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Graffiti Cleanup

The City of Tacoma is committed to providing graffiti removal services which are necessary to prevent property damage, maintain property values, and deter criminal activity. By removing graffiti promptly, we can prevent further vandalism and maintain a clean and safe environment for residents and visitors.


Rapid Graffiti Removal Program

The City is partnering with Graffiti Removal Co. to provide graffiti removal services citywide at no cost to property owners, for up to three cleanups per year. Private properties (residences, businesses, etc.) within the city limits of Tacoma qualify for this program.


To sign-up for the program, please submit an online authorization form or mail/email us your authorization form using the link below in your chosen language:

The City is also partnering with Safe Streets Campaign as a Graffiti Navigator. Safe Streets Campaign can provide outreach and assist with program enrollment and can provide private property owners with reimbursement for paint and supplies used to address graffiti on their property not to exceed $100, including tax in 12-month timeframe.


Please contact Safe Streets Campaign at (253) 272-6824 (Option 6) if you:

  • Need assistance filling out an Authorization Form to enroll your property into the Rapid Graffiti Removal Program
  • Would like information about how to receive a cost reimbursement for supplies used to address graffiti on your property
    • Documentation must be submitted to Safe Streets Campaign to receive a cost reimbursement - you must submit before and after pictures of the vandalized area, as well as a picture of your receipt for the supplies purchased to address the graffiti.

Note: 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. 



  • To report graffiti in progress, call 911
  • To report a graffiti concern that is not on your property call 311 when within city limits, (253) 591-5000 when outside city limits, or submit a "Graffiti Concern" request by using this link.
  • If you are a victim of graffiti, please take the following steps:
  1. File a police report online or by calling (253) 287-4455
  2. 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)


Vicky McLaurin
Interim Assistant Director

(253) 591-5058


Keegan Buckley

Community Resources Analyst

(253) 591-5634


Assistance with graffiti authorization forms and cost reimbursement:

Safe Streets Campaign

(253) 272-6824 (Option 6)


Submit an authorization form online or send authorization forms via email




Mail to:

City of Tacoma

Attn: Graffiti Removal Program

747 Market Street, Room 836

Tacoma, WA 98402


Reporting graffiti concerns on others’ private property:

Call 311 or (253) 591-5000 when outside city limits