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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Ensure temporary signs are permitted and placed correctly for your next event!

Temporary Signage

Temporary signs cannot be located in right of way area between the back of a curb and private property, typically 13 feet or more from the back of the curb.

Temporary signs can be a major distraction to motorists and sight-line interference when placed near intersections.  Unlawful signs in right of way areas are subject to immediate removal by city staff regardless of size, type, subject of message,...

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Link to Sign Permit Application Code Enforcement
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Composting tips for a steward of the environment and a courteous neighbor!

Full Compost Bin

Composting can be a great way of reducing household waste and generating nutrient rich soil. The following are composting guidelines that should be followed to reduce undesirable impacts on neighboring properties.

All compost material must be confined to a container.  Compost material may include everything from a combination of organic household waste such as food scraps and coffee grounds to yard waste such as leaves, grass clippings, and small twigs. &a...

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Link to County Composting Info Code Enforcement
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Help reduce mosquitoes in your neighborhood by preventing and eliminating stagnant water!

Stagnant Water

Help control the local mosquito population! Stagnant water is a public nuisance and a great breeding ground for mosquitos. Private landscaping ponds, unfiltered/untreated pools, and discarded tires are all common places stagnant water can be found.

Stagnant water provides a great place for mosquitos to breed and proliferate.  Not only are mosquitos a nuisance in communities they can also transmit disease.  According to the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District (MMCD) mosquito-born...

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Link to MMCD... Code Enforcement
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Enjoy your summer and remember these helpful ordinance reminders for your home and property!

Sprinkler Watering Lawn

Summer is always a busy time of year with home projects, lawn maintenance, summer activities, sports, and vacations. Here are a few helpful ordinances to remember over the summer months:

  1. Yard waste can be properly disposed of at a number of locations county-wide.  A list of sites is available at the Dakota County website. Collection can also be arranged through your trash hauler.
  2. Lawns may not exceed 8” in height.
  3. Elimina...
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State Noxious Weed Information Code Enforcement