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Weed Commissioner

Contact Information

Marc Gustafson




Clay County Weed Commissioner

Administration Building

300 W 4th Street

Spencer, Iowa 51301



712-262-2187  x3713



Monday - Friday

8:00am - 4:30pm

Duties of the County Weed Commissioner

The weed commissioner is appointed by the Board of Supervisors. His or her duties are described in Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa. Annually, the Clay County Board of Supervisors has appointed Marc Gustafson as county weed commissioner. The weed commissioner relies heavily on reports from the public of the location of noxious weeds and works to have them destroyed as quickly as possible. The sections of the Iowa Code most applicable to the weed commissioner’s duties are shown below.

Chapter 317.3: Weed Commissioner
Chapter 317.4: Direction and Control
Chapter 317.6: Entering Land to Destroy Weeds
Chapter 317.10: Duty of Owner or Tenant