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Cleaning Up Graffiti in the City of Boston

Learn more about the Graffiti Busters, and how we're removing graffiti across the City.

The Graffiti Busters have removed graffiti from more than 1,000 locations in the City of Boston. We're always looking for new volunteers to help us. We remove graffiti from brick, concrete, and stone. Just give us a call and we'll do the rest.

Reporting graffiti

Removing graffiti on public property

You can report graffiti on public property through Boston 311. We also remove graffiti on private property, but only with the permission of the property owner.

Go to Boston 311

Please note:
  • Our Graffiti Removal Team will investigate your report. For some cases, we may refer the report to other agencies, including the federal and state government. Request are addressed on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to ground-level removal.
  • The Graffiti Removal Team is inactive from Mid-November to April 1. Cold weather limits the effectiveness of graffiti removal chemicals and equipment.
  • Due to limited resources, we prioritize graffiti removal efforts on City-owned property and public property. You can track the status of your request online by entering your case number and email address through the Boston 311 website.
Removing graffiti on private property

If you are the private property owner, please download and complete our waiver. Property owners must complete the liability waiver and return a scanned copy to propertymanagement@boston.gov, or mail it to:

Property Management Department
Boston City Hall, Room 811
1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA 02201

We are unable to remove graffiti on private property unless a signed waiver from the legal property owner is provided. Cases will be held until a waiver is provided and closed if a waiver is not provided within 180 days.

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