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1. Where do I apply for a permit?
2. What work requires a permit?
3. What documents do I need to submit with my building permit application?
4. What is a site (plot) plan?
5. Is a permit required to re-roof a house, accessory structure, garage or commercial building?
6. When are plans required to be prepared or sealed by a Professional (Architect or Engineer)?
7. How long does it take to obtain a building permit?
8. What is the minimum size lot that can be developed?
9. What is a Community Growth Area?
10. How close to a property line can I construct a house or other building?
11. Is a garage required for new home construction?
12. How is my property zoned and what uses are allowed on the property?
13. What work requires licensed contractors?
14. How do I get information on the Contractor Licensing Program?
15. What are the adopted codes for City of Paola?
16. What makes a room a bedroom?
17. What will my building permit cost?
18. What type of inspections are required?
19. What are the minimum requirements before a new residence can be occupied?
20. Is an escape window required out of the basement of a new residence?
21. What are the minimum requirements for an emergency egress window?
22. Where are smoke detectors required?
23. Are smoke detectors required to be hardwired?
24. What is the rise and run requirements for stairs?
25. When is a handrail required for a stairway?
26. Is a landing required at all exterior doors?
27. When are guardrails required?
28. What is the frost depth?
29. How deep to I need to bury my water lines?
30. How deep do electrical lines need to be buried?
31. Can water piping and electrical wiring be in the same trench?
32. Do I need a permit to install siding on my home?
33. Do I need a permit for replacing windows?
34. Do I need a building permit to fence my yard?
35. How long is a building permit good for?
36. Who do I call for permits, building requirements, code enforcement if I live outside of the City Limits or the Growth Area?
37. Who do I contact about starting / operating a business?

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1. When and where are City Council meetings held?

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1. What codes does the City enforce?
2. What do I do if I have a complaint?
3. Does the City accept anonymous complaints?

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1. How do I obtain a burn permit?
2. How does my club or organization arrange a tour of the fire station?
3. Where are the fire stations located in Paola?
4. How often should I change the batteries in my smoke detectors?

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

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1. Where can I sign up for utilities?
2. What is my trash pickup schedule?
3. Is recycling available in Paola?
4. Where are the parks?
5. Where can I find the new resident packet?
6. Are any animals banned in the city?
7. Where can I find information about other services, e.g. cable, phone?
8. Where can I find local school information?
9. Do I have to license my pets?