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1. What type of work requires a permit?
2. Licensed & Registered Contractors: Do I need one and how do I know if my contractor is registered?
3. How far from the property line does my garage or shed have to be?
4. How big can my garage be?
5. What are the regulations for fences?
6. What are the regulations for swimming pools?
7. I would like to open a business in Sterling. How do I go about that?
8. What are the applicable codes in Sterling?
9. How long does the building permit process take?
10. How can I make the building permit process move faster?
11. How long is the building permit valid?
12. What is a “Stop Work” order?
13. What inspections are required?
14. If I want to make changes to the site, what do I do?

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1. Where can I find information on available locations for my business?
2. Where can I find information on expanding my business?
3. What should a business owner do before signing a lease or purchasing property?
4. How do I find out whether my business is a permitted use?
5. If I want to make changes to the interior of the building, what do I do?
6. Where can I find money or other financial assistance for my business?
7. How do I find out whether my existing building meets safety and fire code requirements?
8. I would like additional signage to promote my business. How do I find out what type of signage is permitted?
9. Who can help me promote my business?
10. Am I allowed to hold outdoor promotional events and activities?
11. I am going to sell/serve food, who do I need to contact?
12. Who do I contact about utilities?
13. What do I do if I want to dig on my property?
14. Where can I get copies of the City's Building Code and Zoning Ordinance?

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1. How do I pay my city sewer bill?
2. My trash didn't get picked up, who should I call?
3. Can I have a recreational fire?
4. How do I pay a ticket or a fine?
5. How can I see the agenda for an upcoming City Council or Board meeting?
6. A snow plow damaged my mailbox, who do I call?
7. How do I apply for a job with the City?
8. How do I become a firefighter?
9. How do I become a police officer?
10. Where can I put my garage sale sign?
11. How do I rent the Market Place, the Community Room or Grandon?
12. Where can I discharge my sump pump water?
13. How can I get fingerprinted for my place of employment?
14. Who do I call to report low hanging wires?

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1. I have a problem with a wild animal, who should I call?
2. Can my cat or dog roam free outside?
3. Is there anything I can do about my neighbor’s noisy animal(s)?
4. How many cats and dogs may I keep?
5. Do I have to have a license for my pets?
6. There are stray cats in my neighborhood. What can I do?

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1. My neighbors are not keeping up with their property maintenance who should I call?
2. Can I burn my yard waste?
3. Can I park a vehicle in my yard?
4. Can I have a recreational fire?
5. Can I store an unlicensed vehicle in my driveway under a cover?
6. How tall can my grass be?