CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES: City facilities are closed until further notice. Shakopee City Hall will reopen to the public beginning Monday, June 1. The Shakopee Police Department, Shakopee Public Works and Shakopee Ice Arena will also reopen for public business.
The Shakopee Community Center remains closed in accordance with state orders.
All dogs within the city are to be restrained on a leash at all times. Those who violate this rule may receive a citation. Dogs over 6 months of age must be licensed with the city within 30 days of ownership. A City of Shakopee dog license is good for one year and provides free access to the dog park at Southbridge Community Park.
City ordinances also dictate that the pet owner cleans up after their dog and does not allow them to habitually bark or cry. Visit Pets & Animals for more information on animals within city limits.
The city restricts hours of construction operations from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and holidays. The City Council occasionally approves requests to extend work hours in order to complete a project more quickly.
To combat juvenile violence and crime, the city has a juvenile curfew ordinance. Youth are prohibited from being out alone from:
12 and under
9 p.m.-5 a.m.
10 p.m.-5 a.m.
10 p.m. -5 a.m.
11 p.m.-5 a.m.
11 p.m.-5 a.m.
There is an exception to the curfew for students who are lawfully attending, going to or returning from school, church or community sponsored athletic, musical or social activities or events or place of employment. Shakopee police officers enforce the curfew ordinance seven days a week. Many juveniles caught out after curfew are either released to their parents or taken to the Scott County Juvenile Facility.
A common complaint among Shakopee residents involves tall grass and weeds on neighboring properties. City ordinances require that grass on private property should not be in excess of eight (8) inches in length. Failure to comply with this ordinance could result in citations as well as additional fees.
The City of Shakopee observes quiet hours from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. for music and other performed or projected noise.
The city also has additional noise restrictions for certain activities:
Construction activities, domestic power equipment and refuse hauling is restricted from operating between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. weekdays and 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. weekends and holidays. Snow removal is exempt from this restriction.
Recreational vehicles may not be operated between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Residents are required to trim trees and bushes overhanging on public property (streets, alleys and sidewalks) to reduce hazardous conditions and maintain good sight lines. Streets and alleys should have an overhead clearance of 15 feet; sidewalks 9 feet.
Ignore them. Look through the peep hole; you’re not obligated to answer the door.
Do not let an unknown person into your home to use the bathroom or demonstrate a product.
Do not get into a conversation with a solicitor; it only encourages them to stay.
Watch where the solicitor goes next and notice what they do. Look for suspicious behavior, such as looking in car windows, testing doors for locks or entering backyards.
Remember a solicitor may not remain on your property after you have asked him/her to leave.
Report aggressive or suspicious solicitors to law enforcement immediately at 911 (aggressive or threatening) or Non-Emergency 952-445-1411 (suspicious). Provide a description of the solicitor and what direction they were headed.
Prevent peddlers and solicitors from approaching your home or business
City Code allows property owners to place a city-designed sign (above) at the main entrance to their home or business indicating that they do not wish to be contacted by peddlers. Signs are also available at the Police Department, 475 Gorman St., during regular business hours.
Peddlers disregarding a posted sign should be reported by calling 952-445-1411. Please include the peddler or solicitor's licensenumber when you call to help the city track down the proper solicitor.
A burning permit is not needed for recreational fires less than 3-feet-by-3-feet in size. However, city code requires that recreational fires must:
Contain only natural, clean-burning wood
Not be conducted within 25 feet of any building. This can be reduced to 15 feet when fully enclosed in a portable fire pit
Not be conducted if winds are more than 15 miles per hour or are in the direction of nearby structures
Not be conducted if a total burning ban is in effect
Have a source of extinguishment nearby (hose, bucket of water, fire extinguisher, etc.)
Be supervised at all times until the fire has been extinguished
Be discontinued if deemed hazardous or a nuisance by a member of the fire or police department
It is the responsibility of the homeowner or tenant of the abutting private property to ensure that sidewalks are free of snow and ice. Failure to address snow and ice within 36 hours after being deposited on the sidewalk may result in citations and fees. Properties zoned commercial are to address this issue within 24 hours.
Snow removal is exempt under the city's noise prevention ordinance.
The “move over” law, also known as the Ted Foss Law, was written after Minnesota State Trooper Ted Foss was hit and killed by a semi-truck on Aug. 31, 2000, during a traffic stop. The law is designed to give emergency vehicles room to work on the portion of roadway they are occupying by requiring passing motorists to leave a lane vacant between them and those parked emergency vehicles. The law also requires that drivers reduce their speed as they pass the location of the emergency vehicle(s) and road repair equipment. Emergency vehicle is defined by Minnesota statute as the following: towing vehicles, police vehicles, ambulances and fire trucks. See: Minn. Statutes 2014 169.18
Garbage, recycling and yard waste containers should be removed from the street by 7 p.m. on collection day. They should be stored in a garage or placed on the side of a building, not visible from the street.