Graffiti is a Crime
It is costly and destructive and sends a message that the community is not concerned about the appearance of its neighborhoods. It generates neighborhood fear, causes instability, signals an increase in crime, lowers property values, hurts business revenue, is economically detrimental to the City, and is a sign of urban decay.
To report graffiti in progress call 911.
To report graffiti that needs to be cleaned up call (253) 591-5000 or 311 inside the City.
If you are a victim of graffiti please take the following steps:
- File a police report online or by calling (253) 798-4721
- Take picture of the graffiti (for homeowner's insurance and/or police report)
- Contact your homeowner's insurance agent (if you choose to file a claim)
- Remove the graffiti on your property by following instructions in the graffiti removal guide.
Graffiti Rapid Removal Program
The City is partnering with Goodbye Graffiti to provide graffiti removal services along key corridors in the city at no cost to the property owner. This program is intended to act as an additional tool for property owners and does not replace the Code Compliance process. As a property owner, you are responsible to remove graffiti on your property. In some cases this program may be able to assist. Your property must be in a qualifying area and you must have submitted a signed Graffiti Rapid Removal Authorization and Consent Form to be eligible.
Visit the Graffiti Rapid Removal Program website or call (253) 591-5119 if you have any questions or need to verify whether your property is eligible.