Property Owner Responsibilities: Controlling Noxious Plants

Property Owner Responsibilities: Controlling Noxious Plants

Published On: July 15, 2018|Categories: Blog, Buyers, Real Estate|Tags: , , |

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Did you know that the State of Indiana requires property owners to control noxious weeds on their own property? Some plants in Indiana are just really bad to have around and pose a threat to our Indiana native plants. Homeowners in Indiana have a responsibility to control these weeds on their own property.

The law that requires landowners to control noxious plants is Indiana Code (IC) 15-16-8. If you’re an Indiana property owner, you’re not responsible for complete eradication of these plants or anything that difficult. The law just says that if you’re a property owner in Indiana you have to control noxious weeds. You can control them by cutting and mowing, plowing, smothering or using weed killer. Your only obligation is to make sure to prevent them from maturing and spreading.

Specific Noxious Plants

The specific plants Indiana homeowners must control are:

  • Canada thistle
  • Johnson grass
  • Columbusgrass
  • Bur cucumber
  • Shattercane

If you’re notified by the Weed Board that you need to take action, you’ll be required to. Then, if you take no actions to control the noxious weed, the Weed Board will go onto your property and control them yourself. Then, they will pass the costs along to you in your taxes.

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