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1. Do my property taxes go towards road construction funding?
2. Who decides which roads are paved each year, and how do they decide?
3. How do I request a Stop, Speed Limit, Street ID or other sign on my road?
4. How do I determine if my property is in the County, City, or Town?
5. How and where do I get a "Children at Play" sign?
6. Do I need a permit to construct or repave my driveway?
7. How do I request a street light?
8. When do I need a Utility Permit?
9. Do I need a permit to build a fence?
10. What permits do I need to build or renovate a home?
11. What is Right-of-Way?
12. What is the Chip and Seal Program?
13. Where can I get a copy of the St. Joseph County Design Standards?
14. How do I vacate property?
15. What is the Leaf Removal/Pick-Up Program?
16. How would I hook up to city sewer and/or water?
17. What is the Sidewalk Program?
18. How do I get a County Map?
19. May I install a basketball goal in a Cul-de-Sac?
20. Who do I contact about installing a decorative brick mailbox?
21. What are the requirements for a block party, parade, or special event?
22. Can I fill in my roadside swale or ditch?
23. Are there requirements for Over-sized Loads traveling in St. Joseph County?
24. Who do I contact about water ponding by the road?
25. Who do I call to report a pothole?
26. What is the difference between a bridge and a culvert?
27. Who do I contact about damaged sprinkler heads?
28. Who do I contact to get my driveway culvert replaced?
29. Who do I contact to remove a dead animal from the road?
30. How do I request additional snow plowing on my road?
31. Who do I contact about mowing along the road?
32. How do I request a dead tree be removed?
33. How do I drive a roundabout?
34. What is a HAWK signal?

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1. Can I fill in the ditch?
2. Can I build sheds, playground equipment etc., in the right-of-way?
3. Can I control the ditch vegetation and keep my ditch bank mowed myself?
4. Can I dam up or block water that flows onto my property?
5. Can I put a culvert in the ditch to cross over?
6. Can I put a fence in the Regulated Drain easement?
7. Can I put my water from my private tile into the regulated drain?
8. Do my drainage assessments pay for the salaries of the County Surveyor’s office or the Drainage Board?
9. Does the drainage assessment go to the general fund?
10. How can I get a hole fixed in a regulated tile drain?
11. What determines whether a drain is regulated or private?
12. What is a regulated drain?
13. When does a subdivision storm drain become a regulated drain?
14. Who determines who pays the drainage assessment and how much they pay?
15. Who is responsible to repair a tile drain or an open ditch if it is not a regulated drain?
16. Who should I contact for a permit to work on a tile or open drain?
17. Why do I pay an assessment and how is the money spent?