Weed & Grass Control
The Illinois Township Code 60 ILCS 1/, and Naperville Township
Ordinance T-14-0311-03 require residential property owners in
unincorporated Naperville Township to maintain their properties. By
law, grass must be mowed to a reasonable height, weeds must be
controlled, unsightly trash and debris must be removed, and
retention and detention ponds must be kept free of noxious or
offensive odors, insects, and algae.
Every year, we have received a number of homeowner complaints about
properties that are not in compliance. We have then taken appropriate
steps to abate such nuisances through landowner cooperation where
possible, and through Ordinance enforcement where cooperation has not
been forthcoming. Where landowners do not remedy the situation
voluntarily, Township employees or private contractors are paid to do
so, and upon payment to the contractor, the landowner is then billed
for reimbursement. In those few instances where the landowner has not
reimbursed the Township, a lien is then created by legal counsel for
the Township, which is then recorded against title to the property for
future handling, all in accordance with law.
The Township sincerely appreciates our residents reporting
noncompliant properties, as well as the patience and cooperation of
those landowners voluntarily correcting the problems reported.
Please report any concerns about weed or grass growth in our
unincorporated areas to the email
[email protected]. Be sure to include the area or address of the concern.
This may include:
Naperville Township Weed & Grass Control Ordinance
Weeds, grass or plants that has grown over 8 inches in length.
Excluding forest preserve or conservation areas
- Diseased or infested bushes or trees
Hazardous bushes or trees that may cause damage to persons or
Nuisance bushes or trees that interfere with roadways, sidewalks
or other public passageways
Plants that cause retention ponds to develop noxious odors or