Weeds

Ordinance
The City of Dubuque Code of Ordinances states: "It shall be the duty of an owner of any lot or parcel of land to remove weeds, vines, or other growth, by cutting or destroying such weeds, vines or other growth. In the event the owner of a lot or parcel of land, shall fail to remove weeds, vines, or other growth, it shall be the duty of the City Manager to cause said weeds, vines, or other growth to be cut and destroyed."

What this Ordinance means is that if, after receiving a five-day notice to cut the weeds, and the property owner does not comply, the City will hire a contractor to cut the weeds and the costs, plus an administrative fee are assessed against the property taxes.

To report violations of this ordinance, contact the Health Services Department at 563-589-4181.