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Vegetation

Employee Safety

Iowa Code Section 327F.27 requires railroads to control vegetation along railroad rights-of-way for various safety, but not aesthetic, reasons. Residents concerned about uncontrolled vegetation growth are advised to contact the railroad to discuss the problem.  The Office of Rail Transportation can assist with the appropriate railroad contact.  If the problem is unresolved, complaints about uncontrolled vegetation can be reported to the county attorney for enforcement.