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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Proper maintenance of building systems is key to safe, comfortable, and efficient use of your home!

person adjusting a Thermostat

Ensure you are prepared for the cold temperatures this winter. All building systems, including furnaces and other heating system elements, should be maintained in proper working order and capable of performing the function for which they are designed.

Furnaces and other heating system elements should be properly maintained in working order and functional condition. The Minnesota State Building Code calls for interior spaces intended for human occupancy to be provided with heating systems capable of mai...

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Additional Info... Code Enforcement
Posted on: January 18, 2021

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


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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Link to DARTS Code Enforcement
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Help Code Enforcement work for you. Understanding the Code Enforcement Process!

Your Partner in Compliance (2)

Code awareness and compliance promotes the health, safety, and appeal of our community. The code process in Apple Valley is complaint driven and relies on assistance from the public. Here is how you can get in touch with us.

Code enforcement begins with a complaint.   Complaints can be made by residents, the general public, or any city department.  Generalized complaints regarding particular violations or neighborhoods are welcome.  Complainant info...

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Submit a complaint online here... Code Enforcement
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Private snow removal is necessary, but should not utilize public areas and right of way.

man blowing snow in deep snow

Clearing snow and ice on private property is encouraged in all cases, but please remember pushing snow onto or even across public ways is not allowed.

Ensuring that snow removal is conducted in a compliant manner is the responsibility of homeowners, renters, commercial property owners, business owners and managers, home owners associations, and even contractors. Snow may not be pushed across any public ...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Clearing your public sidewalks supports a safe, vibrant, and active community!

Cleared Sidewalk

Clearing snow and ice from public sidewalks and fire hydrants on your property is essential to the health, safety and welfare of the city, and can promote economic vitality within the city!

City ordinance requires that all public sidewalks are cleared of snow and ice within 48 hours of the most recent snow event. Not only is it required by code, but it is also a smart idea from a liability standpoint, and it can have wide reaching benefits t...

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