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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Remember these helpful ordinances for a more enjoyable summer around your home and property!

Sprinkler Watering Lawn

Summer is always a busy time of year with home projects, lawn maintenance, summer activities, sports, and vacations. Here are a few helpful ordinances to remember over the summer months:

  1. Yard waste can be properly disposed of at a number of locations county-wide.  A list of sites is available at the Dakota County website. Collection can also be arranged through your trash hauler.
  2. Lawns may not exceed 8” in height.
  3. Elimina...
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MN DOT Noxious Weed Book Code Enforcement
Posted on: June 13, 2022

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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Code Enforcement
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Park and store vehicles at your property in a considerate manner consistent with City standards.

Vehicle Trailer Parking (1)

What, where, and how vehicles are parked on private property can affect immediate neighbors and the neighborhood at large. Here is a quick overview of standards established by city ordinance.

All motor vehicles regardless of type or placement on a trailer must be parked on an improved parking surface. An improved parking surface is considered to be concrete, asphalt, or pavers. When parked in front yards, all vehicles and trailers must be park...

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Parking Permit Application Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 30, 2022

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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Noxious Weed (Link) Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 23, 2022

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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