Seattle Public Utilities Ray Hoffman, Director

Volunteer to Clean Up Graffiti

Want to clean up graffiti in your neighborhood? Fill out an Adopt-a-Street Commitment Form (doc) and email it to SPU will provide paint and loan out the following supplies:

  • Paint (white-brown-gray)
  • Rollers
  • Brushes
  • Scrapers
  • Gloves
  • Trash grabber
  • Garbage bags

For questions or to arrange a pick-up for supplies, email or call (206) 684-7647.

Program Volunteers:

  • Only remove graffiti from private property. Property owners must sign a waiver (pdf) granting SPU permission to clean up their graffiti. Collect waivers from all properties that grant permission, and return them to the SPU address on the form.
  • Report graffiti on public property to our hotline (206) 684-7587 for city staff removal.
  • Arrange to borrow supplies at or (206) 684-7647
  • After each clean-up, report the number of volunteers, hours worked, and square footage where graffiti was removed. Send the information to

Summer Paint Out

Paint out graffiti this July and August. Seattle Public Utilities is creating a new summer tradition – Summer Paint Out. Whether you are a group or an individual, you can tackle graffiti in your neighborhood. Sign-up for Summer Paint Out.

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