Code Enforcement

Cottage Grove's Code Enforcement staff works with residents to ensure neighborhoods are clean, safe and healthy for the community to enjoy. Staff responds to questions and concerns and reacts appropriately to ensure the preservation of property values and prevent unsafe, unsanitary issues from infringing on the rights of others.

The full City Code can be read here.
For a look at the nine most common City code violations, click here.

Code Enforcement staff address questions and concerns of residents and local business owners regarding City ordinance guidelines and possible violations.  Code violation cases are generated on a complaint basis.  In all cases with code compliance, the City wants to work with you to achieve compliance with regulations.  Please contact Code Enforcement Officer Jim Carlson by phone at 651-458-2870 or by email at jcarlson@cottagegrovemn.gov.

Trash Container Storage

Long Grass & Weeds


Exterior Storage

Signs - Permanent

Signs - Temporary

Pothole Enforcement