Dakota County is not responsible for the cost of removing traffic paint from vehicles that cross wet roadway lines.
Removing paint from your vehicle
The paint used for yellow and white roadway lines is a waterborne latex. It should be removed as soon as possible and can be removed by:
- A solution of hot water, ammonia (one cup ammonia per gallon of water) and soap. The area with paint may have to be soaked multiple times until the paint softens, so it can be wiped clean and rinsed.
- Another option is using a pressure washer found at self-service car wash.
Epoxy pavement markings require a more extensive removal process.
Dakota County contracts with a private company for roadway line painting. For all questions, you should contact the contractors directly. Call the Transportation Department at 952-891-7900 for the contractor's phone number.