Vandalism/Graffiti

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This report type can be used to report all types of vandalism, including graffiti, damaging windows, and breaking mailboxes.

Graffiti Vandalism:

Graffiti on City Property - Public Works staff will remove graffiti on City property, within 24-48 hours of a report being received. We will report graffiti painted on other public property to the appropriate agency or public utility in order to get graffiti removed as quickly as possible.

Graffiti on Private Property - Graffiti reported that is not on public property will be reported to the property owner or tenant. Private property owners are responsible for removing graffiti on their property. The City‘s Graffiti ordinance requires property owners to remove graffiti within 48 hours if it is gang-related and 10 days if it is general graffiti. City staff will work cooperatively with property owners including assistance by City volunteers in order to remove the graffiti as quickly as possible. If a property owner is not cooperative, the City does have the ability to issue administrative citations (like a fix-it ticket) in order to create an incentive.

Graffiti outside the City limits - In unincorporated Marin County, is handled by the Marin County Public Works Department. Please call (415) 499-6530.

Graffiti on the Freeway- signs, sound walls or freeway overpasses (US 101 or Highway 37) is handled by CalTrans District 4 at http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/maint/msrsubmit/
or call 510-286-4444.

Learn more about graffiti, including how to volunteer to help remove graffiti by visiting the City’s graffiti information page here.

Upon completion of this report process you will:

  • Be able to print a copy of the police report to keep for your records
  • Be given a police report case number
  • See the words: "your online police report has been submitted" showing that your police report is complete. 

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