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  • Aggressive Driver

  • Are boating safety courses available?

  • Are impact fees required?

  • Can I check the results of an inspection?

  • Can I check the status of my permit application?

  • Can I hand-wash dishes with water that hasn't been boiled?

  • Can I register with the City if I do not have a contractor or specialty license?

  • Can I take a shower?

  • Can I use the water to rinse vegetables or fruits?

  • Can my old disconnected phone still call 911?

  • Child Proofing Your Home

  • Children and the Internet

  • Do I have to boil the water for my pets?

  • Do I need a light at night or just reflectors?

  • Do I need to pay a plan review fee?

  • Do you offer web-based oral board interviews?

  • Does using a coffee maker make it unnecessary to boil the water I uses to make coffee?

  • Does Venice Police Department have a field training program?

  • Does Venice Police Department hire Law Enforcement Officers certified in another state?

  • Does Venice Police Department hire uncertified or inexperienced applicants?

  • Gun Safety

  • How can I file a complaint?

  • How can I find help for my elderly family member or friend?

  • How can I help or become involved?

  • How can I learn about area property transactions?

  • How can I register for the SAFE Program?

  • How can I request a traffic crash report?

  • How can I support the "Classroom and Cops" program?

  • How do I apply?

  • How do I boil my water so that it is safe to drink?

  • How do I find out about Sea Turtle Conservancy?

  • How do I know if my property is located in an Historic or Venetian themed district?

  • How do I make a domicile declaration in Florida?

  • How do I make a traffic complaint?

  • How do I obtain a birth or death certificate or other vital records?

  • How do I obtain a Florida driver's license in Venice?

  • How do I register my automobile in Sarasota County?

  • How do I register with the City?

  • How do I report a drunk driver?

  • How do I request a meeting for a HOA or Special Group?

  • How do I request outstanding Code Enforcement issues or lien search?

  • How do I schedule an inspection?

  • How does Code Enforcement Work?

  • How does the School Resource Program work?

  • How is the program funded?

  • How long does a plan review take?

  • How long does it take to process an application?

  • How long will my permit be valid?

  • How long will the need to boil water continue?

  • How many members are currently on the Honor Guard?

  • How many members are on the board?

  • How many members are on the Code Enforcement Board?

  • How many officers serve as School Resource Officers and what are their responsibilities?

  • How much does a permit cost?

  • How much does a police report cost?

  • How often does the Code Enforcement Board meet?

  • If I can't wear a seatbelt due to medical reasons will I still receive a citation?

  • If I have breaks in my skin, is it still OK to shower or bathe in water that hasn't been boiled?

  • If I want to apply for a permit, what do I need to submit?

  • If my property is located within an Historic or Venetian Themed district, what type of improvement will require a Certificate of Architectural Compliance?

  • I'm being asked to wire money. What should I do?

  • I'm being asked to wire money. What should I do?

  • Is harming a Police Dog the same as harming a Police Officer?

  • Is it okay to do laundry?

  • Is it possible to schedule an AM or PM inspection?

  • Is there a fee associated with the program?

  • Is there a registration fee?

  • Make Your Home Safe for Babies

  • Outdoor Safety for Children

  • Should I report suspicious activity?

  • Telemarketing Fraud

  • What about ice cubes or home prepared foods that may contain water that should have been boiled?

  • What are the benefits of Accreditation to our community?

  • What are the city's rules regarding noise?

  • What are the goals of Special Olympics?

  • What are the laws governing pets and other animals?

  • What are the requirements to operate a motor scooter on the roadway?

  • What can I dispose of into the container?

  • What can I expect to experience at the academy?

  • What can I NOT put into the container?

  • What codes apply to my plans/constrcution documents?

  • What do I have to do to get married in Venice?

  • What do I need to have on the jobsite for my inspection?

  • What do I need to submit for plan review?

  • What do I need to submit for review by the Architectural Review Board?

  • What does the Architectural Review Board oversee?

  • What does the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals oversee?

  • What happens if I accidentally dial 911?

  • What if I am interested in becoming a Shop with a Cop donor?

  • What if I disagree with building code interpretations by the building official?

  • What if I have a filter system on my faucet or refrigerator?

  • What if I think I ingested some water that should have been boiled but wasn't?

  • What if I use a dishwater?

  • What information can I receive regarding arrest information?

  • What information is needed to file a complaint?

  • What is a School Resource Officer?

  • What is Code Enforcement NOT responsible for?

  • What is Code Enforcement responsible for?

  • What is the difference between a certified, registered and specialty contractors license?

  • What is the difference between a Precautionary Boil Water Notice and a Mandatory Notice?

  • What is the required safety equipment I need for my vessel?

  • What plans are required to be signed and sealed?

  • What powers do the Code Enforcement Board have?

  • What should I bring when I come to pick up my property?

  • What should restaurants and food establishments such as convenience stores do?

  • What work requires a permit?

  • When can I claim my property that was booked as evidence?

  • When does the next session begin?

  • When is plan review required?

  • Where can I make a narcotics complaint?

  • Where can I ride my bicycle?

  • Where do I apply for a contractors license?

  • Where do I apply?

  • Where do I learn more about registering to vote?

  • Where do I pay a traffic citation?

  • Where do the dogs go when they retire?

  • Who can apply for a permit?

  • Who is eligible to attend the academy?

  • Who is responsible for managing Crime Scene, Property and Evidence?

  • Who will be notified if the plans are deficient?

  • Why are boil water advisories issued for drinking water?