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  • How do I find out more about Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue?

  • What can I recycle?

  • Is it mandatory that businesses participate in the Town’s recycling program?

  • Where can I get information about town-levied assessments?

  • Do I need a license to operate a business?

  • How can I solve problems about cable television service?

  • What should I do if I have Comments, Compliments or Complaints?

  • Where can I get a list of available positions with the Town?

  • What services are offered by the Blowing Rock Community Library?

  • Who assesses my property and motor vehicle tax?

  • What should I do if I would like to start a new business?

  • How much do I need to pay for a returned check?

  • When are property taxes due?

  • What does the Town Manager do?

  • When will I receive my utility bill?

  • Where can I get voter registration forms?

  • How do I become a vendor at Art in the Park?

  • How do I register my child for Summer Day Camp?

  • How do I rent a facility for a wedding or party?

  • When does Summer Day Camp registration begin?

  • Who is eligible to participate in Parks and Recreation programs?

  • How do I reserve a Town Recreation Facility?

  • When is the Independence Day Parade and Fireworks?

  • When will the Robbins Pool at Broyhill Park open for the season?

  • When is the Halloween Festival?

  • When is Christmas in the Park?

  • What programs are offered for 3-5 year-olds?

  • Does the Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation have a campground?

  • What is the number for the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve?

  • Whom do I contact about Art In the Park?

  • Does the Town offer Adult Programs?

  • Where is Robbin's Pool?

  • Where can I find recreation spaces in Town?

  • What facility does Blowing Rock offer for special occasions?

  • What special events are hosted by Parks and Recreation each year?

  • Does Town offer swimming lessons at Robbins pool?

  • Where is the Visitor Information Center?

  • Does the Town offer programs for youth?

  • Do I need approval to run a business out of my home?

  • Where do I report a problem involving abandoned/junk cars?

  • What permits do I need to build an accessory building or structure?

  • Who assigns my house number?

  • Where can I get an Annexation Application Form?

  • Where can I find information about Appearance Standards for Commercial Buildings?

  • How can I apply to change Zoning?

  • Do I need to have backflow prevention devices?

  • How do I obtain a Blasting Permit?

  • What do I need to know about buffers?

  • What should I know about building permits?

  • Do I need a permit to clear substantial materials from a lot?

  • Where can I get Commercial Design Standards?

  • Where can I get a conditional use permit?

  • Are construction drawings required for all new development projects?

  • What level are construction inspections performed on?

  • When are construction work hours?

  • In which department can I get information about development review?

  • What are standards and requirements for new development projects?

  • Do I need a permit for demolition?

  • What are the responsibilities of the Director of Planning and Inspections?

  • What do I need to know about Easements?

  • What are electrical permits for?

  • Where can I get information about Engineering Design and Construction Standards?

  • Which department should I contact if I have erosion and sedimentation control problems?

  • Do I need a permit for constructing a fence or wall?

  • Do I need to have flood insurance?

  • How big can my For Sale Sign be?

  • In which department can I get information about GIS?

  • What types of home occupations and activities are permitted?

  • How can I report junk cars and vehicles?

  • Who should I contact if I want to schedule an inspection or appointment?

  • Do I need a license to operate a business?

  • Do I need mechanical permits if I want to replace mechanical systems?

  • Can I place a mobile home wherever I want?

  • Are Off-Site Directional Signs prohibited?

  • Are plumbing permits required for all plumbing work?

  • How can I change zoning?

  • What do I need to know about sheds?

  • Is short-term rental allowed in Town?

  • Is a sign permit required for all signs?

  • Where can I post yard sale signs?

  • May I change the design of an exterior sign?

  • Where can I get the variance application?

  • Can I construct a wall without a permit?

  • How can I report tall weeds and grass?

  • Where can I find information about zoning?

  • Who should I contact for information pertaining to zoning permits?

  • Where can I get information pertaining to zoning appeals?

  • How can I find out what my property is zoned?

  • Do I need a zoning permit to build a deck or storage shed?

  • To whom should I send complaints regarding junked cars, short-term rental violations, nuisance weeds, illegal signs, illegal home occupations, etc.?

  • Can I rent my house by the day or week (short-term)?

  • Where can I get a copy of the Land Use Ordinance?

  • When does the Planning Board meet?

  • Do I need a permit to cut down a tree?

  • What amount does the dollar value of the proposed work have to be before I need a permit?

  • When does my building permit expire?

  • When do I call 911?

  • What is a reportable accident?

  • What should I do if I am involved in an accident?

  • How should I deal with loud animals?

  • How should I deal with Barking Dogs?

  • May I burn residential or commercial trash?

  • Where can I get information and instruction about crime prevention?

  • What is the DARE program about ?

  • How can I report itinerant merchant?

  • Do I need to leash my dogs and cats?

  • How can I report noise?

  • Are vehicles allowed to park on public streets?

  • Is an itinerant merchant allowed by the Town?

  • Who do I need to contact if I want to report complaints about pets?

  • How can I report an itinerant merchant?

  • How can I request a speed bump?

  • Will the Town of Blowing Rock pick up Christmas Trees?

  • What is the Town policy if you experience broken pipes?

  • Who is responsible for clearing snow from the driveways after the Street Department has cleared the main roads?

  • How can I dispose of large appliances?

  • When will the Town pick up bulky items?

  • Is there a town cemetery?

  • Where can I request the repair and installation of curb and gutter?

  • What should I do if there is any problem with drainage?

  • What should I do if I need a driveway or connecting road?

  • Do I have any responsibility for maintaining drainage, storm sewer or backwater easements?

  • What do I need to know about sanitary sewer or water line easements?

  • How can I dispose of my furniture, leaves, brush, and other bulky items?

  • When will I receive my garbage bill?

  • What items are considered hazardous waste?

  • When will residential garbage be collected?

  • Who assigns my house number?

  • How does the Town of Blowing Rock deal with garbage?

  • What do I need to know about lawn sprinklers?

  • Who should I contact to repair existing paved roads?

  • How can I report potholes?

  • What are Rights-of-Way?

  • What should I do when a sewage blockage occurs?

  • How can I request sidewalk repairs?

  • What standards do we need to follow to install street signs?

  • Does Town perform snow and/or ice removal on all town streets?

  • How do I report a dead animal on a Town street?

  • Does the Town provide street cleaning?

  • How can I report a street light outage or malfunction?

  • How can I find the location of a town street?

  • How can I report a street that is not properly marked?

  • How can I request a traffic-control sign?

  • How can I request new traffic signals?

  • Where can I find information about Tree Ordinance?

  • How many utility bill payment options do I have?

  • What is included in utility service?

  • Should we report running water in places not usually wet?

  • Should water be cut off at the street when the home is not occupied?

  • May I participate in the various processes of local government?

  • Where does Blowing Rock's water originate?

  • How much water can be treated daily?

  • What chemicals are added to the water?

  • Is the water safe to drink?

  • Why is my water sometimes yellow or cloudy?

  • Do I need a permit to use bulk water?

  • Which department should I contact if I need emergency service (water and sewer)?

  • Is there any thing that I need to know about Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems?

  • What constitutes a water shortage?

  • Who do I need to contact if I need a service located that is either water or sewer?

  • What service does the Town of Blowing Rock wastewater plant offer?

  • When will I receive my water bill?

  • What do I need to know about water conservation?

  • Where do I report a water leak?

  • How can I report a broken water meter box?

  • What is a water meter for?

  • If there is any problem with drinking water, which department should I need to report to?

  • How can I activate my water/sewer service?

  • Which lake provides water source of Blowing Rock?

  • How many water storage tanks does the Town maintain?

  • What does the Town of Blowing Rock water treatment plant do?

  • Which department is respondsible for the maintenance of all water and wastewater facilities?