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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Please report vehicles on City Streets during snow removal efforts to Apple Valley Code Enforcement!

Vehicles on Snow Covered Street

Did you know that City ordinance prohibits parking on public streets during City snow removal operations?

After snow fall events, City snow plow crews are dispatched to clear major and residential streets.  This usually takes place between the hours of 3-6 am when parking on City streets is already prohibited, but timing of snow can vary depending on...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Stay safe this holiday season by observing these safety tips in and around your home!

Holiday Yard Light Display

There is no better time of year than the holidays to ensure that all safety features in your home are in good condition and working properly! Safety features can include smoke detectors, cover plates for all outlets and light switches, and even windows.

Safety features may include smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Smoke detectors should be located on each level of the home and in each bedroom.  Carbon monoxide detectors should be located within 10 feet of each bedroom.  All...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Reduce neglected property maintenance items by reporting vacant properties in your Neighborhood!

Vacant House

Please report vacant properties in your neighborhood to Code Enforcement staff. An improved housing market means fewer vacant homes, but knowledge of vacant homes in our community remains helpful to city staff in preserving the City’s neighborhoods!

Vacant properties in cold weather climates should be adequately protected to prevent freeze damage over winter months.  Freeze damage and lack of proper maintenance at vacant properties can cause thousands of dollars of damage and deterioration t...

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Eliminate outdoor storage and reduce accumulation for a cleaner, safer, and more pleasant property!

house with random junk stored on lawn

Outdoor storage and accumulation of materials, equipment, and other miscellaneous items on private property is undesirable for a number of reasons. In addition to being undesirable such conditions are not consistent with City ordinance requirements.

Outdoor storage and accumulation of materials and equipment can detract from the visual appearance of properties in neighborhoods.  Accumulation of materials and equipment can pose a fire hazard and can attract many types of common rodents and ot...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Do your part in keeping the right of way safe and accommodating to ordinary use!

Basketball Hoop in Street during snow

Basketball hoops are a common accessory in the front yard of many homes. Please remember, though, that these are considered obstructions when placed in right of way areas (at the curb) and should be removed.

City ordinance prohibits obstruction to the normal use of right of way areas.  Right of way areas are found along the front portion of all properties, as well as along the side and rear of some corner properties and properties located in courts. ...

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