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1. What is an absentee ballot?
2. Who Is Eligible For An Absentee Ballot?
3. How Do I Apply For An Absentee Ballot?
4. When May I Apply?

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1. What are the various Circuit Court fees?
2. How do I get a restricted driver's license?
3. How do I transfer a vehicle title (repeat offender law)?
4. How to get a civil or criminal record check and how much is it?
5. How do I get a contractor's lien?
6. Are there forms that I could use for Circuit Court lawsuits, family and civil cases?
7. If filing in proper person, how do I get started opening a new case?
8. How do I file an appeal regarding a MESC (unemployment) decision?
9. What years are stored at the courthouse?
10. Do I need an Attorney?
11. Where can I get a copy of my Judgment of Divorce and what is the cost?
12. What constitutes a Circuit Court case?
13. How much does it cost to get a Personal Protection Order?
14. When will I know if my Personal Protection Order has been approved?
15. If my Personal Protection Order is approved, how will I have it served?
16. What happens if the Personal Protection Order is violated?

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1. How do I file a Small Claim?
2. How do I stop a garnishment against my wages?
3. An officer just served a Summons and Complaint on me. What do I do?
4. How do I transfer a vehicle title when the title holder has been convicted under the Repeat Offender Law?
5. What is the difference between a certificate of mailing and certified mail?
6. I have received a summons and complaint. What can I do?
7. What happens if I do not file an answer to a summons and complaint?
8. I have a Judgment against me. How much do I owe?
9. How can I stop a garnishment?
10. I paid my Judgment, why is it still on my credit report?
11. How do I evict someone?

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1. I want to start my own small business. Where do I begin?
2. Why would I want to locate my business in Southwest Michigan?
3. What is a Revolving Loan Fund?
4. Is Michigan a Right-to-Work State?
5. Does Berrien County have a lot of Union shops?
6. How can I find available buildings or land in Berrien County?
7. I have industrial and/or commercial properties to sell in Berrien County. Is there a no-cost service I can use?

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1. Where can I apply for a Concealed Pistol License?
2. How old do you need to be to apply for a CPL permit?
3. What do I need for identification?
4. How long does it take to get a Concealed Pistol License?
5. Is a training certificate required?
6. How much does a CPL cost?

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1. What is the Crime Victim Rights Act?
2. Who is a victim? Co-victim?
3. How do I request to be notified?
4. What services do you provide?

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1. How do I contact my court-appointed attorney?
2. Is there a warrant for my arrest?
3. What do I do if I do not have the money to make payments or complete a program as I agreed when the Judge sentenced me?
4. What do I do if I cannot appear in court on the day my appearance ticket or interim bond receipt states I must be at the court?
5. I posted bond for my friend / relative to get out of jail and I received a notice in the mail to appear in court. Do I have to be in court on that day?
6. My friend / relative was driving my car and (s)he was arrested for drunk driving. The Judge has ordered that my car be immobilized. Why did he immobilize my car and how do I get it back?

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1. What do I do if I want to start a new business?
2. How much does it cost to file a DBA or Co-Partnership?
3. How long is a DBA / Co-Partnership registration valid?
4. Can I change the owner’s name or add another person on to my DBA or Co-Partnership?
5. Can I change my business name?
6. Can I change the address and phone number on my DBA or Co-Partnership?
7. Can I file an LLC, Corporation, or Non-Profit Organization with your office?

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1. What is a Drain Assessment?
2. How are assessments determined?
3. Where is the drain located for which I am being assessed?
4. Do all property owners pay drain assessments?
5. What is a Drainage District?
6. I recently purchased my property. Why am I being billed for work done prior to my ownership?
7. What is a Petitioned Project?
8. How does a petition get started?
9. What is a Board of Determination?
10. What is the purpose of a Board of Determination?
11. Does the Board of Determination decide what work gets done?
12. Does the decision of the Board of Determination have to be unanimous?
13. What if I am unable to attend the Board of Determination meeting?
14. Can the decision of the Board of Determination be appealed?
15. Why do I need an Easement?
16. What are the Statutes and Regulations Effecting the Activities of the Drain Commissioner?
17. What is an Illicit Discharge or Connection?
18. How do I identify an Illicit Discharge or Connection?
19. How do I make a FOIA Request?

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1. Where do I get divorce papers to file in proper person?
2. How much does it cost to file for divorce?
3. How do I file for a change in child support, visitation, custody, domicile?
4. Where can I get a copy of my Judgment of Divorce and what is the cost?

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1. Why should I consider buying flood insurance?
2. Is flood damage covered by my homeowners insurance?
3. Where do I get flood insurance?
4. Is there a waiting period before my flood insurance policy becomes effective?
5. Do I need to live in a floodplain to get flood insurance?
6. Is water back up in basements covered by a flood insurance policy?
7. Can I get coverage for water back up in basements?

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1. How will we find out about a coming flood?
2. At what river level does our property begin to flood?
3. How can we prepare for floods?
4. How will we learn about evacuation orders?
5. What access roads can we use to evacuate in the case of rising waters?
6. What steps should we take to prepare our property?
7. Where should our family meet if we are separated during a flood event?
8. How do I keep my family safe during a flood?
9. What other considerations should I make?
10. What is the difference between a "watch" and a "warning"?

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1. What constitutes a Circuit Court case?
2. Who is the Plaintiff and who is the Defendant?
3. I received a summons and complaint and it says I must answer to the courts. What does this mean?
4. Where is each Court Division located?

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1. What is seasonal flu?
2. How can I protect myself and my family from the flu?
3. Who should get vaccinated this season?
4. How effective is the flu shot?
5. What are the risks from getting a flu shot?
6. What are the side effects that could occur?
7. Can the flu shot give me the flu?
8. Why do some people not feel well after getting the flu shot?
9. What about people who get a seasonal flu vaccine and still get sick with flu-like symptoms?

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1. What do I do if I have a medical problem and I don't feel that I would be able to serve?
2. What can I do if I don't hear well and I am afraid I will miss significant testimony?
3. What about work?
4. I am a college student, do I still have to serve and miss classes?
5. I am a nursing mother. Do I have to serve?
6. I have small children and don't have a sitter. Do you provide daycare?
7. What does it pay?
8. What if I don't show up?
9. Are there exemptions?
10. I was convicted of a felony, can I still serve?
11. I served less than one year ago, do I have to serve again?
12. Why am I called every year and I know people who have never been called?
13. I live in another state during the winter months and I won't be in Michigan during any of the months in my quarter. What should I do?

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1. How long will I be on probation?
2. What does being on probation mean?
3. What is expected of me while I am on probation?
4. What happens if I violate my probation?
5. Will I have a juvenile record as a result of being on probation?

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1. What is a Notary Public?
2. What are the requirements to become a Notary Public?
3. How do I apply to become a Notary Public?
4. What is a Surety Bond?
5. How long is a Notary Commission?
6. Where do I apply to be a Notary Public?

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1. Where is Records located and what are your hours?
2. How much does it cost to get copies of reports?
3. Can I get an accident report online?
4. How can I get fingerprinted?
5. Can I get a copy of someone else's arrest records?
6. Can I find out if I'm wanted?

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1. What is a severe thunderstorm?
2. What is a tornado?
3. What is the difference between a tornado and a funnel cloud?
4. How many tornadoes usually occur in Michigan every year?
5. When do tornadoes generally occur?
6. How fast do tornadoes travel?
7. How far do tornadoes travel once they touch the ground?
8. When is a tornado or severe thunderstorm watch issued?
9. When is a tornado or severe thunderstorm warning issued?
10. What is a special marine warning?
11. How do I find out about a warning if my electricity is already out?

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1. If I want to pay my civil infraction traffic ticket, what do I do?
2. If I want to deny responsibility for my civil infraction traffic ticket what do I do?
3. If I want to plead not guilty to my misdemeanor traffic ticket what do I do?
4. Do I have to appear in court if I gave the police officer money when they gave me the traffic ticket?
5. Is there a warrant for my arrest?
6. May I go to a court ordered or sponsored traffic school so I don't get points on my driver's license?
7. What if I've already received an extension on my traffic ticket but I still need more time?

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1. How can I make a payment?
2. I thought doing time in Jail / Prison took care of my balance owed?
3. This is over 7 years old, how can you still try to collect?
4. I filed for Bankruptcy, why do I still owe this?
5. How can I get an Order to Remit Prisoner Funds Cancelled?
6. How do I know how much the prison has taken / paid?
7. I am a victim who has restitution coming how / when will I get my money.
8. Why is my balance higher?

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1. Can you be helped?
2. What kind of financial help may be available?
3. What are the limits on payments?
4. What's not covered?
5. What's not covered?
6. Are there other benefits?
7. How can I get an application?
8. When should I file your claim?
9. What do I need to send in?
10. How does the claim process work?
11. What if my claim is turned down?
12. Am I entitled to confidentiality?
13. Who pays for this compensation?
14. What happens if I give false information?

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1. How can I obtain a certified copy of my birth record?
2. Can I purchase a certified copy of a birth record over the phone?
3. Can you fax or email a birth certificate to me?
4. How much does it cost to purchase a birth certificate?
5. Can I request a copy of my parent, sibling, or spouse’s birth certificate?
6. What kind of identification is required to receive a birth certificate?
7. What death certificates do you have on file?
8. Who can purchase a death certificate?
9. Do I need identification to purchase a death certificate?
10. How long does it take to get a death certificate?
11. Does the location of death matter?
12. What do I do if I’m getting married in Berrien County?
13. We applied for our marriage license online, do we both have to be present to pick it up?
14. We recently moved or are going to move after we get married, do we put our new / current address on the marriage application?
15. What documents do we need when applying for a marriage license?
16. How much does a marriage license cost?
17. How long is the marriage license valid?
18. What do I do if I want to get married at the Courthouse?

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1. What are the qualifications needed to register to vote?
2. When do I need to register?
3. Where can I register to vote?
4. Will I ever have to re-register?
5. How can I request a change of address or change of name?

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1. Where do I Vote?
2. When are the Polls open?
3. What should I bring with me to vote?
4. Can I wear election related clothing to the polls?

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1. What is meant by “Straight Party Ticket”, “Split Ticket”, or “Mixed Ticket”?
2. Where can I get additional information about voting in Michigan?

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1. Can I vote in the primary election if I am not a registered Democrat or Republican?
2. Can I vote on either party’s primary ticket?
3. Can I vote in more than one primary?

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1. Why am I a witness? I didn't see the crime occur.
2. What if someone threatens me?
3. What if the defense attorney contacts me?
4. Do I have to testify in front of the defendant?
5. Who will be with me in court?
6. How long will I be at court
7. How many times will I have to appear in court?
8. What if my employer won't let me come to court?
9. Can I get witness fees whether or not I attend on the date stated in the subpoena? What if I can't attend on the date stated in the subpoena?
10. How do I know if my case has been "called off"?
11. I was subpoenaed by the defendant, not the prosecutor. Does this change anything?
12. What if I need an interpreter?

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1. How can I vote for someone whose name is not on the ballot (a “write-in candidate")?
2. What if a candidate dies before the election?
3. How can I become a write-in candidate?