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Apple Valley
7100 147th St. W.
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Ph: (952) 953-2500

Airport

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1. How can I submit a noise complaint?
2. How is aircraft noise measured?
3. How is the city addressing airport noise concerns?
4. Are Apple Valley residents eligible for sound mitigation?
5. What are the individual impacts of air traffic noise?
6. When did the new runway open?
7. How was the decision made to open the new runway?

Ambulance

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1. How is ambulance service provided?

Building Inspections

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1. Who must be licensed?
2. When am I required to obtain a building permit?
3. What are the required inspections?
4. How do I obtain a building permit?
5. If I have questions about building permits and inspections, who can I contact?

Cable Channels

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1. What is the franchise fee?
2. What is the PEG Fee?
3. What can the city or franchise authority do to prevent the cable company from raising rates?
4. Why can’t the cable coordinator assist subscribers with complaints about cable modem internet service?

Code Enforcement

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1. What are the water restrictions?
2. What are some of the most common code violations?
3. How long or how often can I have a garage sale?
4. What if the property owner fails to comply with an ordinance?
5. There’s vacant property in my neighborhood that has overgrown grass and weeds; is this a violation and who should be contacted?
6. Can I park on the street while my driveway is being resurfaced?
7. Can my landscaping contractor put rocks, dirt, a dumpster, etc. on the street?

Community Development

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1. May I operate a business out of my home?
2. Does my business require a license from the City?
3. What are property setbacks?
4. How do I find my property lines?
5. Where may I construct a fence on my property?
6. Where may I construct a shed and/or a detached garage?
7. How does the Planning Department issue public notices about zoning and development issues?
8. What does this particular term mean?

Engineering

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1. Where is my property line?
2. Why is my yard marked up with different colors of paint or flags?
3. What is a right of way?
4. What is an easement?

Fire Department

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1. Does the city allow recreational fires?
2. Does the city allow barbecue grills or recreational fires on balconies or patios in multi-family dwellings?
3. Do you offer tours of fire stations?
4. Why is my smoke detector chirping when I have no smoke?
5. How do I know my smoke detector is too old?
6. The gauge on my fire extinguisher is empty. Where do I get it recharged?
7. The fire hydrant in my neighborhood is covered with snow - who do I call to come dig it out?
8. My neighbor planted shrubs all around the hydrant in their yard. Is that ok?
9. Can I have my child’s birthday party at a fire station?
10. Can the Fire Department help make sure my infant car seat is installed correctly?

Firefighter Hiring

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1. Do I have to have firefighting experience to be a firefighter?
2. How do I know when the Fire Department is hiring?
3. Does Apple Valley have full-time firefighters?

Garbage

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1. Does Apple Valley host a cleanup day?
2. Where can I find out more information on what can be disposed of at what locations?

Human Resources

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1. I missed the deadline. Can I still apply?
2. How can I get a paper copy of the application?
3. Do I need to live in the City of Apple Valley?
4. What type of computer setup is needed to apply online?
5. How long will it take to apply for a job?
6. I'm having trouble with the online application. Who can I contact?
7. What if I don’t have a computer or internet access?
8. How can I verify that my application has been received?
9. Is there an application deadline?
10. How can I add additional employment or education entries?
11. How do I change my address, telephone, or email information?
12. How can I review the status of recruitment, my account, or my application?
13. What benefits does the City of Apple Valley offer?
14. How do I know if I am qualified for this job?
15. How will I be contacted regarding the status of the position I applied for?
16. Do I have to submit a separate application for each posting?
17. What types of tests are given?
18. What if I need an accommodation to apply for or perform a job?
19. Is there a background check before hire?

Natural Resources

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1. When should I prune my oak tree?
2. How do I report a spill?
3. How often should I water my tree?
4. Who maintains the trees within the public road rights of way?
5. How do I find my property boundaries?
6. Why is the water in my pond green?
7. How do I know if my fertilizer is phosphorus-free?
8. What if my project doesn’t require a permit? Am I still responsible for installing erosion and sediment controls?
9. Do I need a permit to landscape my yard?
10. How much of the tree roots can be disturbed before the tree will decline?

Parks and Recreation

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1. What are the hours of operation at each facility?
2. How can I rent a park shelter?
3. Where do I sign up for youth sports?
4. Can I bring food and drinks into the Aquatic Center? How about tobacco products?
5. Why can't I bring inflatable and other unapproved floatation devices into the Aquatic Center?
6. Can I have my party or event inside the Aquatic Center?
7. When can we use the Kelley Park Splash Pad?
8. Is the Kelley Park water treated in the Fountains and Splash Pad?
9. Why don't all the water toys work in the Kelley Park Splash Pad?
10. Can we reserve the Kelley Park gazebo and/or picnic tables?

Police Department

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1. How do I get a copy of a police/ accident report?
2. How do I register my bicycle with the AVPD?
3. How do I report if I suspect someone has stolen my identify or committed a financial crime against me?
4. How can I get additional information on identity theft?
5. What is curfew in Apple Valley?
6. How do I retrieve my vehicle that has been towed by the police department?
7. How can belongings/property be protected?
8. What is Neighborhood Watch?
9. How does my neighborhood form a Neighborhood Watch Group?
10. What can I do to participate in Neighborhood Watch if I live in a rented property?
11. What is Business Watch?
12. What do I need to do to organize a block party?
13. What are the restrictions for parking vehicles on public streets?
14. Are animals required to be licensed in the city?
15. How do I obtain an Order for Protection?
16. Will the police department fingerprint me for licenses, applications and adoptions?
17. Is there a fee for false alarms?
18. Can I discharge a firearm within the city limits?
19. Does the police department pick up stray animals?

Streets

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1. Who is responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalks?
2. Snowplows damaged my sod. Who do I contact to get it repaired?
3. My mailbox was damaged during snow removal operations. Does the city repair it?
4. My street light is burned out or not working properly. Who do I contact to get it repaired?
5. Who controls the traffic signals in the city?
6. Who is responsible for boulevard trees? Is there a charge for trimming or removing my boulevard tree?
7. Does the city plant boulevard trees?

Traffic Safety

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1. Can I be an impaired driver if I haven't had any alcohol or illegal drugs?
2. How many trips does the average household generate on neighborhood streets?
3. What can I do about speeding concerns?
4. Why doesn't the city install speed bumps when a neighborhood has speeding concerns?
5. Where are the places that I can't park my car without getting a parking ticket?
6. What are my responsibilities as a pedestrian?
7. How is anyone supposed to cross the street when the Walk light is only five seconds?
8. How is traffic signal timing controlled?
9. Why do emergency vehicles get green lights when their lights are flashing or sirens sounding?
10. What are important safety considerations for my kids to know about when going back to school?
11. Should I turn my street into a playground for kids?
12. What does yellow lane striping mean?
13. What does white lane striping mean?

Valleywood Golf Course

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1. What will be covered in the lessons?
2. Do I need to have any prior golf experience?
3. Do I need my own clubs?
4. Where do we meet on the first day of lessons?
5. What if I have a conflict and cannot make one of the lessons?
6. What if the weather prevents lessons from taking place?
7. How do I obtain a USGA Handicap?

Water and Sewer Utility Services

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1. What is the hardness and iron content of the water?
2. Why do I have low water pressure or no water?
3. Why do I have a sewer odor inside my home?
4. Why is water splashing out of my toilet?
5. What are the lawn watering restrictions?
6. Why do I have rusty or brownish water?