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  • Reduce groundwater contamination.

  • Help reduce the cost of housing.

  • Protect our treasured lakes, rivers, and streams.

  • Impact you financially.

  • Capitalize on a once-in-a-lifetime funding opportunity.

  • Respond to the needs of Seeley Lake property owners.

  • Build out in an efficient, four-stage process.

  • Provide local solutions for local issues.

  • What are the penalties if I don't comply with the junk vehicle law?

  • How can I comply with the law if a junk vehicle has been abandoned on my property?

  • If I have four or more junk vehicles and decide I want to start dealing in used parts, who do I contact for licensing information?

  • Do I need to obtain a motor vehicle wrecking facility license for my own junk vehicles?

  • Do I need to shield items such as engines, transmissions, and fenders?

  • What if I no longer want to keep the vehicle?

  • Can I do anything else other than removing or shielding the vehicle?

  • How can I shield my junk vehicles from public view?

  • If I only have one junk vehicle do I need to shield it?

  • Do I have to shield my vehicles if I'm not in the commercial motor vehicle wrecking business?

  • What is a "Public View"?

  • What is a "Junk Vehicle"?

  • What is the Montana Junk Vehicle Law?

  • How do I apply for tuition reimbursement?

  • How do I fill out a travel advance?

  • Where can I find recorded subdivisions and certificates of survey?

  • What are the requirements regarding dogs in County parks?

  • Who should I contact to report a wildlife related concern in a County park or trail?

  • Who should I contact to report a maintenance concern with a County park or trail?

  • Who should I contact to report a possible park encroachment?

  • Are off-highway vehicles such as atvs, motorcycles, and snowmobiles allowed in County Parks?

  • Are open fires such as bonfires allowed in County Parks?

  • Is camping allowed in County Parks?

  • Are fireworks allowed to be lit or used in County Parks?

  • Is hunting allowed on County Parks?

  • How can I apply for a position at the Detention Facility?

  • What kind of training do detention officers have?

  • How many officers are there at the Detention Facility?

  • When is court?

  • How do inmate accounts work at the Detention Facility?

  • What is "classification" at the Detention Facility?

  • What happens when an inmate has disciplinary problems in custody?

  • Is there a support group for families of inmates at the Detention Facility?

  • Is there a county work program?

  • What about offender registration?

  • What programs does Missoula County have for inmates?

  • What kind of inmates do you have at the Detention Facility?

  • How are complaints about the Detention Facility handled?

  • What is the system for picking up someone who has been released from the Detention Facility?

  • How does the bail system work?

  • How can I get timely, same-day information to an inmate at the Detention Facility, such as participation in court appearances?

  • What if I have medical concerns regarding an inmate at the Detention Facility?

  • What can I send or bring to an inmate at the Detention Facility?

  • How does mail to the Detention Facility work?

  • How do phone calls to the Detention Facility work?

  • How does visiting work at the Detention Facility?

  • What are the hours for the Detention Facility?

  • Where can I get help to stop smoking or using chew?

  • How do I set up my child’s car seat correctly?

  • How do I dispose of my prescription drugs?

  • How do I sign up for help with my heat bills?

  • How do I apply for Medicaid or Healthy Montana Kids?

  • How do I sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?

  • What is this $100 contempt charge on my fine?

  • How do I request a record or background check?

  • I've been sent to collections. Can I get my license re-instated? Do I have a warrant?

  • Why did the judge suspend my driver’s license?

  • My license is suspended. Can I get a work permit?

  • How do I get a probationary driver's license?

  • How do I get a Public Defender?

  • What is an OMNI hearing?

  • What is the difference between a Jury and Non Jury trial?

  • What happens when I see the Judge?

  • Why do I have to see a particular Judge and not the other?

  • How do I obtain a marriage license?

  • Can I get a grant to start a new business?

  • Who do I talk to about a weed complaint?

  • When is Partnership Health Center open for business?

  • Where is Partnership Health Center located?

  • I am currently happy with my family's doctor's office. However, my mother-in-law is on Medicare and having a hard time affording her health care costs. Can Partnership Health Center help her?

  • My child is starting day care, can Partnership Health Center provide her with the right immunizations and a physical?

  • What if I need specialty care?

  • My daughter's medications are expensive. Can Partnership Health Center's pharmacy provide any savings?

  • I hear so much about the demand for dental services and the long wait to see a dentist at Partnership Health Center. Should I bother trying to make a dental appointment at Partnership Health Center?

  • How long does it take to get an appointment with a doctor?

  • My husband has a chronic medical condition that requires monitoring by a physician, is this beyond the scope of care provided at Partnership Health Center?

  • Developing a relationship with my doctor is important to me, can I choose which doctor I see?

  • How do I know if I my salary is too high to qualify?

  • I have health insurance benefits, why would I want to go to Partnership Health Center?

  • What exactly is a Community Health Center?

  • When can I see the Judge?

  • What do I do if my current residence or business has an address change (e.g., new road name, new numbering system)?

  • How do you define a bedroom?

  • How are septic systems sized?

  • What are the "test pits" or "soil profile holes"?

  • What is the "reserve" or "replacement area"?

  • I'm planning on selling my house; do I need to have the septic system inspected?

  • Do you have a copy of my septic system permit?

  • Where can I find a list of Certified Septic Installers?

  • Can I install my own septic system after I obtain a permit?

  • How long is a permit good for?

  • When is my permit issued?

  • How long does it take to get a permit?

  • Where can I find my parcel number and legal description?

  • How do I apply for a septic and/or well permit?

  • When is a septic system permit required?

  • Do I need a septic system?

  • What is a septic system?

  • Are sewers coming to my area?

  • When are the Commissioners standing meetings?

  • Do I have a septic system?

  • Where can I find the location of my water and/or municipal sewer lines?

  • Which of the Commissioners' meetings can I attend?

  • How do I contact a County Commissioner?

  • Who are the County Commissioners?

  • What does BCC stand for?

  • Q: What are the minimum structural requirements for Missoula County?

  • What about the use of oxygenated fuels in small specialty engines?

  • What about water separating out of the gasoline?

  • What about ethanol and filter plugging?

  • How will oxygenated fuel affect older vehicles?

  • Will using oxygenated fuels void the vehicle warranty?

  • How will oxygenated fuel affect vehicle performance?

  • What is ethanol?

  • What is carbon monoxide?

  • Q: Who is responsible for getting rid of furniture left on the side of the road?

  • Q: How do I request a speed limit change on a State highway?

  • Q: Who determines speed limits?

  • I live outside the Air Stagnation Zone, but inside Impact Zone M. How can I get a sole source of heat permit?

  • I live inside the Air Stagnation Zone and have a pellet stove. How can I get an alert/sole source of heat permit?

  • I live inside the Air Stagnation Zone and have a woodstove. How can I get an alert/Sole source of heat permit?

  • Why are air alerts and warnings called?

  • Why can't I use my woodstove or fireplace?

  • How can I check for air alerts and warnings?

  • What is an accident/injury information form?

  • What is the health benefits annual information request form?

  • What is the benefit of using a mail order pharmacy?

  • Why do I need to keep my EOB?

  • What is an EOB?

  • Do I need to enroll in Medical, Dental, and Vision every year?

  • When is open enrollment for flex?

  • When is open enrollment for health benefits?

  • When do my benefits start over?

  • When is a concealed weapon permit required?

  • What are the requirements for obtaining a Concealed Weapon Permit?

  • How do I apply for a Concealed Weapon Permit in Missoula County?

  • What qualifies as proof of firearms training?

  • Can I apply for an out-of-county permit?

  • Is my Montana permit valid in another state?

  • If I have a concealed weapons permit from another state, is it valid in Montana?

  • How long does it take to get my permit?

  • When will my permit expire?

  • What if I move?

  • Are there websites where I can find additional information?

  • How does tax increment financing work?

  • How can I contact your office?

  • Q: What are the requirements to submit for a permit?

  • Q: Who is responsible for maintaining bridges?

  • Q: Who is responsible for tree maintenance within a public road easement?

  • What is a Growth Policy?

  • Who is preparing the Growth Policy?

  • Why do we need a Growth Policy?

  • How will the Growth Policy be used?

  • What area does the Growth Policy cover?

  • How do existing regional plans fit into the Growth Policy?

  • What is the timeframe for the Growth Policy?

  • How will decisions to adopt the Growth Policy be made?

  • How will the public be involved in the Growth Policy Update?

  • Why is the Growth Policy being updated now?

  • Q: Where are you located?

  • Q: What are your hours of operation?

  • Q: Who do I speak to about road maintenance issues?

  • Q: When do I need an excavation/right of way permit?

  • Q: When do I need an approach permit?

  • Q: Who do I talk to about road signs or speed limit signs?

  • Q: Who do we call to pick up dead animals off the roads?

  • Q: Holidays observed?

  • How do I report a nuisance barking dog?

  • Need to rent a live trap?

  • Reporting a dead deer?

  • Do you have an issue with a skunk, raccoon, or other pest?

  • Do you have an issue with a deer, bear, or other wildlife?

  • How do I license my dog?

  • What should I do if I am not sure that my absentee ballot will reach me or that my voted ballot will reach the election administrator on time?

  • How does absentee voting work?

  • I updated my voter registration at the driver's license center, do I still need to register to vote?

  • I recently changed my name, do I need to re-register?

  • I moved within the last year, do I need to re-register?

  • What are the deadlines for the close of regular registration for elections?

  • What are the dates of the municipal primary and general elections?

  • What are the dates of the federal primary and general elections?

  • What if I make an error on my ballot?

  • How can I obtain an absentee ballot?

  • Can an individual vote without any form of identification?

  • What forms of ID are acceptable to vote?

  • How can I find my polling place?

  • Who do I speak to about problems I am having with a department?

  • Where can I register to vote?

  • Where can I get a copy of a birth or death certificate?

  • Where do I renew my vehicle license?

  • Is your building wheelchair accessible?

  • Where can I find job openings for Missoula County?

  • Can I look up my Property Tax information online?

  • When are real property taxes due each year?

  • How can I contact the County Commissioners?

  • How can I download Missoula County's GIS data?

  • Where can I find more information on mapping and GIS efforts elsewhere in Montana?