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What is the Plymouth Public Safety Department’s low cost car and booster seat program?
Does the Plymouth Public Safety Department provide car seat check-ups?
How do I schedule a tour of the Fire Service for a group of children?
When is the annual Fire Service Open House?
Can I get fingerprinted at the Police Bureau?
How long does it take for the Fire Service to arrive after I call 9-1-1?
What is the rate increase for 2015?
What are the minimum qualifications needed to become a Plymouth firefighter?
How do I report a traffic signal problem?
How do I apply for a homestead classification?
Who qualifies for a homestead classification?
When should I apply for a homestead?
Why must I provide my Social Security number?
How many homesteads may I claim?
Is there anything else I should know?
What community events does Plymouth have each year?
Options to Backyard Composting
Are barbeque grills allowed on balconies?
Do I need to put a smoke detector in every room? How many do I need?
How do I reserve a ball field for my team?
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Q: What is the Plymouth Public Safety Department’s low cost car and booster seat program?
A:
The Plymouth Public Safety Department sponsors a low-cost car and booster seat program. High performance seats made by the Evenflo Company are available for purchase at substantially reduced prices. For more information or to reserve a car seat, call 763-509-5198. Cash or checks are accepted as payment.
Q: Does the Plymouth Public Safety Department provide car seat check-ups?
A:

Yes, the department does provide car seat check-ups those that live or work in Plymouth. North Memorial Medical Center provides a similar program for nonresidents. See www.buckleupkids.state.mn.us for other convenient locations.

In Plymouth, appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday at the Public Safety Building, 3400 Plymouth Blvd. Each car seat takes approximately 30 minutes to check and there is a $20 fee for the appointment. Call 763-509-5198 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Q: How do I schedule a tour of the Fire Service for a group of children?
A:
Please call 763-509-5198 to schedule a tour of the fire station.
Q: When is the annual Fire Service Open House?
A:
Our open house is held in October at Fire Station III, 3300 Dunkirk Ln. N. See the events calendar for this year’s date.
Q: Can I get fingerprinted at the Police Bureau?
A:
Yes. See fingerprinting.
Q: How long does it take for the Fire Service to arrive after I call 9-1-1?
A:
On average, daytime response is 4-6 minutes, and evening response is 9-12 minutes. Many things may influence response time, including weather, call location, time of day and other pending calls.
Q: What is the rate increase for 2015?
A:
Water rates increased 3.0% in 2015.
Sewer rates increased 4.5% in 2015.
Q: What are the minimum qualifications needed to become a Plymouth firefighter?
A:

To be minimally qualified, one must:

  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent and at least 18 years of age on appointment date. 
  • Successfully pass initial and periodic physical ability tests, physical examinations, criminal background checks, stress tests, drug screens, pulmonary function tests and psychological evaluations. 
  • Possess a valid Minnesota driver's license. 
  • Have the ability to regularly respond to emergency calls within established time periods.

Firefighters must maintain a six minute travel time during their designated on-call, available time. Department rules prohibit tobacco use while on duty.

Q: How do I report a traffic signal problem?
A:
  • Weekdays - Report to the Public Works Street Maintenance Division at 763-509-5950. Staff will determine whether the state, county or city is responsible for the signal. Staff will promptly notify the appropriate agency so that the problem may be corrected.
  • Weekends & After Business Hours – Report to Public Safety Dispatch at 952-258-5321.

Click the button below to submit your request online via Plymouth At Your Service.

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Q: How do I apply for a homestead classification?
A:
  • Provide a copy of the deed and certificate of real estate value or the document recording numbers, usually provided in your closing packet.
  • Provide Social Security numbers of all owners, spouses and/or qualified relatives who live in the property.
  • Apply in person at the Assessing Division, located in City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Blvd. or at the Hennepin County Assessor's Office, 300 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis.
  • If you cannot apply in person, download a copy of the application form (PDF), attach all required items and fax or mail to the Plymouth Assessing Division.
Q: Who qualifies for a homestead classification?
A:

To qualify, you must:

  • Be the owner or a qualifying relative* of at least one of the owners; and
  • Occupy the property as your primary residence; and
  • Be a Minnesota resident. In the case of a qualified relative, the owner need not be a Minnesota resident.

    (*To qualify for a relative homestead, you must be the owner’s son, son-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, stepchild, parent, parent-in-law, stepparent, grandchild, grandparent, grandparent-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew.)
Q: When should I apply for a homestead?
A:

It’s a good idea to apply as soon as you move into your new home so that you don’t forget.

To qualify for a full-year homestead classification, homeowners must own and occupy their home on or before Dec. 1. The filing deadline is Dec. 15.

Q: Why must I provide my Social Security number?
A:
Even though Social Security numbers are private information, under Minnesota law they must be provided before a homestead will be granted. Social Security numbers will be used to determine if owners or relatives of owners have applied for more than one homestead in the state.
Q: How many homesteads may I claim?
A:
One. Other properties you own may have a homestead classification if occupied by a qualifying relative. For more information, contact the assessor’s office in the community or county where the property is located.
Q: Is there anything else I should know?
A:
Every homestead is unique. You are encouraged to contact the Plymouth Assessing Division with any questions you may have or refer to Minnesota Statute Chapter 273.124.
Q: What community events does Plymouth have each year?
A:
Plymouth sponsors several large community events. They include: the Plymouth Fire & Ice Festival  in February; the Primavera Fine Art Show in April; Music in Plymouth in early July; the Plymouth on Parade in September; Halloween at the Creek in October; and the Plymouth Arts Fair in November; and Old Fashioned Christmas and the New Year's Eve event in December. In addition, the city sponsors free, outdoor concerts at Parkers Lake Park  and at the Hilde Performance Center in June, July and August.
Q: Options to Backyard Composting
A:

Licensed garbage haulers in Plymouth provide curbside yard waste pick up service to their customers. According to state law, yard waste must be placed in a cart or a compostable bag made of kraft paper or compostable plastic.

Plymouth residents may bring leaves, brush, tree and garden waste to the Plymouth Yard Waste Site.

Q: Are barbeque grills allowed on balconies?
A:
No. Barbeque grills may not be used on above ground balconies. They are also prohibited on ground floor patios adjacent to or within 15 feet of any unit in a building that has two or more vertically stacked residential units. In addition, propane should never be stored in a building or confined space.
Q: Do I need to put a smoke detector in every room? How many do I need?
A:

Smoke detectors should be placed outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. On floors without bedrooms, detectors should be installed in or near living areas such as dens, living rooms or family rooms.

New construction requires smoke detectors to be placed in every bedroom. When alterations, repairs or additions requiring a permit, or when one or more sleeping rooms are added or created in existing dwellings, the individual dwelling unit shall be provided with smoke detectors located as required for new dwellings. The smoke detectors shall be interconnected and hardwired.

Exceptions:

  1. Smoke detectors in existing areas shall not be required to be interconnected and hardwired where the alterations or repairs do not result in the removal of interior wall or ceiling finishes exposing the structure.
  2. Work on the exterior surfaces of dwellings, such as roofing and siding.

For more information, call the Building Inspections Division at 763-509-5430.

Q: How do I reserve a ball field for my team?
A:
Call Parks and Recreation at 763-509-5280 to reserve a ball field for your team.
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