Fire Department

Transitioning to a Hybrid Fire Department

In 2024, the City of Lakeville will transition to a hybrid fire department of full-time and paid-on-call staff members. The City has grown and we're staffing to support those needs.

Download this flyer (PDF) to learn more.

Community Connect Program

The Lakeville Fire Department has introduced a program called Community Connect to protect residents, businesses and their property. Share critical information about your household/business when you set up your profile - your contact information, if you have pets, if there are any people in your household with functional needs, if you have a smoke detection system that can alert the Fire Department and more. This information will aid emergency fire response personnel when responding to your emergency so they can ensure you and everything you care about is protected to the best of their ability.

Find out more and sign up for this free and secure program online:

Do You Want to Operate a Mobile Food Unit in the City of Lakeville?

Then you need to get inspected and get a license from us if your mobile food unit will operate anywhere in the City.

Any mobile food unit selling food in Lakeville must be licensed and inspected by the Lakeville Fire Department, whether it is on private, public or park property.

The requirements are:

  1. Written consent of the property owner from which the mobile food unit sale will be conducted or permission from City of Lakeville Parks & Recreation Department if in a park location.
  2. Insurance Acord/COI listing City of Lakeville as Certificate Holder that verifies the applicant is insured against claims arising out of all operations of such applicant for the sum of at least $1,000,000 against liability for bodily injuries and for at least $1,000,000 against liability for damage or destruction of property.
  3. State of Minnesota license (copy) required to operate a mobile food unit. 
  4. Site plan showing the exact location of the mobile food unit (e.g., Google Maps).
  5. Payment in the amount of $50 by credit card, check or cash.
  6. Inspection with a Lakeville Fire Official. Inspections must be done during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) prior to operation of the mobile food unit. Call 952-985-4700 to schedule.
  7. This is an annual license that needs to be renewed and the truck inspected each calendar year.

Download our mobile food unit license application (PDF).

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