Tall Grass & Noxious Weed Control

Notice of Tall Grass & Noxious Weed Control

Dandelions are not a noxious weed. The Forestry Division does not require residents to spray for dandelions.

  • It is the duty of every property owner to cut, eradicate or control any weeds to prevent their spread or tall grass if they exceed eight (8) inches in height.
  • All property (including vacant lots) shall be mowed by June 1, mowed again July 1, mowed again by August 1 and if necessary mowed again by September 1.
  • The official notice to property owners to cut tall grass and weeds is published in the official newspaper of the city within three days of May 1, May 15, June 15 and July 1.
  • Property that is not mowed by the required dates may be mowed by a city contractor and the total cost for service, plus an administrative fee of $40/parcel will be assessed to the property.

 City Ordinance

 Complaint for tall grass and noxious weed control.

 Questions about tallgrass or noxious weed control please call (701) 355-1700, option 0.

  • Questions about trees please call (701) 355-1700, option 3.

Weed Management

Noxious Weeds/Weed Management - North Dakota’s noxious weed list. North Dakota Department of Agriculture

Identification and Control of Invasive and Troublesome Weeds in North Dakota - This publication includes photos of all North Dakota state and county listed noxious weeds as well as "troublesome" plants such as poison ivy. Methods to identify and control each weed are discussed and why the plant is a concern in the state is explained. Published by NDSU Extension Service.