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1. When do I need a permit from the conservation department?
2. What is a Notice of Intent (NOI)?

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1. What is personal property?
2. Who must file a return?
3. Where and when must my return be filed?
4. Can I get an extension of the filing deadline?
5. What is the penalty for failure to file or for filing late?
6. What is the return used for and who has access to it?
7. What personal property is taxable?
8. Where can I find forms and more information on personal property tax?

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1. What do the assessors look at when determining an assessment?
2. Why did my assessment change a different percentage than the assessment on my neighbor’s house?
3. What does my assessment represent?
4. My tax bill has gone up more than 2.5 percent. Doesn’t Proposition 2 and half limit the tax increase?
5. My assessment increased more than 2.5 percent. Doesn’t Proposition 2 and a half limit the amount my assessment can increase?
6. I am elderly and cannot afford this tax bill. Can’t the assessors lower this assessment because I am elderly?
7. I am a young person who grew up in Leominster and cannot afford this tax bill. Can’t the assessors lower this assessment because I can’t afford to live in Newton?
8. My neighbor told me not to let a representative from the assessors’ office into my house. Do I have to let the assessors into my house?
9. My neighbor does not allow the assessors in and I do. Am I being penalized?
10. Why do the assessors want to see the interior and exterior of my property?
11. Why did my assessed value increase when I did not do anything to the property in 5 years and I am not selling the property?
12. Why could my assessment change every year?
13. The taxes are too high. Soon I will not be able to afford to live in Leominster. Why are you raising my taxes every year?
14. My assessment increased 20 percent. Does that mean my taxes will increase 20 percent?
15. I think my assessment is out of line with my neighbors’ property, whose property is assessed lower. How do I get my assessment to be as low as theirs?
16. Do I have to apply for an abatement every year if I received one in the past?
17. What is the difference between an abatement and an elderly exemption?
18. My neighbors’ house assessment used to be higher than mine, now my assessment is higher than theirs. Why?
19. My neighbors have a two-family property and I have a single-family property. Why is my single-family property assessed higher than their two-family property?
20. A house three times larger than mine sold up the street from me for $250,000. Will that make my assessment go up?
21. What will happen to my assessment if I put an addition on my property?
22. Why is the previous owner’s name still appearing on the tax bill?
23. My assessment went up 25 percent, is that good news or bad news?
24. My next door neighbors have done work on their house, a new kitchen, new bathroom and an addition. How come their assessment has not gone up?
25. I have a new house and recently I received a supplemental tax bill for the same fiscal year. Why did I receive more than one tax bill for the same property for the same fiscal year?

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1. Am I required to become a member of the Retirement System?
2. How much does a member contribute to the Retirement System?
3. What happens to the money I contribute to the System?
4. Can I borrow money from my retirement account now and pay it back later on?
5. Can I receive a refund of my contributions and will I get the interest on those contributions?
6. When am I eligible to retire?
7. What are the factors used to determine my retirement allowance?
8. What is the maximum retirement allowance that I can receive?
9. Are there any additional benefits to which I am entitled?
10. What does the term “vested” mean? When am I considered vested?
11. Can I purchase creditable service earned in another Massachusetts Retirement System?
12. Will prior years of creditable service affect my membership date or contribution rate in the Leominster Contributory Retirement Board?
13. How is creditable service achieved?
14. Is regular compensation the same as total compensation?
15. What are the group classifications within the Retirement System?
16. What are the different options I can chose from when I retire?
17. If I leave my job what happens to my contributions?
18. Is there any time limit after your termination for requesting a refund of your contributions?
19. Can a member who is vested and who terminates employment be eligible for a refund?
20. If I terminate my employment and leave my money in the retirement system can I retire at a later date?
21. What are the tax consequences if I take a refund of my retirement contributions?
22. If I die before retirement, what happens to my money?

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1. What are annual verification statements?
2. What are the post retirement employment restrictions?
3. How do I reporting the death of a retiree or beneficiary?
4. What are government pensions (social security)?

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1. What is Stormwater?
2. Why is Stormwater Runoff a Problem?
3. How Does Pet Waste Affect Water Quality?

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1. What if I have not received a payment on a bill I have submitted to the City?
2. What if I have misplaced a check issued by the city?
3. What if I find a check that is out of date?
4. How do I change my remittance address?
5. What if the check is not for the correct amount?

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1. As a Veteran, do I qualify for a property tax exemption?
2. How do I rent the Veterans Center?
3. How do I know if I am donating to a real Veterans Charity?

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1. Do I qualify for State Veterans Benefits?

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1. How many bills will I receive each year?
2. What time period does this water / sewer bill cover?
3. How do I change my mailing address for the Water Bill?
4. What are the current water and sewer rates?
5. Why do I have an interest charge on my bill?
6. Why did I receive a demand bill?
7. Why is my water bill so high?
8. How do I get a final bill for a property closing?
9. What if I receive a bill for usage prior to my closing date?