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Public Works Frequently Asked Questions

  • Permits, Licenses & Passports

    • I want to hold an event in the right-of-way in Hillsboro. Do I need a permit?

    • I want to have a block party in my neighborhood. Do I have to apply for a permit?

  • Sanitary & Storm Fee

    • What is a storm sewer?

    • Why is the sanitary and storm sewer local service fee necessary?

    • What is the proposed sanitary and storm sewer fee increase?

    • Is this fee going to increase every year?

    • Is there a way to reduce the fee?

    • Is there a credit or waiver offered?

    • When will the fee go into effect?

    • What is a sanitary sewer?

    • What is an impervious surface?

    • Where can I get more information?

  • Slurry & Micro Seals

    • What is a slurry seal/micro-surfacing?

    • If the road is closed, what happens if there is an emergency?

    • The slurry/micro is scheduled for my garbage day, should I put my garbage out?

    • What about mail service?

    • Where is my vehicle?

    • Is this normal? It’s been several weeks since the slurry seal was completed and…

  • Street Maintenance

    • How do we choose which roads receive maintenance?

    • Why did you do maintenance on my neighbor’s street when mine is in worse shape?

    • What are the different maintenance treatments the City uses?

    • How will I know when the work is to be completed?

    • Will I still be able to get to my home while they are doing maintenance?

    • How is the street maintenance program funded?

    • Who can I contact for additional information?

  • Transportation Utility Fee

    • What is the proposed Transportation Utility Fee and what will it be used for?

    • Were citizens involved in developing the proposed Transportation Utility Fee?

    • Why is a Transportation Utility Fee needed?

    • Why is more money needed to repair and maintain streets?

    • What will the gas tax be used for?

    • How much can I expect to pay and how will I be billed?

    • Is this fee going to increase every year?

    • How was the number of trips for a single family home determined?

    • How can I lower my fee?

    • Who can I contact with questions about the TRANSPORTATION UTILITY FEE?