Graffiti Enforcement & Co-Pay Graffiti Removal Program
The City of Madison's Co-Pay Graffiti Removal Program helps residents and businesses remove vandalism as quickly as possible to discourage further graffiti.
The property owner will need to fill out the Graffiti Removal Application and pay the $100.00 (Check payable to City Treasurer) and submit to:
- Mail: Graffiti Project, Building Inspection, PO Box 2984, Madison, WI 53701-2984
- In Person: Building Permit Center, Madison Municipal Building, Suite LL100, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Counter Hours: M-F: 7:30am – 4:30pm (Check, Cash, Master Card or Visa)
Applications will generally be processed on a first come, first served basis (or by lottery if initial response exceeds funding) as long as funds are available for the year. In order for a property to be scheduled for a removal project, both the properly filled out application and the $100.00 fee must have been received by the Building Inspection Unit.
The contractor will remove all graffiti on the property as of the date the removal is done. Additional graffiti incidents occurring at later dates will require a new application for removal and an additional fee.
With all removal procedures graffiti writing will either be traced as closely as possible or a geometric area will be established which will encompass the graffiti. Removal will take place within that area. Edges will be blended as much as possible to make a reasonable transition to untreated areas; however, some "ghosting" may still exist. Some of these procedures will result in an etching or cleaning of the surface. Paint colors and types will be chosen to match the existing as closely as possible.
The following procedures will be used for removal at the contractor's discretion unless the owner requests other specific arrangements at the time of application.
- Power water washing
- Chemical removal
- Sand blasting
- Baking soda blasting
- Spray painting
- Brush or roller painting