Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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  • Can you serve someone in another County?

  • Is there a charge to serve a Restraining Order on an inmate in jail or prison?

  • How do I file a Claim of Exemption?

  • How do I obtain a balance due on a garnishment?

  • How long does it take the Sheriff's Office to process an eviction?

  • Where can I get the paperwork to start an eviction?

  • I was to evict a tenant. What can I do?

  • What happens if you can't serve my papers?

  • What happens after you serve my papers?

  • Can someone besides the Sheriff's Office serve my papers?

  • Do you accept the waiver of court costs I was granted by the court?

  • Who do I make the check payable to?

  • Do I need to enclose the fees with the request for service?

  • What are your fees?

  • Can you give me advice regarding a civil situation?

  • What do I need to enclose with by request for service?

  • What is a Letter of Instruction?

  • Where do I send documents to be served?

  • Can I carry a concealed firearm out of state?

  • How old do I have to be before I can apply for a CCW license.

  • I already have a CCW from another state. Do I need to reapply for another one since moving to Amador County?

  • What documentation do I need to bring with me when I turn in my completed application?

  • Is renewing a CCW license automatically done?

  • How long is a CCW license good for?

  • How will I know if my particular circumstances will allow me to obtain a CCW license?

  • How do I find out the road conditions?

  • How do I file a compliment or complaint concerning Sheriff's Department personnel?

  • How do I get assistance with evictions?

  • How do I report a lost or stolen cellular phone?

  • How do I report people dealing drugs?

  • How do I request extra patrols in my neighborhood?

  • Where can I get live scan fingerprints taken?

  • How do I get legal papers served?

  • How do I report cars speeding through my neighborhood?

  • My car is missing. It might have been repossessed. Who can I call?

  • How do I report my car stolen?

  • How do I sue someone in small claims court?

  • How do I get a restraining order?

  • How do I get information about someone that was arrested?

  • How do I get a copy of a crime report?

  • How do I complain about barking dogs?

  • My car was towed. How do I call to find out where it is?

  • How do I report non-emergency traffic concerns?

  • How do I report parking violations?

  • How do I report an abandoned vehicle?

  • I live in the City of Jackson, the City of Sutter Creek, or the City of Ione and I need to file a crime report. Who do I call?

  • What if I cannot find what I am looking for on the County website?

  • Who Do I Contact for Further Information Regarding Fire District Special Tax?

  • What is the Procedure to Annex to the District?

  • How Does Property Annex to the District?

  • How much is the CFD No. 2006-1 Annual Special Tax?

  • When Does the Special Tax Take Effect?

  • What is a Community Facilities District (CFD)?

  • Where do I get a copy of my divorce/dissolution/annulment papers?

  • Who can purchase certified copies of births, deaths and marriages?

  • Can I pay the Recorder's Office with a debit or credit card?

  • Which form from the Recorder's Office should I use?

  • Can I get blank document forms from the Recorder's Office?

  • Why do I need a Grading Permit?

  • Am I allowed to grade during the “rainy season?”

  • How long does it take to get a Grading Permit?

  • Why do I need Compaction tests for a structure?

  • When do I need a Grading Permit?

  • Where are the County's Municipal Codes?

  • What are the Human Resource Department Hours?

  • What if I am not selected or interviewed after submitting an employment application?

  • What happens if I am selected for a job?

  • I want to apply for two positions; do I need to fill out an application for each position?

  • How does the Human Resource Department determine whether I am qualified for the position?

  • I saw a job announcement which I am qualified for, what should I do now?

  • Where is the Human Resource Office Located?

  • After I submit a check to the Program, why can't I take the money if the check writer wants to pay the check off at my store?

  • What can I do about a worthless check that is returned because the Program can't prosecute the case?

  • Can I put more than one check on a Check Complaint Form?

  • Can I get reimbursement for a bank service fee from the Program?

  • What can I do to make sure a check qualifies for prosecution?

  • Why can't the District Attorney's Office take all the non-complying check writers to court?

  • Why do I have to contact the check writer first?

  • What do I do if I think a check is forged?

  • What can I do about worthless checks that do not qualify for the Bad Check Restitution Program?

  • Why can't I submit any check that was refused by the bank?

  • When will I receive the money the Bad Check Restitution Program recovers?

  • If I have stores in another state, can I also submit the worthless checks passed at those stores?

  • How much do I pay for the District Attorney's Office to enforce payment of my check?

  • How do I register for the Bad Check Restitution Program?

  • May I fill out an application and leave the "Exact title for which you are applying" blank?

  • I filled out an County application for a position that was open a couple months ago. Can I get a copy of the application and change the title for the new job recruitment?

  • My resume includes all of the information you should need. Can I just submit my resume and a cover letter to apply for a job.

  • I had a well drilled. How do I obtain a final inspection?

  • How do I get a well completion report for a well that I own?

  • How much are the permit fees?

  • Can I obtain an Application & Water Well Job Permit online?

  • What is the process if I would like to complain about a site?

  • Can I burn solid waste?

  • What is the proper way to store solid waste?

  • What is solid waste?

  • How often should I have my septic tank pumped?

  • Why is it required that I have my washing machine discharge into the septic tank?

  • What other things can I do as a home owner to help assure the longevity of my septic system?

  • What kinds of plants are safe to use for landscaping on or near my septic system?

  • What constitutes a Public Water System?

  • How do I obtain a catering permit?

  • How do I obtain a permit to sell at a temporary event?

  • How do I find the regulations that pertain to a retail food facility?

  • I would like to open a restaurant in the county, what do I do?

  • Who do I contact regarding complaints about prepackaged foods, etc.?

  • Where can I find information about irradiated foods?

  • Who is responsible for paying the property taxes on property I/we just purchased?

  • What if I pay my property taxes through my lender?

  • What if I do not receive my annual property tax bill?

  • Who determines the amount of my property taxes?

  • Why are delinquencies highest among new property owners?

  • Who provides the address shown on the property tax bill?

  • How do I change the address where my tax bill is mailed?

  • How do I apply for a Homeowner's Exemption?

  • Is the annual property tax bill the only tax bill I will receive?

  • How does a supplemental tax bill affect me?

  • When are supplemental tax bills due?

  • Are supplemental tax bills sent to my lender for payment?

  • Why am I getting two supplemental tax bills?

  • What are the penalties if I don't pay my property taxes on time?

  • When are my property taxes due, and when do they become delinquent?

  • It's winter. Can I pour concrete when it's raining?

  • Do I really have to put 2 layers of building paper under my stucco lath?

  • I thought attic insulation saved energy and money. A year ago a contractor installed fiberglass insulation between our attic rafters but our costs have remained the same. What's up with this?

  • Do we have to have an exhaust hood over our kitchen stove if we don't want one? Is it required by code?

  • May I put a storage shed on my property without a permit?

  • I own a small handyman service and was stopped by one of your inspectors and told that I need a permit to install a water heater. Why should I get a permit?

  • I want to pour a 24 X 24 slab that is not attached to the house and use it for a parking pad. Next year I want to construct a garage on the slab. Will I need drawings for the slab and future garage?

  • How can I contact my Inspector?

  • How do I complain about a contractor?

  • How do I reactivate or get an extension on a permit?

  • I called for an inspection and was given a correction for something that was not shown on the plans. How can the inspector do this?