Yards & Gardens
The City of Hopkins offers the following brush and yard waste programs to its residential garbage customers.
Buckthorn is a highly invasive, non-native species that causes ecosystem degradation. This city encourages residents to be educated about this woody plant and eradicate it where possible.
Before building a fence in Hopkins, you must have a fence permit.
Fertilizers containing phosphorus cannot be used on lawns in Hopkins and other metro areas, unless a soil test indicates that it is needed or if establishing a new lawn.
Water is our most precious natural resource. To help conserve it and ensure adequate water is available for normal daily use and emergency situations, the City of Hopkins enforces the following watering restrictions year-round.
If you need to locate your property lines, private property surveys can sometimes be found in the property files at City Hall. Copies of Half Sections and Plats are on file in Engineering at City Hall for a nominal fee.
In an effort to fight and control the spread of these diseases, the City has taken steps to expand its tree disease control program.
Building A Garden Shed
A building permit is not required if the shed is smaller than 200 square feet in area. Read more on the Building a Shed page.
Rent a Garden Plot
Not enough room in your yard for a garden? Rent a family garden plot at Valley Park, learn more on the Family Gardens page.
Before building your bonfire, make sure you read the requirements for recreational fires in Hopkins, view the Recreational Fires page for more information.
If you are planning a garage sale, please be aware that City of Hopkins City Code 530.11 (PDF) limits residents to two garage sales per year with each sale not exceeding three days.
Garage Sale Signs
Please remember that posting signs on utility poles, light poles, traffic light poles, or stop sign poles on the public right-of-way, including boulevards and intersections, is strictly prohibited in the City of Hopkins.
City Code 800.03 (PDF) states unauthorized signs placed on public property will be removed and destroyed. Signs cannot be posted on private property without obtaining prior permission from the property owner.