I’m a Homeowner
What are My Responsibilities?
The State of Washington requires that you remove and properly dispose of certain noxious weeds. Your county may also require you to remove additional noxious weeds. To find a current list of noxious weeds, visit the Washington State Noxious Weed Board. There you can find not only the noxious weed list, but plant descriptions that will assist you in identifying those noxious weeds. You can also start by visiting our page on Noxious Weeds.
How Do I Know What I Am Required to Remove or Control?
There are 3 Categories of Noxious Weeds in Washington State
Requires landowners to eradicate and prevent new populations.
Targets weeds that have a limited distribution throughout the state, but may be widespread within a region. The main objective for this class is to prevent new infestations and control current weed populations. Counties can require weeds within this class to be controlled. Contact your local County Extension Office to find out what your local county requires.
Addresses weeds that are widespread. Control is suggested, but not required. However, counties may designate a weed from this class to be controlled.