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Posted on: May 20, 2019

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 injuriou...

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Link to Mn DOT Resource Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 13, 2019

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...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

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

Inappropriate Trash Container Storage

When not placed out for collection all trash, recycling, and yard waste containers should be stored within a structure, screened from view when stored in side-yard areas, or in the rear yard at single family residential properties.

The trash container storage requirements detailed above may be accomplished in numerous ways and every property is unique in its layout and surroundings.  This allows for numerous alternatives for compliant trash container storage at any given pr...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

How to appropriately park and store vehicles at your property.

Vehicle Trailer Parking

What, where, and how you park on your property can affect neighbors and the surrounding neighborhood. 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 mu...

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Residential Parking Permit Application Code Enforcement
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Driveway maintenance and improvements can increase curb appeal and value to your property!

Deteriorated Driveway

Cold weather climates can wreak havoc on driveways, sidewalks, patios, and other property features. Curb appeal to your home can increase the value of your property. Consider making improvements to driveways and other outdoor areas around your property.

Not only can such improvements increase curb appeal and value, but they can make properties safer and more pleasant to use.  City ordinance also calls for maintenance of driveways and outdoor property areas to be maintained free from deteriorated...

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Code Enforcement