Landscape Escrows


Upon completion, every new house in the city is required to have a lawn and at least one tree in the front yard. Some homes have additional landscaping requirements. If you have questions about your landscaping requirements, contact Jill Sinclair.

If the landscaping has not been completed by the time the house is ready for occupancy, a cash escrow is collected by the city as insurance that the landscaping will be done. The deadline for completion is three months from the time the Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is issued or July 1 of the following year if the CO is issued between October 1 and May 1.

To schedule an inspection of your landscape and the release of the escrow, please contact the Finance Dept. at 952-227-1143. No inspections will be made between Nov. 1 and April 1, or whenever there is snow cover.