When to Respond to a Notice of Intent
Graffiti Removed by Owner
You have the option to remove the graffiti yourself and report that you did within 35 days of the date on the notice. You can also request an extra 15 days to make a decision. After 50 days of the date on the notice, the City will inspect the property and close the case if no graffiti is found. If graffiti is found, the City will remove it.
Graffiti Intentionally Left on Building
You can ask the City to leave the graffiti on the building for artistic or other reasons. You must respond within 35 days of the date on the notice. If you do not respond in 35 days, the City will remove the graffiti from your building.
15-Day Extension Request
You can request a 15-day extension to the 35-day timeframe within which you must notify the City that you either wish to keep the graffiti or that you have removed it yourself. If you request a 15-day extension and do not report either of these options by the end of the additional 15 days, the City will remove the graffiti from your property.
Graffiti Not on Property Reported
If someone incorrectly reported that there is graffiti on your building, you do not have to do anything.
After 35 days of the date on the notice, the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will inspect the property and close the case if there is no graffiti. If there is graffiti, DSNY will remove it.
How to Respond to a Notice of Intent
Respond to a Notice of Intent to Remove Graffiti.
Department of Sanitation
Central Correspondence Unit
59 Maiden Lane, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10038
If you choose to respond by fax or mail, you must include the following:
- The Service Request number, located on the Notice of Intent
- The building’s address
- A note stating that you are the owner or authorized representative of the building