Weed Control

The Weed and Environmental Control section of the Parks Department manages and enforces the City's weed control program and provides a proactive approach to maintain a controlled weed environment as well as responding to resident's observations, concerns and complaints.

Weed control provides fire safety, pleasing neighborhood aesthetics, street cleanliness, and the reduction of related health issues. This section is also responsible for herbicide treatment on public properties including right-of-ways, trash and debris removal, park restroom cleaning, as well as operating and maintaining Sandy Downs Rodeo Grounds and Noise Park.
To report a violation or for more information on the ordinance concerning weeds, contact Ronnie Campbell. You can also submit a complaint by using our online form.

Services and Programs

  • Enforcement of weed ordinance including inspections and notifications of violations
  • Tree trimming that interfere with traffic or lights as well as river and stream riparian buffer maintenance
  • Herbicide applications for broad leaf and grass weeds on more than 500 acres, 26 miles of sidewalk and all city athletic fields
  • Snow removal on sidewalks and parking lots including City Hall, the 911 Center, and many other areas
  • Preparing and providing maintenance for more than 20 special events at Sandy Downs including five rodeos, six racing days and maintaining and operating 261 horse stalls for rent.
  • Provided assistance on the building of the City's first public archery range at Sandy Downs.
  • Provided track and safety improvements at Noise Park Motor Cross course and managed practices every Wednesday and Saturday.
  • The staff played an important role in all events, maintenance and had several painting projects over the summer, also installed a fence around the new archery range being built by South Fork Archers.

Nuisance Weed

Within the City of Idaho Falls we utilize the State Weed Law as well as a Nuisance Weed Ordinance (PDF). The Nuisance Weed Ordinance specifies that weeds are not to exceed 10 inches in height. City of Idaho Falls may send enforcement letters to the owners of property who are in violation of this ordinance instructing them to mow, till, or disk their property.