What are the Rules and Regulations Regarding Weeds and Noxious Plants in Oklahoma CIty?

Below you will find information on the rules and regulations on weeds and noxious plants in Oklahoma City, OK. Here at Premiere Tree Services of Oklahoma City, customer service and information are taken very seriously. We don’t just do tree removal, shrub removal, or stump grinding. We also do research and we share the knowledge to our customers.

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The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

  1. Director means the Director of Neighborhood Enhancement or his designated representative.
  2. Noxious plants means poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac, at any height or stage of maturity.
  3. Owner means the owner of record as shown by the current year’s tax rolls in the county treasurer’s office and/or any person, firm, or corporation having a legal or equitable interest in the property, including an officer, guardian, executor, administrator, mortgagee in possession, managing or leasing agent of such person, firm, or corporation.
  4. Rank weeds means all vegetation at any state of maturity which:
    1. exceeds 12 inches in height, except healthy trees, shrubs, or produce for human consumption grown in a tended and cultivated garden unless such trees and shrubbery, by their density or location, constitute a detriment to the health, benefit and welfare of the public and community or a hazard to traffic or create a fire hazard to the property or otherwise interfere with the mowing of said weeds;
    2. regardless of height, harbors, conceals, or invites deposits or accumulation of refuse or trash;
    3. harbors rodents or vermin;
    4. gives off unpleasant or noxious odors;
    5. constitutes a fire or traffic hazard; or
    6. is dead or diseased.
  5. Thickets means dense growths of wild shrubbery having stems or trunks less than one inch in diameter, and briar patches.

Nuisance declared

Rank weeds, thickets or noxious plants, which are allowed to stand at any season of the year upon any lot, tract or parcel of land, or along the sidewalk, street, or unpaved alley adjacent to such lot, tract or parcel of land, are hereby declared to constitute a nuisance; provided that this article shall not apply to land zoned or used for agricultural use which is more than 150 feet distant from any occupied commercial or residential subdivision lot, tract or parcel of land.

Removal required

It shall be unlawful for any owner or person otherwise in possession or control of any lot, tract or parcel of land, except as hereinbefore provided, to allow rank weeds, thickets or noxious plants to grow or stand upon such premises, or along the sidewalk, street, or unpaved alley adjacent to such premises, and it shall be the duty of such owner to cut, remove or destroy any and all such rank weeds, thickets or noxious plants on such premises.

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