Code Enforcement

Responsibilities
  • Addresses questions and concerns our residents and local business owners have regarding city ordinance guidelines and possible violations of properties 
  • Listens to each report to determine whether it is an issue that requires an inspection and follow-up, dispatching to the appropriate city department; or if it is a civil issue to be handled outside of the confines of city government 
  • Offers advice on how to stay in compliance within the guidelines of the ordinances 
  • Promotes public awareness and actively addresses city code violations

Tips on Managing Trash and Recycling Containers
Attached at the following link is a powerpoint that explains trash container storage requirements and shares best practices for container storage.


  1. Properly maintain tree limbs to ensure healthy, safe, and beautiful trees!

    City ordinances provide minimum standards for trees that property owners should follow to ensure beautiful, safe, and healthy trees. Here is an overview and some additional information that will be helpful for you in maintaining your trees. Read on...
  2. Stay safe this holiday season by observing these safety tips in and around your home!

    There is no better time of year than the holidays to ensure that all safety features in your home are in good condition and working properly! Safety features can include smoke detectors, cover plates for all outlets and light switches, and even windows. Read on...
  3. Assess & protect your home from the second leading cause of lung cancer – Radon!

    Are you aware of the health risks associated with elevated Radon levels in your home? Minnesota has high radon levels; amplified by geology and climate. Radon is the leading cause for lung cancer in non-smokers. Consider testing & protecting your home! Read on...
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