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Posted on: May 29, 2023

Learn more about Apple Valley’s grass and weed standards!

Blooming Canada Thistle

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.

Noxious weeds in Minnesota have been found to be injurious to public health, the environment, public roads, crops, livestock, or other property. The purpose of the Minnesota Noxious Weed Law is to protect residents of the state from the injurious effects ...

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MN DOT Noxious Weed Book... Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Help ensure pool safety within our community!

Backyard Swimming Pool

Backyard pools are a great way to find relief from the summer heat, but they can also pose a safety hazard when access is not properly restricted. Perimeter barriers must be in place and maintained to restrict unintended access to the pool.

In-ground pools and pools less than 4 feet in height must be surrounded by an approved barrier such as a security fence, freestanding or building wall. The barrier must be a minimum of 4 feet in height above grade measured on the exterior facing side. Abo...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Extend the life and improve the appearance of exterior wood surfaces around your property!

Fresh Stained Deck

Spring and summer are a great time to complete home improvement projects around the house. Protecting exterior wood surfaces like decks or fences from the elements such as wind, rain, and sun increases their longevity and can look great!

All exterior wood surfaces should be protected from the wind, rain, and sun by means of a protective covering or treatment such as paint, stain, or wood sealer. Homeowners should plan for reapplication of treatment to wood surfaces when color and surface ...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: May 8, 2023

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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More Surveying Info... Code Enforcement