Graffiti Practices

  • The City will remove graffiti from city-owned property or facilities that is deemed highly offensive, political, obscene, or otherwise potentially causing harm to the public. Graffiti of this nature is normally removed within one business day and only during daylight hours.

  • Graffiti on city-owned property or facilities that does not meet the above criteria will be removed on a case by case basis, usually within five business days.

  • The City will not remove graffiti from non-city owned property or facilities.  The City will make a reasonable effort to notify other public or private entities about graffiti only when it is highly offensive, political, obscene, or otherwise potentially causing harm to the public. Citizens are encouraged to notify other public or private entities directly regarding graffiti on their facilities. 
    • For reporting graffiti on Puget Sound Energy facilities, concerned citizens can call 888-225-9498.  
    • For reporting graffiti on Centurylink facilities, concerned citizens can call 800-573-1311.
  • Paint on city-owned roadways as a result of high school “paint night” that is deemed highly offensive, political, obscene, distracting, or otherwise potentially causing harm to the public will normally be removed within one business day and only during daylight hours.

  • Paint on city-owned roadways that does not meet the above criteria will not be removed.

  • Citizens can alert the City of graffiti that requires assessment and/or removal through SeeClickFix or by calling Public Works Operations & Maintenance (O&M) during normal working hours at 206-842-1212. For graffiti that requires assessment and/or removal after normal work hours, O&M on-call personnel can be reached by calling 911. Citizens are advised that 911 should be used as a means of contact only in extreme instances where the graffiti is highly offensive, political, obscene, distracting, or otherwise potentially causing harm to the public.

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  1. Operations & Maintenance Division

    7305 Hidden Cove Road
    Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Ph: 206-842-1212
    Fx: 206-780-5104
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