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PM-311.1 Required Graffiti Removal: 321 The owner of any private property in the City shall remove any graffiti from such property if such graffiti are visible from the public right-of-way.
   PM-311.1.1 Property Included: For purposes of this Section, "private property" shall include, but not be limited to, structures encroaching on any public right-of-way, including, but not limited to, newsboxes, newsstands, dumpsters, trucks, vending carts, utility poles, public telephones, tree planters, and other items of street furniture.
PM-311.2 Penalties and Enforcement: The enforcement of Section PM-311.0 and penalties for violation thereof are as set forth in Sections PM-311.2.1 through 311.2.4.
   PM-311.2.1 Notice: 322 Upon discovery of graffiti on any private property in the City, any person authorized to enforce ordinances is authorized to issue a notice of violation to the owner of such property, or to a responsible agent of such owner, that the graffiti must be removed within ten (10) days after the date of issuance of such notice.
   PM-311.2.2 Penalty: The penalty for a violation of any provision of this Section shall be a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300). In lieu of payment of such fine, a person who receives a notice of violation of this Section may, within ten (10) days of receipt of such notice, pay twenty-five dollars ($25), pursuant to the procedures set forth in Section 10-718 of The Philadelphia Code.
   PM-311.2.3 Abatement: 323 If a property owner fails to remove graffiti within ten (10) days after a notice of violation has been issued pursuant to subsection PM-311.2.1, the Department is authorized to proceed to remove the graffiti, itself or by contract, and the property owner shall be responsible for the costs of removal, including all related administrative costs. Notice of that fact shall be provided to the property owner at the same time and in the same manner as the notice of violation is issued pursuant to subsection PM-311.2.1. A bill for such costs of removal shall be delivered to the property owner, proprietor or other responsible agent, and the Department is authorized to file a lien against the property in the amount of such costs. Liability for costs or removal under this subsection PM-311.2.3 shall be in addition to liability for any fine imposed under subsection PM-311.2.2.
   PM-311.2.4 Multiple Offenses: A property owner who fails to remove graffiti from multiple structures or properties shall be considered to have committed separate offenses, and shall be subject to separate penalties, for each such structure or property.



   Added and former Section PM-705.0 repealed, Bill No. 970358 (approved July 1, 1997).
   Amended, Bill No. 040398 (approved June 21, 2004); amended, Bill No. 130808 (approved January 8, 2014).
   Amended, Bill No. 040398 (approved June 21, 2004); amended, Bill No. 130808 (approved January 8, 2014).
   Amended, Bill No. 040398 (approved June 21, 2004); amended, Bill No. 130808 (approved January 8, 2014).