a foster child in day care?
27. Why do I need to take classes before resource parenting? I know how to raise children.
28. What can I expect when the licensing social worker visits my home?
29. What safety requirements does my home have to meet?

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1. What is California Children's Services?
2. What are the CCS program goals?
3. Who is eligible for the CCS program?
4. What services does the CCS program provide?
5. Where do I apply for the CCS program?
6. How will I know if my child is eligible for CCS program benefits?
7. What if I have private health insurance coverage for my child?
8. What if my child is Medi-Cal eligible?
9. Will there be any cost to the family of a CCS client?
10. Which applicants/clients or families are required to pay the annual assessment fee?
11. Which applicants/clients or families are not required to pay the annual assessment fee?
12. What if the family cannot pay the enrollment fee?
13. How do I find out if my child has an approved CCS medically eligible condition?

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1. What is Hepatitis C?
2. Is there a vaccine for the prevention of HCV infection?
3. What blood tests are available to check for hepatitis C?
4. How could a person have gotten hepatitis C?
5. How long can Hepatitis C Virus live outside the body and transmit infection?

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1. How HIV is Transmitted?
2. Is HIV transmitted in the in the environment?
3. Is HIV transmitted in households?
4. Can HIV be transmitted in businesses and other settings?
5. Can HIV be transmitted by kissing?
6. Can HIV be transmitted by biting?
7. Can HIV be transmitted by way of saliva, tears and sweat?
8. Do insects transmit HIV?
9. How effective are condoms?

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1. How do I register as a medical volunteer for Napa County?
2. Why should I volunteer in a program like this?
3. Why should I join a volunteer program now?
4. How does this impact my workplace? Does this mean I’ll be called away from my hospital to work somewhere else?
5. Am I obligated to respond to call outs if I join the Napa Medical Reserve Corps unit or become a Medical Volunteer?
6. Can I be sued for something that happens when I’m working as a volunteer?
7. What happens if I get hurt while I’m working as a volunteer? Will I have to handle that myself?
8. What if I am not currently working? I’m a retired professional. Can I volunteer?
9. How much am I going to have to do? I want to help… but I can’t do it forever!

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1. How do people get rabies?
2. Can I get rabies in any way other than an animal bite?
3. How soon after an exposure should I seek medical attention?
4. What medical attention do I need if I am exposed to rabies?
5. Will the rabies vaccine make me sick?
6. What if I cannot get rabies vaccine on the day I am supposed to get my next dose?
7. Can rabies be transmitted from one person to another?

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1. What is West Nile Virus?
2. What are the symptoms of WNV?
3. When was West Nile Virus (WNV) first found in the United States?
4. When was West Nile Virus (WNV) first found in California?
5. How is West Nile Virus (WNV) detected and monitored in California?
6. How is West Nile Virus transmitted?
7. How soon do infected people get sick?
8. How is West Nile Virus (WNV) infection treated?
9. What should I do if I think I have West Nile Virus (WNV)?
10. If you have had West Nile Virus (WNV) are you immune (protected) to further infections?
11. Who is at greatest risk of getting severely ill from West Nile Virus?
12. Can animals get sick from West Nile Virus (WNV)?
13. What can a person do to prevent getting sick from West Nile Virus?
14. Can the public assist in detecting West Nile Virus by reporting dead birds?
15. What are state and local agencies doing to reduce the risk of West Nile Virus (WNV) transmission?

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1. Who will be performing Zika lab testing?
2. What will be the expected turnaround time for results?
3. Will the results be sent directly to the ordering facility and the ordering provider?
4. Specimens should not be collected on Fridays?
5. Any suggestions for how to handle a patient who comes for specimen collection, but does not have the ZV Disease Testing Request form in hand or completely filled out?
6. Does all the requested information in the ZV Disease Testing Request form have to be provided?

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1. Do I have to be on Public Assistance to be eligible to receive CalFresh?
2. How long does it take to receive CalFresh benefits?
3. What foods can I buy with CalFresh?
4. I am a single adult without dependents; can I apply for CalFresh benefits?
5. What if I have a bank account, own a home or have a car?
6. What if I’m not a US Citizen?

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1. Do I have to have children to be eligible to CalWORKs?
2. Do I have to be a US citizen to be eligible?
3. How much cash assistance can I receive?
4. What if I have a cash emergency?
5. How much income is used to calculate the CalWORKs cash aid amount?
6. If I receive Supplemental Security Income / State Supplemental Paymentam I eligible for CalWORKs?
7. If I am approved to receive benefits, how do I access them?
8. What happens if my Electronic Bank Transfer card is not working?
9. What if I have lost my Electronic Bank Transfer card?
10. What if I don’t think I am eligible, can I still apply?
11. How do I know how much money I have left on my card?
12. What about help with food and health care?
13. How do I let the County know about a change in my family circumstances?
14. What is my Income Reporting Threshold (IRT)?

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1. Do I have to have children to be eligible for the Welfare to Work program?
2. What if I am told I have to participate but I am unable to?
3. If I get a job, how will what I earn affect my benefits?
4. What happens if I do not participate?
5. How do I cure my sanction?
6. What will I do with my children while I am participating?
7. I need help with mileage or transportation to participate in my activity; can I get help with this?
8. What are the limits?

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1. Do we need to use the logic model format that you included on the website or can we use a different format?
2. Do the 9 pages for the Proposal include the Organizational capacity and footnotes?
3. If our mailing address is different than our program address which one should we use?
4. If our organization merged in 2017 with another organization, should we include the financials from both organizations?

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1. How do I find out about Napa County jobs?
2. How do I qualify for a Napa County job?
3. What is the testing process?
4. What are Supplemental Questions?
5. What is the selection process?
6. How long does the recruitment process take?
7. When will a recruitment designated “Open Until Closed” actually close?
8. How can I tell if I am viewing the most current job opportunities?
9. Can I submit a resume in lieu of completing the County of Napa application?
10. Does the County of Napa only accept online applications?
11. What if I don’t have a computer?
12. What if I don’t have email?
13. What if I need help applying online?
14. When exactly do jobs close?
15. I have additional questions; how do I contact your office?
16. Which web browser should I used when applying for a position?
17. What if I forgot my username and/or password to Governmentjobs.com?
18. I requested a reset password link but have not received it. How long does it normally take?
19. I need a new password, but no longer have access to the email address where the reset password email was sent.
20. How do I update my home address, email address, or any other information on my job applications?
21. Who do I call about a problem with NeoGov/Government Jobs?
22. How can I be sure my application was received and correct?
23. I just applied for another position. Can you use the documentation from my first application?
24. I am trying to attach my documents to my application, but it’s not working. How do I submit them?
25. What is an Interest Card?
26. Will temporary employment lead to a permanent position with the County?
27. I understand that the County has a probationary period. How long is it?
28. What does it mean when an exam is “Open,” “Promotional,” or “Continuous/Open Until Filled?
29. The job announcement refers to an “eligibility list” what is that?
30. If I fail an exam, how do I find out what my score was or how can I improve?
31. What are the most common reasons why an applicant may get a “Rejection” notice?
32. How can I find out about specific requirements or salary for a specific position?
33. I have a disability. How can I get an accommodation during the exam process?

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1. What benefits does Napa County offer to their employees?
2. What companies/carriers does Napa County offer benefits from?
3. What is the retirement system for Napa County?
4. When is Open Enrollment?

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1. Who may have a library card?
2. What’s my borrowing limit?
3. How do I track due dates?
4. What about renewals?
5. Where do I return items?
6. Why have a clear library record?
7. How long may I keep items?
8. What are the fines for overdue items?
9. What are the service fees?

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1. Who is eligible for the Books By Mail program?
2. What can I borrow?
3. For how long can I borrow materials?
4. How many items can I borrow at one time?
5. How will I receive and return what I borrow?
6. How do I register for Books by Mail?

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1. Can my structure be rebuilt if it is destroyed by fire?
2. Is a Building Permit required to repair damage to a structure?
3. If I had an issued permit on a parcel for a burned structure what happens with that permit?
4. What are the submittal requirements for a rebuild permit?
5. Will any fees be waived for reconstruction in the fire area?
6. If I increase the size of my home when I rebuild, will I have to pay permit fees and school fees on the increased square footage?
7. What is the estimated processing and/or approval time for a rebuild permit?
8. Will prioritizing a fire rebuild project affect the processing and/or approval time of standard non-fire related projects?
9. Am I required to rebuild the same square footage or within the original footprint that I previously had?
10. What will be considered a like for like replacement of the primary residence or other structure(s)?
11. When a structure is rebuilt, must it be built in compliance with current building codes?
12. What design professionals will I need to hire as I rebuild my home?
13. When rebuilding, do I need to do Energy Calculations and comply with the provisions of CALGreen?
14. If a home that burned down had an EPA compliant wood stove in it, can another be reinstalled?
15. Do Wildland Urban Interface (California Building Code Chapter R337 WUI/SRA) construction methods and materials apply to rebuilding?
16. Can a structure be rebuilt on a fire-damaged foundation?
17. What testing methods and/or suitability analysis will be required to utilize fire damaged foundations?
18. Can I leave my damaged foundation in place and enclose my old foundation with a new foundation?
19. Will my replacement home require fire sprinklers?
20. Do I need a licensed fire protection contractor to design and install the sprinkler system?
21. Will I need to upgrade my driveway entrance or road when rebuilding after the fire?
22. Must fire clearing and access width requirements be met for all rebuilds in High & Very High Fire Severity Zones?
23. Will the County require evidence of a legal lot and approved gross square footages prior to issuance of a new building permit?
24. Do I need a Grading Permit to rebuild?
25. Can I install a temporary trailer on my property during my rebuild?
26. What is one of the first steps I should do in the rebuild process?
27. Do I need sprinklers in my new structure?
28. What are some of the Napa County Fire Marshal’s rebuild requirements?

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1. Back to Adult Probation Page
2. What is the difference between Court Probation, Summary Probation, Summary Court Probation and Formal Probation in adult matters?
3. I know my ex-husband is on probation with you. Can you tell me where he is so I can collect child support?
4. I know my neighbor is on probation. What can you tell me about him?
5. I have a child custody order that says my ex-husband must be drug tested before he can see the children. Will the Probation Department drug test him for me?
6. Where are the Adult Probation Offices located?
7. What is Probation?
8. What is a "suspended sentence"?
9. How do I find out who my Probation Officer (PO) is?
10. How long does probation last?
11. What does "search and seizure" mean?
12. Will my employer be notified?
13. Can a person convicted of a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence offense own a firearm?
14. Can a defendant live in a different County while being supervised on probation?
15. Can a defendant travel to a different state while being supervised on probation?
16. How is a conviction dismissed?
17. Can I get a copy of a probation report?
18. Can I get an early termination from probation?
19. Can I find out who is on probation?
20. What is the difference between adult probation and adult parole?
21. Can I get help for my mental health or substance abuse problem through Probation?
22. Who is doing the investigation on my case?
23. Why am I being referred to the Probation Department's Adult Division, Investigation Services?
24. Is probation required to follow plea bargain agreements negotiated by my attorney with the Court and the District Attorney's Office?
25. What do I need to bring to my pre-sentence interview?
26. Back to Adult Probation Page

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1. Back to Juvenile Probation Page
2. My child was arrested. What happens now?
3. Should I retain an attorney?
4. How do I get a copy of the police report?
5. When will my child be released from Juvenile Hall?
6. What are my financial responsibilities?
7. What do I need to bring to my child’s first Court appearance?
8. What can I expect to happen in Court?
9. My child is out of control. Can I bring them to Juvenile Hall?
10. When can my child be tried as an adult?
11. My child was declared a Ward of the Court as the result of a sustained criminal charge and placed on probation. What can I now expect?
12. How do I find out who my child’s Deputy Probation Officer is and how to get a hold of them?
13. How long will my child be on probation?
14. Back to Juvenile Probation Page

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1. Back to Juvenile Hall page
2. How can I contact my child?
3. Can my child write to me?
4. What about phone calls?
5. Can I visit my child?
6. What educational services are provided to my child?
7. What will my child be doing at Juvenile Hall?
8. What happens if my child gets sick while at Juvenile Hall?
9. Why am I here?
10. What is going to happen to me?
11. Back to Juvenile Hall page

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1. Can I get my felony reduced to a misdemeanor under Proposition 47?
2. What charges will make me ineligible for Proposition 47 relief?
3. Can I have my felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor under Proposition 47 even if it is not a recent felony conviction?
4. I think I may qualify for Proposition 47 relief. How can I get my Napa County case or conviction reclassified as a misdemeanor?
5. Will there be a court hearing?
6. If I’m in jail and my case is reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, will I get out of jail?
7. If I’m in prison and my case is reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, will I get out of prison?
8. If my case is reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, will I be on probation or parole when I am released from jail or prison?
9. If my case is reduced to a misdemeanor, will I still have to pay restitution?
10. If my felony is reduced to a misdemeanor, what should I put on a job, school, licensing, or military application if there is a question about whether I have a felony conviction?
11. If my felony is reduced to a misdemeanor, can I vote?
12. How does a reduction from a felony to a misdemeanor change benefits like student financial aid or HUD housing?
13. If I do not have any felonies on my record, can I serve on jury duty?
14. If I have my felony cases reduced to misdemeanors, can I own or possess a gun?

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1. Are Deputy Public Defenders real attorneys?
2. How do I get an attorney to represent me?
3. Can I get advice from an attorney before I appear in court?
4. How do I contact my attorney?
5. I forgot the name of my attorney. How can I find out who is representing me?
6. I forgot where my court is located. How can I find out where I'm supposed to appear?
7. I can't afford an attorney. Will I have to pay to be represented by the Public Defender's Office?
8. How much can I earn and still be eligible for the services of an attorney?
9. What if the Public Defender cannot represent me?
10. Are all "appointed attorneys" employees of the Public Defender's Office?
11. What is "O.R."?
12. What is bail?
13. When will the judge set bail and/or consider an O.R. release?
14. What happens when someone is charged with a felony?
15. What happens when someone is charged with a misdemeanor?
16. Will the Public Defender represent me if I am a resident of another state?
17. Will the Public Defender's Office represent me if I am a citizen of another country?
18. Will the Public Defender's Office represent me in an extradition hearing?
19. My English is limited. How can I get an interpreter to assist me or my witnesses?
20. I like a certain attorney. Can I choose who represents me?
21. I don’t like my attorney. How do I get a new one?
22. Who is eligible for drug treatment within the criminal justice system under Proposition 36?
23. I have heard about the success of drug treatment courts. How do they differ from regular criminal courts?
24. What happens when someone under the age of 18 is charged with a crime?
25. My child, who is under 18, has been arrested and needs drug treatment, mental health treatment or specialized education. Can the Public Defender help?
26. Will the Public Defender's Office represent me in the appellate courts?
27. Will the Public Defender represent me in a habeas corpus proceeding?
28. What is an expungement?
29. Who is eligible for an expungement?
30. When is an expungement available?
31. What will an expungement do for me?
32. Does the Public Defender's Office have access to any police officers or investigators who can look for evidence that will help me talk to witnesses in my case??
33. I know my attorney can't repeat anything I say in confidence. How can I be sure that what I say to a Public Defender investigator or paralegal will be kept confidential?
34. If the police contact me, do I have to speak with them?
35. What should I do if the police want to search me or my belongings?
36. I want to sue the Police Department. Will the Public Defender represent me?
37. I was treated unfairly by the judge in my case, and I want to sue the court. Will the Public Defender's Office represent me?
38. I am the victim of a crime. Will the Public Defender represent me?
39. I need an attorney to help me in a civil case (like divorce, landlord/tenant dispute, debt payment, bankruptcy, child custody). Does the Public Defender handle that type of case?
40. How do I get a certificate of rehabilitation?
41. What is Proposition 64?

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1. Are Deputy Public Defenders real lawyers?
2. How do I get a Deputy Public Defender to represent me?
3. Can I get advice from a Deputy Public Defender before I appear in court?
4. How do I contact my Deputy Public Defender?
5. I forgot the name of my Deputy Public Defender. How can I find out who is representing me?
6. I forgot where my court is located. How can I find out where I'm supposed to appear?
7. I can't afford a lawyer! Will I have to pay to be represented by the Public Defender's Office?
8. How much can I earn and still be eligible for the services of a Deputy Public Defender?
9. What if the Public Defender cannot represent me?
10. Are all "appointed attorneys" employees of the Public Defender's Office?
11. What happens when someone is charged with a felony?
12. What happens when someone is charged with a misdemeanor?
13. Will the Public Defender represent me if I am a resident of another state?
14. Will the Public Defender's Office represent me if I am a citizen of another country?
15. Will the Public Defender's Office represent me in an extradition hearing?
16. My English is limited. How can I get an interpreter to assist me or my witnesses?
17. Who is eligible for drug treatment within the criminal justice system under Proposition 36?
18. I have heard about the success of Drug Treatment courts. How do they differ from regular criminal courts?
19. What happens when someone under the age of 18 is charged with a crime?
20. My child, who is under 18, has been arrested and needs drug treatment, mental health treatment, or specialized education. Can the Public Defender help?
21. Will the Public Defender's Office represent me in the appellate courts?
22. Will the Public Defender represent me in a habeas corpus proceeding?
23. I want to hire a private detective to talk to witnesses in my case, but I can't afford to. Does the Public Defender's Office have access to any police officers or investigators who can help me?
24. I know my attorney can't repeat anything I say to him in confidence. But how can I be sure that what I say to a Public Defender investigator or paralegal will be kept confidential?
25. I want to sue the Police Department. Will the Public Defender represent me?
26. I like a certain Deputy Public Defender, can I pick who represents me?
27. I don’t like my Deputy Public Defender. How do I get a new one?
28. I was treated unfairly by the judge in my case, and I want to sue the court. Will the Public Defender's Office represent me?
29. I was treated unfairly in court and I want to sue the jury. Will the Public Defender's Office represent me?
30. I am the victim of a crime. Will the Public Defender represent me?
31. I need a lawyer to help me in a civil case (like divorce, landlord/tenant dispute, debt payment, bankruptcy, child custody, personal injury action). Does the Public Defender handle that type of case?
32. How do I get a certificate of rehabilitation?
33. What if I have a question not answered here?

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1. Are our tax dollars going for flood protection or beautification?
2. Are there places that will not have protection after the project is completed?
3. Did the work that’s been completed make a difference in flood on December 31, 2005?
4. Does the Flood District provide sandbags?
5. How does the Flood Project protect the community from flooding?
6. How is the Flood Project funded?
7. I hear people say that because we had flooding in 2005 that means the money we’ve spent so far has been wasted. Is that true?
8. Why is construction of the Project behind schedule?
9. I hear people say we’ve had three “100-year floods” in the last 20 years. Is that true?
10. I live far from the Napa River and Napa Creek. Will the Project protect me from flooding in my neighborhood?
11. Napa Creek floods more often than the River. Why not fix that problem now instead of waiting until later?
12. Was the New Year's Eve Flood on 12-31-05 a "100 year" flood event?
13. What about flooding problems in American Canyon, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga?
14. What areas are most prone to flooding?
15. Some people say you cannot control flooding on the Napa River because of the tides. Is this true?
16. What is a “100-year flood”? Why do we care?
17. What kind of public access to the River will be available after the project is built?
18. When will the Napa River-Napa Creek Flood Project be completed?
19. Where can I find out about evacuations, shelters, river levels, road closures, power failures and other flood-related information?
20. The Flood Project construction started in 2000. After five years of work, why didn’t the Flood Project prevent flooding on 12-31-05?

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1. What is an illicit discharge?
2. What is meant by "maximum extent practicable"?
3. Do I need to prepare a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)?
4. Does the SWRCB review and approve SWPPPs?

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1. Are sewers and storm drains the same thing?
2. What kind of pollutants are found in the storm drain system?
3. What is an illicit discharge?
4. What are source control and treatment control measures?
5. What are the cities, town and Napa County doing about illegal dumping and illicit discharges into storm drains?
6. Is it illegal to wash my car in my driveway?
7. Yard clippings and leaves are natural, so they don't cause problems if swept into storm drains, right?

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1. What does the Flood District do to prevent flooding?
2. What can I do to be prepared for a flood?
3. Is my home in a flood zone?
4. Where do I find information about current flooding, river and stream levels, and weather conditions?

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1. Where are you located?
2. What are the hours for the Recorder-County Clerk?
3. What are the hours for recording documents?
4. Do I obtain divorce copies from you?
5. Do we purchase the marriage license first?
6. What information will we need when we apply for a marriage license?
7. What is the difference between a public and confidential marriage license?
8. What are the requirements for obtaining a marriage license?
9. Can one of your staff serve as a witness for our wedding?
10. Is there a waiting period before getting married?
11. Do we need to get blood tests to get married?
12. Does your office perform civil marriage ceremonies?
13. Must we already have a marriage license to make an appointment for a ceremony?
14. Who is authorized to perform a wedding ceremony?
15. Does Napa County appoint deputy marriage commissioners?
16. How does one apply for appointment as a Deputy Marriage Commissioner?
17. How do I change my name?
18. What if one or both of the persons getting married is a minor?
19. Is this where I apply for a business license?
20. How do I get a copy of a will?
21. May I have a document notarized in your office?
22. Does the Napa County Clerk process passport applications?
23. Where do I get information about becoming a Notary Public?
24. Does the Recorder-County Clerk’s office close during the lunch hour?

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1. Why adopt a roadside?
2. How do I adopt a roadside?
3. What am I committing to?
4. What will the County do?
5. What roads/sections are adoptable?
6. What if I want to adopt a section that is already adopted?
7. What if I want to adopt more than one section?
8. What if someone else wants to adopt one of my sections?

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1. Can I transfer my fingerprints to my new employer?
2. How do get a copy of my criminal background?

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1. How do I apply for a Concealed Weapons Permit?

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1. If I want my loved one to have an autopsy, is there a cost associated with that?

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1. How can I register as a bidder?
2. How does the bidding process work?
3. How can a successful bidder pay for a property at the tax sale?
4. Can I obtain title to a property on the tax sale list by paying the delinquent taxes prior to the tax sale date? Does the county sell tax lien certificates?
5. How do I find a property I'd like to bid on at the tax sale?
6. When does the right to redeem (pay the taxes) a tax-defaulted property subject to the power to sell cease?
7. How can I determine what use I can make of a tax sale property before I purchase it?
8. How soon can I take possession of a property after purchase at the tax sale?
9. Do liens or encumbrances on a tax-defaulted property transfer to the new owner after purchase of the property at a tax sale?
10. How is the minimum price on a property offered at a tax sale determined?
11. Is a tax sale publicly advertised?
12. What are the foreclosure and eviction processes and will the county handle these processes for a fee?
13. Is property purchased in a tax sale eligible for title insurance?
14. Under what circumstances can the former owner challenge the validity of the auction?
15. What happens if I am the successful bidder but decide that I don't want the property after all?