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Posted on: May 3, 2021

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. Construction/demolition and landscaping materials such as junk concrete fr...

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Additional Info... Code Enforcement
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Park and store vehicles at your property in a considerate manner consistent with City standards.

Vehicle Trailer Parking (1)

What, where, and how vehicles are parked on private property can affect immediate neighbors and the neighborhood at large. 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 trailers must be park...

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Annual Parking Permit Application (Link) Code Enforcement
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Are you aware of installation and maintenance standards for fences in Apple Valley?

White Picket Fence

Fences can bring a great amount of privacy and security to a property. If you are considering installing a fence here are a few tips on Apple Valley’s fence requirements that can help you ensure your fence will comply with city ordinances.

All fences must be located entirely on the owner’s property. However, boundary fences may be constructed on a property line provided the adjoining property owner gives written consent. A survey may be needed to verify the property line. Please n...

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Additional Info... Code Enforcement
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Get to know your property lines! Here are some helpful tips about surveying and your property.

Land Surveyor in Yard

The City is not an authority on property line disputes, but may have a survey on record that can help owners identify where property markers may be located. Here is some additional information on land surveying that may be of interest.

When trying to locate property markers, it may be possible to locate them on your own with assistance from metal detectors. Front yard property markers are typically 13-15 feet back from the curb-line. Property markers are most often an iron pipe or rod t...

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Additional Info... Code Enforcement
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Reminder that Dakota County is Included in MN DNR Deer Feeding Ban

white tailed deer

Feeding and attractant bans are in place across the state to prevent concentrations of wild deer in areas with a higher risk for disease. These bans are precautionary steps the DNR took after finding deer that tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

Feeding and attractant bans are in place across the state to prevent concentrations of wild deer in areas with a higher risk for disease. These bans are precautionary steps the DNR took after deer that tested positive for chronic wasting disease were foun...

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Additional Info... Code Enforcement