Noxious Weeds

Uncut weeds and vegetation can be detrimental to the health, safety, convenience and general welfare of citizens of the town. The Town has specifically outlined Weeds, Accumulation and Abatement in our Municipal Code in an attempt to minimize and mitigate noxious weeds within the Town of Eagle. 

9.28.040 Weeds - Accumulation- Abatement.

A. Growth and Accumulation on Premises and Adjoining Sidewalks and Alleys Prohibited. No owner of any lot, block or parcel of ground within the Town, nor any tenant or agent in charge thereof, shall allow or permit weeds to grow, or remain when grown, on such lot, block or parcel of ground, or on or along any sidewalk adjoining the same, or in the alley behind the same, but such weeds shall be cut close to the ground and kept so cut.

B. Abatement by Town. If any owner, tenant or agent in charge shall fail to cut weeds, as required by this Section, within five (5) days after being notified to do so by the Town Clerk, by registered or certified mail, the Board may direct that the weeds be cut by an employee of the Town and charge the cost thereof to such owner, tenant or agent in charge, together with five percent (5%) additional for inspection and other incidentals.

C. Collection Costs of Abatement by Town. In the event the weeds on any lot, block or parcel of ground, or along the sidewalk adjoining the same or the alley behind the same, are cut by order of the Board, the whole cost of cutting such weeds, together with five percent (5%) for inspection and other incidentals, shall be paid to the Town Clerk within thirty(30) days after
mailing by the Town Clerk to the owner of such lot, block or parcel of ground, by registered or certified mail, notice of the assessment of such cost. 

Failure to pay such assessment within such period of thirty (30) days shall cause such assessment to become a lien against such lot, block or parcel of land and shall have priority over all liens, except general taxes and prior special assessments, and the same may be certified at any time, after such failure to so pay the same, within thirty (30) days, by the Town Clerk to the County Treasurer to be placed upon the tax list for the current year and to be collected in the same manner as other taxes are collected, with ten percent (10%) penalty to defray the cost of collection.

Additional Contact Info: 

Field

Scott Griffin
Noxious Weed Program Manager
County Noxious Weed and Pest
P.O. Box 179
Eagle, CO 81631
970 328-3553
Brian.griffin@eaglecounty.us

Noxious Weeds