Noxious Weeds

The term "Noxious Weeds" means Canada thistle, leafy spurge, field bindweed (also known as creeping jenny) and all weeds and grass exceeding one foot in height.

When the Village receives a complaint about noxious weeds or tall grass, the Weed Commissioner will go and take a look at the property.  If the weeds or grass are 12 inches or taller, the property owner will be sent a notice to mow or cut the weeds/grass.  The property owner has one week to mow/cut the weeds/grass.  If the weeds/grass are not taken care of in a week, the Village will mow/cut the weeds and the property owner will be billed for the work done.

Notice is hearby given that every person is required to destroy all noxious weeds on land within the Village of DeForest, which the person owns, occupies or controls pursuant to Section 66.0407 of the Wisconsin Statutes and Section 11.03(8) of the DeForest Code of Ordinances.  Notice is further given that the Village of DeForest will destroy any noxious weeds which are not so destroyed, and fees will be assessed for such work per Section 2.11 of the DeForest Code of Ordinances.

If you need to report a property with noxious weeds or grass exceeding one foot in height click on the following link - Property not Mowed.

Please call 608-846-6751 with questions or concerns regarding noxious weeds.