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  • How do I apply for public housing?
  • Where are the apartment homes located?
  • How much do I pay for rent?
  • Where do I pay my rent?
  • If Maintenance repairs something and I’m not home, how do I know they fixed it?
  • Will I be charged for repairs made to my apartment?
  • What do I do if I’m locked out of my apartment?
  • What do I do if I need something fixed in my apartment?
  • How do I apply for Section 8?
  • Can I move to another city and still keep my Section 8?
  • What is Family Self Sufficiency?
  • What do I do if my income changes?
  • What do I do if I get married, divorced or have a child?
  • What do I do if I need something fixed in my house?
  • Oakport residents who have street light are still paying streetlight fees on their Red River Valley Coop and Xcel Energy bills. Will that change?
  • What does the Street Light Utility charge pay for?
  • What's my voting location?
  • Will Oakport residents need to signup for CodeRed again?
  • What makes my property tax bill change from year to year?
  • Some of the local news coverage talks about city budgets and other coverage talks about city levies. Are they the same thing?
  • What governments collect property taxes?
  • What do I get for my property taxes?
  • Why does my tax bill come from the county?
  • When do I pay my property taxes?
  • I get several property tax statements each year. How do I make sense of them?
  • When does my tax bill come?
  • There is something labeled “homestead exclusion” on my tax statement. What is that?
  • If I make an improvement or addition to my house, will I pay more in property taxes?
  • How does the city—or any local government—decide what services to provide?
  • How does the city decide how much to collect in property taxes?
  • Last year, the taxes I had to pay to the county and school district were lower, but the taxes I had to pay to the city stayed about the same. Why did that happen?
  • Are property taxes the only way that the city takes in money?
  • How does the state affect my property taxes?
  • How can I get help paying my property taxes?
  • Where can I learn more about the property tax system?
  • What is the schedule for City garbage and recycling service in Oakport?
  • What is the plan for mosquito control in Oakport?
  • What is the plan for snow removal in Oakport?
  • Is the Oakport compost site still available?
  • Does the City of Moorhead help with sanitary sewer service repairs?
  • How does the City of Moorhead publish important news and notices?
  • My neighbor’s lawn hasn’t been mowed yet this season. How can this be addressed?
  • How can I stay informed about Oakport annexation matters?
  • UPDATED: I’ve been looking forward to lower electric rates in Oakport. When will that happen?
  • UPDATED: What will my electric cost be after the Oakport electric service buyout?
  • UPDATED: Will I need to relocate my electric meter when MPS becomes my electric provider?
  • If my property is served by a private well, do I need to connect to Moorhead Public Service water?
  • UPDATED: What is the plan for streetlights in Oakport Tract 2?
  • Are additional Fire department staff or facilities needed to accommodate the annexed Oakport area?
  • What are the future plans for existing and new roads in Oakport?
  • Will my homeowner's insurance rate change now that the Oakport annexation is complete?
  • How will future flood mitigation issues be addressed in Oakport?
  • Will the City pursue FEMA accreditation of the Tract 2 west levee?
  • Will the City take ownership of the Tract 2 levees?
  • Can I burn leaves at my Oakport home?
  • Will sidewalks be required in existing Oakport Tract 2 neighborhoods?
  • If I have a gravel driveway now, do I have to pave it?
  • Can undeveloped property in Oakport be subdivided for development?
  • Will the City maintain private roads in Oakport?
  • UPDATED: What are the City’s plans for park improvements in Oakport?
  • Will emergency sirens be installed in the Oakport Tract 2 area?
  • UPDATED: Where can I use my snowmobile in Oakport?
  • Where can I use my ATV in Oakport Tract 2?
  • How many cats and dogs can I have at my home?
  • Do I need a pet license for my dog or cat?
  • UPDATED: Will hunting be allowed in Oakport after the annexation?
  • What is the plan for mosquito control in Oakport?
  • I have an old junk car that I don’t want anymore. How do I dispose of it?
  • Who will mow Tract 2 ditches?
  • How will the City of Moorhead approach property maintenance and nuisance problems in Oakport?
  • What do City Forestry charges pay for?
  • What do Moorhead Pest Control charges cover?
  • What do Moorhead Stormwater charges pay for?
  • Where can I get information about small business taxes?
  • The Oakport property I own has a recorded Conditional Use Permit allowing horses. Does the annexation impact the Conditional Use Permit?
  • Will there be changes to the cable TV channel line-up in Oakport?
  • Where can I get help in preparing financial projections, marketing studies, and loan applications?
  • Can I operate a a business out of my home?
  • How do I register a business name in Minnesota?
  • How do I get a state tax ID number?
  • How do I get a federal tax ID number?
  • Do I need a business license to operate in Moorhead?
  • How can I receive notifications on City of Moorhead employment opportunities?
  • What benefits are provided to employees?
  • How do I claim Veterans’ Preference for employment?
  • What is the City of Moorhead compensation plan?
  • What data about applicants for employment are public?
  • Can two or more relatives work for the City of Moorhead at the same time?
  • Are there handouts that tell me the codes for common remodeling projects I might do?
  • Do I need a permit to install a replacement water heater?
  • Do I need a permit to install a heating appliance in my home and can I install it myself?
  • Do I need a permit to install electrical devises within my home?
  • Do I need a building permit to put a shed in my yard?
  • Do I need a building permit for a fence and where can I have a fence?
  • Do I need a building permit to shingle my roof?
  • What is an "Executive Session" of the City Council?
  • What does it mean when the Council approves the "Consent Agenda"?
  • How can I give input on an issue of interest to me?
  • How can I find out what the City Council will be discussing at an upcoming meeting?
  • Where can I find City Council agendas, minutes, video, and resolutions?
  • What is the difference between a City Council Meeting and a Committee of the Whole meeting?
  • When and where does the Moorhead City Council meet?
  • When are special assessment payments due?
  • How long will a project take?
  • What are the consequences of not constructing street projects?
  • How does the City determine my special assessment?
  • Why does the City use special assessments for street projects?
  • What sources of funds are available for street projects?
  • How can I obtain information about level III offenders living in my community?
  • Is it okay to take steps to try to get a predatory offender to leave the community?
  • Are predatory offenders wanted by the police?
  • What type of community notification occurs for the various risk levels?
  • What are the various risk levels and what do they mean?
  • Who is a predatory offender?
  • What is community notification?
  • What are the requirements for disability parking permit?
  • If my car is towed, how do I get it back?
  • Will you issue warnings or tickets before towing?
  • Will vehicles with disability license plates or residential parking permits have to move their cars for snow removal?
  • What are the hours of the Snow Removal District parking restrictions?
  • What happens if I lose my Residential Parking Permit?
  • Can a tenant in a rental unit in the 3-hour zone apply for a Residential Parking Permit?
  • Do residents have to follow the 3-hour parking requirements?
  • How far do I have to move my car to avoid a ticket in a 3-hour zone?
  • Who do I call if my driveway is blocked by a vehicle?
  • Where can I park?
  • What is a rental unit?
  • What is a rental?
  • What is a dwelling?
  • Are there any registration exemptions?
  • What do I have to do if I just purchased a rental property and want it to remain a rental property?
  • What do I do if my landlord isn’t maintaining the property?
  • How do I pass my initial inspection to avoid reinspection costs?
  • How long has rental registration been required?
  • Do I have to register my rental property every year?
  • How much is the fee to register a rental?
  • What are the requirements to register rental property?
  • Why do I have to register my rental property?
  • How do I register my rental property?
  • We live out of state during the winter months and let our house while we are away, does it need to be registered?
  • I own a house that my son and his college roommates live in, do I need to register it as a rental?
  • I own a house that my daughter and her family lives in, do I need to register it as a rental?
  • Do I have to register my rental property?
  • Who are these appraisers and what are their credentials?
  • What does the assessor do?
  • What is "market value"?
  • How does the assessor determine market value?
  • What do I do if I think my property is valued or classified incorrectly?