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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Order online now! Quantities are limited. Purchase up to two trees and five shrubs. Available to Apple Valley residents only. ID is required.
Orders will be confirmed via a mailed postcard. Order pick-up is sched...
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!
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...
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.
Virtual and in-person workshops are available.
Grants are als...
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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. ...
Ordinance Proposal: Amending Chapter 155 Regarding Short-Term Rental of Residential Properties
Summary: This amendment redefines the terms "Dwelling" and "Residential District".
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...
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.
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.
· Monday–Friday, March 25–29, 9–11 a.m.
· $3 single admission/$15 annual
FAMILY OPEN GYM
· Sat. & Sun., March 23, 24, 30, & 31, 12–...
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.