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Because you Asked: Weeds


Last updated 7/6/2021 at 9:36am

Karin Hill

A reader called last week to inquire about local laws concerning overgrown weeds. She said her particular neighborhood in Widefield had several properties where the weeds were a problem. So, what's allowed and what can residents do if they see violations?

The key fact for all areas in the Fountain Valley is weeds should be kept under 9 inches.

Since Security and Widefield are in unincorporated El Paso County, here is a summary of "County Ordinance 18-01 Requiring the Removal of Weeds and Brush."

It defines weeds and brush as any plants grown without cultivation, not used for landscaping or...

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