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Assessors

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1. If I have questions about real estate abatements, exemptions, deferrals, or motor vehicle excise tax who can I call?
2. How is my assessed value determined each year?
3. I just bought property this year, why is the prior owner still on the tax bill?
4. Should I file for abatement on my property tax?
5. What is State Certification/Revaluation?
6. How do I file for an abatement?
7. How does a building permit affect the value of my property?
8. Can I get a copy of the deed and plot plan of my property?
9. What are my tax dollars used for?
10. If I have a question regarding payment of taxes, who do I call?
11. What is motor vehicle excise tax?
12. EXEMPTIONS - Do I qualify for a real estate tax exemption?
13. Do I qualify for a Tax Deferral?
14. What are the qualifications of the Senior Work Off program?
15. Who can apply for a Form 3ABC?
16. What are the Chapter 61, 61A, 61B AGRICULTURAL TAX DEFERRAL PROGRAMS?

Bemis Lecture Series

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1. Does the speaker have to live in Lincoln?
2. Do the Bemis Free Lecture Series have a budget?

Building Department

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1. What constitutes a conforming lot in the Town of Lincoln?
2. What if I own a nonconforming lot?
3. How do I apply for a special permit?
4. Will I have to expand or rebuild my septic system?
5. What if my proposed septic plan needs a variance?
6. What if I need to tear down an existing structure before I start my addition?
7. Once I am approved, can I get a demolition permit?
8. I want to build a fence. Do I need a permit, and is there a height limit?
9. Do I need a fence around my swimming pool?
10. My neighbor is building an addition, and the racket starts quite early in the morning. Are there any bylaws governing how early contractors can start working?
11. I’m curious about the house that is going up next door. How can I find out about it?
12. If I am having electrical or plumbing work done, when should my electrician or plumber get a permit?
13. Do I need a permit for roofing?
14. Do I need a permit to put up a tent?
15. What is the minimum frontage on a lot in Lincoln?
16. I am planning some renovations to my home, which is located in the Historic District. Do I need a special permit?

Council on Aging

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1. Do I have to join the Council on Aging to attend programs or get services?
2. Do I have to be a certain age to come to COA programs or get services?
3. I need to get in-home services for myself, a family member in Lincoln, or a family member who lives outside of Lincoln. Can you help?
4. How many residents in Lincoln are 60 or over?

Green Energy Committee

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1. How can I find out if my home is energy efficient?
2. Who is sponsoring the Lincoln Energy Challenge?
3. What happens during an energy assessment?
4. Who Qualifies for a no-cost Home Energy Assessment?
5. Can my condo get a Home Energy Assessment?
6. What instant savings can I get with a home energy assessment?
7. What Post-Assessment Incentives and Rebates are offered?

Licenses/Permits & Forms

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1. Where may I obtain a fishing license?
2. Where do I go to request a gun permit?
3. Do Yard Sales require a permit?
4. How old must my child be to hold a job?
5. Is parking available for the commuter rail?
6. Where do I pay a parking citation from the Lincoln police?
7. Where do I pay a marijuana citation from the Lincoln police?

Main

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1. How do I contact a city/county department?
2. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?

Marriage License FAQs

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1. Do I need an appointment to apply for a marriage license?
2. Is there a waiting period from the date of application to the date the license is issued?
3. Is a waiver of the three-day waiting period available?
4. Is a blood test required before a license can be issued?

Parks & Recreation

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1. How do l participate in Parks and Recreation Department (PRD) programs?
2. What forms of payment are accepted?
3. What are your office hours?
4. How can I register for soccer, baseball, lacrosse, football and hockey?
5. What facilities are managed by the Parks and Recreation Department (PRD)?

Public Works

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1. Who do I call to report a hazardous roadway condition or other Public Works related issue?
2. Who can I call after hours to report potentially hazardous roadway conditions?
3. When is the Transfer Station open?
4. Where is the Lincoln Transfer Station Located?
5. How Do I Get A Transfer Station Sticker?
6. Do You Collect Hazardous Waste?
7. How Do I Dispose of Building and Construction Debris?
8. Is the Lincoln DPW Responsible For All the Roads in Lincoln?

Snow and Ice

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1. Who do I call about snow removal issues?
2. Who Determines When the Schools Will Be Closed?
3. When will the Town plow my street?
4. Does the Town plow the pathways?
5. Does the Highway Department remove snow from other locations?
6. Is sand and/or salt available for town residents?
7. Why is the snow from the street pushed into the end of my driveway?
8. Why do the plows push back the snow at the corners?
9. Can I push the snow from my property onto the street?
10. Can I park my car in the street during snow storms?

Taxes

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1. I just bought property this year, why is the prior owner still on the tax bill?
2. What are the penalties for late payments or for not paying my tax bill?

Treasurer / Collector

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1. Do you accept postmarks?
2. I just bought property this year, why is the prior owner still on the tax bill?
3. What is the Normal Tax Billing Schedule?
4. What are the penalties for late payments or for not paying my tax bill?
5. Why are Water Charges appearing on my Real Estate Tax Bill?
6. Can the town seize my property if Real Estate Taxes are not paid?
7. How is my assessed value determined each year?
8. What is State Certification/Revaluation?
9. Should I file for abatement on my property tax?
10. How do I file for an abatement?
11. How does a building permit affect the value of my property?
12. Can I get a copy of the deed and plot plan of my property?
13. EXEMPTIONS - Do I qualify for a real estate tax exemption?
14. What are my tax dollars used for?
15. If I have questions about real estate abatements, exemptions, deferrals, or motor vehicle excise tax who can I call?
16. If I have a question regarding payment of taxes, who do I call?

Water Department

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1. What if I have a water emergency?
2. What if I have discolored water?
3. Who do I call if I see someone using a hydrant?
4. How do I pay my water bill on-line?
5. Why does the tap water look cloudy?
6. How do I request an abatement to my water bill?

Zoning (ZBA)

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1. Why do I need to come before the Zoning Board of Appeals?