Business Resources

Apple Valley is a great place to start and grow your business. We offer a variety of resources and support for businesses in any stage. We are dedicated to supporting our thriving, local business community and look forward to assisting you with development, zoning, construction, relocation, renovations, remodeling, alterations, special events, and more.

General business inquiries can be submitted to the Community Development Department. Other inquiries can be submitted to the appropriate department listed below.

Building Inspections

The Building Inspections Division is responsible for issuing building permits and conducting inspections to ensure compliance.

  • Obtain permits for demolition, building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, SAC charges, and fire-related permits

City Clerk

The City Clerk’s office is responsible for the administration of municipal licenses.

  • Apply for peddler/solicitor licenses; massage therapist and massage business licenses; tree worker licenses; tobacco licenses; liquor, wine, and beer licenses; and more

Community Development

Business development and business inquiries are handled by the Community Development department. 

Fire Department

In addition to emergency response, the Fire Department handles fire-related permits and ensures fire code compliance.

Police Department


The water, sanitary, and storm sewer systems are part of the utility infrastructure that makes up the underlying foundation of our city. The Utilities Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of these systems. 

Dakota County

Additional Resources

Secretary of State
Open To Business
MN Department of Agriculture
MN Department of Employment and Economic Development