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Posted on: July 4, 2022

Please follow these tips for safety and compliance for your accessory structure!


Backyard sheds can provide much needed storage space, but all accessory structures should meet minimum standards pertaining to size, location, and maintenance. Please observe the following guidelines to ensure compliance with your accessory structure.

Permits are required for all accessory structures over 200 square feet in area. All accessory structures over 200 square feet must be built to standards established in the MN State Building Code, and suitably anchored to the ground. Follow the link below ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Keep your lawn green while reducing your water bill. Remember Apple Valley watering restrictions!

Sprinkler Watering Lawn

Remember summer watering restrictions are currently in place. Irrigation systems and sprinklers may not be used between the hours of 11 AM and 6 PM; May 1st through September 30th.

In the interest of water preservation and to reduce the demand on the public utility system during peak hours the City of Apple Valley implements a seasonal watering ban during day-time hours over the summer months; applied to residential and commercial p...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Remember these helpful ordinances for a more enjoyable summer around your home and property!

Sprinkler Watering Lawn

Summer is always a busy time of year with home projects, lawn maintenance, summer activities, sports, and vacations. Here are a few helpful ordinances to remember over the summer months:

  1. Yard waste can be properly disposed of at a number of locations county-wide.  A list of sites is available at the Dakota County website. Collection can also be arranged through your trash hauler.
  2. Lawns may not exceed 8” in height.
  3. Elimina...
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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Follow these tips for success and compliance with your next garage sale!

Garage Sale Sign

Garage sales are a great way to get rid of extra and unneeded belongings while bringing in some extra cash. Here are a few tips, and helpful ordinances to remember when hosting your next garage sale.

The City of recommends safe practices in consideration of Covid-19 while hosting a garage sale, but no local regulations currently prohibit such activity.  Observance of and adherence to city ordinance requirements should still be made as outline...

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