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1. How do I vote by absentee ballot?
2. I can't get to the polls on Election Day. Can I vote?
3. How can I apply for an absentee ballot?
4. Can anyone else apply for an absentee ballot for me?
5. Can a family member apply for my absentee ballot?
6. Must I be a registered voter in order to vote by absentee ballot?
7. Must my ballot be witnessed?
8. What if I'm not able to mark my absentee ballot?
9. Are polling places accessible to elderly and disabled voters?
10. I'm permanently disabled. May I vote at home?
11. My parent is in a nursing home. Is she/he able to vote by absentee ballot?

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1. How do I license my dog?
2. How can I explain Rabies to my children?

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1. When is the filing deadline for Real Estate & Personal Property Abatement Applications?
2. What year sales does the Assessor use to determine the Assessed value of my property?
3. What does my assessment represent?
4. Once I receive an Elderly Exemption does it automatically renew or do I need to file a new application every year?
5. When is the filing deadline for Elderly Exemptions?
6. I am elderly and cannot afford this tax bill. Can’t the assessors lower this assessment because I am elderly?
7. I recently purchased my home. When will the tax bill be sent in my name?
8. My assessment increased more than 2.5%. Doesn’t Proposition 2½ limit the amount my assessment can increase?
9. What do the assessors look at when determining an assessment?
10. Why do the assessors want to see the interior and exterior of my property?
11. I am a young person who grew up in Framingham and cannot afford this tax bill. Why can’t the assessors lower this assessment because I cannot afford to live in Framingham?

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1. What nursing services can I get from the Health Department?
2. Does the Health Department offer flu shots?
3. Do I need an appointment for vaccinations?
4. Can I get a copy of my immunization record?
5. Can I speak to the nurse?
6. Which shots does my child need for school?
7. Where can I dispose of needles (new or used)?
8. What do I do with leftover or expired medication?

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1. How do I get more information?
2. What are “brownfields”?
3. Why are brownfields a problem?
4. How does the community benefit?
5. How do property owners benefit?

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1. Where can I find a map or plot plan of my property?
2. Is a permit required to install a fence on my property?
3. Does an above-ground swimming pool require a building permit?
4. What “uses” are allowed at a particular property?

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1. How do I apply for a board or commission?
2. What if the board or commission is already filled?
3. What is the selection process?

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1. Do I have to purchase the property in Framingham and do I have to live in Framingham now?
2. Are there any income limits?
3. What are some other requirements in receiving home ownership assistance?

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1. What if I see work occurring in a wetland?

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1. What kind of programs or services do you offer?
2. What is the schedule of the Blood Pressure Clinic?
3. Do you have transportation?
4. I need information about the Property Tax Program.
5. Do I have to be a resident of Framingham to come to the Callahan Center?
6. Is there a membership fee to attend programs or activities?

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1. When does this Order go into effect?
2. Why is Framingham instituting a mask mandate now?
3. Where and when do I need to wear a mask or face covering?
4. Which individuals are exempt from this Order?
5. As a business what must I do?
6. As a business operator, can I deny entry to patrons who refuses to follow this Order?
7. What if my business is not open to the public?
8. If I am hosting or attending a private event that is not open to the public, do I need to wear a mask or face covering?
9. Are musical and other live performances still allowed at restaurants and other indoor venues?
10. What is the penalty for noncompliance?
11. When will this Order be reviewed?
12. Who can I contact for additional questions?

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1. What is the Community Preservation Act (CPA)?
2. How are CPA funds allocated?
3. When was the Community Preservation Act adopted in Framingham?
4. What is the Community Preservation Committee (CPC)?
5. When does the CPC meet?
6. Can I ask to join the Community Preservation Committee?
7. Does the CPC have a Facebook page or Twitter account that I can follow?
8. How can I contact Community Preservation Committee with questions or feedback?
9. Where does the CPA money to fund projects come from?
10. What is the CPA Surcharge and how is it shown on the tax Bill?
11. What are Exemptions for the surcharge?
12. What is the Community Preservation Plan (CPP)?
13. What sort of projects are eligible for CPA funding?
14. Can CPA funds be used for any public project in Framingham?
15. Can CPA funds be used for private projects in Framingham?
16. Do any committees in Framingham automatically get awarded any CPA funds?
17. Can Community Preservation Committee members create or submit CPA projects?
18. When can I submit a project to request CPA funding be submitted?
19. What are the steps for submitting a Framingham CPA project?
20. Where do I find the Pre-Qualification and Application forms?
21. Will the Pre-Qualification and Application forms be available in other languages?
22. Will paper Pre-Qualification and Application forms be available?
23. If my project is rejected or not recommended for funding, can I resubmit it?
24. When can I submit Pre-Qualification forms?
25. When can I submit the full application form?
26. Who gives the final approval for CPA project funding requests?
27. What actions does the City Council take with the CPC recommended projects?
28. Will there be a Community Forum for public feedback on the CPP & Application Process?

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1. Is distracted driving really a problem?
2. What is distracted driving?
3. If it's so dangerous, why do people do it?
4. Who are the most serious offenders?
5. Sending or reading one text is pretty quick, unlike a phone conversation - wouldn't that be okay?
6. Is it safe to use a hands-free device to talk on a cell phone while driving?

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1. Where can I obtain Fire Department related permits?
2. How do I obtain a permit for outside open air burning?

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1. How do I get the pothole on my street repaired?
2. How do I get a tree trimmed or a dead tree removed?
3. How do I get a missing street sign installed?
4. How can I report a claim involving a snow storm incident?
5. I need to get out of my street, but the snow plow hasn’t come by yet. Whom do I call?
6. The catch basin (storm drain) near my home is caving in or clogged. What should I do?
7. Several cars are parked on my street during the snow storm, and they impede complete plowing of the street. What can I do about this?
8. Which insects are harmful to my trees?
9. Does the City of Framingham plant trees?

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1. Do I need a one-day (special) alcohol license for a party/wedding I'm hosting at my home?
2. Do I need a one-day (special) alcohol license if I use a 12C licensed caterer who has an alcohol license?
3. Who provides alcohol server training that is accepted in Framingham?
4. Do I need a license to operate a food or ice cream truck?
5. When do I need a business certificate and where to I get one?
6. Can I host a fundraiser where participants bring a bottle of wine?
7. Do I need a permit to hold a yard sale?
8. Do I need a license to be a hairdresser?
9. What licenses do I need to open a business in Framingham?
10. How can I renew my Driver's License?
11. How do I apply for an Alcohol License?

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1. When do you offer public skating?
2. What is the cost to go public skating?
3. Are helmets required for Public Skating?
4. When do you offer Stick Time?
5. What is the cost for stick time?
6. Do we need helmets for stick time?
7. Can I rent a helmet at Loring?

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1. How often does a new schedule of activities come out?
2. Are Lake Cochituate State Park or Callahan State Park run by the Framingham Parks and Recreation Department?
3. Does Framingham Recreation have a Little League team, a soccer team, or Youth Football?
4. How can I obtain a permit for the use of Parks & Recreation facilities?
5. Are there tennis courts with lights in City? How late do the lights stay on at Bowditch for track and tennis?
6. Are non-residents permitted to register for programs and go on the trips?
7. What programs are offered for infants and young children?
8. Can I get a refund if I cancel my reservation?
9. Who was Anna Murphy and why is the park on Cove Ave/Lake Ave named after her?
10. Where can I purchase a State Parks Pass?

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1. How do I become a police officer?
2. Where are civil service exams held?
3. How are the final candidates chosen?
4. Does the police department hire non police personnel for any positions?
5. Do you have information on lateral transfers?
6. How can I obtain a license to carry a firearm?
7. Are there any requirements to carry pepper spray? Also, where would I buy it?
8. I have a license to carry from another state and am moving to Framingham. What procedures must I follow?
9. Who needs to have a Firearms License or FID card?
10. How old must I be to obtain a license to carry?
11. What is a sexual offender?
12. What is a Level 1 Offender?
13. What is a Level 2 Offender?
14. What is a Level 3 Offender?
15. Who may obtain information about a sexual offender?
16. Can I get information from my local police department?
17. How do I obtain information from the Sexual Offender Registry Board?
18. What to do I do if I lost my purse or wallet?
19. What do I do if I am a victim of fraud over the internet?
20. How do I obtain a copy of my criminal record?
21. How can I get a criminal check on another person?
22. When is an operator required to fill out an accident report?

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1. Directions to the Public Works facility (100 Western Ave)
2. Where can I find a list of the City of Framingham's Licensed Drainlayers? How do I become a Licensed Drainlayer?
3. How do I handle Water & Sewer utilities when preparing for a demolition?
4. Which insects are harmful to my trees?
5. How can you file a claim with the City of Framingham?
6. Where can I report a sinkhole in the public way?

A sinkhole can be caused by many different reasons, so knowing which Division in Public Works to call may not be possible. 

If you are not sure you may call any of the following divisions to report the sinkhole:

  • Please call the Highway Division, 508-532-6030, for potholes or sinkholes around drainage fixtures (catch basins or storm drains). 
  • Please call the Water Division, 508-532-6050, for sinkholes near fire hydrants, round water gate covers, or trenches in the road where water work has occurred.
  • Please call the Wastewater Division, 508-532-6060, for sinkholes around manhole covers or trenches in the road where sewer work has occurred. 

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1. What causes potholes?
2. Why are there so many potholes?
3. The City filled a pothole, but a few days later, it reappeared. Why don't repairs last longer?
4. How do I report a pothole?
5. What if the pothole is on a state-maintained road?
6. How long does it take to fill a pothole?

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1. Am I eligible to become a member of the Framingham Retirement System?
2. Am I required to become a member of the Framingham Retirement System?
3. How much am I required to contribute?
4. What happens to my contributions?
5. What type of retirement plan is this?
6. Will I have access to the funds in my annuity savings account?
7. When will I be vested in a retirement allowance?

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1. Where can I donate used clothing/textiles and books?
2. I just returned home to find a non-compliance warning sticker on my trash or recycling cart. What is it for?
3. When is my trash and recycling picked up?
4. What happens if my collection day falls on a holiday?
5. Are there any restrictions on what I can put in my trash?
6. So, what do I do with items that I cannot put in my trash?
7. When is the Recycling Drop-Off Center on Mt. Wayte Ave. open?
8. Where do my recyclables go?
9. Where does my trash go?
10. Can I use a borrowed or rental vehicle at the Recycling Drop-off Center?
11. Where can I purchase biodegradable leaf bags?
12. When is household hazardous waste collection day held?
13. How must I bundle my brush and yard waste?
14. Does Framingham offer textile recycling?
15. How should I dispose of yard waste?
16. How do I dispose of latex paint?
17. Who collects my recycling? What can I recycle?
18. Where can I dispose of sharps and needles (new or used)?
19. Can I have bulky household items picked up curbside?

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1. How much does an MLC cost?
2. Can I view my tax bill online?
3. How do I send a payment through my Bank's bill pay option?

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1. How often do I receive my water and sewer bill?
2. How do I obtain a final water bill when I sell my house?
3. What if my meter isn't working?
4. What if there is a mistake on my bill?
5. MWRA Water Quality Report
6. What can I do to detect a leak at my property?
7. Is there a policy to seek relief on a high bill due to a leak on my property?

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1. What is the Commonwealth's veterans annuity?
2. What is a good source to find out what benefits a veteran or family member may be entitled to?
3. What does the Commonwealth offer as Veterans bonuses?
4. How do I know which veterans charities to donate to?
5. Are there veterans cemeteries in Massachusetts?
6. What are Chapter 115 benefits?
7. Is there a Veteran's Treatment Court in Framingham?
8. What documents are required for Chapter 115 Benefits?
9. What education benefits are available to veterans?
10. What employment opportunities are there for veterans?
11. Is there a Veteran Service's Facebook Page?
12. Who puts the flags on the veteran’s grave every year?
13. Where can I get a veterans photo ID card?
14. Is there intervention help for veterans?
15. Are there any Medal of Honor recipients from Framingham?
16. Who is eligible for a Medal of Liberty?
17. Are there medical facilities run by the Veterans Administration in Framingham?
18. Does Framingham have a mental health helpline?
19. Are there motor vehicle benefits for veterans?
20. Are there property tax exemptions for disabled veterans?
21. What is the SAVE?
22. What shelters are available for veterans?
23. Are there benefits for spouse and dependents of veterans?
24. Are there long term care options for veterans?
25. Is there any public transportation to local VA hospitals?
26. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Volunteer VA Hospital Transportation
27. Does Framingham offer a property tax work-off program?
28. Am I a veteran?
29. Are there specific services for women veterans?
30. Are there yoga programs for veterans in Framingham?
31. What is the application process for veterans benefits?

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1. Where can I find a list of the City of Framingham's Licensed Drainlayers? How do I become a Licensed Drainlayer?
2. What do I do if I see sewage in my house, yard, or in the street?
3. Who is responsible for my sewer service?
4. How do I know if I have a sewer blockage?
5. How can I protect myself from sewer blockages?
6. What is okay to flush down my toilet?
7. What is NOT okay to put in the sewer system?
8. Can I connect my sump pump to the sewer?
9. What do I do if a City manhole cover is making noise, visibly damaged, or missing?
10. Am I allowed to open a manhole cover myself?

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1. Why did I get a yellow letter regarding my meter?
2. Where can I find a list of the City of Framingham's Licensed Drainlayers? How do I become a Licensed Drainlayer?
3. What do I do if I suddenly lose pressure or have no water at all?
4. What do I do if I notice a possible water leak?
5. How do I obtain an irrigation meter?
6. Why is my water discolored?
7. Where can I find some Water Conservation Information?
8. Is it possible that I could have lead in my drinking water?
9. What are the reflective poles I see on some hydrants?
10. What can I do about an ongoing low water pressure problem?
11. Can I, a contractor, or a landscaper operate a hydrant near my property?