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Posted on: February 26, 2024

Lighting arrangements that work for you and your neighbors!

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Strategically placed lighting can be effective in creating safe and pleasant environments around your home and property. When installing and arranging lighting, property owners should be mindful of potentially adverse effects on neighboring properties.

Thoughtful and considerate design of outdoor lighting can minimize impacts of lighting on neighboring parcels and roadways. Using discretion in determining the location, height, size and type of fixtures may also help reduce impact of lighting on the surr...

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Posted on: February 19, 2024

Incorporate visual screening at your property to improve the aesthetic in your neighborhood!

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In Apple Valley, screening requirements are established to protect the aesthetic quality of properties and neighborhoods. Ordinances require items, when stored outside, to be fully screened from public view by adjacent properties and right of ways.

Within residential neighborhoods outdoor storage is prohibited, generally unless the storage is visually screened from neighboring properties and right of way areas.  In commercial, industrial, and institutional districts all exterior storage sho...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 2, 2018

Understand and follow parking requirements in residential neighborhoods!

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To preserve the peaceful character of residential neighborhoods throughout the City, the City of Apple Valley restricts the total number of passenger vehicles that may be parked outside at a residential property to four (4) at any time.

No more than a total four (4) passenger vehicles may be parked outside on a residential property at any time. A residential parking permit, however, can be obtained through the City’s Planning Division that would allow up to, but no more than six (6) pass...

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Reduce clutter in your home for a safer, healthier, and more pleasant environment!

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Excessive accumulation of personal belongings and waste within the home can lead to potentially unsafe conditions. These conditions can affect the safety of the occupant, neighbors, and public.

Excessive indoor accumulation of belongings and household waste such as newspapers, junk mail, expired food and merchandize, and common household waste can lead to potentially unsafe conditions in a number of ways. Excessive indoor accumulation can make c...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Non-passenger vehicles may service, but should not be stored in residential neighborhoods!

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To maintain quality residential neighborhoods, non-passenger vehicles are prohibited in residential districts unless loading, unloading, or otherwise rendering a service.

Non-passenger vehicles are defined as motor vehicles, over 8 feet in height or over 22 feet in length, vehicles with a one ton or more carrying capacity, or any vehicles or trailers not customary or incidental to the use or occupancy of residential proper...

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Posted on: February 28, 2024

Tree & Shrub Sale

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The City’s annual Tree & Shrub Sale is now open for orders! Improve your home’s curb appeal and diversify your yard with trees and shrubs available at discounted, wholesale prices.

Place Your Order Online

Order online now! Quantities are limited. Purchase up to two trees and five shrubs. Available to Apple Valley residents only. ID is required.

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Orders will be confirmed via a mailed postcard. Order pick-up is sched...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Apply to join the Apple Valley Planning Commission

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Are you passionate about shaping the future of our community? Apply by Friday, March 15 to be a voice in Apple Valley's Planning Commission!

A vacancy currently exists on the City of Apple Valley’s Planning Commission with a three-year term expiring March 1, 2026.  The seven-member Planning Commission is a standing committee with the full power and responsibility to investigate issues...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 2, 2018

Spring Load Restrictions in effect February 26, 2024

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The City of Apple Valley follows Minnesota State Statute 169.87 regarding seasonal limits.

Spring vehicle load restrictions will be in effect starting February 26, 2024. These temporary restrictions are put into place each year during the spring to reduce damage to roadways caused by heavy loads when pavement is vulnerable due to weather change...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Landscaping for Clean Water Workshops

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Learn about protecting local water quality and providing habitat for pollinators through installing native plants, rain gardens, and shoreline stabilization projects.

Open to Dakota County Residents. Landscaping for Clean Water Workshops are hosted by the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Register for Workshops

Virtual and in-person workshops are available.

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Apply to join the Apple Valley Parks and Rec Advisory Committee

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Are you passionate about shaping the future of our community? Apply by Friday, March 15 to be a voice in Apple Valley's parks and recreation!

A vacancy currently exists on the City of Apple Valley’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee for a three-year term expiring March 1, 2027.  This seven-member Advisory Committee is a standing committee with the responsibility to advi...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Watch the Latest Apple Valley Vibe

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The Apple Valley Vibe is the City's weekly video series that covers the latest happenings in Apple Valley. Check out these short videos to get a "vibe" of what's currently happening in the City!

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Annual Recycling Events

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Spring cleaning is around the corner! Check out annual events hosted in partnership with Dakota Valley Recycling to recycle bulky items, hazardous waste, and other materials that are not accepted curbside.

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

A Sustainable Future

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The City of Apple Valley is honored to receive multiple rewards and recognitions for our work in sustainability. Visit our sustainability webpage to learn more about our progress towards a sustainable future for our community.

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Water Efficiency Rebate Program

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The City of Apple Valley is offering rebates to residents who replace existing devices with specified water-efficient devices purchased through June 30, 2024, or until funds are depleted.

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155, Appendix F, Article A28 Regulating PD 703

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155, Appendix F, Article A28 Regulating PD 703

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155, Appendix F, Article A28 Regulating PD 703

Summary:  This proposed ordinance amends Planned Development No. 703 (PD-703) to correct typos, edit errors, formatting, and removes sand and gravel from the list ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 157 Adding Moratorium for Cannabis Restrictions Study

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 157 Adding Moratorium for Cannabis Restrictions Study

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 157 Adding Moratorium for Cannabis Restrictions Study

Summary:  This amendment creates a moratorium on the operation of a cannabis business while the City conducts a cannabis restrictions study.

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 130 General Offenses Cannabis Use in Public Property and Places

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 130 General Offenses Cannabis Use in Public Property and Places

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 130 General Offenses Cannabis Use in Public Property and Places

Summary:  This amendment prohibits cannabis use within a public property or a public place. 

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Posted on: July 3, 2023

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 154 Regulating Temporary Special Event or Promotion Signs

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 154 Regulating Temporary Special Event or Promotion Signs

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 154 Regulating Temporary Special Event or Promotion Signs

Summary:  This amendment makes changes to to how temporary special event or promotion signs are regulated.  

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155, Appendix F, Article 24 Add Drive-Through to PD 646 Zone 2

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155, Appendix F, Article 24 Add Drive-Through to PD 646 Zone 2

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155, Appendix F, Article 24 Add Drive-Through to PD 646 Zone 2

Summary:  This amendment allows a drive-through window service in conjunction with a Class 3 restaurant as a permitted accessory use within PD No. ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Regarding Short-Term Rental of Residential Properties

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Regarding Short-Term Rental of Residential Properties

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Regarding Short-Term Rental of Residential Properties

Summary:  This amendment redefines the terms "Dwelling" and "Residential District".   

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 123 Regulating Massage Therapist Licenses

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 123 Regulating Massage Therapist Licenses

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 123 Regulating Massage Therapist Licenses

Summary:  This amendment allows licensure of schools delivering an endorsed curriculum, removing references to institutions no longer in existence, and clarifying langu...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Append F Article A28

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Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Append F Article A28

Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Append F Article A28

Summary:  This amendment allows a vocational school as a permitted use ancillary to the primary use in Planned Development No., 703 Zone 6.

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Posted on: February 26, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 2, 2018

Spring Break Open Gyms at the Apple Valley Community Center

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Enjoy some Spring Break fun during open gyms the Apple Valley Community Center (AVCC). On top of the regularly occurring AVCC open gyms, additional bonus days and time have been added.

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· MondayFriday, March 2529, 911 a.m.

· $3 single admission/$15 annual

 

FAMILY OPEN GYM

· Sat. & Sun., March 23, 24, 30, & 31, 12–...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

2024 Teen Academy

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Peek behind the scenes and see what police officers do! The 2024 Teen Academy gives high school students an inside look at what goes on in police departments.

Registration is open to high school students who reside or attend high school in Apple Valley or Rosemount. This year, we are also including students in high school areas served by the Dakota County Sheriff. See the flyer for more information.

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