Community Service Officers

The Chaska Police Department's Community Service Officers (CSOs) are non-sworn officers. CSOs primarily assist with non-emergency calls for service and ordinance enforcement. 

The following are most enforced ordinances.

Parking

  • No parking in same location on public streets for more than 48 consecutive hours

Winter Parking

  • No vehicle shall park in a manner that obstructs or impedes snow removal

Temporary Signs

  • Not allowed in the public right-of-way (area between the sidewalk and street)
  • Not allowed on public property
  • All signs removed by the Chaska Police Department are held for seven days. If unclaimed after seven days, signs are destroyed.
  • View the sign regulations section of the zoning ordinance (PDF)

Animals

  • All dogs over the age of six must be registered, licensed, and numbered before the first day of January each year. Download a dog registration form (PDF).
  • No person shall keep more than three dogs or more than three cats on the premises or a combination of three total between the two
  • Animals found running at large may be impounded. Owners are responsible for paying impound fines

Property Maintenance

  • Lawn height shall not exceed 12 inches. This includes grass and weeds.
  • All limbs above sidewalks shall not be less than eight feet
  • The owner or tenant of any lot of land shall, within 24 hours after snowfall, remove snow from the sidewalk, in front or adjoining such lot of land
  • No snow shall be removed from private property and deposited on a public street, park or parking area
  • Only one recreational vehicle over 30 feet long is permitted per lot. This includes motor homes, travel trailers, pickups with slip-in campers, boats, motorcycles, and snowmobiles

Recreational Fires

  • Open burning is prohibited except for recreational fires
  • For more information, visit our recreational fires page.
  • Failure to comply with this city ordinance may result in the Chaska Fire Department extinguishing the fire and potential fines