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Code Enforcement

About code enforcement

The Code Enforcement program is responsible for investigating and responding to property maintenance complaints. Concerns range from general nuisances to housing maintenance issues, such as:

  • Long grass
  • Junk and debris
  • Exterior storage
  • Inoperable vehicles
  • Broken windows
  • Deteriorating siding/roofs

Know The Code videos

The City of Brooklyn Park produced videos to assist our new residents and immigrants with information on city ordinances.

Información sobre las ordenanzas municipales de Brooklyn Park(Spanish)

Paub cov kev cai nyob rau hauv Brooklyn Park(Hmong)


Since 2015, properties in Brooklyn Park can keep honeybees with an approved registration.


  • The number of hives allowed is based on the size of the property; a typical residential lot is allowed 2 hives.
  • Any hive on the property must be setback at least 10 feet from the property line.
  • If a hive is located closer than 25 feet to the property line, a flyway barrier is required.
  • The beekeeper applying for the registration must have attended a beekeeping class from an accredited Minnesota institution.

Public notification

The City will notify all residents living within 200 feet of the property line of a proposed apiary (beekeeping) site when an application is received.

All apiary locations will be shown on a public information map.

Registration period

Registrations are valid from April 1 through the following March 31 and must be renewed each year.

Apply for an apiary registration

Submit a completed registration form with the following:

  • The owner and beekeepers information
  • A sketch of the property showing the location of the hives, water source, setbacks and flyway barrier (if required)
  • A copy of the certificate of completion of a beekeeping course
  • A one-time registration fee of $75.00

Download the beekeeping application (PDF)

More information

Learn more about beekeeping and see our map

Reporting a concern

Police concerns

For animal complaints, noisy parties, on-street parking violations, suspicious activities or immediate health or safety concerns, contact the police at 911.

Code enforcement and public health concerns

For all other neighborhood and business complaints that cannot be resolved through neighbor cooperation, contact Code Enforcement and Public Health.

Information to provide when filing a concern:

  • Your name and how we can reach you. We may need to contact you for more information or to give you updates. Your information is private.
  • The address where your concern is at. Include the house number and street name.
  • Details of your concern. Tell us where to find the problem and what it is. This information is very helpful for our investigation.

Phone and email

Pang Yang
Email Pang Yang

Did you receive a correction order?

If you receive a notice from the city, do not ignore it!

Please correct the issues listed on the notice. If you do not understand or need more time to complete a project, call the city employee listed on the notice immediately.

Failure to meet City regulations and standards may result in enforcement actions such as fines, costs of city-facilitated corrections, eviction, or court actions.

Did you receive a fine?

Special event

Any business or organization holding an outdoor special event may require a permit or license depending on the specific activities involved.

Download the special event application (PDF)

Neighborhood information lookup app

This tool provides a variety of information by entering your address. You can find out:

  • Property and local amenity information
  • Comprehensive list of your elected officials
  • City service information and employee contacts for your neighborhood

Look up information by address

Contact us

City Hall

5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to City Hall


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday hours

We are closed February 20 for Presidents' Day.

Phone and email

Pang Yang
Email Pang Yang

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