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1. What is the San Miguel County Alert and Warning System?
2. What types of notifications will I receive from GEM?
3. How do I register?
4. How will I know if a phone call, email, or text is coming from San Miguel County Alert and Warning?
5. Who can register?
6. Are there instructions to register?
7. I am already signed up for CodeRED. Do I need to re-register?
8. Are there options to receive alerts in another language?
9. Do I need to provide an address or location?
10. What if I live in another county but work or play in San Miguel County?
11. Will my contact information be shared with others?
12. What are some reasons alerts from San Miguel County Alerts may not be delivered to me?
13. My contact information has changed, how do I update it?
14. How do I remove my information from the system?
15. I am having trouble signing up – who can I call for assistance?

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1. What is the Disabled Veteran Exemption and how do I qualify for it?
2. How do I apply for the Disabled Veteran Exemption?

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1. How do I estimate my taxes?
2. How do I find out what my Tax Area is?
3. How do I find out what the Mill Levy is for the location of my property?
4. By whom are the Mill Levies set and when are they set?
5. To whom do I pay my taxes?
6. I have a question about my taxes. Who do I call?
7. When do I get my tax bill?
8. What’s the deadline for paying my taxes?

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1. What is the Gold Star Spouse exemption and how do I qualify?
2. How do I apply for the Gold Star Spouse Exemption?

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1. Who has to pay Personal Property Tax?
2. What is Taxable Personal Property?
3. How and when is my personal property valued?
4. Can I get a list of the Personal Property items I have submitted?
5. What is a Personal Property Notice of Valuation?
6. What if I do not receive a Personal Property Notice of Valuation after filing my Personal Property Declaration Schedule?
7. If I disagree with the value of my personal property, what remedies do I have to change it?
8. Where do I get a Personal Property Protest Form?
9. How do I learn the results of my protest?
10. If I disagree with the Assessor’s decision, how do I appeal it?
11. What kind of ‘evidence’ do I need to present to the County Board of Equalization?
12. How do I learn the results of my appeal to the County Board of Equalization?
13. If I disagree with the County Board of Equalization’s decision, how do I appeal it?

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1. How and when is my property valued?
2. How do I find out the value and classification of my property?
3. What is a Notice of Valuation?
4. What is the current Valuation Period?
5. If I disagree with the value or classification of my real property, what remedies do I have to change it?
6. Protests by Mail or by Fax
7. Protests in Person
8. How do I learn the results of my protest?
9. If I disagree with the Assessor’s decision, how do I appeal it?
10. What kind of ‘evidence’ do I need to present to the County Board of Equalization?
11. How do I learn the results of my appeal to the County Board of Equalization?
12. If I disagree with the County Board of Equalization’s decision, how do I appeal it?
13. What if I forget to protest my valuation and I remember a year or so later; is there anything I can do?
14. What is the deadline for an Abatement Petition?
15. Where do I get an Abatement Petition?
16. How long does the Abatement process take?
17. Why does the Abatement process take so long?
18. What happens if the Assessor denies the Abatement Petition or if the taxpayer does not agree to the Assessor’s recommendation?
19. What kind of information needs to be submitted to a BOCC Abatement Petition Hearing by the Petitioner?
20. What kind of information does the Assessor’s Office have to submit to a BOCC Abatement Petition?

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1. What is the Senior Citizen Exemption and how do I qualify for it?
2. How do I apply for the Senior Exemption?
3. I don't qualify for exemption - what can I do to offset my taxes?

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1. How do I get an item on a BOCC meeting agenda?
2. How do I comment on an issue at a Commissioner's meeting?
3. How do I comment on a Commissioners meeting agenda item?

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1. Where do I complete a Lawful Presence Affidavit/

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1. What permits do I need to build a house?
2. When do I need a building permit?
3. When do I need a permit from the Planning Department?
4. When do I need a septic (OWTS) permit?
5. When do I need a permit from the Road & Bridge Department?
6. How do I apply for a Short Term Rental license or renewal?
7. How do I apply for a retail or medical marijuana license?
8. How do I apply for a new address?

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1. What is SmartGov and why is San Miguel County using it?
2. How do I create an account on the Public Portal?
3. How do I apply for a permit?
4. How do I manage my permit application?
5. How do I pay for my permit?
6. Once my permit has been issued, how do I request an inspection?

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1. How large is the county?
2. What is the approximate population?
3. What is the percentage of public lands in the county?
4. What U.S. Congressional District is the county in?
5. What State Congressional Districts?
6. What towns are in the county?
7. Does the county belong to any lobbying groups?

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1. How old must you be to register to vote in San Miguel County?
2. Who is eligible to vote in San Miguel County?
3. Where can I register to vote?
4. When is the last day to register to vote?
5. Am I required to affiliate with a political party?
6. Do I need to show ID to vote?
7. I moved to another state. How do I withdraw my Colorado voter registration?
8. What is the difference between a residential address, a mailing address, and a ballot address?
9. What if I am homeless? Can I still register to vote?
10. What is Automatic Voter Registration?

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1. What does San Miguel County require for vendor payments?
2. How do I set-up a new sales or lodging tax vendor account for San Miguel County?

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1. How do I get a map of the County?
2. How can I get property information on a map?
3. What maps are available for download?
4. How accurate are the GIS data?

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1. Can I bring books to read while I’m serving my sentence?
2. Can I bring medications to jail when I serve my sentence?
3. Can I drop a note / letter off at the Sheriff’s Office for an inmate?
4. How do I bond a person out of jail?
5. How do I send mail to someone in jail?
6. How do I visit with someone in jail?
7. What to know if you are sentenced to serve time at the San Miguel County Jail.

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1. What is the Citizen's Weed Advisory Board and what does it do?
2. What is the noxious weed control program?
3. How is noxious weed control enforced?
4. How is a plant designated as a noxious weed?
5. What are some of the costs associated with noxious weeds, and why should I be concerned?

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1. How do I reserve the Placerville Schoolhouse for a meeting or event?
2. Where can I find details about the San Miguel Basin Fair and Rodeo?
3. Can you tell me about Town Park events?

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1. General Development Permit FAQ's
2. How do I comment on a Planning Commission Application?
3. How do I comment on a BOCC agenda item?
4. What are Residential Employee Housing Impact Mitigation Fees?

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1. I don't qualify for exemption - what can I do to offset my taxes?
2. Can I pay my property taxes with a credit card?
3. How are property taxes calculated?
4. How is my property value determined?
5. Who sets the assessment rate?
6. Who sets the mill levy?
7. Can I appeal my property taxes to the Assessor?

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1. When do I need a Driveway Permit?
2. When do I need an Excavation/Underground Utility Permit?
3. When do I need an Aboveground Work in the Right-of-Way Permit?
4. When do I need an Excess Hauling/Oversize/Overweight Permit?
5. When do I need a Special Event Permit?
6. When do I need a Snowplow/Winter Parking Permit?

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1. How do I report a crime?

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1. Are we the Department of Veteran Affairs?
2. What am I eligible for?
3. What if I have a less than Honorable Discharge?
4. Where is the nearest Vet Center?
5. Where is the nearest VA Medical Center?
6. Where can I find nearby Tri-Care Providers?
7. How can I obtain a copy of my discharge papers?
8. How do I update my address and telephone number?
9. How can I change my VA direct deposit?
10. What is service-connected disability?
11. What Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) Awards exist?
12. What is the Veterans Pension benefit?
13. What GI Bill/Veterans Education benefit program is right for me?
14. Where are nearby Veterans Cemeteries?
15. Where are nearby Colorado State Veterans Nursing Homes?
16. Where can I get VA or State Vocational Rehab services?

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1. Where do I pay my taxes online?
2. Where is the Assessor's Property Information Site?
3. Where is the Clerk's Recorded Documents site?
4. Where is the Foreclosures Search?