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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Private snow removal is necessary, but should not utilize public areas and right of way.

man blowing snow in deep snow

Clearing snow and ice on private property is encouraged in all cases, but please remember pushing snow onto or even across public ways is not allowed.

Ensuring that snow removal is conducted in a compliant manner is the responsibility of homeowners, renters, commercial property owners, business owners and managers, home owners associations, and even contractors.  Snow may not be pushed across a...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Proper maintenance of building systems is key to safe, comfortable, and efficient use of your home!

person adjusting a Thermostat

Ensure you are prepared for the cold temperatures this winter. All building systems, including furnaces and other heating system elements, should be maintained in proper working order and capable of performing the function for which they are designed.

Furnaces and other heating system elements should be properly maintained in working order and functional condition.  The Minnesota State Building Code calls for interior spaces intended for human occupancy to be provided with heating systems capa...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Help Code Enforcement work for you. Understanding the Code Enforcement Process!

Your Partner in Compliance (2)

Code awareness and compliance promotes the health, safety, and appeal of our community. The code process in Apple Valley is complaint driven and relies on assistance from the public. Here is how you can get in touch with us.

Code enforcement begins with a complaint.  Complaints can be made by residents, the general public, or any city department.  Generalized complaints regarding particular violations or neighborhoods are encouraged.  Complaints are...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Properly maintain tree limbs to ensure healthy, safe, and beautiful trees!

broken icy tree limbs on sidewalk next to tree trunk

City ordinances provide minimum standards for trees that property owners should follow to ensure beautiful, safe, and healthy trees. Here is an overview and some additional information that will be helpful for you in maintaining your trees.

Winter and late winter while trees are dormant can be an ideal time to remove broken tree limbs and routine pruning. Trees near streets, sidewalks and trails should be trimmed so as to not affect use of these right of way areas.  Limbs overhangin...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Clearing your public sidewalks supports a safe, vibrant, and active community!

Sidewalk Cleared of Snow

Clearing snow and ice from public sidewalks and fire hydrants on your property is essential to the health, safety and welfare of the city, and can promote economic vitality within the city!

City ordinance requires that all public sidewalks are cleared of snow and ice within 48 hours of the most recent snow event.  Not only is it required by code, but it is also a smart idea from a liability standpoint, and it can have wide reaching ...

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