City of Burien Offering Free Anti-Graffiti Program for Businesses


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Bill Reid, left and Patti Gifford work to remove graffiti from a city garbage can during the Burien Clean Sweep April 28.

The City of Burien announced Tuesday (May 8th) that it will be providing a graffiti-removal pilot program for commercial properties.

“In the past property owners were responsible for removing graffiti within 10 days,” reads an announcement on the city’s website. “Under the new program the City will remove the graffiti free of charge. However, a new City ordinance requires graffiti to be must be removed within 5 days of issuance by the Code Compliance Officer of a Graffiti Removal Notice.”

Studies have shown that prompt removal of graffiti is effective in discouraging repeated incidents. To be eligible for the pilot program, the property owner and tenant must sign a waiver authorizing the City to remove the graffiti. The tenant must also have a current City of Burien business license

The City continues to offer free paint and applicators for removal of graffiti to any owner of commercial and residential property. Property owners or tenants can get the paint and applicators at two locations:

  • Miller Paint, 636 SW 152nd Street
  • Sherwin-Williams Paint, 15833 1st Ave South

A ‘Graffiti Removal Notice’ must be shown to get the kits..

For information or to report graffiti, contact the City’s Code Compliance Officer at (206) 248-5507.

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