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.
TEMPORARY ON-STREET PARKING BY PERMIT
Woodland Ordinance No. 500.05 provides for temporary on-street parking permits upon request of a resident having an event for which the resident has insufficient private parking to accommodate the expected number of guests. The purpose of this policy is to provide for descriptions of each parking zone, a permitting process, and conditions of permits. (Ordinance No. 505.05 is attached hereto and made part thereof.)
The Woodland City Council does not condone parking where it may obstruct the ready access by emergency vehicles at any time. In addition, the Woodland City Council does not condone parking near curves or hilltops where parking may create a safety hazard for drivers, cyclists or pedestrians;
Maplewood Circle East: The east and south side of the road extending from a point 70 feet northeast of a point opposite the brick pillar at the bottom of the hill by 2650 Maplewood Circle West to a point by the tennis court at 2600 Maplewood Circle East.
Cedar Ridge Road: The south side of road from a point opposite and 20 feet down the hill from the driveway at 2550 Cedar Ridge down to the intersection with Maplewood Circle East at the east end of Cedar Ridge Road.
Marshland Road:The west (marsh) side of the road between the garage at 2640 Marshland Road and the driveway at 2650 Marshland Road, with that section of the road blocked off to through traffic.
Maplewood Circle East: The east side of the road between the two driveway entrances to 2765 Maplewood Circle East.
Woolsey Lane:The east side of the road running 15 feet north of the north end circle drive at 2845 Woolsey Lane, up to 33 feet south of the pole. Also at the top of the circle between the driveways of 2670 and 2730.
Breezy Point Road:The south side of the road from the driveway at 18275 Breezy Point Road to the driveway at 18085 Breezy Point Road.
Breezy Point Road:The south side of the road from the East Road intersection to a point 50 feet from the bottom of the hill near the intersection with County State Highway Road 101.
Maple Hill Road: Parking permitted without permits. (Ordinance 500.05, Subd. 7)
Maplewood Road: The west side of the road from 40 feet south of the driveway to 3100 Maplewood Road to a point opposite the driveway to 3105, 3115 and 3125 Maplewood Road.
Shavers Lane: South side of the road only by the clearing opposite 18150 Shavers Lane.
- All residents are encouraged to seek neighbors’ permission for parking on their property or to arrange to shuttle guests from such public parking as may be found, for example, at Chowen’s Corner.
- Any vehicles parked in a zone for which a permit has been granted must be parked with at least one third of the car off the pavement and in such a way that the parked cars do not obstruct passage by emergency vehicles and access to driveways and mailboxes must not be obstructed.
- If snow conditions make such parking impossible, the permit is invalid.
- The police Chief is instructed to deny the permit when snow accumulations makes such parking impossible.
- Any special plowing needs to make these zones usable shall be arranged by the host of the event at his or her own expense.
- Permit applications will be obtained through the Clerk’s Department.
- Permits will be granted on a first come basis and upon payment of a permit fee in accordance with Ordinance 305.02 (8) of the City Code.
- Parking regulations, as defined in Section 500.05 of the City Code, apply to the aforementioned permitted parking zones and to the applicants seeking parking permits.
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
The City has a contract with Waste Management for recycling. If you need a container, please contact City Hall. For additional information on recycling, including the 2016 recycling calendar, please click on the Recycling link on the left side of the City's website home page or on the link below:
Tips and tricks to Recycle Everywhere in your home
Remembering to recycle everything from every room in your house can sometimes be challenging, especially when you’re just trying to get the laundry done or get ready for work. About half of home recyclables never make it to the recycling bin. We do well recycling kitchen items, but our bathrooms, laundry rooms and home offices have lots of recyclables we throw out. Expand your recycling habit by using convenient recycling bins and signage and mix in a little education and fun. Recycle everywhere in your home with the tips and tricks found on the following link: Recycling Tips Tricks_Fact_Sheet
Links for Hard-to-Dispose-of Items
Give your items to retailers
Help reduce waste by donating new or used items to participating retailers. Find retailers or search by item using the county's Choose to Reuse Online Directory.
Get your items fixed
Bring in household items and get them fixed for free while learning valuable repair skills at upcoming an Fix-It Clinic.
Dispose hazardous products and other hard-to-dispose-of items
You can safely dispose of hazardous products free of charge at Hennepin County drop-off facilities or collection events. You can get rid of bulky items such as appliances, mattresses and tires for a fee at drop-off facilities. Learn more about drop-off facilities and collection events.
Dispose of yard and tree waste
Yard and tree waste is banned from your household garbage. You can dispose of yard waste by composting it in your backyard, checking with your city or hauler to see if they offer curbside pickup, or bringing it to a compost site. Learn how to reuse or dispose yard and tree waste.
Dispose of medicine
The county provides drop boxes for residents to dispose of their medicines. Learn more about medicine disposal.
Dispose of batteries
All battery types are accepted at drop-off containers located in libraries, city halls and community centers throughout the county. Batteries also can be brought to county drop-off facilities. Learn more about battery recycling.
The City of Woodland has an open hauling refuse system which means that residents contract directly with one of the licensed companies offering garbage and yardwaste collection. The following is a brief list of haulers. Please note that the list is for resident information and is not intended to be an endorsement of any of the companies listed.
Vintage Waste Systems
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.
The following activities require a permit from the City:
(a) intensive vegetation clearing
(b) the removal of any tree having a diameter of more than six inches.
(c) tree and vegetation removal necessary for the construction of structures and public utilities and the construction of roads and parking areas otherwise complying with the applicable provisions of the Code; provided that any trees removed as a result of such construction shall be replaced.
There are exceptions to the above that do not apply to the removal of the following trees and vegetation:
(a) Boxelder, Buckthorn, Willow, Cottonwood, Green Ash, Siberian Elm and Prickly Ash
(b) dead or diseased trees.
(c) pruning within accepted tree management parameters.
For additional information, see City Ordinance No. 900.19.
Please click on the link below for the watercraft, dock, and access ordinance.
An owner of a system must maintain the system in compliance with the City Ordinance and State Law.
An owner of a system must have their septic system pumped at least every three years.
For additional information, see City Ordinance No. 705.06.
Chapter 7 Building Housing Regulations
Septic System Pumpers
(The following companies' contact information is provided as a resource for residents. The City does not endorse any of the septic pumpers listed on this website. The contact information is provided as a courtesy to residents.)
Swedlund Septic Services
Phone: (952) 873-3292
Email: [email protected]
A Northern Cesspool Company, Inc.
Phone: (763) 220-2141
Service Area: Minneapolis, MN
Kothrade Sewer, Water & Excavating
Phone: (763) 498-8702
Service Area: Minneapolis, MN
Ende Septic Service
Phone: (763) 428-4489
Service Area: Minneapolis, MN
Are you traveling or planning on being out of town and want the Police Department to check on your home. Complete the form (located below) and mail, fax (952-474-4564) or email ([email protected] - Chief Johnson) to the 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 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 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.
An owner is in violation of the ordinance if the owner’s dog
Is at large without the 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.