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Weed Control

Property owners in Milton are responsible for destroying noxious weeds on their property that may have an impact on agricultural or horticultural land.

Weed Control Act

The Weed Control Act of Ontario states that all property owners are responsible for destroying noxious weeds on their property unless the weeds or weed seeds are deemed by the Weed Inspector to be far enough away from any land used for agricultural or horticultural purposes that they do not interfere with that use.

The following are designated as noxious weeds in the Town of Milton:

Bull Thistle Giant Hogweed
Canada Thistle Knapweed
Colt's Foot Leafy Spurge
Common Barberry Poison Hemlock
Cypress Spurge Poison Ivy
Dodder Ragweed
Dog-Strangling Vine Sow Thistle
European Buckthorn Wild Parsnip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To report a violation of the Weed Control Act, contact the Town Clerk's Division at 905-878-7252 ext. 2137.

If a property owner fails to comply with the Act, the Town's Weed Inspector may have the weeds destroyed and charge the costs against the land in taxes.

Property Standards By-law

The Town of Milton's Property Standards By-law requires that weeds and grass in excess of 12 inches be cut, trimmed and maintained.

To report issues relating to the Property Standards By-law, contact the Town Clerk's Division as noted on the left-hand side of this page.

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