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Posted on: May 23, 2022

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 side. Abo...

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Additional Info... Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Extend the life and improve the appearance of exterior wood surfaces around your property!

Fresh Stained Deck

Spring and summer are a great time to complete home improvement projects around the house. Protecting exterior wood surfaces like decks or fences from the elements such as wind, rain, and sun increases their longevity and can look great!

All exterior wood surfaces should be protected from the wind, rain, and sun by means of a protective covering or treatment such as paint, stain, or wood sealer. Homeowners should plan for reapplication of treatment to wood surfaces when color and surface ...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Do your part to keep the public right of way safe and accommodating to ordinary use!

Couch at Curb

Obstructions in the public right of way can interfere with many ordinary uses that we all depend on. Public streets, sidewalks, and boulevard areas should be kept free of obstructions and accommodating to ordinary use.

Street, sidewalk, and boulevard areas may not be used by property owners or contractors as staging areas for storage of equipment or materials except as allowed for by city permit. Construction/demolition and landscaping materials such as junk concrete fr...

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Permit Application (Link) Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Are you aware of installation and maintenance standards for fences in Apple Valley?

White Picket Fence

Fences can bring a great amount of privacy and security to a property. If you are considering installing a fence here are a few tips on Apple Valley’s fence requirements that can help you ensure your fence will comply with city ordinances.

All fences must be located entirely on the owner’s property. However, boundary fences may be constructed on a property line provided the adjoining property owner gives written consent. A survey may be needed to verify the property line. Please note that t...

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Fence Resource... Code Enforcement
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Get to know your property lines! Here are some helpful tips about surveying and your property.

Land Surveyor in Yard

The City is not an authority on property line disputes, but may have a survey on record that can help owners identify where property markers may be located. Here is some additional information on land surveying that may be of interest.

When trying to locate property markers, it may be possible to locate them on your own with assistance from metal detectors. Front yard property markers are typically 13-15 feet back from the curb-line. Property markers are most often an iron pipe or rod t...

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Surveying Resource Code Enforcement