Residential Services FAQs

  1. Who do I call with questions or to report a problem?
  2. How do I apply for overnight parking?
  3. When is brush picked up by the city?
  4. Can I view my Utility Bill online?
  5. Does the city have watering restrictions?
  6. When are fire hydrants flushed?
  7. Who takes care of the trees in the parkway?
  8. Does the city require me to purchase vehicle stickers?
  9. Am I required to license my pets?
  10. How does the snow removal process work? Are there parking restrictions?
  11. Can I pay my utility bill electronically?
  12. How are code violations discovered?
  13. How do I notify the city about a possible code violation?
  14. What is the procedure for following up on possible code violations?
  15. What penalties results from code violations?
  16. What time should my trash be out?
  17. What is the largest can size I can use?
  18. Do I need to separate my recyclables?
  19. How can I dispose of large items or construction debris?
  20. Is there a limit on the amount of recyclables that can be placed out each week for collection?
  21. How can I dispose of white goods or appliances?
  22. How can I dispose of an old toilet?
  23. What can I do with cans of old paint?
  24. Are Styrofoam and packing peanuts recyclable?
  25. How can I dispose of old carpet or wood?
  26. Why is my refuse and recycling put together in the truck?
  27. Do I need to rinse containers and remove labels? What about pizza boxes?
  28. How can I recycle batteries?
  29. When are engineering inspections required?
  30. When are permits required?
  31. What aspects of the City Code is the Community Development Department responsible for enforcing?
  32. What is zoning?
  33. What is my property zoned? What regulations must I follow?
  34. Is my property conforming or non-conforming? What does this mean?
  35. I own a business and would like to display a temporary sign: do I need a permit?
  36. What is annexation?
  37. Is my property in the City of Batavia?
  38. What are TIF Districts?
  39. Is my property in a TIF District?
  40. Who is responsible for home maintenance?
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