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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Ways to help fund your next home improvement project!

Home Improvement (Windows)

Do you have urgent overdue home improvement projects, but limited funds to complete the work? As a homeowner in Apple Valley and Dakota County you may be eligible for low interest home improvement loans through the County’s Home Improvement Loan Program.

Now is the time to plan for upcoming home improvement projects. If you have been postponing urgent projects due to lack of financial resources; wait no longer.  Common projects that are eligible for funding include but are not limited to: insulat...

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Link to Dakota County CDA Code Enforcement
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Spring cleaning tips for a vibrant, healthy, and attractive Community!

Bagster Filled with Trash

While spring cleaning this year, please consider these tips that will help you make your yard a more pleasant place to enjoy the warm weather this summer.

Residents of Apple Valley and Dakota County have numerous options available for disposal of yard waste and unwanted household items.  Yard waste can be disposed of by transporting the material to numerous yard waste collection sites located in Da...

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Dakota County Disposal Resources (Link) Code Enforcement
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Prevent adverse water run off this spring!

Downspout Extension

Please be aware of potentially adverse effects drainage patterns at your property this spring.

There are a few simple measures everyone can take to ensure that your property and your neighboring properties drain water appropriately. Water should be directed away from structures and off the property by means of proper grading as much as possible. &a...

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Additional Info... Code Enforcement
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Incorporate visual screening at your property to improve the aesthetic in your neighborhood!

Vegetative Screening

In Apple Valley, screening requirements are established to protect the aesthetic quality of properties and neighborhoods. Ordinances require items, when stored outside, to be fully screened from public view by adjacent properties and right of ways.

Within residential neighborhoods outdoor storage is prohibited, generally unless the storage is visually screened from neighboring properties and right of way areas.  In commercial, industrial, and institutional districts all exterior storage sho...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Lighting arrangements that work for you and your neighbor!

Landscape Lighting

Strategically placed lighting can be effective in creating safe and pleasant environments around your home and property. When installing and arranging lighting, property owners should be mindful of potentially adverse effects on neighboring properties.

Thoughtful design of outdoor lighting should be used as a courtesy to minimize impact on neighboring parcels and to maintain traffic safety on public roads.  Using discretion in determining the location, height, and type of fixtures may also help...

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Additional Info... Code Enforcement