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Board of Chosen Freeholders

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1. What is the role of the Board of Chosen Freeholders?

Board of Taxation

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1. How do I appeal my taxes?
2. When can I file an appeal?
3. What is the deadline for filing an appeal?
4. My municipality underwent a revaluation/reassessment this year. What is the deadline for filing an appeal?
5. Do I need a lawyer to represent me at a Tax Board hearing?
6. Do I need to hire an appraiser?
7. Does the appraiser need to attend the hearing?
8. Why do I have to present evidence?
9. What are valid comparable sales?
10. How old or how recent must my comparable sales evidence be?
11. Where can I find comparable sales?
12. Are my neighbors’ assessments considered as comparable evidence, and what is a bona fide sale?
13. What is the date of assessment?
14. What do I need to prove income approach to value?
15. What else do I need for my appeal?
16. Who receives notices from the Tax Board?
17. Do I have to appear at the hearing?
18. May I bring an interpreter to my appeal hearing?
19. When will I receive notice of my hearing date and time?
20. What if I miss my hearing?
21. What if I can’t make the scheduled hearing date?
22. Where are appeal hearings held?
23. Is parking available?
24. How long will my hearing take?
25. What if my property taxes aren’t paid?
26. What if I don’t like the judgment I received from the Commissioners of the Board of Taxation? Can I appeal?
27. Can I ever appeal to the State Tax Court without the County Tax Board hearing my appeal first?

County Clerk - Elections

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1. How do I apply to Vote By Mail?
2. How do I fill out the Application?
3. If I serve in the Military, what are my voting options?
4. I am a US citizen living overseas. How can I still vote?
5. I have received a letter from the County Clerk's Office saying my application has been rejected. What do I do?
6. If I cannot sign my name due to illness or injury, how do I authorize my Application?
7. If I help someone fill out an Application, what should I do?
8. What is an Authorized Messenger?
9. If I am a candidate, may I still serve as an Assistor or Authorized Messenger?
10. When are elections held in Passaic County?
11. Who can Vote-By-Mail in Passaic County?

County Clerk - Passport

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1. How much does a U.S. Passport cost?
2. I have a life or death emergency overseas and need a passport, what should I do?
3. I am preparing for official travel, how do I obtain my diplomatic, official or regular no-fee passport?
4. Help! My passport has already been issued and mailed to me, but I have not received it. What do I do?
5. How long does it take to get a passport?
6. Who should maintain a valid U.S. passport?
7. How long is a passport valid and when should I renew my passport?
8. I am renewing my passport, do I get the old one back?
9. Do I have to provide my Social Security Number?
10. I found someone's lost passport, what should I do with it?
11. My passport has been damaged, can I continue to use this passport?
12. Why a Passport Card?
13. Why is there an execution fee for the Passport and Passport Card?
14. Why can't I use the passport card to fly to Canada and Mexico?
15. How secure is the card?
16. My child is too young to sign his/her own passport, how do I sign my child's passport?
17. How do I get information about my child's passport, or, prevent passport issuance to my child?
18. It is true that passport applications for minors under 16 require the consent of both parents and legal guardians?
19. What is the Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP)?
20. How do I get a certified copy of my U.S. birth certificate?
21. What do I do if there is no birth record for me on file anywhere?
22. I was born abroad, how do I get one or more copies of my birth record?
23. How do I replace my lost or damaged Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)?
24. How do I amend my Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)?
25. How do I obtain copies of my Certification of Report of Birth (DS-1350)?
26. I was married overseas, how do I get one or more copies of my marriage certificate?

County Surrogate

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1. Can I challenge a probate after it is completed?
2. Is an attorney needed to prepare a will or represent an estate?
3. How can the probate process be stopped in the Surrogate’s office?
4. Can children, spouse or other family be disinherited under my will?
5. Will unpaid inheritance taxes become a lien on real and personal property?
6. How can I make changes to my will?
7. How soon must state inheritance taxes be paid?
8. How is a safe deposit box handled?
9. How will the personal representative obtain the funds to pay debts?
10. Will I have to send copies of the will to the beneficiaries?
11. As a personal representative am I protected against creditors of the estate?
12. Will I be entitled to compensation as a personal representative?
13. What is required of the personal representative?
14. What will I use surrogate certificates for?
15. Will I need to file a formal accounting as the person representing the estate?
16. How do I prove that distribution or legacies were paid?
17. How many surrogate certificates do I need?
18. How does access joint bank accounts or CD?
19. Why do I need to post a bond if someone dies without a will?
20. What is the probate procedure in a small estate with no surviving spouse?
21. If an individual dies without a will, what is the surviving spouse entitled to?
22. Who has the right to be appointed when an individual dies without a will?
23. Is the probate process expensive?
24. How do I begin the probate procedure?
25. How do I update or obtain new Testamentary/Administration Certificates?
26. How do I update or obtain new Testamentary/Administration Certificates?

Film Commission

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1. How do I obtain a FILM PERMIT to film on County property?

GIS

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1. What is GIS?

Housing - Section 8

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1. Is the waiting list open?
2. What is your service area?
3. Does the Agency offer any other programs?
4. How is my portion of the rent calculated?
5. What do I do if the tenant isn’t paying the rent, paying the rent late, or damaging the unit?
6. How can I find a tenant for my available apartment?
7. What criteria is used in the inspection of the apartment?
8. When is the apartment inspected?

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?

Senior Services, Disability, and Veterans Affairs

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1. How do I find services for older adults?
2. How do I know if I qualify for any services?
3. How do I apply for Medicare?
4. How do I find transportation for medical appointments, shopping or to a senior center?
5. How do I apply for the Meals-on-Wheels Program?

Superintendent of Schools

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1. Where do I apply for a County Substitute Certificate?