Residential Rental Registration

Adopted Ordinance

On November 20, 2007, the City of Apple Valley adopted a rental registration ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is to help ensure through relationship and education that rental housing in the City is decent, safe, and sanitary and is operated and maintained so as not to become a nuisance to the neighborhood or to become an influence that fosters blight and deterioration or creates a disincentive to reinvest in the community.

Residential rental landlords are essentially participating in a business enterprise that entails certain responsibilities. Owners and operators are responsible for taking reasonable steps to ensure that the citizens of the City who occupy rental properties may pursue the quiet enjoyment of the normal activities of life in their surroundings that are: safe, secure, and sanitary; free from noise, nuisances or annoyances; and free from a condition that endangers the health or safety of persons and security of property.

The City of Apple Valley hopes that this ordinance will help to identify residential rental property owners to further a positive relationship.  We also hope that through this relationship, residential rental property owners will be well-educated in the aspects of property management.

Registration Requirement

Pursuant to Apple Valley City Ordinance 122, "Residential Rental Property" either a residential rental property owner or rental manager shall register all residential rental properties with the City of Apple Valley.  In the case of a transfer of ownership or change in rental manager, change in the number of rental units, or change in dwelling occupancy from owner occupancy to rental tenant occupancy, the residential rental property owner or rental property manager shall complete and submit a registration form for every residential rental property affected by the transfer.

Recycling Requirement

Multifamily residential buildings with four or more attached residential units and a common waste contract must meet collection and recycling requirements identified in City Code 50.03, including:

1. Have recycling service

Contract with a trash hauler for recycling collection services or self-haul recyclables to a recycling facility. Recycling containers must have a  capacity equivalent to at least 0.1 cubic yard per week for each dwelling unit.  Work with your hauler to increase service levels if carts or dumpsters are overflowing. 

2. Collect designated materials

Provide recycling containers in buildings and on grounds to collect Dakota County’s Designated Recyclables from employees and residents.

3. Locate recycling containers with trash containers 

Wherever there is a trash container or chute, there must be a recycling container or chute within 10 feet on all outdoor grounds and in all common areas. Recycling containers must be large enough to collect all recyclables, and not overflowing.

 4. Label containers

Label each indoor and outdoor container according to Dakota County labeling requirements. Replace labels if they become damaged, unreadable, or if text or images conflict with county label requirements. 

5. Provide recycling education 

Deliver standardized recycling education at least once a year to residents, employees, and contractors who manage waste. Provide education to new residents, staff, and contractors within 30 days of move-in or hire and within 30 days of a substantial change to the waste and recycling program. Education must cover what and how to recycle in accordance with the requirements listed on Dakota County’s website

Free resources are available to help set up or improve recycling collections in multifamily properties. Contact Dakota Valley Recycling at 952-895-4559. 

Requirement to Update Information

Within thirty (30) days of the transfer of ownership or change in rental manager or change in the number of rental units, or change in the dwelling occupancy from owner occupancy to rental tenant occupancy, the residential property owner or rental manager shall complete and submit a registration form for every residential rental property affected by the transfer.

Sexual Offender Residence Location Restriction

The City Code states it is unlawful for any designated offender to live within 1500 feet of a school (pre-K through grade 12), public park or playground, public place of worship with regular educational programs (Sunday school), licensed child care center (excluding home daycares), and adult establishment businesses. For additional information, view Letter of Explanation, Ordinance

Register a property online.