I parked my car in some parking lot and the security mistakenly placed a sticker in it warning that it may get towed even though I did have the authorization to park my park at that location. I don't mind but unfortunately the sticker is difficult to remove properly, as shown in the pictures below. It will take some significant effort to remove it and clean its mark, and is likely to require purchasing products and/or tools for it.

This made me wonder: If someone erroneously places a sticker on my car, are they obliged to remove it and, if necessary, clean any residual mark left by it? I'm interested in Washington state, in the United States.


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The sticker left marks despite trying to carefully remove it:

The adhesive is very strong:


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    The question is the same, jurisdiction is not enough to make questions non-duplicate here.
    – user4657
    Commented Sep 13, 2021 at 8:29
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    Then you hope someone provides an answer for the jurisdiction you want. Add a bounty if one is not volunteered yet. A meta question from five years ago does not reflect the current consensus.
    – user4657
    Commented Sep 13, 2021 at 8:33
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    Yes. Extra space filler.
    – user4657
    Commented Sep 13, 2021 at 8:39
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    @FranckDernoncourt See the help pages: "Even if you supply a jurisdiction tag, we expect and encourage answers dealing with other jurisdictions – while it might not answer your question directly, your question will be here for others who may be from those jurisdictions.". It's not that people ignore the jurisdiction tags, it is how the site works.
    – JBentley
    Commented Sep 13, 2021 at 9:22
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    @FranckDernoncourt Before you lose reputation by bountying the "duplicate" question, I'm hoping to trigger more discussion on this duplicate closing issue first, since I agree with your reasons and disagree on this being a duplicate: law.meta.stackexchange.com/q/1335/3209
    – DPenner1
    Commented Sep 15, 2021 at 5:12


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