Frequently asked questions about police services

How can I provide feedback on police services?
If you recently required the services of a Minnetonka police officer, we’d like to hear from you. You can provide your feedback via email on the Officer Comments page.
What is the curfew law in Minnetonka?
  • Younger than 12: Sunday–Thursday, home by 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, home by 10 p.m.
  • Ages 12, 13, 14: Sunday–Thursday, home by 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, home by 11 p.m.
  • Ages 15, 16, 17: Sunday–Thursday, home by 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, home by 12 p.m.
How can I find out about more Minnetonka’s ordinances?
View the full city code and charter.
What are the requirements for obtaining a handgun permit?
To apply for a permit to purchase a handgun you must be a resident of Minnetonka, be at least 21 years old, fill out the appropriate paperwork and pass all of the background checks required by Minnesota law. View further information and an application for a handgun permit.
When should I call 9-1-1?
View full details of when to call 9-1-1.
How do I get a copy of a police report?
Learn more about obtaining a police report.
Can I get fingerprinted at the Police Department?
Yes. Fingerprinting is offered by appointment.
Does the city regulate parking?
Yes, the city does regulate parking. Minnetonka City Ordinance 930.030 outlines the city’s parking regulations. Learn more about the city’s parking regulations.
What is the residential and commercial alarm policy?
Under Minnetonka City Ordinance 915.030, all businesses and homeowner must register their alarm system. The annual fee is $10. Learn more with this brochure and fill out an application, or call 952.939.8500 for a brochure and application.
Does the city have a noise ordinance?
Yes. Learn more about the city of Minnetonka’s noise ordinance.
Can I shoot wildlife in Minnetonka?
No. The discharge of any firearm or air-powered weapon is prohibited in Minnetonka (city ordinance 1025.025). For information on coyotes, wild turkey and deer, please visit the wildlife page.
If I see wildlife in the city that appears threatening to humans or pets, is it legal in Minnetonka to allow my dog to chase and kill a coyote?
Although it is not illegal to send a dog after a coyote, it is not recommended no matter what the size or temperament of the dog. Coyotes are wild animals and will protect themselves, their territory and their pups much more aggressively than will a domestic animal. Although your dog may be significantly larger than a coyote, there is no way to know if the coyote is alone or with several others, so a fight could easily be mismatched. It’s also important to be aware that coyotes and foxes are still canines and therefore can carry and transmit all diseases that are dangerous to domestic dogs, such as rabies, distemper and parvovirus.
Where can I drop off my unwanted prescription medications that I no longer need?
Learn about Hennepin County’s drop-off sites.