Miscellaneous Code

Animal Complaints
Contact the animal control officer through the Police Department at 651-249-2500.  Livestock are not permitted to be kept in residential areas except poultry, goats, and sheep as follows: keeping of up to ten (10) poultry (no roosters) in any zoning district with a permit and the temporary keeping of goats and sheep for vegetation management with a permit (Chapter 10).


Composting is permitted in small quantities as long as the compost pile does not create a nuisance for neighbors from odor or unsightliness. Compost piles must be placed at least 5 feet from rear and side yard property lines and shall not be placed in a front yard.  


Firewood may be stored in the backyard if it is neatly stacked at least six (6) inches off the ground and piled no higher than 6 feet. It must be screened from view from adjacent properties if it is stored in the front yard, on the street side of a corner lot, or within five (5) feet of an interior property line.

Grass & Weeds

Any grass or weeds over the height of eight (8) inches is prohibited and must be cut. All noxious weeds must be removed as required by the State of Minnesota in Minnesota Statutes.  

Home Occupations

A home occupation must be conducted in a manner where activities are not noticeable from adjacent streets or residence lots and may not adversely affect the residential character of the dwelling or the neighborhood. Outside storage of products, materials or equipment connected with a home occupation is prohibited. The repair of motor vehicles not registered to a resident, or to an immediate relative, of the property where the repair is made is prohibited. An immediate relative would include a son or daughter, sibling, parent, grandparent, or grandchild.

House Numbers

All houses and commercial buildings must have address numbers on them that are over or near the main entrance of your home or business. They must be at least three and one-half (3.5) inches tall, but no more than twelve (12) inches in height. Numbers need to be able to be read from the street and be of a durable material.

Noise Complaints

Call non-emergency police dispatch at 651-767-0640.  Disruptive noise is prohibited between the hours of 7 pm and 7 am. Lawn mowing, yard work, and the use of residential power tools are limited from 7 am through daylight hours.

Recreational Fires

Recreational fires are restricted to the hours of 10 am to 11 pm.  Only charcoal, coal, or clean, dry wood may be used for burning.  No refuse, grass, leaves, yard waste, or other combustibles shall be burned.  These fires shall be at least twenty five (25) feet from any building and shall be supervised at all times.