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1. Who do I call if I want to report an animal attack/bite/vicious animal?
2. Who do I call if I want to report a stray, dead, or barking dog issue during or after regular business hours?
3. Where can I find an updated copy of the Odessa City Ordinance?
4. How can I get rid of stray/unwanted cats at my house?

Two options:

  1. Contact 432-335-5744 and report the issue. Feral cats are all over Odessa and these are low-priority calls and traps may not be available.
  2. You can purchase your trap and you will have to monitor it. If you catch a feral cat, you can take it to the Shelter during business hours 10 am - 4 pm Tuesday – Saturday. Traps cannot be set in inclement weather or during weekends or holidays.
5. How many dogs/cats can I legally keep at my residence?
6. How often does my dog/cat/ferret need to receive the rabies vaccine?
7. Will an Animal Control Officer come out and inspect my home/property to ensure my pets are within the City ordinance?
8. If I live in the county (red or white street signs) and have an animal issue, who do I contact?

If you live in Ector County, you need to contact the Ector County Sheriff’s Office at 432-335-3050.

9. If I want to report an animal-related issue, can I stay anonymous?
10. If Animal Control picks up a stray animal and I want it, how can I adopt it?

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1. What is Citizens Fire Academy?
2. What is the application process?
3. How old do you have to be to participate?
4. What will you learn through the academy?
5. What OFR services will you cover?

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1. Who is eligible to apply for a CDBG Grant?
2. What activities are eligible for funding?
3. When is the deadline to submit an application?

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1. What is disc golf?

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1. When can I start my project?
2. How long does the approval process take?
3. Do I need to attend any of the meetings?
4. How long does it take to be reimbursed?
5. How do I calculate what my reimbursement will be?
6. Is there a timeline for finishing the project?
7. What if I sell my building/business after I receive a grant?
8. I own a building but I lease it out to someone else. Can my lessee apply for a grant?

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1. Is the Court closed during the lunch hour?
2. How can I tell if my ticket is in the jurisdiction of Municipal Court?
3. How can I check what ticket(s) I have with Municipal Court and/or what they cost?
4. Should I assume that the court knows that I received more than one violation on my citations or that I have other outstanding cases?

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1. Is a permit required to install a photovoltaic system (PV/Solar Panels)?
2. What codes has your city adopted for photovoltaic systems (PV/Solar Panels)?
3. What is required to submit for a PV system?
4. Are there any zoning restrictions for solar panels?
5. Do you enforce the 3 feet fire setbacks on the roof for installed solar panels?
6. Do you require structural, electrical or both engineering stamps on plans?

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1. How can I get a copy of a police report?
2. How can I check if someone is in jail and how do I get them out?
3. How can I register my residential or business alarm?
4. How do I get fingerprinted?
5. How can I commend an officer?
6. How can I file a complaint against an officer?
7. How can I request an off-duty officer?
8. What is the Department's policy regarding racial profiling?
9. How can I find out what beat or sector I am in?
10. Why didn't you make a report on my minor accident?
11. How can I report a crime tip?
12. How can I adopt an animal from Animal Control?
13. What to do if online incident reporting is not right for me?
14. How can I know who the registered sex offenders residing in Odessa are?

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1. What crimes are covered?
2. Who is eligible?
3. What sort of expenses might be covered by Crime Victims Compensation funding?

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1. What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me?
2. What if this happened in another City? Can I file a report online?
3. What if this happened on a state highway?

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1. I found my name, but what if I don't know what the money is for?
2. Why does the City ask for "proof of your Social Security Number" as part of the request?
3. Is there a charge for making or receiving a claim?
4. What if the City needs additional information about my claim?
5. I still need additional help. Who should I contact?

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1. Who do I contact to get my utility services connected?
2. What if I have an emergency regarding water or sewer?
3. Why do I have low water pressure?
4. Who do I contact to find out who is working in the alley?
5. I have water coming out of my meter box. What should I do?
6. Why do I have discolored water coming from my faucet?
7. What do Plumbers mean when they reference the “City Side” of the sewer line?
8. Who is responsible if work needs to be performed in the “City Side” of a sewer line?