Weed Commission

The 2023 Polk County Weed Commission season started May 1st and runs through October 13th.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 7am to 4:30pm excluding holidays.

Polk County Weed Commissioner is responsible for insuring that each owner and each person in possession or control of any lands in Polk County, shall cut or otherwise destroy all noxious weeds as listed by State Code of Iowa Chapter 317.

Tall grass complaints:

City of Des Moines residents, you will need to send your complaints to, from the myDSMmobile app or by calling 515-283-4046. The Mayor of Des Moines has issued a “no mow May” for Des Moines residents and they will not be taking complaints during the month of May.

Other cities, please contact your city for tall grass complaints.

Polk County will be taking tall grass complaints for unincorporated Polk County only.

Be advised that Polk County Weed Commission does not take complaints regarding trees & bushes.