Public Works Office

Weed Commission

The Weed Commission's primary function is to coordinate all operations pertaining to the control and eradication of weeds in a responsive manner that successfully addresses the applied laws of the State of Iowa and the citizens of Polk County.

Pursuant to Chapter 317 and 331.384, Code of Iowa,  the Polk County Weed Commission 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 weeds or grass which constitutes health, safety, or fire hazard. Growth of weeds or grass higher than 12 inches above the ground is a health, safety, or fire hazard.







Contact Us

Director: Robert Rice

5885 NE 14 Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
Hours of Operation 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM M - F

Phone: 515.286.3705
FAX 515.286.3437
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