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what are civic points?

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DPW Receptionist
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Laurel a user earns Civic Points for the actions taken on the site. Civic Points are a way to quantify how civically engaged you are.

City of Taunton

How do I apply for fuel assistance?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Please visit the Human Services Department web page at http://www.taunton-ma.gov/Pages/TauntonMA_HumanServices/fuelassist.

City of Taunton

Where do I get sand bags?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Salt and sand is available at the Operations Center at the DPW located at 90 Ingell Street.

City of Taunton

How do I register to vote?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

You can register to vote at the temporary City Hall at 141 Oak Street. You can also contact the registrar of voters at 508-821-1044.

City of Taunton

How do I request a proclamation or citation?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

You can request a proclamation or citation by filling out an online form at taunton-ma.gov/Pages/TauntonMA_Mayor/recrequest within 10 business days before the print or event deadline.

City of Taunton

Where is the splash pad located, and when is it open?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

The splash pad is located at Hopewell Park in Taunton. The Splash Pad will be operational from June 22nd to September 7th. The operating hours are 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

City of Taunton

How do I report an issue online?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

You can go to the City of Taunton website and report the issue through See Click Fix, or download the See Click Fix app on a mobile device.

City of Taunton

Where can I purchase a compost bin?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Compost bins are available to purchase at the DPW located at 90 Ingell Street.

City of Taunton

What is my weekly curbside Recycling limit?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

No limit, we encourage you to recycle at much as possible.

City of Taunton

How do I reach the Taunton Anonymous Tip Line?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

You can reach the Taunton Anonymous Tip Line at 508-824-5493.

City of Taunton

Where can I find information on the Taunton School Department?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

You can go to tauntonschools.org for more information on the school department. Or you can go to the Taunton Public Schools building located at 215 Harris Street.

City of Taunton

 What can I do with button and lithium batteries?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Button and lithium batteries are now recycleable free of charge at the landfill.

City of Taunton

Who do I report abandoned trash to?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Please feel free to contact the Department of Public Worksat 508-821-1431. If you are witness to trash being abandoned, please phone the police department with your information at 508-824-7522.

City of Taunton

Where is the Water Department located? Where is the Water Treatment Plant located?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

The Taunton Water Department is located on 90 Ingell Street. The Taunton Water Treatment Plant is located on 91 Precinct Street Lakeville, MA.

City of Taunton

What can I do with household cooking oil?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

You can bring it to the landfill free of charge. Call the Taunton landfill at 508-824-4444 for more information.

City of Taunton

What do I do with my old Christmas tree?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

There will be a Christmas tree collection the first Saturday of January.

City of Taunton

Where is the Zoning Department located?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

The Zoning Department is located at 15 Summer Street in the Annex Building behind City Hall.

City of Taunton

Can pizza boxes and any other food, contaminated items be put in the recycle bin?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

No, they are considered trash and must be disposed in the garbage.

City of Taunton

How do I pay my bill for excise, personal property, real estate and/or water tax?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

You can pay any of those bills through the city of Taunton website. You can click "Online Payments" under the Citizen Action Center tab on the homepage on the top right side. Or you can mail it to the Tax Collector's office at 15 Summer ...Read more »

City of Taunton

How do I purchase a Cemetery Lot?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Contact the Taunton Department of Parks, Cemeteries, and Public Grounds Department at 508-821-1415.

City of Taunton

Does Taunton have rent control?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

No, Taunton does not control the rent of any residential rental property in Taunton.

City of Taunton

How do I obtain a copy of a birth certificate, death certificate or marriage license? How much does it cost?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

To obtain a copy of any of that information, you must go to the City Clerk's office located at the Temporary City Hall at 141 Oak Street during operating hours. To obtain a small copy of a birth certificate, the cost is $7. To obtain a c...Read more »

City of Taunton

Does Taunton have a landfill? Where is it located? What are the hours?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Taunton does have a landfill located at 340 East Britannia Street. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm, and Saturday 7:00am to 12:00pm.

City of Taunton

How do I get a Building Permit?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Please visit the Taunton Building Department Website at http://www.taunton-ma.gov/Pages/TauntonMA_Building/permits

City of Taunton

Where can I get my dog licensed? How much does it cost?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

You can get your dog licensed at the City Clerk's office located at the Temporary City Hall at 141 Oak Street. The annual license fee for a dog that is not fixed is $12. A dog that is neutered or spayed costs an annual fee of $10. If you...Read more »

City of Taunton

How do I obtain a recycling bin?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

You can get a recycling bin at the Department of Public Works Operations Center located at 90 Ingell Street.

City of Taunton

What streets will be paved in the 2016 fiscal year?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Crane Ave South, Cooper Square, East Broadway, Fern Street, Main Street, Middleboro Ave, Monica Street, Myles Standish, Old Colony Ave, Purchase Street, and High Street are expected to be paved in the 2016 fiscal year.

City of Taunton

When is trash pickup?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

You can find your street's trash pickup day on the Department of Public Works web page at http://www.taunton-ma.gov/Pages/TauntonMA_PublicWorks/pickupday.pdf. Trash and Recycling may be place out for collection after 5:00P.M. the night b...Read more »

City of Taunton

When does the Taunton City Council meet?

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Official Answer City of Taunton

The City Council meets at the Temporary City Hall at 141 Oak Street every Tuesday at 7pm.

City of Taunton

When is curbside yard waste pickup?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

There are special Yard Waste pick-ups, in the fall and spring. The pickup dates will be advertised in the newspapers and cable television or you can call the DPW Operation Center (508-821-1431).

City of Taunton

How do I get a crime report?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Police Reports may be obtained from the Records Office. The Records Office is located in the lobby of the Police Station and is open Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm. Requests for reports may be made in perso...Read more »

City of Taunton

Who do I report frozen pipes to?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Contact DPW at 508-821-1431 during normal business hours. After hours contact the Taunton Police 508-824-7522. 

City of Taunton

Do I need a permit to use or store propane?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

This depends on the amount of propane stored. To find out if you need a permit, you can call the Taunton Fire Prevention Office at 508-821-1543.

City of Taunton

Who do we contact if there is a safety concern about the well-being and living conditions of an elderly neighbor?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Please contact the Elder Outreach Program at 508-821-1425 immediately to report the concern. Call 911 if this is an emergency situation.

City of Taunton

Can I have a campfire in any of the town parks?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

The use of open fire, grills, barbecues, or any other gas, electric or fire cooking device is prohibited at all locations.

City of Taunton

How do I report my street not being plowed?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Call the DPW Operations Center 90 Ingell Street (508-821-1431).

City of Taunton

When and where are the local farmers markets?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

The local Farmer's Market operates from 10:30am to 1:30pm at the Church across from the Taunton Police Station. Read more »

City of Taunton

What is the address for City Hall?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Temporary City Hall is located at 141 Oak Street.

City of Taunton

How do I find out if there is a warrant for my arrest?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Contact the Taunton Police Department at 508-824-7522.

City of Taunton

Who should I call to get my street repainted?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Call the DPW Operations Center 90 Ingell Street (508-821-1431).

City of Taunton

How often do city trees get pruned? How do I request a city tree be pruned?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

City trees are pruned throughout year. To request a pruning or trim of a City tree, call the Taunton Department of Public Works (DPW) at 508-821-1431.

City of Taunton

How do I get on a list for low income housing?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

The Taunton Housing Authority participates in the Massachusetts Centralized Waiting List. You can pick up an application for Section 8 by visiting the THA Administrative Office on 30 Olney Street. You can also download the application fr...Read more »

City of Taunton

What Department do I need to get a water heater inspected?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

To get a water heater inspected, you can fill out an inspection request form through the Building Department at http://www.taunton-ma.gov/Pages/TauntonMA_WebDocs/inspection.

City of Taunton

My boulevard tree needs to be trimmed, who do I contact?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

You can contact the Department of Parks, Cemeteries, and Public Grounds at 508-821-1415.

City of Taunton

I live in a rental house/apartment. Does my landlord have to supply me with heat?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

The owner must provide and maintain in good operating condition the facilities for heating every habitable room and every room containing a toilet, shower or bathtub to such temperature as required by 105. CMR 410. 201.

City of Taunton

I own a business in Taunton. Am I required to have a fire inspection?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Yes, you are required to have a fire inspection upon changing of ownership. To find out how often you need an inspection, call the Taunton Fire Prevention Office at 508-821-1543.

City of Taunton

How do I arrange for a special trash pickup for a large item?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

You may put out one large item per household every week next to your trash.

City of Taunton

I want to rent my home. Do I need to have a housing inspection?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Yes, you are obligated under certain circumstances to have the Taunton Board of Health inspect and verify that the apartment meets State Sanitary Code and safety standards prior to re-renting. Call the Taunton Board of Health at 508-821-...Read more »

City of Taunton

How can I reserve a park for birthday parties or other events?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

You can apply to reserve a public park through the Department of Parks, Cemeteries, and Public Grounds. Please visit http://www.taunton-ma.gov/Pages/TauntonMA_Parks/index.

City of Taunton

How do I report a missing or damaged street sign, or other issues related to traffic signage?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Call the Taunton Department of Public Works at 508-821-1431.

City of Taunton

Can I get an electronic copy of the new tax map for the consolidated town?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

You can obtain an electronic copy on the city of Taunton Engineering Department web page. Go to http://www.taunton-ma.gov/Pages/TauntonMA_Engineer/index

City of Taunton

How do I find the location of a relative or loved one buried within a city cemetery?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

Contact the Department of Parks, Cemeteries and Public Grounds at 508-821-1415.

City of Taunton

How does a neighborhood get a stop sign and lane markers for busy dangerous street where kids play?

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City of Taunton
Official Answer City of Taunton

You can call the Taunton Department of Public Works at 508-821-1431.

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