You can ask the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to remove graffiti from the outside of buildings for free.
DSNY removes graffiti year-round, depending on the weather. Specific dates for cleanup are not available.
DSNY may not be able to clean graffiti from the second story or above, and does not accept requests to remove graffiti inside buildings or on streets and sidewalks.
The program is for graffiti on buildings. An exact address is required in order to file a request.
Property Owner Notification
When you report graffiti, DSNY mails the building owner a Notice of Intent to Remove Graffiti.
The Notice of Intent to Remove Graffiti tells property owners to call 311 within 35 days if the graffiti was already removed or they want to keep it. If DSNY has not heard from the owner within 35 days of mailing the Notice, they will remove the graffiti within the following 35 days, weather-permitting.