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Official Website for Madison County, Iowa

Weed Commissioner

Contact Information

Office Holder 

Matthew Porter


Secondary Roads

1105 E Court
Winterset, IA 50273


Monday - Friday

8:00am  - 4:30 pm




 (515) 462-2506 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Madison County Weed Commissioner's office is located on the third floor of the courthouse in the Madison County Zoning and Environmental Health Offices. 


The weed suppression program has been developed in an effort to eliminate noxious weeds from the lands in Madison County.

The Weed Commissioner is appointed by the Board of Supervisors pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa 2003 as follows.

 The Weed Commissioner will be appointed effective March 1 and continue for a term at the discretion of the County Board of Supervisors.

 The Board of Supervisors shall prescribe the time of the year that the Weed Commissioner shall perform duties under Iowa Code 317 when noxious weeds can effectively be killed.

At the direction of the County Board of Supervisors the Weed Commissioner shall supervise the control and destruction of all noxious weeds

in the county, including those growing within the limits of cities, within the confines of abandoned cemeteries, and along streets and highways.

At the discretion of the board of supervisors the weed commissioner shall attend a seminar or school conducted or approved by the department

of agriculture and land stewardship relating to the identification, control and elimination of noxious weeds.


Each weed commissioner shall for the territory under the commissioner’s jurisdiction on or before the first day of November each year make a written report to the board of supervisors. Each year the Board of Supervisors pass a "Resolution" regarding the destruction of noxious weeds in Madison County.