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1. Who can use the Bus Lanes?
2. What about right turns?
3. What if emergency vehicles are approaching?
4. How should I merge near Harmony Road?

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1. What are the requirements to submit a building permit?
2. When are building, plumbing, and mechanical permits required?
3. What work is exempt from building permits?
4. What building codes are currently being enforced by Aspen / Pitkin County?
5. What are the permit fees associated with a project?
6. How long does it take to complete the plan check process?
7. What is the relationship between the value of the structure and the square footage as it is used to determine the cost of the permits?
8. When do I call for an inspection?
9. Do businesses relocating to and within the City of Aspen or Pitkin County need a new Certificate of Occupancy?
10. How many layers of roofing material are allowed on a structure?
11. At what point does a building permit expire?
12. Can I get an extension on a permit that will expire soon?
13. When is Use Tax applicable to a building project?

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1. Who needs a business license?
2. Do I have to get a new business license every year?
3. I don't have a physical presence in the City. Do I really need a business license?

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1. How do I rent a City park?

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1. When do I need to update my business license and sales tax information?
2. My business is moving locations. What should I be aware of before I start to move?

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1. What are the due dates and monthly filing requirements?
2. When preparing my sales tax return, what supporting documents for my deductions should I retain?
3. If my business is service oriented, would I ever need to collect sales tax?
4. I over collected sales tax on several transactions. How do I account for this excess tax on my return?
5. What do I do if a purchaser insists they are exempt from tax but cannot produce the appropriate documentation?
6. Why does Aspen have a lodging tax and how much is it?
7. If I rent my house on a short-term basis, for example, through a vacation website or property management company, am I required to collect and remit sales and lodging taxes?
8. My lodging establishment charges a civic assessment / convenience / booking / service fee on each booking. Is that subject to sales and lodging tax?
9. Will I ever get audited?

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1. What is a Transportation Impact Analysis?
2. Why does the City of Aspen require a TIA?
3. How do I know if my project is exempt, minor or major and what will be required?
4. What is the Process for a Level One (Minor) TIA?
5. What is the Process for a Level Two (Major) TIA?
6. Why is a narrative required?
7. What is TDM?
8. What is MMLOS?
9. Can I pay a fee or buy an item as mitigation?
10. How can I determine which measures will work for my project?
11. What if I don’t know what businesses will be in the building once my project is complete?
12. Can I receive credit for items currently in place?
13. Can I receive credit for a measure more than once?

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1. What is Car To Go?
2. What is a corporate membership?
3. How do my employees access cars?
4. What next?

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1. What is a citizens academy?
2. How can I sign up?

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1. Do we need to call you if we are digging?
2. What if we have a power outage or other electric related emergency?
3. How do I schedule a line locate?
4. How do I sign up for new electric service?
5. How do I apply for Photovoltaic (PV) Installation?
6. How do I request a transformer upgrade?
7. How do I get a new electric meter?
8. Who do I contact with billing questions?
9. Who do I contact if I want a banner hung over Main Street?
10. If I see a street light out who do I report it to?

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1. What is an ECU?
2. How is my tap fee calculated?
3. What is the cost in my service area?
4. What can I expect during my final inspection?

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1. What is a Food Sales Tax Refund?
2. How much is the Food Sales Tax Refund?
3. Who qualifies for the Food Sales Tax Refund?
4. Which dependents qualify?
5. How do I apply and how do I prove I qualify?
6. Where do I file?
7. When do I file?

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1. Why does Aspen have a lodging tax and how much is it?
2. How often do I need to remit these taxes?
3. If an entity is tax exempt, are there any taxes I need to collect from them?
4. If I rent my house on a short-term basis, for example, through a vacation website or property management company, am I required to collect and remit sales and lodging taxes?
5. Do I need to do anything else if I rent my home on a short term basis?
6. My lodging establishment charges a civic assess- ment/convenience/booking/ service fee on each booking. Is that subject to sales and lodging tax?

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1. How are Real Estate Transfer Taxes Paid?
2. Who is responsible for paying the Real Estate Transfer Taxes?
3. What happens if I don't pay the Real Estate Transfer Taxes?
4. Are there any exemptions from the Real Estate Transfer Taxes?
5. Are Real Estate Transfer Taxes prohibited in Colorado?

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1. Is Aspen a home rule city?
2. What is the purpose of the vendor’s fee deduction?
3. When preparing my sales tax return, what supporting documents for my deductions should I retain?
4. I over collected sales tax on several transactions. How do I account for this excess tax on my return?
5. Should sales tax be collected on transactions for deliveries to customers in Aspen city limits?
6. I am a subcontractor working on a project within Aspen city limits. Do I need to charge sales (or use) tax on construction materials purchased for the project by the general contractor?
7. What do I do if a purchaser insists they are exempt from tax but cannot produce the appropriate documentation?
8. Will I ever get audited?
9. Are direct sales to charitable organizations exempt from sales and lodging tax?
10. Are direct sales to governmental entities exempt from sales and lodging tax?
11. What do I need to keep on file when I make a sale to one of these entities?
12. How do I obtain a wholesale license for the State of Colorado?
13. If my business is service oriented, would I ever need to collect sales tax?
14. When would I deduct bad debts or returned goods on my sales tax return?
15. I rent out my home but only on a long term basis. Do I need to collect sales tax?

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1. How do I know where HOV lanes are located?
2. Are HOV lane restrictions enforced 24 hours a day?
3. What is considered to be a High Occupancy Vehicle?
4. Why does State Highway 82 have HOV lanes?

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1. How do I find open positions and apply for a job with the City of Aspen?
2. Can I submit my resume as my application?
3. Will you notify me when a job is posted?
4. How long until I get notified about the status of my application?

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1. How do I find Child Care?
2. Why is the cost of childcare so high and how can I get help?
3. How do I find time for my job and my family?
4. Who do I call about a problem with childcare?
5. Can you help me start a childcare in my home?

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1. I recently received a Moving Violation in the City of Aspen. Is there any program I can attend to dismiss the points?

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1. When Does My Business Need an Outdoor Merchandising License?
2. Want to Apply for a License?

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1. How do I dispute a parking ticket?
2. What if my vehicle was towed?
3. Where can I park an RV?
4. Where can I find the City of Aspen Parking Ordinances?
5. Where does Parking Meter & Ticket revenue goes?

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1. May I have more than one permit?
2. Where can I park if I live in Aspen's commercial core?
3. What happens if I lose my guest pass?
4. Does the residential permit exempt my vehicle from other parking restrictions?
5. What about business locations?
6. Are there Residential Parking Options for Non-Residents?

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1. Can I leave my car on the street if I'm going out of town?
2. How do I do pay to park using my phone?
3. How do the pay stations work?
4. How does the no re-park in residential rule work?
5. I work in town, where can I park?
6. What if I have a Hybrid or Electric Car?
7. What if I lost a permit?
8. What if I need construction parking spaces or permits?
9. What if I have a handicapped permit from another state?
10. What is the cost of parking?
11. When and how can I renew my permit?
12. Where can I get a carpool permit?
13. Where can I get a day pass?

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1. Where do I learn about wildfire mitigation?

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1. Who do I call for General Information regarding Parks?

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1. Do I need a Special Event Permit?
2. Are there fees for obtaining an event permit?
3. What are the requirements to serve Alcohol at a Special Event?
4. What if my event is serving food?
5. Do I need a Business License?
6. Do I need a Tent Permit?
7. What are the Insurance requirements when hosting a Special Event?
8. Are there noise restrictions for my event?
9. What about parking for my event?
10. How do I arrange banners/flags on Main Street?
11. What is ZGreen and how does this relate to my event?
12. How do I apply for a photography or filming permit?
13. What if there are last minute changes to my event plan?

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1. Who is responsible for maintenance, replacement or any damages to the objects on City property?

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1. Why isn’t my road plowed when everyone else’s road is?
2. Why can’t the snowplow driver change the angle of the blade to avoid plowing snow into my driveway?
3. After my driveway has been plowed the City snowplows plow snow back onto my driveway or walks. Who is responsible for clearing the snow?

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1. How do I request a new street sign?
2. What is the difference between a pothole, a sinkhole, and a utility cut?

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1. Why isn’t my road plowed when everyone else’s road is?
2. Why can’t the snowplow driver change the angle of the blade to avoid plowing snow into my driveway?
3. After my driveway has been plowed the City snowplows plow snow back onto my driveway or walks. Who is responsible for clearing the snow?

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1. What is the miscellaneous $40 charge on my first utility bill?
2. How can I sign up for Automatic Payment for the payment of my utility bill?
3. How do I change ownership information on an account?
4. What do I do after I have installed a new water meter, or if I think my water meter is not working properly?
5. What is a Water Meter Inspection?
6. Where do I pay my tap fees?

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1. Do we need to call you if we are digging or excavating?
2. What if we have no water?
3. Who do we contact if we notice a leak in the house, yard, or in the street?
4. Who do we contact if we need temporary water service for construction purposes?
5. Who do we contact regarding tap fees for remodel or new construction?
6. Who do we contact with questions regarding a water meter?
7. Do we need a water filter?
8. What about waterborne parasites like Cryptosporidium and Giardia?
9. How do you remove white film from dishware?
10. What is the procedure for obtaining a filler hydrant permit?

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1. Can any property receive an assessment?
2. What does the assessment look at?
3. Will the assessment force the need to mitigate?
4. Who can do the recommended mitigation work?