Noxious Weed


Kansas law requires all property owners to control noxious weeds on their property.

The Riley County Noxious Weed Department provides cost-share herbicides for noxious weed control and total vegetation management for Riley County and its residents.

Duties of the department include:

  • Enforcing the Kansas Noxious Weed Law
  • Providing cost-share chemical to landowners for noxious weed control
  • Providing education and recommendations for treating noxious weeds
  • Managing a complete vegetation management program on county roads including all spraying operations, roadside mowing, brush and tree removal, and seeding projects
  • Contracting with KDOT and numerous townships for noxious weed control on their rights-of-way
  • Administering the property management plan for the county consisting of all vacant property owned by the county
  • Code enforcement of tall vegetation (over 12 inches) in platted areas of Riley County outside of incorporated cities
  • During the winter months, the department is also responsible for snow removal on county parking lots and assists Public Works with snow removal on county roads.