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Posted on: June 1, 2020

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...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 25, 2020

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

Fresh Stained Deck

Summer is the time to complete various home improvement projects around the house including treatment of exterior wood surfaces. Not only is it required by code, but it is a good idea to protect all exterior wood surfaces from the elements!

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 an...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Learn more about Apple Valley’s grass and weed standards!

Blooming Canada Thistle

Undesirable to many, dandelions are not a weed by ordinance and do not constitute a violation unless taller than 8”. City ordinance prohibits state listed noxious weeds, and grass and rank vegetation in excess of 8” (inches) in height.

Noxious weeds in Minnesota have been found to be injurious to public health, the environment, public roads, crops, livestock, or other property. The purpose of the Minnesota Noxious Weed Law is to protect residents of the state from the injurious effects ...

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Additional Info... Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 11, 2020

How to appropriately park and store vehicles at your property.

Vehicle Trailer Parking (1)

What, where, and how you park on your property can affect neighbors and surrounding neighborhood. Here is a quick overview of standards established by City ordinance.

All motor vehicles regardless of type or placement on a trailer must be parked on an improved parking surface.  An improved parking surface is considered to be concrete, asphalt, or pavers.  When parked in front yards, all vehicles and t...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 4, 2020

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. Materials such as junk concrete from driveway replacements, landscaping bo...

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Link to Right of Way Permits Code Enforcement