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Get Help – Sign Graffiti Waiver

If you are a senior citizen or your property is repeatedly defaced with graffiti, you can sign a waiver (PDF) granting Seattle Public Utilities’ volunteers permission to paint out graffiti on your property.

Signing the waiver does not excuse property owners from the city’s graffiti nuisance ordinance, which requires timely removal of graffiti (generally within 10 days). Participants must agree to inspect their property weekly and paint out tags as soon as they appear. (Keep extra paint on hand to do so.) But if a volunteer crew is in your area and you haven’t yet removed the graffiti, the crew will take care of it.

To check for volunteer availability in your neighborhood and for other questions, contact Daniel Sims at 206-684-7790 or