Frequently Asked Questions

I've locked my keys in the car, can you help me?

Yes. The Hopkins Police Department will attempt to open your car when keys are locked inside, call load permitting. You will be asked to sign a waiver releasing the police department from any damage that may occur as a result of opening the door.

What is the noise ordinance in Hopkins?

How many dogs can I have? Is there a leash law? How long does a dog have to bark before I can complain?

See dogs.

Why doesn't the City tag cars instead of tow during a snow emergency?

During a snow emergency, City ordinance prohibits parking on any city street or city parking lot until plowed, to allow city snow plowing operations to occur. Issuing a citation and allowing the vehicle to remain would not permit the snowplows to adequately and safely clear the streets of snow. See snow emergencies.

How do I get an Order for Protection?

In Hennepin County, an Order for Protection is issued by the Hennepin County Family Court. There are strict requirements that must be met before an order is issued. For information call 612-348-5073.

In Hennepin County, a Harassment Restraining Order is issued by District Court. For information call 612-348-7959.

Isn't the street in front of my house for my parking only?

Unfortunately, no. Any person may legally park a vehicle on any City street, unless otherwise posted, for up to 24 continuous hours. This means that anyone can park on the street in front of your house for that period of time.

What time is curfew?

See curfew.

How do I report graffiti? How do I clean up graffiti?

Call the Hopkins Police Department to report graffiti. Hopkins City Code requires property owners to remove graffiti from structures or equipment. See graffiti removal tips.

How do I claim my dog from impound?

If you believe you’re dog has been impounded by the Hopkins Police Department, please contact city hall at 952-935-8474. More information about pets.


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