The Weed Commissioner, subject to direction and control by the county Board of Supervisors, supervises the control and destruction of all noxious weeds in the county, including those growing within the limits of cities, within the confines of abandoned cemeteries, and along streets and highways unless otherwise provided. A commissioner shall notify the department of public safety of the location of marijuana plants found growing on public or private property. A commissioner may enter upon any land in the county at any time for the performance of the commissioner’s duties, and shall hire the labor and equipment necessary subject to the approval of the board of supervisors.
The elimination of noxious weeds requires the work and attention of all Woodbury County residents. The Code of Iowa requires each property owner to control the noxious weeds that may be on their property (317.10). Complaints about noxious weeds can be made directly to the Weed Commissioner by email or phone.
About the Weed Commissioner
Jered Jepsen serves as Woodbury County Weed Commissioner. He has been appointed by the Board of Supervisors and has passed all standards established by the department of agriculture and land stewardship for noxious weed identification and the recognized methods for noxious weed control and elimination as required by the Code of Iowa. His duties are defined under Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa.