Nuisance Vegetation Program

To protect the health, safety and general welfare of the community, Eugene residents have a city ordinance (City Code Chapter 6) to control vegetation on property within the city limits. This ordinance requires homeowners to remove and prevent vegetation which:

  • impairs traffic visibility,
  • obstructs streets or sidewalks or,
  • otherwise threatens the public right-of-way.

The City of Eugene is responsible for the maintenance of trees within the public right-of-way, including pruning and removal. Please contact our office for questions related to trees within the right-of-way.


The Parks and Open Space vegetation management program is a complaint-based program that responds to vegetation complaints. Our goal is to encourage voluntary compliance by informing owners of a problem prior to any formal complaint being made. If a complaint is made and a violation is found, the owner is notified by letter and has ten days to correct the problem. If the violation is not corrected, the City of Eugene will hire a contractor to mitigate the nuisance and the costs will be billed to the property owner. The minimum mowing charge is $175.00. The cost may be higher in some cases, especially if much of the work must be done by hand.


If you have questions regarding the nature of violations or vegetation code requirements, please call us at 541-682-4821.


Short URL to this page: www.eugene-or.gov/vegenforcement