The links below provide general information on frequently asked questions and links to City ordinances. If you have additional questions, please call the City Clerk at (952) 358-9936 or City Hall at (952) 474-4755.
On-street parking is not allowed in Woodland, except by permit in established parking zones.
Any vehicles parked on Woodland streets outside of these zones or in these zones without a permit are subject to citation. This includes contractors, landscaping crews, moving vans, and event guests.
Parking permits are available at City Hall, granted on a first-come, first-served basis, with a $5 per zone, per day fee payable by cash or check.
The parking guidelines above include pages that can be copied when hiring a valet service for events.
Large events require a should consider a shuttle service for guests parking in the large public lot behind 18300 Minnetonka Blvd at Chowen's Corner.
Your annual tax statement is prepared and mailed each spring by Hennepin County. If you are responsible for paying your own property tax (for example, you do not escrow with your mortgage company), this statement will include payment coupons for the first half due May 15, and the second half due October 15 of each year.
This tax statement will also provide you with the information necessary to complete the Minnesota Property Tax Refund, if eligible. This refund is prepared and filed separately from your income tax return, and currently has a filing deadline of August 15.
Property tax and property information is also available by:
- Internet: You can print out a copy of your statement when it becomes available as well as pay your taxes on-line at www.co.hennepin.mn.us
- Call: You can call Hennepin County Property Tax at 612.348.3011.
Hennepin County Treasurer
Hennepin County Government Center
300 S 6th St
Minneapolis MN 55487
Every April, the City Council acts as the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization (LBAE). If you choose to contest the assessed value of your property, first contact the City Assessor Dan Distel. If you cannot reach agreement, you may bring your case to the LBAE meeting in April.
The City provides recycling service for residents through a contract with Republic Services. Please go to the Recycling page for more information.
The City of Woodland has an open hauling refuse system which means that residents contract directly a licensed company offering garbage and yard-waste collection.
One of the aspects that makes Woodland unique is its lush tree canopy. To preserve this precious aesthetic, it is unlawful to cut down any tree with a diameter of 6-inches or more without first obtaining a Vegetation Alteration Permit from City Hall. This permit is also required for any clearing of brush.
Trees and other vegetation stabilize the soil and control water pollution by preventing soil erosion and flooding, reduce air pollution, temper noise, and provide a natural habitat for wildlife. Indiscriminate removal of trees and clearing of vegetation cause deprivation of these benefits and that it is in the interests of the City and its residents to prevent the indiscriminate removal of trees and clearing of vegetation.
Please click on the link below for the watercraft, dock, and access ordinance.
If you are an owner of a individual sewage treatment system (ISTS), it must be maintained in compliance with the City Ordinance and State Law. It is recommended that septic tanks be pumped at least every three years.
For additional information, see City Ordinance No. 705.06. Chapter 7 Building Housing Regulations
A list of reputable septic service companies may be found on the Utilities page.
Are you traveling or planning on being out of town and want the Police Department to check on your home. Complete the form below and return to the Deephaven Police Department.
PLEASE NOTE: House checks will not begin until a signed form is received by the Police Department. The form need only be signed once. The signed form will be kept on file at the Police Department. Subsequent house check requests will not require another signed form.
The City of Woodland has a fee for fire response which is a portion of whatever sum the City is obligated to pay to the fire department for fire protection. This is true whether the fire call was real, a false alarm, or an unintentional call.
For additional information, please see Ordinance No. 430.
Construction activity at any time other than the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays is prohibited. No construction activity is permitted on Sundays or on the following public holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Noise from equipment used during the removal of snow and generators and equipment used during power outages or other emergencies shall be exempt from the restrictions under this subsection.
For additional information, please see City Ordinance No. 415.
Mediacom handles cable systems in the City of Woodland and can be contacted at (800) 332-0245.
The City of Woodland's polling place is located at:
2860 East Road, Woodland, MN 55391
Please click on the link below to access the polling place map:
It is unlawful to operate a snowmobile:
(a) On a public sidewalk or walkway.
(b) On private property of another without the operator of the snowmobile having in possession the written consent of the owner or occupant of the property.
(c) On any publicly owned lands.
(d) Between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. of each day.
(e) On City streets, except crossing the street by the shortest distance.
For additional information, see City Ordinance No. 505.
For Sale or Rental Signs:
Signs pertaining to the sale, lease or rental of property or buildings, are permitted if they comply with all of the following conditions and restrictions:
(a) The sign may read “Open,” “For Rent” or “For Sale,” and may include the name and the telephone number of the owner or agent relative to the premises upon which the sign is located.
(b) The face surface of the sign may not exceed 200 square inches, and neither the length nor width may exceed 25 inches.
(c) The supporting member must be installed into the ground so that the top of the face of the sign is not more than 4 feet above the finished grade of the ground.
(d) All such signs shall be lettered professionally.
(e) Only one such sign is permitted on any one premises. Where the property abuts a lake, no signs may be placed or erected to be visible from such lake.
(f) Signs may be placed parallel or perpendicular to the front property line. Signs must be placed only on the property being offered for sale or lease.
(g) Nothing contained in this Section will be deem to prohibit the same wording from being on both the front and back of the sign.
(h) Where a sign is suspended from an arm of the support, the arm shall not exceed 16 inches in length.
(i) All such signs shall be erected on a temporary basis.
(j) Signs shall be kept in good repair, shall not be illuminated or constructed of a reflective material, and shall not contain any flags, streamers, movable items or like devices.
(k) Any such sign shall be removed within 3 days after the date a binding agreement is entered into for the sale, lease or rental of the property or immediately upon the removal of the property from the market, whichever occurs first.
For additional information, see City Ordinance No. 1100.03.
No person shall operate a garden or lawn tractor, power lawn mower, power hedge clipper, chain saw, mulcher, garden tiller, edger, power device for bug eradication, drill, or other similar domestic power maintenance equipment except between the hours of 7 A.M. and 8 P.M. on any week day or between the hours of 9 A.M. and 6 P.M. on weekends. Snow removal equipment is exempt from this provision.
For additional information, see City Ordinance No. 455.04.
Households are limited to two dogs by City ordinance. A household with three or more dogs must contact City Hall to obtain a permit.
An resident is in violation of City ordinance, if the resident’s dog is:
- At large without an identification tag.
- Unreasonably disturbs the peace and quiet of any person in the vicinity. The phase "unreasonably disturb the peace and quiet” shall include, but is not limited to, the creation of any noise by any dog or other animal which can be heard by any person, including the Animal Control Officer or a law enforcement officer, from a location outside of the building or premises where the animal is being kept and which animal noise occurs repeatedly over at least a five minute period of time with one minute or less lapse of time between each animal noise during the five minute period.
For additional information, please see City Ordinance No. 405.05.
The City does not have a service for Christmas tree and brush pickup. This is the responsiblity of the homeowner. Please contact your refuse disposal service.
All recreational fires, including campfires and bonfires must follow the general conditions:
a) the fire must be kept a minimum of 25 feet from any structure;
b) the fire must be in a non-combustible fire ring or container;
c) the firewood must be no larger than 36 inches in perimeter and twenty four inches high (3’ X 2’);
d) the fire must be attended at all times and there must be a fire extinguisher available or garden hose connected to a water supply readily available for use
Recreational fires that exceed these general standards are prohibited unless a permit has been issued for the fire. At the discretion of the City, recreational fires may be prohibited, and permits for other open burning will not be issued, when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
Please see City Ordinance No. 400.03 for additional information.