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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions pertaining to the Community Development Department.

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  • Assessing

    • How can I find out if there is a special assessment on my property for streets projects?

    • How do I apply for homestead?

    • How do I find my market value and property class?

    • How is market value determined?

    • How is my property tax determined?

    • If my property value decreased, why did my taxes increase?

    • What are the tax benefits of owning a homestead?

    • What if I believe my property value or classification is incorrect?

    • What is a Disabled Veterans Value Exclusion?

    • What is a homestead?

    • What is a tax levy?

    • When do I apply for homestead?

    • Where can I get property tax information?

    • Who is eligible for homestead?

    • Why does it matter how I use my property?

  • Codes and Policies

    • Can I get an exemption from the City's Lawn Watering Restrictions if I have new landscaping?

    • Can I have a garage sale sign?

    • Do I need a license to rent my home in Eden Prairie?

    • How do I request temporary parking/no parking signs?

    • How long can I park on a City street?

    • What are the lawn watering restrictions in Eden Prairie?

    • What ordinances apply to barking dogs?

    • What ordinances apply to residential garage sales?

    • What ordinances apply to storage containers for solid waste and recycling?

    • What ordinances apply to the storage of junk cars and recreational vehicles on private property?

    • What ordinances apply to the storage of yard waste?

    • What ordinances apply to yard maintenance and weed control on private property?

    • What parking regulations apply during a snow emergency?

    • What regulations apply to fences?

    • What regulations apply to home businesses?

    • What regulations apply to in-ground swimming pools?

    • What regulations apply to park land abutting my private property lines?

    • What regulations apply to recreational fires?

    • What regulations apply to residential driveways?

    • What regulations apply to residential setbacks?

    • What regulations apply to temporary signs for selling or leasing properties?

    • What regulations apply to the use of barbeque grills?

    • Where can I apply for a lawn watering exemption permit?

    • Where can I find a list of City Code ordinances?

    • Where can I find information about land alteration and engineering permits?

    • Where can I park a recreational vehicle (RV) on my property?

    • Who handles snow removal on sidewalks and trails?

    • Who handles snow removal on streets?

  • Homestead Information

    • What are the tax benefits of owning a homestead?

    • What is a homestead?

  • Housing and Community Services

    • Does the City offer any programs to assist in making home repairs?

    • Does the City offer any programs to help people buy homes?

    • Is there any affordable rental housing in Eden Prairie?

  • Licenses and Permits

    • Do I need a license to rent my home in Eden Prairie?

    • How can I obtain a fire, inspection or permit report?

    • How do I apply for a Land Alteration Permit?

    • How do I apply for a permit to do work in the City's right of way?

    • How do I apply for an Administrative Land Division and/or Combination?

    • How do I request temporary parking/no parking signs?

    • What are the City's guide specifications for engineering consultants and contractors?

    • Where can I apply for a lawn watering exemption permit?

    • Where can I find information about dog licensing in Eden Prairie?

    • Where can I find information about land alteration and engineering permits?

    • Where can I find information about oversize/overweight vehicle permits?

    • Where can I find information about planning and zoning development permits?

    • Where can I find the online building permits (ePermits) issued by the City?

  • Planning and Zoning

    • Can I have a garage sale sign?

    • How can I identify electric, gas, sewer and water lines before I dig?

    • How can I obtain a plot of my home or plat of my lot lines?

    • How do I apply for a permit to do work in the City's right of way?

    • How do I apply for an Administrative Land Division and/or Combination?

    • How do I find the zoning information on a particular property?

    • Is lawn maintenance required?

    • What are the City's guide specifications for engineering consultants and contractors?

    • What regulations apply to fences?

    • What regulations apply to home businesses?

    • What regulations apply to in-ground swimming pools?

    • What regulations apply to parking on private property?

    • What regulations apply to parking on public streets?

    • What regulations apply to residential driveways?

    • What regulations apply to residential setbacks?

    • What regulations apply to temporary signs for selling or leasing properties?

    • Where can I build on my property?

    • Where can I find information about planning and zoning development permits?

    • Where can I find the online building permits (ePermits) issued by the City?

    • Where can I park a recreational vehicle (RV) on my property?

    • Where can I plant trees and shrubs on my property?

    • Where can I put a driveway on my property?

  • Property Taxes

    • How can I find out if there is a special assessment on my property for streets projects?

    • How do I apply for homestead?

    • How do I find my market value and property class?

    • How is my property tax determined?

    • If my property value decreased, why did my taxes increase?

    • What if I believe my property value or classification is incorrect?

    • What is a Disabled Veterans Value Exclusion?

    • What is a homestead?

    • What is a tax levy?

    • When do I apply for homestead?

    • Where can I get property tax information?

    • Who is eligible for homestead?

    • Why does it matter how I use my property?

  • Rental Housing Licensing

    • Do I need a license to rent my home in Eden Prairie?