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1. How can citizens appeal the assessed value of their property to the Klickitat County Board of Equalization?
2. When do I receive a 'Change of Value Notice' or 'Value Notice'?
3. What is the Assessment Year versus the Tax Year?
4. I appealed last year's valuation but haven't had a hearing or decision from the Board. Do I need to appeal again this year?
5. Should property owners contact the Assessor's Office?
6. Am I encouraged to exchange valuation information and supporting evidence at a reasonable time prior to hearing?
7. What information must be provided for a completed petition?
8. What is acceptable evidence?
9. How do I find comparable sales?
10. What if there are no properties comparable to mine?
11. When will I have a hearing?
12. What can I expect at the hearing?
13. Can the Board Of Equalization increase my assessed value?
14. When will I receive a decision?
15. What if I am not satisfied with the Board of Equalization's decision?
16. What and who is the Board of Equalization (BOE)?
17. How does the Assessor value property?
18. Who may file an appeal?
19. When must I appeal?

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1. How do I apply for a permit?
2. What information do I provide?
3. Will I need other permits, too?
4. What does a Mechanical Permit include?
5. How long will it take?
6. How much will the permit cost?
7. What inspections should I expect?
8. How about work on a Manufactured Home?
9. How long is my permit valid?
10. Are there any additional requirements for properties located in the National Scenic Area?

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1. When will the Coroner be called?
2. What does the Coroner do during a death investigation?
3. When is an autopsy necessary?
4. How long does a death investigation take?
5. Who is the next of kin (NOK)?
6. At what level of certainty are we responsible for making our determinations of cause and manner of death?
7. How long does the Coroner keep a record of a death investigation, and how can I get a copy of my loved one's report?
8. Who is authorized to view our reports?
9. Where do I get a certified death certificate for a loved one who has died?
10. What do I do if I find bones in the woods?
11. Who handles Native American Remains?

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1. What is TB?
2. How is TB spread?
3. What are the signs and symptoms of TB?
4. How do you treat active TB?
5. What is TB infection and how do you treat it?
6. What is the difference between TB infection and TB disease?
7. What is the TB skin test?
8. How important is TB today?

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1. Who may apply?
2. When may I apply?
3. Where do I file an application?
4. What happens after I file my application for the farm and agricultural land classification?
5. What do I need to do if I am buying land already with farm and agricultural land classification?

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1. What is the Forest Fire Protection Assessment?
2. How does DNR know what is “forest land?"
3. What's the definition of “unimproved land?"
4. My property is mostly shrubs and grasses with only a few trees. Why am I being assessed FFPA?
5. Why do I both pay a tax to a fire protection district and the FFPA to DNR?
6. What are the current FFPA rates and who sets them?
7. My property tax statement said I owed $17.90. I applied for and received a refund, but it was only for $17.40. What happened to the other $0.50?
8. Why is the FFPA acreage for my parcel smaller than the actual size of my parcel?
9. Are any private and state forest lands exempt from this assessment?
10. If I own several small parcels, must I pay the minimum assessment on each one?

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1. What is hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (also known as HPS)?
2. What kinds of rodents carry hantavirus?
3. How do I identify rodents, burrows, and droppings?
4. How is the virus spread?
5. What are the symptoms of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, and how long after infection do they appear?
6. What should I do if I think I have hantavirus infection?
7. Is there a cure for or vaccine against hantavirus infection?
8. Should tourists, campers, and hikers worry about hantavirus infection?
9. Is it safe to travel to areas where hantavirus infection has been reported?
10. Yes. Travel to and within all areas where hantavirus infection has been reported is safe. Nevertheless, if you camp or hike in an area inhabited by rodents, you have a small risk of being exposed to i

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1. What is meningococcal disease?
2. Where does it come from?
3. How is it spread?
4. What are the symptoms?
5. How long can a person spread the bacteria?
6. Who is at risk for illness?
7. What is the treatment of people with meningococcal disease?
8. What do direct contacts need to do?
9. How can the risk of spreading meningococcal disease be reduced?
10. Is there a vaccine available?
11. What should I do if I suspect someone in my family has meningococcal disease?
12. Where can I get more information?

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1. Who may apply?
2. When may I apply?
3. Where do I file an application?
4. What happens after I file my application for the open space classification?

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1. How is my property assessed?
2. Can I appeal?
3. Closing or selling a business?

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1. What is a Public Hearing?
2. How do I testify?
3. What are the rules of a Public Hearing?
4. Who acts on the item after the hearing?
5. How do I know when a public hearing is scheduled that will affect me?

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1. Where can I apply for the exemption?
2. Can I apply by mail?

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1. What should I know about smallpox?
2. How serious is the smallpox threat?
3. What are the symptoms of smallpox?
4. If someone comes in contact with smallpox, how long does it take to show symptoms?
5. Is smallpox fatal?
6. How is smallpox spread?
7. If smallpox is released in aerosol form, how long does the virus survive?
8. How many people would have to get smallpox before it is considered an outbreak?
9. Is smallpox contagious before the smallpox symptoms show?
10. Is there any treatment for smallpox?
11. What is the smallpox vaccine, and is it still required?
12. Should I get vaccinated against smallpox?
13. How is the vaccine given?
14. What is the smallpox vaccine made of?
15. Is it possible for people to get smallpox from the vaccination?
16. Is it possible to get vaccinia, the virus in the vaccine, from someone who has recently been vaccinated?
17. How safe is the smallpox vaccine?
18. Who should not get the vaccine?
19. Should you get the smallpox vaccine if you have a weakened immune system (e.g., you are immunocompromised)?
20. Is there a danger to them (or to an unborn child) if broader vaccination occurs, increasing the potential for contact with vaccinated people?
21. Is there any way to treat bad reactions to the vaccine?

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1. What is West Nile virus?
2. How is West Nile virus spread?
3. Who is at risk?
4. Most Common Symptoms
5. What type of mosquito repellant is effective?
6. How do I report a dead bird?

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1. What are the office hours?
2. What is the best way to bring in samples of plants, bugs or other items to be examined?
3. How do I get more information about 4-H?