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  • Where do I file the Notice of Commencement?

  • When is a Notice of Commencement required?

  • What is the Stormwater Utility and what is the current rate?

  • If I authorize electronic payments from my bank account, when will the payment take affect?

  • Where can I pay my stormwater utility bill?

  • Who do I contact If I have a question relating to my stormwater utility bill?

  • Is there a check register online showing the most recently produced checks?

  • When can I expect my check?

  • What services or products are presently out to bid?

  • How do I get added to the vendor list?

  • When is a C.O. issued?

  • When is a Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) required?

  • Does the permit expire?

  • How do I transfer the permit to a new Contractor or myself as the Owner/Builder?

  • How may I check the status of plans submitted for review?

  • How long does it take to get a permit?

  • How many sets of plans are required for permitting?

  • What is a Notice to Owner?

  • Who may obtain the permit?

  • What types of work require a Building Permit?

  • Why do I need a permit?

  • What are the Building and Planning Department contact numbers?

  • What are the hours of operation for permitting?

  • Where is the Building and Planning Department located?

  • Did I pass my inspection?

  • What do I need at the time of inspection?

  • How do I cancel or re-schedule an inspection?

  • How do I schedule an inspection?

  • What if I have a permit and do not call for inspections?

  • What is an inspection?

  • How are the classification fees determined?

  • What do I need to do to get a Business Tax Receipt?

  • If I have a zoning question regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages, who do I contact?

  • If I have a house or apartments that I rent do I need a Business Tax Receipt?

  • What is the fee for a delinquent Business Tax Receipt?

  • How long is the active status of a Business Tax Receipt and when is the fee due?

  • If I have business within the Village of Pinecrest and did not get a Business Tax Receipt, can I be charged a penalty?

  • If I already have a Miami-Dade County Business Tax Receipt do I still need a Village of Pinecrest Business Tax Receipt?

  • When do I need to apply for a Business Tax Receipt?

  • Are dogs allowed at the parks?

  • When can I water lawn/plants?

  • Why wasn’t my trash/recycling picked up?

  • How do I schedule a bulky waste collection?

  • Where’s the nearest dump site?

  • Who removes/replaces dead street trees?

  • Who trims landscaping blocking pathways/visibility?

  • Who maintains canal easements (i.e. fallen tree in canal, erosion)?

  • Who removes dead/live animals in the right-of-way?

  • Who removes dead/live animals (i.e. bees, raccoon, snake) on private property?

  • Who sprays for mosquitoes?

  • Who repairs traffic signals/street lights?

  • Who cuts trees under power lines/near transformers and repairs downed power lines?

  • Where do I report overgrown lot or suspicious construction?

  • Where do I report water related issues?

  • What is the gas company for this area?

  • What parks are in Pinecrest?

  • Do you allow pets in the parks?

  • Do I need a permit to shoot commercial film in a park?

  • Is alcohol permitted in the parks?

  • Can I volunteer?

  • Can athletic fields be reserved?

  • I only have a small group of guests, do I need to make a reservation?

  • What methods of payment do you accept?

  • Can I have a DJ, live or amplified music in the park?

  • Are the parks equipped with electrical outlets?

  • Are there kitchen facilities available?

  • Do you have a list of preferred caterers?

  • Can the gazebos at Suniland or Evelyn Greer be reserved for a private function?

  • What if it rains on the day of my event?

  • What if I need to cancel or make changes to my reservation?

  • What happens in the event of a hurricane?

  • Do I need to be a Pinecrest resident to use the Community Center facilities?

  • How many times around the track at the Village Green equals a mile?

  • How can I contact the Miami-Dade Pinecrest Branch Library?

  • Are rooms in the Community Center available for rent?

  • How do I register for a class?

  • What happens if I need to cancel my class?