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(800) 326-6868

Assessor

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1. What is the responsibility of the Assessor´s Office?
2. Who determines the tax rate?
3. Who collects taxes?
4. What is the difference between the “appraised” value of your property and the “assessed” value of your property?
5. Why would my taxes change?
6. What is factoring?
7. How often would my value change?
8. How does my assessed value relate to market value?
9. What if I don't agree with my assessed value?

Building - Codes and Design

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1. Can I design my own project?
2. How close can I build to my property line?
3. What codes has Lyon County adopted?
4. When and where do I need to install an ARC Fault Circuit Breaker?
5. When do I need “energy calculations”?

Building - Inspections

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1. What is required for a final inspection? Can I move in before a final inspection?
2. Why can’t I get electric power approved to set up my MH?

Building - Manufactured Homes

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1. Are there age restrictions on Mobile Homes in Lyon County?
2. Can I build an addition to my manufactured home?
3. What are the requirements to convert my MH from personal property to real property?
4. Why can’t I get electric power approved to set up my MH?

Building - Miscellaneous

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1. What do I do when my septic system fails?
2. When and where do I need to install an ARC Fault Circuit Breaker?
3. Where can I get information regarding electric service to my lot?

Building - Permits

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1. Can a contractor apply for and obtain a permit on my behalf?
2. Do I have to come to Yerington to apply for a building permit?
3. Do I need a permit for my storage shed?
4. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
5. Do I need a permit to build or replace my fence?
6. How close can I build to my property line?
7. How long is a permit good for?
8. What do I need to apply for a building permit?
9. Where can I get information regarding electric service to my lot?
10. Why do I need to get a building permit?

Business Licenses

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1. When do I need a business license?
2. Do I need to go the Department of Taxation first?
3. How much will a business license cost me?
4. When do I need to file a Fictitious Firm Name?
5. Which inspections do I need and do I need them if I am running a business from my home?
6. How do I calculate number of employees, does this include leased or part-time employees?
7. Is a husband and wife considered a sole proprietorship?
8. Do I need to notify you if I close my business?
9. I don’t have any children, do I still need to complete the “CHILD SUPPORT” form?
10. What other requirements do I need?
11. Where do I get a federal identification number?
12. When do I need to fill out a renewal form to update my license?
13. Are the business license fees pro-rated?
14. When are fees due?
15. What if I have no employees, do I still need to complete the ‘Affirmation of Compliance?

District Attorney

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1. Can I receive information and/or a copy of the police reports in a particular case?
2. If I report a crime, do I have to be involved?
3. Can this office release a person from custody?
4. Can I receive information about juvenile or child protection cases?

Elections/Voter Registration

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1. Where can I register to vote?

Human Resources

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1. What positions are currently available?
2. Can I apply online?
3. Where do I send my application and/or resume for a job posting?
4. What is the hiring process?
5. What type of benefits does the County offer?

Juvenile Probation

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1. How do I obtain a work permit?
2. How do I obtain a Fresh Air Trip Permission Form?

Library

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1. What are your hours?
2. How do I get a library card?
3. Do you have public Internet access?
4. How do I set up an E-mail account?
5. How can I write a resume?
6. How do I find a homestead form?

Licenses

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1. Where can I buy a Marriage License?

Recorder

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1. What is a Declaration of Homestead, how do I record it and what does it protect me from?
2. How can I get a copy of my deed?
3. What is a Declaration of Value form and when is this form used?
4. What is transfer tax?
5. What is an Assessor's Parcel Number (APN)?
6. How can I find the owner of a property?
7. How do I obtain a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate?
8. Are there any liens against my property?

Roads

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1. How do I get my road added for maintenance?
2. How often are maintained dirt roads graded in Lyon County?
3. Who needs an Encroachment Permit?
4. How do I get a sign installed, repaired, or replaced?

Taxes

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1. When are my taxes due?

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