Code Enforcement

Responsibilities
  • Addresses questions and concerns our residents and local business owners have regarding city ordinance guidelines and possible violations of properties 
  • Listens to each report to determine whether it is an issue that requires an inspection and follow-up, dispatching to the appropriate city department; or if it is a civil issue to be handled outside of the confines of city government 
  • Offers advice on how to stay in compliance within the guidelines of the ordinances 
  • Promotes public awareness and actively addresses city code violations

Tips on Managing Trash and Recycling Containers
Attached at the following link is a powerpoint that explains trash container storage requirements and shares best practices for container storage.


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

    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! Read on...
  2. Learn more about Apple Valley’s grass and weed standards!

    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. Read on...
  3. How to appropriately park and store vehicles at your property.

    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. Read on...
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