Nebraska Revised Statute 15-268

Chapter 15


Weeds; destruction and removal; procedure; special assessment.

A city of the primary class may provide for the destruction and removal of weeds and worthless vegetation growing upon any lot or lots or lands within the corporate limits of such city or within its three-mile zoning jurisdiction or upon the streets and alleys abutting upon any lot or lots or lands, and such city may require the owner or owners of such lot or lots or lands to destroy and remove such weeds and worthless vegetation therefrom and from the streets and alleys abutting thereon. If, after five days' notice by publication, by certified United States mail, or by the conspicuous posting of the notice on the lot or land upon which the nuisance exists, the owner or owners fail, neglect, or refuse to destroy or remove the nuisance, the city, through its proper officers, shall destroy and remove the nuisance, or cause the nuisance to be destroyed or removed, from the lot or lots or lands and streets and alleys abutting thereon and shall assess the cost thereof against such lot or lots or lands as a special assessment.



  • This section provides local governing bodies with adequate limitations and standards for carrying out the statute's duties. Thus, the statute does not violate constitutional standards regarding delegations of legislative powers. Howard v. City of Lincoln, 243 Neb. 5, 497 N.W.2d 53 (1993).

  • It is the duty of city to destroy weeds if owner does not. Greenwood v. City of Lincoln, 156 Neb. 142, 55 N.W.2d 343 (1952).