All structures, including fences, sheds and retaining walls, must be in good condition. Peeling paint must be removed and surfaces refinished. (City Code 10-7)
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Homeowners are encouraged to place house numbers on their properties in ways that will allow public safety personnel to easily see them from the street. This includes numbers that are reflective, at least four inches high and a color that will stand out from the background so that they can be seen both night and day. (City Code 8-5)
Exterior storage is not allowed. (City Code 10-7-21)
Home-based businesses are allowed, but the exterior parking of trailers or equipment associated with the business is not allowed. (City Code 10-12a-2)
View the International Property Maintenance Code.
Resident’s and business owners must keep lawns mowed and maintained at a height no greater than eight (8) inches. (City Code 7-1-9)
Vehicles may not be parked on any City street between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. 365-days-year. The public can request a temporary on-street parking permit. (City Code 9-1-3)
Recreational Vehicles (motor homes, boats and trailers, utility trailer, etc.) may be stored on the property, but must meet the criteria of this section. (City Code 7-1-8)
Pet excrement may not be left on any public or private property within the City. (City Code 6-2-9) If Animal Control is needed, contact American Boarding Kennels at 952-894-3647.
Rubbish, including brush and yard clippings, is not allowed to accumulate on the property. Placing leaves or grass in the street is also prohibited. (City Code 7-1-2)
Trash and recycling containers may be stored outside on the side or rear of house only or stored inside the garage. (City Code 7-1-10)
Smoke alarms need to be installed in every sleeping area/bedroom and on every level of your home. Carbon monoxide detectors need to be installed on every floor of the home and within 10 feet of sleeping areas/bedrooms.
All parked vehicles must be currently licensed, operable and parked only on the approved driveway surface of concrete, asphalt or pavers, or stored in the garage. (City Code 10-7-26)
A maximum of four hens are allowed on residential properties in Burnsville if they adhere to the housing and setback requirements. Conditions may be inspected at any time.
*Exceptions may be allowed with additional requirements if you own a property in a one-family rural residential district (R-1A) zone.
At this time, beekeeping is allowed within zoning districts designated as one-family rural residential (R-1A), as long as the hives meet the accessory structure setbacks and are managed responsibly. Beekeepers must provide an on-site water source, adequate living space and management of unusual, aggressive behavior or swarming of the honey bees.