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  • Who is eligible and how do I sign up?

  • What is the Taxicab Service?

  • Where can I safely get rid of expired or unwanted medicine?

  • Access Services

  • I have a great suggestion on how to save the City money. How can I let someone know?

  • How much should I give my child for field trips?

  • Do you have programs for kids who are 15 and older?

  • Why is the Teen Center parking lot closed

  • What is the earliest time I can drop off my child for camp without paying extended care cost?

  • What is the latest day that I can pay for camp?

  • What are registration hours?

  • What are the age requirements?

  • Do you prorate?

  • Are there any plans to from change manual chalking for parking enforcement?

  • Are there any plans to make parking permits available online?

  • Where can I learn CPR?

  • How do I ensure I have installed my child’s car seat properly?

  • I'm interested in opening a business, where and how can I find information about a particular space?

  • Why do I need a survey?

  • What is a legal non-conforming property, what does this mean to me?

  • What type of permit do I need to sell alcohol at my commercial establishment?

  • What is the process to remodel my single family residence

  • What are the parking requirements for my business or my residence?

  • Can I have a business at my residence?

  • Do I need a permit to have an event on my property?

  • Do I need a permit for signage?

  • Can I convert my garage into a room?

  • How high can my fence be?

  • Where are my property lines?

  • What are the setbacks and development standards for my property zoned residential?

  • What is the zoning designation for my property?

  • Can I get a refund if I no longer require a permit(s)?

  • How can I get a replacement permit if mine is lost or stolen?

  • Is there a minimum amount of neighborhood participation necessary to maintain the permit parking restrictions in place?

  • How can I rescind the parking permit restrictions on my block?

  • Why does my block have parking permit restrictions?

  • How does the parking permit protect my vehicle from being cited?

  • I’m planning a gathering in my home. What do I do to make sure my visitors don’t get a citation?

  • Can I share my visitor paper passes with my friend who works nearby so that he can park on my street?

  • Can I use my visitor paper passes on my own vehicles?

  • Where should the Visitor Parking Permit be placed within my visitor’s vehicle?

  • How many Guest Passes can I get?

  • For how long are Visitor Paper Parking Passes valid?

  • Can my guests and visitors park on my street without being cited?

  • Who can buy parking permits?

  • How long does it take to obtain my parking permit?

  • I just moved to a street with permit parking in Culver City. Can I obtain a parking permit if my vehicle has out-of state license plates or if the vehicle registration lists a different address?

  • Why must the parking permit be adhered in the lower left-hand corner of the windshield?

  • Why are the Parking Permits numbered?

  • Where in my vehicle must I place my static cling parking permit?

  • For how long is my parking permit valid?

  • What is different about this year’s permits?

  • Where is my parking permit valid?

  • How do I notify the California DMV when I change my address?

  • What documentation do I need to provide when purchasing my parking permit?

  • Who manages the Parking Permit Program?

  • What business activities need a special permit? How do I apply? What is the cost?

  • What is an information card and who needs it?

  • What events need a special permit? How do I apply? What is the cost?

  • How do I obtain a yard sale permit?

  • What is Westchester Playa Village?

  • What options do I have if I see violations in my community?

  • What is the difference between the City Attorney's Office and the District Attorney's Office?

  • What is the difference between a "public nuisance" and a "private nuisance" and when does the City Attorney's Office become involved?

  • Does the City Attorney's Office advise citizens in legal matters?

  • What is ITN?

  • What is the Los Angeles CityRide Program?

  • What is Access Services?

  • What is TAP?

  • What is the Thursday Transportation Program?

  • How do I file a complaint about my taxi service?

  • Which taxi companies participate in the Culver City Taxi Coupon Program?

  • Where can I purchase my coupons?

  • Taxi Rates

  • How much will it cost me?

  • Where can I go?

  • When can I go?

  • How do I sign up?

  • What is the Taxi Coupon Program?

  • Reasonable Modification

  • How much does it cost?

  • When is service available?

  • Where can I go using the Dial-A-Ride Service?

  • Who can I contact about the Dial-A-Ride Program?

  • How do I join the Dial-A-Ride Program?

  • What is Dial-A-Ride?

  • What happens if I reject a job offer?

  • Will I have to go through a background investigation before getting hired?

  • I’m ranked #1 on the eligible list but people on lower ranks are getting hired. What can I do?

  • How do I let you know that I’m no longer interested in working for the City?

  • What if I’m still interested in working for the City but am not currently available? Will my name be removed from the eligible list?

  • I just got a letter stating my name may be removed from the eligible list. What does this mean?

  • My name is on the eligible list. How long will my name remain on the list?

  • How do I get my name on an eligible list?

  • I just got a letter stating that I didn’t achieve a passing score. Can I look at the test to see what I did wrong?

  • I just took an exam today. How long before I find out how I did?

  • Can I be interviewed over the telephone?

  • Can I take the test on the internet?

  • What if I’m not available on the day the test is being given?

  • Can the test I took for another position a few months ago be used to qualify for this position?

  • What study aids can I use to prepare for the test?

  • What kind of test will I have to take to get a City job?

  • I received a letter stating I did not meet the minimum requirements. What can I do?

  • I received a letter stating my application was incomplete. What can I do?

  • I received a letter stating my application was deferred. What does this mean?

  • What if I have a police record, can I still apply for City jobs?

  • Why can’t I apply for a promotional position if I qualify?

  • Why can’t I just be interviewed to prove that I am qualified?

  • If I get disqualified from one position, can I submit an application for another position?

  • If I get disqualified from a position, does this mean that I can never apply for this position again?

  • How many applications can I turn in?

  • I think I’m going to be on vacation during the period you will be accepting applications. What do I do?

  • I want to e-mail my resume. To whose attention should I send it?

  • Can I submit my resume instead of the employment application?

  • Can I fax my application?

  • Can I submit a photocopied employment application?

  • Can I apply for different City jobs using one application?

  • Can I apply on-line?

  • I speak a second language. Can I be paid for it?

  • How can I get an internship with the City?

  • If I’m in high school, can I still get a job with the City?

  • Does the City offer any summer positions?

  • Does the City offer any part-time positions?

  • Are the working hours always Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.?

  • Do I have to be a resident of Culver City to work for the City?

  • How will I know when I can apply for a particular position?

  • I heard there was a vacancy. How can I apply for this position?

  • How do I schedule an inspection?

  • When can I schedule an inspection?

  • What is an "Operational Permit" and why do I need one?

  • Amusement Building

  • Open Flame in Building

  • Tents/Canopies

  • What is a "Special Permit" and why do I need one?

  • Where do I apply for a special event permit?

  • How long does the special event permit application process take?

  • What information do I need to include with my special event permit application?

  • After I complete the special event permit application, what is the process?

  • Fuel Truck

  • Vehicles on Set

  • Welding/Cutting/Grinding

  • Pyrotechnics/Special Effects

  • Open Flame on Motion Picture Set

  • Fire extinguishers--does the fire department service them?

  • Smoke Alarms--how often should I change the batteries?

  • Carbon Monoxide--what is it and what do I need to do about it?

  • Planning Your Trip

  • Schedules

  • Riding Culver CityBus

  • Accessibility

  • Bike Racks

  • Paying Fare

  • Transfers

  • Rider Tips

  • Safety

  • Cash Fares

  • Transfers

  • TAP

  • EZ Transit Pass

  • Other Fare Media

  • Rider Relief Transportation Program (RRTP) - See if you qualify

  • Sales Locations

  • Does my business activity require special permits/licenses?

  • Does the City have a list of available, vacant properties for commercial and industrial development?

  • Where should I locate my business?

  • How do I start a business in Culver City?

  • Do you prorate?

  • Can I register for camp online?

  • How long after camp ends are lost & found items kept?

  • Why do we lose my deposit of $20 and my child’s spot if I do not make my payment in full by the Tuesday prior to the week of camp?

  • What are the age requirements?

  • What are the registration hours?

  • What is the latest day I can pay for camp?

  • What is the earliest time I can drop off my child for camp without paying morning care cost?

  • Why is the Teen Center parking lot closed?

  • How much should I give my child for field trips?

  • Do you prorate?

  • What are the age requirements?

  • What are the registration hours?

  • What is the latest day that I can pay for camp?

  • What is the earliest time I can drop off my child for camp without paying extended care cost?

  • Why is the teen center parking lot closed?

  • Do you have programs for kids who are 15 and older?

  • Is there a place my child can do homework?

  • How much should I give my child for fields trips?

  • Can I register for camp online?

  • Why do I lose my deposit of $20 and my child’s spot if I do not make my payment in full by the Tuesday prior to the week of camp?

  • How long after camp ends are lost & found items kept?

  • Do you prorate?

  • What are the age requirements?

  • What are the registration hours?

  • What is the latest day that I can pay for camp?

  • What is the earliest time I can drop off my child for camp without paying morning care cost?

  • How much should I give my child for fields trips?

  • Where do you register?

  • Can you make sure my child stays in the Teen Center?

  • Is there supervision?

  • Do you offer tutoring?

  • How much does membership cost?

  • What are the operational hours?

  • Where do you register?

  • What is the cost for the program?

  • What is the CCARP staff’s education and training?

  • What is the child to staff ratio?

  • Can I sign up and pay on-line without coming into the office?

  • When is the registration office open?

  • Can I pay month to month and still hold my spot?

  • Why can’t you have more staff and more kids in the program

  • 1. Core Kit Components

  • 2. Maintaining Your Kit

  • 3. Where to Store Your Kit

  • 4. Food & Water

  • 5. First Aid Supplies

  • 6. Tools & Supplies

  • 7. Clothing & Bedding

  • 8. Special Items

  • 9. Local Suppliers of Emergency/Disaster Kits and Services

  • What is the 2nd child discount price?

  • What is the cost for the program?

  • What is the CCARP staff’s education and training?

  • Can I sign up and pay on-line without coming into the office?

  • When is the registration office open?

  • What is the latest day that I can pay for camp?

  • What is the earliest time I can drop off my child for camp without paying morning care cost?

  • Why is the teen center parking lot closed

  • How much should I give my child for fields trips?

  • What services are subject to utility user tax (UUT)?

  • Where can I get information on the Culver City tax ordinances?

  • What is the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and who is exempt from paying it?

  • Who is exempt from utility user tax (UUT)?

  • What services are subject to utility user tax?

  • What is the Utility User Tax (UUT) rate?

  • WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?

  • IS THERE MARKETING MATERIALS I CAN USE TO HELP PROMOTE PROPER DISPOSAL?

  • WHERE TO DROP OFF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE?

  • HOW TO DISPOSE OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE PROPERLY?

  • WHY DO TOXIC PRODUCTS NEED SPECIAL HANDLING?

  • Where are the City’s audited financial statements?

  • Where are the Finance offices located?

  • HOW DO I IDENTIFY HAZARDOUS WASTE PRODUCTS?

  • WHAT IS HAZARDOUS WASTE?

  • How many votes of the City Council does it take to amend the City's adopted budget?

  • What are the starting and ending dates of Culver City's fiscal year?

  • When does the proposed budget need to be submitted to the City Council?

  • What is the Total General Fund Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18?

  • What is the Total City Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18?

  • Will my business tax certificate be good in Los Angeles or other cities?

  • Where is the Revenue Division located?

  • Can I get a business tax certificate today?

  • I see dogs in the park all the time, why can’t I walk my dog here?

  • Is the business tax certificate good for the next twelve months?

  • If I own an apartment building or rental property, do I need a business tax certificate?

  • Can we rent the park?

  • Are the buildings in the parks open to the public?

  • If we are a non-profit organization, are we still required to apply for a city tax certificate?

  • I wasn't notified and I wasn't aware that I needed a business tax certificate until I had already been in business for over two years. Am I still required to pay back taxes along with penalties?

  • Are the parks staffed year round?

  • When it rains, are the parks still open?

  • Is a business located outside of Culver City, but coming into Culver City to provide goods or services, required to apply for a city tax certificate?

  • Is it a violation of the CCMC to operate a business without first applying for a business tax certificate?

  • Do I need anything to check out equipment?

  • Is a separate business tax certificate required for each separate location, different dba's, and each type/activity of business at the same location?

  • I have been paying Los Angeles business taxes for over 2 years, and now I am told that I am located in Culver City. Do I have to pay taxes to Culver City for those two years and penalties even though I have already paid Los Angeles in error?

  • Can we check out sports equipment?

  • What are the business tax rates? When are taxes due? What is the penalty for late payment?

  • If I operate a business from my home, do I need a business tax certificate? Are there any restrictions on home based businesses?

  • Do I need to bring my own equipment to the drop in activities?

  • Are the drop-in activities in the parks free?

  • Do the Parks & Playgrounds have any sports programs?

  • Who needs a business tax certificate? How do I apply? When must I apply?

  • I would like to host a public education event--what do I do?

  • I would like to schedule a fire station tour--what do I do?

  • I am interested in getting a Fire Incident Report--what do I do?

  • Is there a difference between a fire truck and a fire engine?

  • Why do I always see fire trucks parked at the grocery store?

  • When does the department hire firefighters?

  • What are the qualifications for firefighter?

  • How do I become a firefighter?

  • Leaking fire hydrant--what do I do?

  • I am interested in getting an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Incident Report--what do I do?

  • Why can't I go to any hospital that I want?

  • Why do I have to pay for transport to the hospital?

  • Why does dispatch send a fire truck when I called for paramedics?

  • Calling for Help

  • Injury and Illness Prevention

  • Education

  • Fire Safety for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

  • Fire Safety Tips for Older Adults
  • Fire Safety Tips for People with Disabilities 
  • Fire Safety Information for Kids

  • Seasonal Fire Safety

  • Home Fire Safety

  • Fire alarm system--do I have to do anything to maintain or service it?

  • Home security system--can I connect my smoke detector so it dispatches the fire department?

  • Emergency exits in place of business--can I modify the exits to prevent theft?

  • Fire extinguishers--who services them?

  • Fire sprinklers and home remodel--do I have to put fire sprinklers in my house if I remodel?

  • Fire sprinklers and home remodel--do I have to put them in the new portions of the building only?

  • Fire sprinklers and home remodel--do I have to put them in the garage?

  • Fire sprinkler system contractor--where can I find one?

  • Fire sprinklers--can I install them myself?

  • Fire sprinklers in my place of business--am I responsible for maintenance or service?

  • Fire sprinkler inspections--will the fire department show me how to do my own quarterly inspections?

  • How do I get rid of old paint stored in my garage?

  • Hazardous material--what is it?

  • Hazardous material spill--who do I contact?

  • Hazardous materials--does Culver City have a program?

  • Permit and plan check fees--where do I find the fee schedule?

  • What is public art?

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