In addition to significant clean-up and removal costs, graffiti vandalism impacts communities in other significant ways.  It hurts property values, drives away business, encourages further criminal activity and sends the message that nobody cares about the community. Graffiti is everybody's problem. Here are a few things you can do to help.

Report Graffiti
Report graffiti immediately. The sooner it is reported, the sooner it can be removed. 

The Parks Department removes graffiti on City property; however, if graffiti is located on private property, it will be forwarded to Code Enforcement. To report graffiti, you may call the Graffiti Hotline at:  (951) 654-4041.

Remove Graffiti
Removing graffiti promptly (within the first 24 hours if possible) is the best way to prevent it. Prompt and persistent removal usually results in a nearly zero rate of recurrence.

  • When painting over graffiti, save some of the paint for touch-ups in the event of future vandalism.
  • Need removal?  Look in the Yellow Pages under "Graffiti Removal" or the web for companies that specialize in cleaning up graffiti.

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Graffiti Hotline:
(951) 654-4041