Noxious Vegetation and Long Grass

Noxious vegetation includes poison oak, poison ivy, English ivy, blackberry bushes growing over a property line, knotweed, purple loosestrife, tansy ragwort, grass or weeds more than 12 inches high, scotch broom, and all other vegetation included in the Oregon Department of Agriculture's Noxious Weed Control Policy and Classification System. The entire list can be viewed in City Code Section 91.006 Noxious Vegetation.

Noxious vegetation must be removed as often as needed to prevent it from becoming a health or fire hazard, or, in the case of weeds or other noxious vegetation, from maturing or from going to seed.

The owners of property with noxious vegetation will be sent a notice to remove it from their property or in the right-of-way of a public thoroughfare (including public alleys) abutting their property. Property owners are provided 10 days in which to remove the vegetation. Failure to abate the nuisance could result in a $100 fine for the first offense.

Report Noxious Vegetation

Noxious vegetation should be reported to dispatch at 503-629-0111.