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Posted on: July 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Do your part to keep your neighborhood free of nuisance conditions!


Public nuisances are conditions have detrimental effects on the general health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Efforts should be taken to prevent the creation of public nuisances on private property.  Once a nuisance condition has arisen steps must be taken to eliminate such condition in a timely manner.

The following property maintenance conditions among others are considered public nuisances in Apple Valley:

  1. Outdoor storage and accumulation of machinery, household appliances or furniture, or other material.
  2. Waste water cast upon or permitted to flow upon streets or other public properties.
  3. Noxious weeds (See link below) as identified specifically by state statutes and by city ordinances.
  4. Trees, hedges, billboards or other obstructions affecting view at an intersection.
  5. Tree limbs and wires hanging too low above public streets (13 feet) and sidewalks (10 feet).
  6. Refuse accumulation including yard and animal waste.
  7. Grass and rank vegetation over 8” in height.
  8. Exposed accumulation of rotting food.
  9. All pools or ponds of stagnant water.  Link to Metropolitan Mosquito Control.
  10. Obstructions of public right of ways (common violations include refuse containers, basketball hoops, flexible dumpsters, staged landscape materials & equipment)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding public nuisances, or to report a public nuisance in your neighborhood contact Code Enforcement by phone at 952.953.2571, or by email at

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