Graffiti Removal Services

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) has resumed graffiti removal services for private properties, both residential and commercial. In addition, DPW is responsible for removing graffiti from City-owned properties.

The City’s 311 operators are now accepting new private property requests.

DPW appreciates your patience as the Department continues to work through the large backlog of requests, as citywide removal services had previously been suspended since July 2020 and new requests have been submitted since graffiti removal service was restarted for public property. 

How to Request Graffiti Removal Services

To request graffiti removal services from private properties, residents and business owners must take the following steps:

1)  Call 311 to request graffiti removal services. A service request number will be provided when calling 311 to request graffiti removal services.
2)  Fill out  and return Graffiti Removal Release and Waiver of Liability Form. The service request number received from 311 should be listed on this form.
3)  The Graffiti Removal Release and Waive of Liability Form can be printed and submitted via email or submitted online. For online submission, please see Graffiti Removal Release and Waiver of Liability Form information listed below.

Graffiti Removal Release and
Waiver of Liability Form

Graffiti is a major problem in the City of Baltimore. If not removed, graffiti can cause blight; increase criminal activity in the surrounding neighborhoods; reduce property values; and give the impression that the City is not committed to providing clean and safe environments for residents and visitors. The City of Baltimore is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all. To help achieve this goal, the Department of Public Works (DPW) seeks your permission to remove graffiti from your property.

I certify that myself, the person named above, is the owner of the property located at the address entered above. As the owner of the property, I am not required to obtain anyone else’s consent to permit work to be performed or to sign this form. I give permission to the City of Baltimore and its agents to enter my property to remove or cover the graffiti using methods upon which the City of Baltimore and its agents decide. I release and waive any and all claims of liability against the City of Baltimore and its agents for any claims or damages related to the graffiti work performed on my property. I understand that only the area covered by graffiti will be cleaned or painted and not the entire structure. I understand that there are no promises being made about the color or quality of the services or materials used in doing this graffiti removal. I also understand that by signing this form, I give the City of Baltimore and its agents permission to remove graffiti from my property but they are not obligated to do so. I also understand that this release and waiver of liability shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of execution.

Please note that DPW has the following colors in stock only: black, white, brick red, forest green, light/medium/dark gray and wheat. DPW does not provide custom paint colors; however, owner can provide their own paint.

For questions, contact DPW-Solid Waste at 410-396-5134