New Residents

Welcome to Apple Valley, a city of vision and a community with heart. Apple Valley is a community that has it all. The services offered in Apple Valley are first class, with outstanding shopping, fabulous restaurants, exciting entertainment, phenomenal professional services, excellent education, and effective government services.
If you are looking for a particular service, but aren't sure who provides it, the Resource Directory is a great place to start. A small number of private entity service providers, such as garbage and recycling collectors, must be licensed to work in the City. The Licensing page provides information on entities that have been licensed to work in Apple Valley.

Getting Established

A number of other agencies provide services in Apple Valley. There are several places on the website that can help you identify what entity is responsible for a non-city service.  The Resource Directory provides contact information for various other government agencies such as state agencies, county agencies, schools, and neighboring cities and utility providers who use the rights of way. 

Community Amenities

Apple Valley has a centralized business community, providing a diverse range of goods and services. We strive to create a beautiful and friendly community, with walkable shopping and easily accessible business sites. Apple Valley has a world class school system, providing high quality teaching and unique educational experiences. Educational excellence in academics, arts, and athletics is the norm in Apple Valley and our students are reaching for their full potential.

Parks & Activities

Apple Valley has an expansive park and recreation system. It is home to the Dakota County Lebanon Hills Regional Park, the 18-hole Valleywood Golf Course, the Minnesota Zoo, a water park, pool, splash pad, athletic complexes, and other park facilities providing residents a great variety of recreational experiences in all seasons for all ages. Get connected with the Apple Valley community and take advantage of the tremendous resources that give our residents a quality standard of living.

News Notifications

Don't forget to use the E-mail Updates tool to sign up for notifications. You can also sign up for emergency alerts through Dakota 911.