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 CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22-23, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.

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  • Building Permit FAQ

    • Can I get a refund if I decide not to do the work?

    • Can you tell me if a specific company is authorized to perform construction work in Sioux City?

    • Does my building permit cover the electrical, mechanical and plumbing work?

    • How can I check to see if my contractor has a permit for work he is doing?

    • How can I contact my inspector if I have questions?

    • How do I report dilapidated (rundown) properties?

    • How long after I obtain a permit do I have to begin construction?

    • How much does a building permit cost?

    • What do I need to do if I own a rental property?

    • What happens if I do work without a permit?

    • What if I sell my house and have done work without a permit?

    • What information do I need to bring to get a building permit?

    • What number do I call for locating underground utility lines before I dig on my property?

    • When do I need to get a building permit?

    • Why is a building permit required?

  • Cone Park FAQ

    • Are gift certificates available?

    • Are season passes available?

    • Can I accompany my child down the hill?

    • Can I bring my own skates for the ice skating rink?

    • Can I bring my own tube?

    • Can I have a birthday party at Cone Park during normal operating hours?

    • Do you have group rates?

    • How big is the tubing hill?

    • How can I get a Low Income Pass?

    • How can I rent the lodge?

    • How do I reserve my time on the tubing hill?

    • How do you get back up the hill?

    • How do you stop at the bottom of the hill?

    • How do you take care of the ice at the ice skating rink?

    • If the tubing hill is full, can I ice skate?

    • Is snowboarding available?

    • Is the Day Lodge ADA accessible?

    • Is the tubing hill ADA accessible?

    • What are the park rules?

    • What drinks/snacks are available in the lodge?

    • What forms of payment are accepted?

    • What hours are you open? How much does it cost?

    • What is the Cone Park Closing Policy?

    • When are private rentals available?

    • When are the laser lights on?

    • When does music play?

    • When does the tubing hill and skating rink open/close for the season?

    • Where can I park?

    • Where does the water come from to make the snow?

    • Where is Cone Park located?

  • Landlord FAQ

    • What are the benefits to a landlord for participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program?

    • Can I get my payments direct deposited?

    • Can I still request an annual Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection if my unit will be “skipped” as part of the new biennial inspection process?

    • Can SCHA assist me in advertising my available rental units?

    • Do applicants for the HCV Program have to move? I have a current tenant who isn’t on your program who just lost their job and will need help paying their rent.

    • Do you have any tips for a successful HQS inspection?

    • Does the SCHA prequalify or screen families for tenancy?

    • How does SCHA determine if a rent is rent reasonable?

    • I have a potential tenant who wants to lease my unit, but doesn’t have funds for the first month’s security deposit. Can you help them?

    • If SCHA increases their Payment Standard, when will this be effective?

    • If your current tenant is paying their rent, could they benefit from the HCV Program?

    • What are the benefits to me for creating a Property Owner Account on the Assistancecheck.com website?

    • What factors determine rents in the Housing Choice Voucher Program?

    • What if the unit failed the annual HQS inspection due to a tenant deficiency/repair needed?

    • What is SCHA’s role when a tenant doesn’t pay their rent on time?

    • When can I request a rent increase?

    • Why am I on the new biennial HQS inspection calendar?

    • Will I receive a notice from SCHA if I qualify for a biennial inspection and no inspection is scheduled this year?

  • Meter Reading FAQ

    • Do I have to be present for the installation?

    • Does the Radio Read technology have any other benefits for me?

    • How do I make an appointment with the City to have the Radio Read installed?

    • How does Radio Read Automatic Meter Reading work?

    • How long does it take to install the Radio Read unit?

    • How much will the installation cost me?

    • What if I disagree with the reading provided by the Radio Read unit?

    • What if I need to change the date and time of my installation appointment?

  • Snow FAQ

    • Can I put salt on my gravel road?

    • Can I shovel snow from my sidewalk or driveway in to the street?

    • How can I find out if there has been a snow emergency declared?

    • How long after a snow fall event do I have to clean my sidewalks?

    • What does a snow flake sign mean?

    • What is a Priority One Street?

    • When is a snow emergency declared?

    • When will the snow emergency end?

    • Where can I park during a snow emergency?

    • Why are there piles of snow (wind rows) down the center of the downtown lanes of traffic?