No one has the right to tag or create graffiti without permission. If the suspect did not ask to do this act it is vandalism.
Marking or painting property without the property owner’s permission is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime. Unrelated to supposedly art graffiti or ads, gangs use their own form of graffiti to mark territory or to serve as an indicator of gang-related activities.
The purpose of a Graffiti Abatement Program is to work with concerned neighbors and business-owners to identify, report and remove graffiti from public spaces. Graffiti eradication is performed on a daily basis, 7 days a week by the City’s Environmental and Maintenance Services Departments.
If you see someone in the act of destruction by painting graffiti call 911.
Take action to wipe out graffiti and clean up crime. The Code Enforcement, Environmental and Maintenance Services, and Police Departments are working together to manage a practical Graffiti Abatement Programs. They are working to keep neighborhoods clean and attractive through various activities including abatement programs, educational outreach, community involvement and police enforcement.