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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Follow these tips for success and compliance with your next garage sale!

Garage Sale Sign

Garage sales are a great way to get rid of extra and unneeded belongings while bringing in some extra cash. Here are a few tips, and helpful ordinances to remember when hosting your next garage sale.

The City of recommends safe practices in consideration of Covid-19 while hosting a garage sale, but no local regulations currently prohibit such activity.  Observance of and adherence to city ordinance requirements should still be made as outline...

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Link to State Covid-19 Safety Information Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Learn more about Apple Valley’s grass and weed standards!

Blooming Canada Thistle

Undesirable to many, dandelions are not a weed by ordinance and do not constitute a violation unless taller than 8”. City ordinance prohibits state listed noxious weeds, and grass and rank vegetation in excess of 8” (inches) in height.

Noxious weeds in Minnesota have been found to be injurious to public health, the environment, public roads, crops, livestock, or other property. The purpose of the Minnesota Noxious Weed Law is to protect residents of the state from the injurious effects ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Help ensure pool safety within our community!

Backyard Swimming Pool

Backyard pools are a great way to find relief from the summer heat, but they can also pose a safety hazard when access is not properly restricted. Perimeter barriers must be in place and maintained to restrict unintended access to the pool.

In-ground pools and pools less than 4 feet in height must be surrounded by an approved barrier such as a security fence, freestanding or building wall. The barrier must be a minimum of 4 feet in height above grade measured on the exterior facing side. Abo...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 17, 2021

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

Fresh Stained Deck

Spring and summer are a great time to complete home improvement projects around the house. Protecting exterior wood surfaces like decks or fences from the elements such as wind, rain, and sun increases their longevity and can look great!

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 and surface ...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Please help us prevent undesirable trash container storage conditions in your neighborhood!

Trash Containers

When not placed out for collection all trash, recycling, and yard waste containers should be stored within a structure, screened from view if stored at the side yard, or in the back yard.

Storage

Appropriate storage can be unique to site specific conditions. Ordinance allows for wide range of storage solutions for single family residential properties. Common solutions include storage within the garage, thoughtful use of landscaping and vege...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Reminder that Dakota County is Included in MN DNR Deer Feeding Ban

white tailed deer

Feeding and attractant bans are in place across the state to prevent concentrations of wild deer in areas with a higher risk for disease. These bans are precautionary steps the DNR took after finding deer that tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

Feeding and attractant bans are in place across the state to prevent concentrations of wild deer in areas with a higher risk for disease. These bans are precautionary steps the DNR took after deer that tested positive for chronic wasting disease were foun...

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