Laws and Ordinances


Landowner Responsibilities

  • Control Noxious Weeds on their land and property.
  • Responsible for the Cost of Controlling Noxious Weeds on their land and property.
  • Noxious Weed Control is for prevention, eradication, rehabilitation, control or containment. Adjustments can be made if the landowner is a participant in a County-approved weed management plan or County-approved cooperative weed management area.
  • Responsible to reimburse the County for work done due to failure to comply with a 5-Day Notice.
  • Any articles on the premises shall not be moved until treated for Noxious Weed infestations.

County Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain a program for Noxious Weed Control in the County.
  • Employ a County Weed Superintendent qualified to detect and treat noxious weeds.
  • Provide operational and educational funds for the County Weed Superintendent.
  • Designate or participate in cooperative weed management areas.
  • Publish a general notice for control of noxious weeds in a County-wide newspaper between March 1 and April 30 containing the list of Noxious Weeds.
  • Issue individual notices to the landowner and the land operator (if possible) listing specific Noxious Weeds found and instructions for control.
  • Recommend treatment plans to landowners and assist with strategies for control.
  • Initiate control procedures if the landowner does not comply with an individual notice and inform the landowner of the cost incurred for control. If the landowner does not pay the incurred costs, additional legal procedures may be pursued.

Idaho Code

Read the Idaho Code on Noxious Weeds found in Title 22, Chapter 24


Providing for the control and eradication of weeds, and promoting the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

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