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Posted on: June 17, 2019

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

Couch at Curb

The use of public right of way areas including streets, public sidewalks, and the grassy boulevard areas between sidewalks and the curb, without first obtaining a right of way permit from the City, is prohibited and is considered a public nuisance.

When planning for your landscaping, remodeling, or home addition project this summer please ensure right of way areas surrounding your property are maintained free of obstructions.  Street, sidewalk, and boulevard areas may not be used by propert...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Extend the life and Improve the appearance of exterior wood surfaces around your property!

Fresh Stained Deck

Summer is the time to complete various home improvement projects around the house including treatment of exterior wood surfaces. Not only is it required by code, but it is a good idea to protect all exterior wood surfaces from the elements!

All exterior wood surfaces should be protected from the wind, rain, and sun by means of a protective covering or treatment such as paint, stain, or wood sealer.  Homeowners should plan for reapplication of treatment to wood surfaces when color an...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Are you aware of installation and maintenance standards for fences in Apple Valley?

White Picket Fence

Fences can bring a great amount of privacy and security to a property. If you are considering installing a fence here are a few tips on Apple Valley’s fence requirements that can help you ensure your fence will comply with city ordinances.

All fences must be located entirely on the owner’s property.  However, boundary fences may be constructed on a property line provided the adjoining property owner gives written consent.  A survey may be needed to verify the property line...

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Posted on: May 27, 2019

Get to know your property lines! Here are some helpful tips about surveying and your property.

Land Surveyor in Yard

The City is not an authority on property line disputes, but may have a survey on record that can help owners identify where property markers may be located. Here is some additional information on land surveying that may be of interest.

When trying to locate property markers, it may be possible to locate them on your own with assistance from metal detectors.  Front yard property markers are typically 13-15 feet back from the curb-line.  Property markers are most often a...

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