Residents of the unincorporated areas of Larimer County are now under a new graffiti ordinance requiring them to remove any graffiti from their properties within 10 days of notice.
If the graffiti is not removed within the designated time frame, the county will remove it at the owner’s expense. Property owners will also receive a county administrative fee for $200 or less, which must be paid within 30 days.
The ordinance is in response to increasing problems with graffiti, disturbances and vandalism, according to a statement from the county.
“We’ve already identified roughly 20 addresses that we’ve given to the planning department that need to be addressed,” said Maj. Bill Nelson with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Department.
The county recognizes that the property custodians may fall victim to graffiti vandalism and investigates all reported graffiti sightings.
Property caretakers are also given the option of filing an objection to the notice, which will result in a hearing before the Board of County Commissioners.
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