Weed Control and Turf Maintenance

Street personnel administer and enforce the weed and long grass ordinance. Areas of non-compliance are cut and the property owners are billed.

Each person who owns, occupies, or controls land in the City of Oshkosh is required to destroy all objectionable weeds on such property and the terrace in front of, or along the property, before the plants mature to the bloom or flower stage. Any owner or occupant of any premises having a lawn is also required to cut and maintain it at a height not exceeding 8", as well as the terrace in front of or along such premises. Failure to cut and maintain the grass may result in the City cutting the lawn and assessing the expense against the property, and may also subject the owner or occupant to forfeitures not to exceed $500 for each offense. It is also the responsibility of the property owners to trim trees, shrubs and bushes which grow over sidewalks or obstruct the vision of oncoming traffic.

Click here to fill out our Weed and Overgrown Vegetation notification form.

Please refer to City Municipal Code, Chapter 17-44, entitled "Weed Cutting and Lawn Care".