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Graffiti Removal
The City of Burien is committed to maintain clean, quality neighborhoods and business areas. Quick reporting and removal of graffiti will help stop additional tagging from occurring again. When you report graffiti, either the City's Code Compliance Personnel or Burien Police will come out to the reported location, document and photograph the graffiti and work with property owners to remove or paint over the graffiti in the most efficient manner possible.

Graffiti Removal Program for Commercial Properties

The City of Burien offers TAG (a graffiti-removal program for commercial properties)
absolutely free of charge.

In order to become eligible for this program:

  • The property owner and business owner, if applicable, must sign a Consent to Entry and Hold Harmless Agreement form, authorizing the City to remove graffiti; and 
  • The business or rental property must have a current City of Burien business or rental 
    housing license, as applicable.

The contracted company doing the removal will do everything within reason to match your building color. Removal will consist, if needed, of pressure washing prior to repainting.  Only the actual area of graffiti will be painted or pressure washed. Square corners will be the finished product.  Glass surfaces are not included.

 If you wish to participate in this program please complete the appropriate Consent to Entry and Hold Harmless Agreement (see links to forms below), ensure that the property and business owner (if applicable) sign the waiver and return to City Code Compliance either by regular mail, in person, or email at Barb Canfield or Cynthia Schaff   


      As with residential properties, commercial property owners who choose not to participate in the program must remove graffiti on their property within five (5) business days from the date of the Graffiti Removal Notice issued by the City’s Code Compliance Officer pursuant to Burien Municipal Code 8.55.  The City continues to offer paint and applicators to affected property owners at no charge by presenting the notice to Burien’s Miller Paint store, 636 SW 152nd St., or Sherwin Williams Paint, 15833 1st Ave. S.

       For more information on our commercial business graffiti removal program see our FAQs

      Reporting Graffiti
      To report graffiti please fill out a City of Burien Code Complaint Form:

      For additional information or questions on the Code Complain Form please contact us at (206) 248-5507. Forms may also be picked up at City Hall.  Please include the specific address where the grafitti is located, your name, and phone number in case the City has any questions or needs further information. You may request that this information be anonymous if you wish.  However, please be aware that your complaint is subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and anonymity is not guaranteed.  

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