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1. When do I need a building permit?
2. When is a permit not required?
3. If I get a permit, can I do the work myself?
4. What are the benefits to getting a permit?
5. Is there a fee?
6. How long is a permit valid for?

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1. Where and when can I apply for a local business tax receipt?
2. What information will I need for a local business tax receipt?
3. What other information do I need to know about getting a local business tax receipt?

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1. Do I have to get insurance for my rental?
2. Do I have to hire off-duty police officers?
3. Until what time can we have our event?
4. How many people can the banquet hall accommodate?
5. What are the dimensions of the banquet hall?
6. Am I allowed to decorate the hall for my event?
7. Is lunch served at the Community Center?
8. Does the Community Center provide Wi-Fi?
9. What activities are offered at the Community Center?

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1. Is there a curfew or shelter in place order in effect?
2. What City programs and services are suspended?
3. Is the trolley service operating?
4. Are the parks open?
5. Can I rent a facility or field?
6. What events are coming up?
7. Are childcare opportunities available or when will they become available?
8. How can I pay my utility bill?
9. Will Garbage, Recycling, and Bulk Trash be picked up as scheduled?
10. Can I drop off permit applications?
11. What City facilities are open for business?

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1. I have a business that is being impacted by the mandatory closure policy and do not need the same level of solid waste service, what can I do?
2. COVID-19 has affected my small business. What can I do?

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1. Will pharmacies and grocery stores remain open?
2. What can I do if I’m laid off or not being paid because of COVID-19?

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1. Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in Miami-Dade County?
2. Can you tell me where the Presumptive Positive Cases in Miami-Dade County are located?
3. I have symptoms - what do I do?
4. I am considered at risk - what do I do?
5. Face masks – do they help?
6. Should I be wearing gloves?
7. How can I protect myself?

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1. What is the status of the COVID-19 outbreak? Am I at risk?
2. What are the symptoms and signs of COVID-19?
3. What is the Florida Department of Health doing to address COVID-19?
4. How many cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the Florida Department of Health?
5. How does the virus spread?
6. Should I be concerned about pets or other animals and COVID-19?
7. If I were exposed to COVID-19, how long would it take for me to become sick?
8. What should I do if I think I (or someone in my family) might have COVID-19?
9. What should I do if I had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?
10. How do you test a person for COVID-19?
11. What questions will a health care provider ask me when I call?
12. Is there a vaccine?
13. How long can COVID-19 survive in the environment?
14. Are there disinfectants available that can inactivate (kill) COVID-19?
15. What about products imported from areas of outbreak?
16. How do I determine to travel or not?
17. I have reviewed the CDC travel guidance and still do not believe it is safe to travel. Can I get a refund for any planned travel?
18. Is okay to have or go to large events?
19. Where can I get more information about COVID-19?

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1. Are there any ongoing or planned food distributions in Homestead?
2. I am in self-isolation and need food. Can the City help?
3. The supermarket is out of supplies, do you know where they have any?
4. I am a senior and have been attending a facility that has been closed. How can I receive meals?
5. Hand sanitizer or cleaning supplies– where can I get them?
6. I'm a senior and I'm afraid to go to the store to buy supplies, can you help?

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1. Where can I get help related to Miami-Dade Schools?
2. School Meals: Where can I get them and who can pick them up?

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1. How do I start, stop, or move service?
2. How are deposits determined?
3. Why do you charge deposits?
4. When and how will my deposit be refunded?
5. How can I view my bill?
6. How can I pay my bill?
7. How does Autopay work?
8. Does the City of Homestead Offer Assistance Programs?
9. What is my Solid Waste Schedule?
10. How can I reduce my Energy Bills?

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1. Are grant funds available from the city?
2. Does the city offer financing for businesses or facilities?
3. How can my business become a city vendor and do business with the city?

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1. Who Are My Elected Officials?
2. Where Can I Find Election Information?
3. Where Can I Find Information on the City of Homestead Trolley?
4. Where Can I View Bids & RFPS?
5. Where Can I Find Archived Documents?

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1. What are the steps to opening a new business?
2. Are grant funds available from the city?
3. Does the City offer financing for businesses or facilities?

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1. Are animals allowed in the parks?
2. Am I allowed to bring in a bounce-house or other fun equipment?
3. Are the bathroom facilities going to be open for my rental?
4. Can I have a DJ at my party?
5. Can I bring an extra tent and/or tables to my pavilion?
6. Will my deposit be refunded, and when?
7. What if I want to cancel my event?
8. Can I bring a BBQ pit or will one be provided?
9. Are there outlets at the pavilion?
10. Do I need a generator for my bounce-house?
11. Is alcohol allowed at the park?
12. Do I have to reserve a field separately from the pavilion or does it come with the rental?
13. Can I have a train at my party?
14. What if someone is at the pavilion the day of my event and I have a permit?
15. Do I have to rent a baseball, soccer, or football field?
16. How do I get general liability insurance for my event?
17. Do I need police at my event?

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1. When do I need a Building Permit?
2. If I obtain a permit, can I do the work myself?
3. How long is a permit valid for?

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1. What is a public hearing?
2. For a public hearing application, how long does it take to have an answer?
3. If I receive notice, am I obligated to attend a public hearing?
4. What is a Certificate of Use?
5. What is a plat?
6. What is a variance?
7. What is an administrative site plan approval and an administrative variance?
8. Do I need a permit to cut down or remove a tree?
9. Do I need a permit to add a room to my house, pool house or garage?
10. Do I need a permit for a pool, shed or deck?
11. Do I need a permit to install a fence?