Legislation for weed control in municipalities is provided for by The Weed Control Act(the Act).
Under section 15 of the Act, each landowner is responsible for destroying noxious weeds on their property. Section 3 deems a municipality to be the owner of the roads within the municipality boundaries.
Rural and urban municipalities may appoint people as weed inspectors to enforce the legislation. If a municipality fails to appoint an inspector, the voters may petition council to appoint one.
Municipalities may enact a bylaw to abate nuisances which may include weeds along with other conditions which may cause a property to be unsightly, untidy, or a nuisance to the community.