Wapello County Noxious Weed Control
The control of noxious weeds in Wapello County requires a cooperative effort of all property owners in the county. The Board of Supervisors and the County Weed Commissioner encourage all property owners to become familiar with the various species obnoxious weeds in the state and take the necessary control measures, during the prime growing season, to control these weeds.
Code of Iowa
The responsibility for the control of noxious weeds is established by Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa. The code further defines what a noxious weed is and the role of the County Weed Commissioner.
The code requires each property owner to control the noxious weeds that may be on their property (317.10).
Noxious Weed Identification
In order to improve the identification of noxious weeds the following web sites are available for your reference.
For identification of Noxious Weeds of Iowa
Copy of the Current Weed Law
Notice of Weed Control Resolution for Wapello County
The following is the Resolution for Wapello County addressing Noxious Weeds to Be Destroyed Weed Resolution for Current Year
County Weed Program
The Wapello County Weed Program consists of proper and timely eradication of weeds, lawfully designated as noxious, by all owners of land in Wapello County. Persons wishing information, advice, or to report a violation, should contact:
Wapello County Engineer
536 Mill St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
The roadside weed control program by the Secondary Road Department consists of spot treatment of cutting of roadsides at locations deemed necessary for control of brush and weeds. This operation will be conducted during the months of June and July for weeds and during the entire year for brush.
Property owners who desire that ground treatment with herbicides or brush cutting by machine NOT be conducted by the County adjacent to their property, should contact the County Engineer to be added to the NO SPRAY list.
Your cooperation in controlling noxious weeds in Wapello County will help the county be a better place to live, work and enjoy our outdoor recreation.