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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Doing business from home? Follow these guidelines to be within ordinance requirements.

drawing of auto mechanic working on cars in a garage

In order to preserve the character of residential neighborhoods home occupations are regulated within residential districts. Daycare and state licensed facilities are permitted uses that are not considered a Home Occupation.

Home occupations should be conducted in a manner consistent with ordinance requirements. Below are some guidelines that may assist: 

  1. Business may only be operated by persons residing in the dwelling. No outside employees permitted. 
  2. Busine...
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Home Occupation Guide Code Enforcement
Posted on: September 6, 2021

Take advantage of Apple Valley's Clean-up Day on Saturday, September 25!

Fall Clean-up path with trees in fall

Do you have items for disposal accumulating around the house, garage, or yard? Drop by the Apple Valley Clean-up Day event on Sat, September 25 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The City of Apple Valley in association with Dakota Valley Recycling hosts an annual Residential Fall Clean-up Day, where Apple Valley Residents can dispose of household waste and bulky items such as furniture, mattresses, appliances, tires, carpet, scrap...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Swimming pools are great recreation for summer months, but should be adequately prepped for winter!

Pool Closed sign

Are you a pool owner preparing to close your pool down for the season? Here are a few helpful tips that will help you keep your property in compliance through the process.

Draining waste water from pools directly onto public ways such as streets or across sidewalks is not permitted. Waste water from pools should be directed completely onto the pool owners’ property and directed in a way as to not cause adverse run...

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Additional Info... Code Enforcement
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Please follow these tips for safety and compliance for your accessory structure!


Backyard sheds can provide much needed storage space, but all accessory structures should meet minimum standards pertaining to size, location, and maintenance. Please observe the following guidelines to ensure compliance with your accessory structure.

Permits are required for all accessory structures over 200 square feet in area. All accessory structures over 200 square feet must be built to standards established in the MN State Building Code, and suitably anchored to the ground. Follow the link below ...

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Additional Info... Code Enforcement
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Be aware of noise levels in your property and neighborhood and remember to be considerate!

Roofing Contractors Making Noise

Over nighttime hours permissible noise levels are reduced and certain activities are restricted. Electronic sound systems, loud dogs, and parties should be reported to 911. Courtesy should always be taken to avoid nighttime disturbances.

All properties should observe noise standards that are established by city ordinance during both daytime and nighttime hours. In residential neighborhoods, as well as in institutional districts, however, permissible noise levels drop significantly over ni...

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Link to PCA Noise Standards Resource... Code Enforcement